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Legislative Scorecard

by Editorial Staff | August 2023
Our updated legislative scorecard is the only thing of its kind in the entire state of Louisiana. It’s specifically designed so legislators will not be able to hack a higher score by selectively coordinated final votes. This is the truest gauge for how your legislator is doing in Baton Rouge…

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School Library Journal
Kara Yorio

School Library Journal

[Citizens for a New Louisiana] is very well organized.

The Advocate
Claire Taylor

Acadiana Advocate

Citizens, whose executive director is ... Michael Lunsford, is a conservative "good government" operation that started in Lafayette and is expanding across the state. Its latest crusade is pushing for tighter controls on the books and other materials minors are allowed to access in public libraries.

National Public Radio
Tovia Smith

National Public Radio

Citizens for a New Louisiana is keeping a close eye on how current library board members are voting. If that makes current members fearful, Lunsford says, that's the point.

Times-Picayune
Clair Taylor

Times-Picayune

In Louisiana, the movement [to remove or reshelve sexually explicit books] started in Lafayette in 2021 when ... the conservative nonprofit Citizens for a New Louisiana filed an objection.

Piper Hutchison

Louisiana Illuminator

Michael Lunsford, executive director of the conservative watchdog group Citizens for a New Louisiana, raised concerns about the bill’s overly broad language

Lynette Mejia
Woke Activist

Lynette Mejia

"[Citizens for a New Louisiana] Stacking these boards is, like, antithetical to the democratic process."

National Public Radio
Alisa Chang

National Public Radio

Citizens for a New Louisiana says the goal ... is to protect kids from ... smut in the library.

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