Legislative Advocacy

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 a 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.


Legislative Priorities

Each year, 1A works with our investors, local partners, subject matter experts, and elected officials, to develop a set of high-level legislative priorities intended to convey a simple message on behalf of Acadiana’s business community. Below is a link to our priorities for the 2023 Regular Legislative Session:

2023 Legislative Priorities

2023 Legislative Session Recap


Legislative Events

1A’s legislative events are opportunities for business leaders and elected officials to come together to discuss the region’s legislative priorities, learn about the latest legislative developments, and network to build relationships. Stay tuned to OneAcadiana Events to register for legislative outlook events ahead of the regular session, legislative recaps following regular and special sessions, legislator appreciation socials, special days at the Capitol, and more.


One Acadiana 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 region at the Capitol.


Take Action Center

You have an opportunity to speak and be heard as a member of 1A. Stay educated on issues, track important legislation, and contact your elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels through 1A’s digital advocacy tool.