You can take Louisiana back from self-serving career politicians.

Politics  make politicians accountable to Louisiana citizens & not to large, often out-of-state corporate donors
Education  provide quality & affordable public education for K-12 and higher education
Healthcare  drive down the cost & increase the quality of healthcare
Environment  hold industries responsible for environmental impacts & methods to eliminate/fix them

Why you must get involved taking Louisiana back from self-serving career politicians?

Politics  big business will continue to get tax breaks & incentives, forcing Louisiana citizens to pay higher sales & property taxes
Education  poor quality Public K-12s will force students into private schools as higher education continues to hide their tuition increases as “student fees” (Currently >$10,000 per year/$40,000 for 4 years
Healthcare  quality & availability will continue to decrease as costs skyrocket
Environment  rather than addressing environmental concerns as they were forced to do in St. John Parish, state agencies & donor fed politicians will hide information from public view

You aren’t helpless and here’s what you can do

Click on the buttons below and you'll find a step-by-step process to take real action

#1: Find Your Elected Politicians & Background Info on Them

1. Click this Link to Find Your Elected Politicians & Background Information on Them

2. Select “By Parish” tab

3. Select Your Parish.

4. Now you know the offices you will be voting on for local & state elections & the current office holders

5. Write down the names of your politicians

6. Go to Wikipedia and enter your elected politician’s name (Example: Kirk Talbot, term-limited State Representative running for State Senator 10th Senatorial District to replace term-limited Danny Martiny)

7. On their Wikipedia page, look at the “Political Life” section. This will let you know if they are career politicians. 


#2: Look at their Political Contributions & Expenses

1. Click here to view Campaign Finance Reports

2. Type in elected politician’s name, then click “Perform Search”

3. Click on Politician’s name

4. Sort by “File Date”

5. Compare newest “Annual (ANN)” report to oldest “Annual (ANN)” report

6. When you click on an “Annual (ANN)” report link, it brings you to a page of schedules (A-1, A-2, A-3, E-1, and E-2) that you can download as spreadsheets

A-1: Contributions 

A-3: Other Receipts 

E-1: Expenditures

*This will show you the amounts and balance of each politician.

*It will also show you who and where the contributions are coming from (In District & Out of District).

*It will also show you their expenses: how and where they are spending their funds.

#3: Their Personal Financial Disclosures

1. Click here to view reports in the “Disclosure” menu tab

2. In the search bar, type in the 1st three letters of the first name and the 1st three letters of the last name [Example: kir tal (for Kirk Talbot)]

3. Click “Search”

4. Click & Review “Personal Financial Disclosure”; this will provide reports for every year they served in the elected position

5. Compare year to year to see any significant differences

* This will show you the salary for an elected position. It’s what the position is paid by public funds

* You’ll also see income from other sources

* Take a look at their current income, as well as their income from when first elected. You can compare the two through these personal financial disclosures.


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