Advocacy

Raise Your Voice

Advancing initiatives is more than staking out a position. It means giving voice to stakeholders and empowering community leaders. It means sparking the conversation. It means leading through action. 1A serves as an intelligent, proactive vehicle for realizing the aspirations of the region by helping members, investors, and partners articulate their vision for a better community.

As a region and a state we cannot afford to lose sight of our long-term potential for growth. Our leaders face constant challenges from eliminating budget deficits to building roads and funding higher education. In finding the responsible solution, we believe business needs to contribute effective leadership.

We know achieving our full potential will require a collaborative approach, which is why we value inclusion. We welcome members, investors, and community partners to work with Acadiana’s policy-makers in forging alliances and advancing solutions.

1A Delegation

We work closely with legislators from our nine-parish region to develop responsible solutions to our most pressing challenges. Nearly 30 state legislators represent the 1A nine-parishes at the Capitol.

You have an opportunity to speak and be heard as a member of One Acadiana. Become better educated on issues, track important legislation, and contact your elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels with the resources below.

Each year 1A policy committees, working with local partners, subject matter experts, and elected officials, release a set of high-level legislative priorities intended to convey a simple message and provide flexibility as bills are altered. Below is a link to our priorities for the 2023 Regular Legislative Session:

Public Policy Agenda

In this Public Policy Agenda, we comprehensively outline our positions on policy issues we regard as vital to the success and prosperity of the Acadiana Region, focusing on infrastructure, workforce development, public education, economic development, and urban revitalization and development, with a little “lagniappe” (something extra) for good measure.

Contact

André Breaux
VP, Policy Initiatives & Governmental Affairs
andre@oneacadiana.org
337-408-3674

One Acadiana is changing the way our Legislative Delegation interacts with the regional business community. This level of collaboration is something we’ve never experienced before – I’m excited to be a part of it
REP. STUART BISHOP, DISTRICT 43

OWNER , BALDWIN REDI-MIX

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Legislation Updates

Budget Fight Continues at Capitol

Lawmakers worked through the weekend as House and Senate leadership spent their energy working toward a budget agreement. Senate Finance convened on Saturday to advance the budget bills, including HB1 and HB 560, both heavily amended by the upper chamber....

Legislative Advocacy
Jun 5, 2023

No Signs of Stopping in Week Three

Legislators continued digging in to tax, insurance, and education proposals last week, with some committees meeting even after their respective chambers adjourned for the day. Several 1A priorities are moving swiftly, including efforts to provide for more...

Legislative Advocacy
May 1, 2023

Business Ramps Up at the Capitol

The Louisiana Legislature was in full swing in their second week of business, with packed committee schedules in both chambers. Several 1A priorities advanced through their initial committee hearings, including extension of two of Louisiana’s most impactful...

Legislative Advocacy
Apr 24, 2023

Quiet First Week of 2023 Regular Session

The 2023 Regular Session convened April 10, and as expected, things got off to a quiet start. Bills were read into the record and referred to their appropriate committees, and discussion began on state departmental budgets. Governor John Bel Edwards also gave his...

Legislative Advocacy
Apr 14, 2023