The Legislative year will continue to present an opportunity and a challenge for veteran’s organizations in the State of Louisiana.
If you care about your American Citizenship, you should care enough to write your public officials. It’s one of the most effective ways you can participate in our democratic system. It is important that our Legislators in Baton Rouge and our Louisiana Congressional Delegation in Washington hear from you regarding legislative issues affecting veterans.
Legislative chairman at the District or Post levels or District Commanders can be the focal point for arranging periodical meetings with Congressional Representatives in a particular District or with any State Legislator in their District. Invite your Senators and Congressmen to your District and Post meeting. Let them tell you what they are doing for veterans in Louisiana. Call them – speak to them – not their aide.
You have often heard our comrades say the VFW is non-political, which is true in the sense that we are non-partisan. However, we should never use this as an excuse not to have a vigorous Legislative Committee at all levels, and to keep them informed as to the desired legislative goals of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Your Legislative Committee will continue your Legislative battle, but YOU, the individual member in your own Home District, will continue to be the most important part in a successful Legislative Campaign – with your VOICE – and your VOTE.
How can you make your Legislative goals count?!
1. EMAIL YOUR CONCERNS!
To email your Senators or Congressmen see their web pages listed below to contact them.
2. WRITE LETTERS ABOUT YOUR CONCERNS!
3. MOST OF ALL VOTE! MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT!!
Senator John Kennedy (R) Website: www.kennedy.senate.gov
Congressman Steve Scalise (R) Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District Website: Scalise.house.gov
Congressman Cedric Richmond (D) Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District Website: Richmond.house.gov
Congressman Clay Higgins (R) Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District Website: clayhiggins.house.gov
Congressman Mike Johnson (R) Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District Website: mikejohnson.house.gov
Congressman Ralph Abraham, (R) Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District Website: Abraham.house.gov
Congressman Garret Graves (R) Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District Website: garretgraves.house.gov