PRO-LIFE VICTORY IN LOUISIANA!

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Today was an amazing day! I am so proud to have been a part of this amazing moment in Louisiana history!

The House of Representatives voted to send HB 388 to Governor Bobby Jindal for signature! The vote was a bipartisan 88-5! When Rep. Katrina Jackson called for cosponsors to come stand with her, the response was overwhelming, with almost the entire house floor empty! Tears came to my eyes as she urged for final passage of the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act!

I was honored & humbled to have been recognized on the floor for my efforts to get this bill passed by Reps Jackson & Hoffman! I was also thankful to be awarded some delicious Pro-life brownies by Rep. Burns after passage! All in all one of the best days of my life! 

I also testified on HB 305 & HB 1262 (formerly HB 727) this morning!

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HB 388, HB 305, and HB 1262 are the work of the amazing Bioethics Defense Fund! It’s been an honor to work with them on these important pieces of legislation! Learn more about this great pro-life group and their groundbreaking work at their website: http://www.bdfund.org/

CPAC 2013

I am so excited to be going to CPAC 2013 next week! It was a last minute decision but I’m glad I made it!

I’m a bit OCD, so I’ve been pouring over the agenda trying to determine what I want to go see, hear, and do the most- and all of it looks amazing! A few things that I’m really looking forward to are:

Palin, Gingrich, Perry, Jindal & Ryan’s speeches. Even if you aren’t a fan of them, you have to admit they know how to get people excited! As a former speech major, I love watching them perform- because that is what they do!!

The Faith and Family Coalition Prayer Breakfast.

AUL’s screening of “3801 Lancaster” which is a documentary about the horrific discoveries the FBI made in their 2012 raid of Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinic. I’m sure this movie is going to be hard to watch, but I know it’s important that it gets seen!

Mike Huckabee’s pro-life movie “The Gift of Life.”

“The Making of America: The Substance and Meaning of the Constitution” lecture

The Honorable Mike Lee, “The Relevance of the US Constitution Today” lecture

A panel on the Benghazi cover-up.

Fight Club 2013, which is with Paul Belaga and Tucker Carlson

A panel on engaging youth in the conservative movement, obviously something near and dear to my heart!

Occupy Unmasked- the late Andrew Brietbart’s documentary on Occupy Wall Street

Meet and Greet with Paul Ryan!!!!!!!

“Hillary: The Movie” is the movie behind the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case! As a law student, I must go!

Gingrich’s documentary about my favorite president, Ronald Reagan.

A luncheon with Santorum

A panel on Abortion and Religious Liberty led by Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the SBA List.

And there’s so much more!

I’ll do my best to keep ya’ll updated next week!

Higher Education

According to The Advocate, the head of the LSU system makes around $600,000 a year. Not only is that more than 5x what Governor Jindal makes, but its even more than the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES makes per year!

With all the budget cuts going on, why are these fat cat university presidents allowing the youth of Louisiana to carry the burden of increased costs? The first things to change under these situations should be the salaries of these guys, NOT tuition! How selfish do they have to be to keep their cushy checks when all over the state students are struggling to make ends meet, and are taking out loans so they can get an education? they should be ashamed of themselves.

I call on each and every one of the university heads, including Chancellor Marsala of LSUS, to cut their own salaried before anything else!

