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Hot!: as always: the Lafayette league's facebook pages

"Know your Local Governments" Booklet and Webguide published.

The Only Comprehensive Guide to Your Elected Officials —Now with a Quick List!

Renaissance Elements
Revised Bylaws
LWV Website Transfers
Program & Study

Updated: Our membership form has been updated. We want your membership!

Welcome to the Lafayette League's Website

Welcome to the Lafayette League! We are actively recruiting members and hope you will join the League and participate in its community activities.



School Board, City Marshall
Watch the League Forums at Home!

The City Marshall's and the District 1 School Board Race resulted in runoffs to be decided in the Dec 6th general election.

The Lafayette League's City Marshall and all 4 School Board Forums are available on YouTube. Our thanks go to AOC Community Media.

District Attorney, City Judge, 15th Judicial District Judges
League Questions and Candidate Answers

The 15th Judicial District Judge's race will be decided in the December 6th runnoff. Read the candidates answers.

The Lafayette League distributed questionnaires to all candidates with opposition in the local races for District Attorney, 15th Judicial District Judges in Division E and Divison M, and Lafayette City Judge Division A.


The Constitutional Amendments
The Lousiana League Fall 2014 Guide to Constitutional Amendments

There are fourteen constitutional amendments on the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 ballot. In an effort to provide you with some additional information and explanation of the amendments, we’ve prepared this guide (pdf) for your use. The State League and local Leagues in Cane River, Lafayette, Lake Charles, and St. Tammany have prepared short summaries and pro and con statements for each of the fourteen proposed amendments.

The Constitutional Amendments
The PAR 2014 Guide to Constitutional Amendments

Louisiana voters will be asked to decide 14 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution on the November 4 ballot. This PAR Guide to the 2014 Constitutional Amendments provides a brief review of each item in the order they will appear on the ballot.

Check out our League's Facebook page!

The latest info and chatter about matters of local, state, and national matters are found in the Lafayette league's facebook pages. Like the page and be kept up to date!

Know Your Local Government Booklet and Webguide

The League released the products of its two-year study of local governments. Both a booklet and webguide were produced. The booklet summarizes the core concepts and basic structures of our local governments in a convenient format. The webguide extends that with an in-depth look at many of our local units of government.

Understand your current local government as the community prepares to change its basic charter. "You have to know where you are before you can know where you're going!"

The League Guide to Elected Officials

The League has published the Guide to the Elected Officials for Lafayette Parish Voters, the only comprehensive source of its kind. It includes all the Louisiana officials who are elected, in whole or part, by the citizens of the parish. The Guide is presented in both html (for online reading) and pdf (for printing) formats.

Current Activities:

The League's study focusing on the potential of the Lafayette fiber project continues. League participation in the Communty Coalition for Lafayette Public Schools, which followed the League's previous study project "Everybody's Schools," remains a priority.

The League study projects are at the heart of the local League. Our studies take the point of view of the community; they are not associated with any special interest beyond local citizenship. The League members' engagement in a thorough and dispassionate exploration of local issues that seldom get such concentrated attention is one of the unique contributions of the League to its community.

The League's "Everybody's Schools"
The League School Facility Study, "Everybody's Schools," remains an active topic in Lafayette's civic and political conversation. The League continues its participation in advisory councils and makes presentations about the study in community forums. You can schedule a League speaker by email.

Of Interest: The Community Coalition for Lafayette Schools has produced its report following up the school facility issues initially addressed by the League's "Everybody's Schools." That valuable report, "State of our Schools," is availble online.

As always, public participation is encouraged and potential members welcome!