We are one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and are the heart of the labor movement. We are democratically elected bodies dedicated to represent the interests of working people at the state and local level. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.
DFER-LA was formed in 2015 to address these challenges, advocate for students who suffer because of them, and support candidates who are dedicated to creating better opportunities for all students. As studies continue to show student achievement in public charter schools across Louisiana improving at a remarkable rate, it is critical for our community stakeholders to push reforms that will preserve the gains and increase the number of high-quality public education options throughout the state.
The Louisiana Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.
Forum for Equality is Louisiana’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) human rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government. We believe that the fastest and most efficient way to achieve our goals is through community organization, education, and constructive participation in the political process. Since 1989, Forum has been active in Louisiana by helping to pass civil rights advancements for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
A political action committee of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, FuturePAC is the only PAC focused on economic development issues for Louisiana and the Capital Region. There are other business and statewide reform PACs, but FuturePAC is the only PAC solely focused on that topic.
The Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners serve as Louisiana’s lead nurse practitioner organization in continuing education, membership resources, state and federal legislative efforts and to promote a community commitment of excellence in nurse practitioner practice.
Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.