Help us bring our incarcerated friends and family home for the holidays

How you can help:

We need hundreds of calls made and letters sent to Louisiana state officials, so that we can bring our incarcerated community members home for the holidays. Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Department of Corrections have failed at reducing the prison population during the pandemic, which has led to dozens of outbreaks and deaths of vulnerable people. The most recent wave of COVID outbreaks is showing record numbers of cases across the country, and we need your help in bringing children, the elderly, and immunocompromised people home. 

As you prepare for the upcoming holiday season, we ask that you help us send a clear unified message to Louisiana leaders that we want our friends and family home for the holidays. 

Call Louisiana State Leaders

Prefer to pick up the phone and call? Feel free to use the script below, or edit it to add your thoughts. Please leave a message if it goes to voicemail.

Sample script:
 “Hi my name is ____________. I am calling to ask you to bring our incarcerated community members home for the holidays. I would like to call attention to the children and those who are elderly, or medically vulnerable and are at serious risk of complications if they were to contract COVID. As you urged Louisiana residents early on in the pandemic, we agree that we are safer at home. Please help us make sure that our family and friends in custody are safe and home for the holidays. *Add your personal remarks or thoughts about how this affects you.* My address is _____ and my phone number is _________.”
Governor John Bel Edwards 
(225) 342-7015 or (225) 342-0991
Department of Corrections
(225) 342-9711
Help us bring our incarcerated friends and family home for the holidays
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