Louisiana’s children need your support. They need you to make a phone call about Senate Bill 137.
On March 30, 2023, Senator Regina Barrow pre-filed Senate Bill 137, which “Creates the Office of Child Advocacy and the state child advocate.” (Abbreviated to “SB137”)
If SB137 makes it through the legislative process and the Governor signs it, Louisiana will create an Office of Children’s Ombudsman. Our state will take a giant step forward in creating the child well-being infrastructure our children need.
Learn more about Senate Bill 137:
The text of the bill is at: https://legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1316425
Amendments proposed by Senate Committee on Finance to Engrossed Senate Bill No. 137
by Senator Barrow are available to review at: https://legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1317829
Call Your Legislator about SB137, and Ombuds Office of Children
If you wish to inform your legislature that you want Louisiana to have an Office of Children’s Ombudsman, you can Find Your Legislators here:
Every elected official longs to hear what the citizens they represent desire regarding active legislation. Here’s how you can do it:
1. Find your Legislators’ phone number and call it.
2. A friendly staffer will answer the phone.
3. Your message can be as simple as this:
Good morning. My name is Jane Smith, and I am a constituent. I am calling in support of Senate Bill 137. (Or if you oppose, you can say, I am calling against Senate Bill 137.)
4. The staffer will say, “Thank you, Ms. Smith for calling. I have recorded your support (or that you are against) SB137. Is there anything else I can help you with this morning?”
It is that easy!
When citizens participate in the legislative process, Louisiana becomes a stronger state. When citizens join their voices in seeking good things for children (who have no voice of their own), good things begin happening for our children, making Louisiana better for all of us.