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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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Insider (Great Britain)
Mia Jankowicz

Insider (Great Britain)

Lunsford and CNL have had an outsize influence on Louisiana libraries.

Lynette Mejia
Woke Activist

Lynette Mejia

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

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.

National Public Radio
John Burnett

National Public Radio

Citizens for a New Louisiana [is] the same group behind the conservative takeover of the Lafayette library board.

USA Today
Alia Wong

USA Today

Michael Lunsford runs Citizens for a New Louisiana, a government watchdog nonprofit, ... who has called out Jones and other library leaders.

New York Times

New York Times

The group that started the hubbub over in Lafayette Parish is called Citizens for a New Louisiana. And I know the players. And I had been monitoring who’s involved in all of this.

The UK Independent
Alex Woodward

The (UK) Independent

Mr Lunsford’s appeal prompted the parish library director to move the [erotic] book[s] from teen nonfiction sections to adult nonfiction sections

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