Welcome to the Lafayette League! We are actively recruiting members and hope you will join the League and participate in its community activities.
A Legislative Advocacy Workshop
The State League is sponsoring a legislative workship designed to aid both individuals and grassroots advocacy groups develpop an effective legislative presence. Just in time for the legislative session!
A new blog developed by members of the collaboration between the Acadiana group of the Sierra Club and the Lafayette League of Women Voters has gone live. The collaboration publishes short articles on locally-relevant public information broadly related to local electrical power generation planning, governance, management, usage, costs, and potential savings.
The League released the products of its two-year study of local governments. Both a booklet and webguide were produced. The booklet summarizes the core concepts and basic structures of our local governments in a convenient format. The webguide extends that with an in-depth look at many of our local units of government.
Understand your current local government as the community prepares to change its basic charter. "You have to know where you are before you can know where you're going!"
The League Guide to Elected Officials
The League has published the Guide to the Elected Officials for Lafayette Parish Voters, the only comprehensive source of its kind. It includes all the Louisiana officials who are elected, in whole or part, by the citizens of the parish. The Guide is presented in both html (for online reading) and pdf (for printing) formats.
The League's study focusing on the potential of the Lafayette fiber project continues. League participation in the Communty Coalition for Lafayette Public Schools, which followed the League's previous study project "Everybody's Schools," remains a priority.
The League study projects are at the heart of the local League. Our studies take the point of view of the community; they are not associated with any special interest beyond local citizenship. The League members' engagement in a thorough and dispassionate exploration of local issues that seldom get such concentrated attention is one of the unique contributions of the League to its community.
The League's "Everybody's Schools" The League School Facility Study, "Everybody's Schools," remains an active topic in Lafayette's civic and political conversation. The League continues its participation in advisory councils and makes presentations about the study in community forums. You can schedule a League speaker by email.
Of Interest: The Community Coalition for Lafayette Schools has produced its report following up the school facility issues initially addressed by the League's "Everybody's Schools." That valuable report, "State of our Schools," is availble online.
As always, public participation is encouraged and potential members welcome!