Taking Real Action against Politicians:
Step 1: Voter Registration Information
1. If you aren’t registered to Vote go to the Registrar of Voters Office in your Parish & register for the 2nd primary
2. Vote on October 12th – your Vote counts!
3. Reach out to at least 3 friends or family members & encourage them to vote
Step 2: Find Your Elected Politicians & their Backgrounds
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.
Step 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.