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2020 Legislative Awards Winners Announced!

Louisiana Family Forum (LFF) released its 2020 Legislative Scorecard, a tool to assess the record of lawmakers on key votes during the 2020 Regular and Special sessions of the Louisiana Legislature.

LFF selected votes reflecting a variety of issues such as protecting Second Amendment rights, limiting government growth, gambling expansion, and religious liberty. This guide provides a snapshot of how lawmakers voted at the State Capitol during the extremely unusual ‘coronavirus interrupted’ sessions of 2020,” said Gene Mills, President of LFF. “This report card is designed to assist the public in evaluating lawmakers’ commitment to the principles of life, liberty, and limited government. The intent is to encourage a dialogue between the public and lawmakers on these distinctively Louisiana values.”

Outstanding Family Advocates

Six senators and twenty-one representatives earned the Outstanding Family Advocate Award by scoring 100 percent on LFF’s Scorecard. These legislators will receive our esteemed Patrick Henry Award at the 2020 Legislative Awards Gala planned for Thursday, September 24th at Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge.

Click here to view all the Outstanding Family Advocate Award winners.

Family Advocates

These awards are a highlight of our year – and although things may look a little different, we look forward to giving our network of pastors, churches, and families an opportunity to honor Louisiana lawmakers and inspire them as they write the next chapter of Louisiana history.

Fifty-eight legislators will also be honored with the Family Advocate Award for scoring 80 to 99 percent.

Click here to view all the Family Advocate Award winners.

Life & Liberty Award

Life and Liberty Awards are given each year to legislators who successfully author and pass key legislation that promotes life, liberty, and limited government.

The 2020 recipients are:

  • Senator Beth Mizell: SB10 (Special Session) – Rural access to the internet; SB75 – Ballot security when voting by mail; and SB433 – Mandatory reporting of pregnancies for children under 13.
  • Representative Blake Miguez: HB140 and HB781 – Second amendment protections
  • Representative Beau Beaullieu: HB469 – Caps state spending growth to 5 percent per year pending passage of Constitutional Amendment #4
  • Senator Mark Abraham and Representative Mark Wright: SB439 – Non-profit liability and donor privacy protections.
  • Representative Raymond Crews: HCR93 – Protects individual liberty in state contact tracing
  • Senator Patrick McMath: SB354 – Provides a card documenting vocational licensing/certification of education completed by an offender prior to release
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