Jack Weiss Executive Staff Member LSU-Paul M Hebert Law Center $308,275
Eli Jones Director Academic Affair LSU $299,999
Roxane Townsend Assistant Vice President LSU-Board of Supervisors $285,000
Nicolas Bazan Academic Affairs Staff Administration LSU-Health Sciences Center New Orleans $277,497
P Raymond Lamonica General Services Off LSU-Board of Supervisors $274,059
Elizabeth Fontham Director Academic Affair LSU-Health Sciences Center New Orleans $273,936
Steve Nelson Director Academic Affair LSU-Health Sciences Center New Orleans $272,500
Joe May President Louisiana Commission/Tech College BdSup-NP $271,800
Ronald Smith Executive Staff Member LSU-Health Sciences Center New Orleans $266,683
William Richardson Executive Staff Member LSU-Agriculture Center $261,882
Mohammad Cheema Adjunct Faculty Northwestern State University $260,000
Astrid Merget Executive Staff Member LSU $260,000
H Edward Seidel Director Academic Affair LSU $255,050
Wayne Wilbright Executive Staff Member LSU/Health Care Services Division $254,800
Arthur Haas Professor LSU-Health Sciences Center New Orleans $254,754
James Cofer President University of Louisiana-Monroe $252,886
Kevin Smith Professor LSU $252,654
William Cefalu Executive Staff Member LSU-Pennington Biomedical Res $252,037
Steven Smith Professor LSU-Pennington Biomedical Res $252,000
Harold White Executive Staff Member LSU-Health Sciences Center Shreveport $251,411
Charles Wilson Assistant To Director LSU $250,983
Joseph Moerschbaecher Iii Executive Staff Member LSU-Health Sciences Center New Orleans $250,591
Henry Gremillion Director Academic Affair LSU-Health Sciences Center New Orleans $250,000
Eric Hovland Professor LSU-Health Sciences Center New Orleans $245,957
Patricia Molina Professor LSU-Health Sciences Center New Orleans $245,000
Timothy Ryan Executive Staff Member University of New Orleans $244,062
Charles Sanders Professor LSU-Health Sciences Center New Orleans $241,409
Rudolf Hirschheim Professor LSU $240,057
Lee Bairnsfather Assistant Vice President LSU-Board of Supervisors $240,000
Isiah Warner Executive Staff Member LSU $239,068
Michael Khonsari Director Academic Affair LSU $235,651
Peter Haynes Director Academic Affair LSU $235,560
Carolyn Hargrave Vice President LSU-Board of Supervisors $235,472
Carolina Cruz-neira Professor University of Louisiana-Lafayette $235,400
John Costonis Professor LSU-Paul M Hebert Law Center $234,866
Keith Schroth Academic Affairs Staff Administration LSU-Health Sciences Center New Orleans $234,705
Brian Voss Executive Staff Member LSU $233,999
Janis Letourneau Academic Affairs Staff Administration LSU-Health Sciences Center New Orleans $232,552
Brooks Keel Executive Staff Member LSU $231,535
Samuel Mcclugage Academic Affairs Staff Administration LSU-Health Sciences Center New Orleans $228,469
Augusto Ochoa Professor LSU-Health Sciences Center New Orleans $227,981
John Crain President Southeastern Louisiana University $227,945
Weihong Pan Professor LSU-Pennington Biomedical Res $226,590
John Hamilton Director Academic Affair LSU $225,87
Michael Gargano Jr Vice President LSU-Board of Supervisors $225,000
Joe King Executive Staff Member University of New Orleans $225,000
Larry Porter Assistant Head Coach LSU $225,000
Thomas Nolan Academic Affairs Staff Administration LSU-Health Sciences Center New Orleans $224,700
Jack Winters Professor LSU-Health Sciences Center New Orleans $224,700
Fredrick Barton Professor University of New Orleans $224,065
Cheney Joseph Jr Executive Staff Member LSU-Paul M Hebert Law Center $223,497
George Voyiadjis Professor LSU $220,759
Leonard Bok Professor LSU-Health Sciences Center New Orleans $220,500

This is just a sampling of the salaries of LSU System employees… search them all at http://blog.nola.com/graphics/2008/02/salary_details.html?appSession=422184851566388&RecordID=&PageID=2&PrevPageID=&cpipage=4&CPISortType=&CPIorderBy=

Higher Education Meeting

Got this e-mail and wanted to pass it on to all interested parties. Our local universities need our help!

