H.B. 152 has a hearing on Monday, May 8, at 10 AM. I will be in Baton Rouge to testify in support of H.B. 152 before the House Civil Law Committee.
If passed and ratified, it will enshrine the following language in the Louisiana Constitution for generations to come: “The freedom of a parent in the nurture, education, care, custody, and control of the parent’s child is a fundamental right and shall not be infringed. Any restriction on this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny.”
While the U.S. Supreme Court has held this for the past 100 years (you can read our recent amicus curiae brief to the First Circuit Court of Appeals laying out this history), it is imperative we put this language into the Louisiana Constitution to make sure that future courts do not weaken parental rights. You can find more helpful resources about why this language is so important here.
Please call your Louisiana State Representative and ask him or her to stand with families and support H.B. 152. Your message can be as simple as the following:
“Please stand with families in Louisiana and support H.B. 152, to protect parental rights in the text of the Louisiana Constitution. This powerful amendment will preserve parental rights in Louisiana for generations to come.”
Then, please forward this email to a couple friends and family in Louisiana and ask them to also support this amendment, and to sign up for our emails (we will NEVER share your email address!) so they can help in this critical effort. Together, we can protect families in Louisiana for generations to come!