Louisiana 2019 State Elections

 

Joint Statement:

for 2019 Candidate Support of Early Care and Education

Ready Louisiana's Joint Statement, signed by 64 organizations statewide, for increased investment in early care and education in Governor, Legislator, and BESE Candidates’ Platforms.

 

Candidate Request:

Early Care & Education Plank for Candidates' Platforms

Ready Louisiana's request to candidates to include an early care and education plank in their platforms.

 

Candidate Platform Plank:

on Early Care & Education 

Ready Louisiana's candidate platform plank to substantially increase access to quality early care and education for Louisiana’s working families, especially for children under age four

Polling Results One-Pager:

Likely Louisiana Voters on Early Care & Education

In March 2019, the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children commissioned Ragnar Research Partners, a Republican polling firm, to poll likely Louisiana voters on early care and education

Policy Brief

Early Care and Education in Louisiana 2019

The state of the state of early care and education in Louisiana in 2019.

Parish Fact Sheets:

Early Ed Programs

by Parish

One-page fact sheets on early care and education by parish.

 

Polling Results Memo:

Likely Louisiana Voters on Early Care & Education

In March 2019, the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children commissioned Ragnar Research Partners, a Republican polling firm, to poll likely Louisiana voters on early care and education

 

Candidate Questionnaire:

Questions for Candidates on Early Care and Education 

Questions for candidates on early care and education for candidate forums, debates, questionnaires, etc.

 

What You Can Do as a Voter

about Early Care and Education this election

The 2019 state elections are a critical opportunity to educate candidates to support substantially increasing access to quality early care and education for LA's working families, especially for children under age four.  

 

Op-Ed:

Candidates should focus on youngest Louisianans

Louisiana Policy Institute for Children Executive Director, Libbie Sonnier-Netto, Ph.D., makes the case for why candidates should commit to investing in early care and education

 

Webinar:

Investing In Our Youngest Citizens  

In August 2019, the Louisiana Policy Institute hosted a webinar to inform decision-makers about the state of early care and education in Louisiana and a plank on early care and education, which candidates can include in their platforms for the upcoming 2019 election.  

What Can You Do as a Voter?

  • Educate candidates for Governor, the Legislature, and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education about the need for increased access to quality early care and education for working families.

 

  • Work to have all candidates for Governor, the Legislature and BESE include a plank in their platforms on this issue.
    (See Platform Plank on Early Care and Education above)  

     

  • Have your organization sign onto the Joint Statement of Support for Inclusion of Increased Investment in Quality Early Care and Education in Candidates’ Platforms and add these messages to your website.
    (See the Joint Statement of Support above and contact Libbie Sonnier-Netto, PhD | Lsonnier@policyinstitutela.org | (504) 442-0298 or Christy Marino | Christy@jeffersonchamber.org | (504) 835-3880) to sign on)

 

  • Include questions about this issue in Candidate Questionnaires, Debates, Forums, and local events, and let us know about events in your community. 
    (See Questions for Candidates on Early Care and Education above)  

     

  • Leverage media and social media to make early care and education a priority in the state elections.  

The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children hosted a webinar, Investing in our Youngest Citizens, to inform decision-makers about the state of early care and education in Louisiana and a plank on early care and education, which candidates can include in their platforms for the upcoming election

Investing in Our Youngest Citizens Webinar