Dear LSUS Students,

Your university faces a major budget crisis.  Louisiana has cut higher education, including total cuts to LSU Shreveport of almost 40% in the last three years, and it is very likely these cuts will continue and  worsen.   Budget cuts threaten vital programs, services and scholarships for our students.  Fortunately, business leaders in Shreveport and Bossier City are ready to help us,  but they need your support.

Join us at the Shreveport/Bossier City Higher Education Imperative meeting this Wednesday, Oct. 20th at 10:30 am in the Bossier Civic Center.

This is a meeting of businesses and community leaders who are uniting in support of higher education, and it is being billed as a media event…so the more people who attend, the more our community will be convinced of our resolve.  If these business leaders, the media, and our community finally realize how bad the budget cuts are and how important LSUS is to the health and education of the region, maybe our legislators will finally listen.

PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND!!! Check with your professors FIRST if you have a scheduled class.  Also, help us get the word out.  Contact your friends!  This  meeting will be essential in convincing our legislators that they cannot continue to cut higher education without seriously damaging all of our futures.  Let’s show Louisiana that LSUS truly makes a difference in our lives.

 

Ali Lieberman

LSUS Student Government Association, President

Mary G. Jarzabek

LSUS Faculty Senate, President

 

Jindal 2012?

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Everyone it seems is talking about our Governor! We know he’s amazing of course, but now the rest of the nation is starting to take notice of Bobby Jindal! Rumors are already abounding of a possible Presidential run for Bobby in 2012, and I could not be more excited about the possibility! He has done soo much for Louisiana in such a short time: he passed extensive ethics reforms, completely revamped our hurricane procedures, and much, much more! But could he be ready to take his influence to the national stage? Some pundits think so, and cite his upcoming visit to New Hampshire, an early primary state, as a possible indicator of his run. With conservatives across the nation looking for a new leader to emerge, it is my humble opinion that Governor Jindal is just the man for the job. His youthfulness rivals Obama, he is a captivating speaker, and most importantly he is a Reagan conservative! Bobby is the perfect person to revamp the Republican party, and help us come back strong in 2012.

Like I said in my last post, the fight is just starting, and with a man like Jindal at the helm our nation has a fighting chance of coming back from what is sure to be a disastrous 4 years. Jindal is a true fighter and a true conservative- I wholeheartedly support the idea of him running in 4 years. Its never too early to think of the future, and the time is now to take steps to protect that future for my generation, and generations to come.

bobby

Palin Power!!!

Wow!!! Sarah Palin is my new hero! And I’m not the only one… the majority of the Louisiana Delegation has even voiced their support for her to run for President before Bobby Jindal! And we LOVE Bobby!
Her speech was amazing, but beyond just that, so is her record! Her dedication to eliminating wasteful government spending (she declined a personal chef for her family, and put the Governor’s luxury jet up for sale on E-bay!), her executive EXPERIENCE (something Obama has NONE of!), and her day to day walk displaying the values she holds dear (such as choosing to keep her special needs child, and dealing with family issues such as her daughter’s unexpected pregnancy)- have endeared her to Republicans who, only a week ago, knew little to nothing about her.
But she has won us over- and in a big way. Sitting on the floor watching her give her speech tonight rivals and beats any other experience I have ever had. And not because she’s a woman, but because- FINALLY- she’s THE RIGHT WOMAN!
A woman President or Vice President for the sake of having a woman President is not what we wanted. I would rather NO woman ever be President than to have Hillary Clinton be the one who ruins it for us all.
All I can say about tonight is that I am blown away, and unbelievably proud to have been part of the momentous occasion is the history of the United States!

Republican National Convention 2008

Republican National Convention 2008 – September 1-4, 2008

This is a link to the list of speakers for the convention. Other than of course John McCain, and our very own Bobby Jindal, the speaker I am the most excited to here is Arnold Schwarzenegger! That’s right, the Governator himself. Ha ha ha! But no really, I’m excited to hear of of them speak, with the slight exception of Guliani and Lieberman.
I leave this Saturday, and I’m getting pretty pumped…
But I’m in school now, and class is about to start, so I gotta run!