Louisiana Veto Override
March 31, 2022
Chairman Vincent J. Pierre of the Legislative Black Caucus has a released a statement regarding the vote of the 2022 Veto Session on March 30, 2022. "I am disappointed in the vote that occurred today. The African American population in this state grew by 4.4% from 2010-2020. Because of this increase, our state’s congressional maps created should include at least two majority minority districts, but unfortunately, they do not. Furthermore, these maps as drawn violate Section 2 of the voting rights act. We as a caucus are extremely frustrated, as there were multiple attempts made during our Redistricting session to pave the way for another majority minority district. The LLBC will continue to do what it has always done - fight for those who are underrepresented in the state of Louisiana." Need another reason to vote or why voting is important.