March 3, 2018
Contact: D’Seante Parks

Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee Passes Several Resolutions

BATON ROUGE – Saturday, the Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee passed 10 resolutions drafted by committee members, on issues such as raising the minimum wage, extending background checks for firearms, and further reform of the juvenile criminal justice system. Governor John Bel Edwards and Congressman Cedric Richmond attended the meeting and addressed the group.

“It’s important to have a meeting like this to come together, get organized, and reset our focus,” said Chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party Sen. Karen Carter Peterson. “Because we worked together, we were able to have a productive day. These resolutions reaffirm our commitment to working on these issues, and I’m looking forward to all the work we’ll do together in the coming months.”

The DSCC unanimously adopted the following resolutions:

·      Encourage further reform of Louisiana’s juvenile justice system.

·      Increase in the minimum wage to a livable wage.

·      Allow municipalities to establish and raise their own minimum wage.

·      Equal pay for equal work.

·      Extend background checks for firearms.

·      Equal treatment of all political clubs in high schools.

·      Assist and support Emerge Louisiana in recruiting and supporting Democratic women running for office.

·      Recognize the LA Federation of Democratic Women as they become affiliates with the Louisiana Democratic Party.

·      Recognize the life and service of Judge James J. Brady.

·      Endorse U.S. Congressman Cedric Richmond in his re-election bid for the second congressional district.