Press Releases

PELICAN INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES ITS 2022 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

PELICAN INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES ITS 2022 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

There is a lot of work to be done to make sure we are able to bring back jobs and opportunity to Louisiana. From an education system failing to give kids the tools they need for success to a government that puts up barriers to work and much more, we know the obstacles we need...

By Daniel J. Erspamer

Pelican Institute Preemptively Cancels Itself

Pelican Institute Preemptively Cancels Itself

Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon to speak at March 7 Solutions Summit The Pelican Institute has announced that Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon will be the featured speaker at the closing reception at the group’s March 7th Solutions Summit. Shortly after the announcement, Pelican Institute CEO Daniel Erspamer surprised some allies by issuing the following...

By John Kay

Agenda Revealed for Solutions Summit 2022: The Comeback

Agenda Revealed for Solutions Summit 2022: The Comeback

There’s still time to reserve your spot at Solutions Summit 2022: The Comeback. This year’s summit will be held on March 7th at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. You can sign up here to reserve tickets. At the Solutions Summit, attendees will get the chance to hear from some of the great minds from around...

By Aly Rau

RELEASE: Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts to be Keynote Speaker at Solutions Summit 2022: The Comeback

RELEASE: Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts to be Keynote Speaker at Solutions Summit 2022: The Comeback

Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts to be Keynote Speaker at Solutions Summit 2022: The Comeback NEW ORLEANS—The Pelican Institute for Public Policy announced today that Dr. Kevin Roberts, the Heritage Foundation’s newly-appointed president, will be the breakfast keynote speaker at Solutions Summit 2022: The Comeback. Dr. Roberts is a native of Lafayette and a graduate of...

By Ryan Roberts

RELEASE: Alliance for Opportunity Announces New Policy Roadmap to Reduce Poverty

RELEASE: Alliance for Opportunity Announces New Policy Roadmap to Reduce Poverty

For media inquiries contact Ryan Roberts at ryan@pelicaninstitute.org Alliance for Opportunity Announces New Policy Roadmap to Reduce Poverty WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Alliance for Opportunity is proud to announce the launch of a resource that provides key policy recommendations for reducing the number of people in poverty. The recommendations are based on creating generational...

By Ryan Roberts

Register Now for Solutions Summit 2022: The Comeback

Register Now for Solutions Summit 2022: The Comeback

Mark your calendar! On March 7th, the Pelican Institute will be hosting its 2022 annual Solutions Summit at the Hilton Capitol Center in Baton Rouge. Solutions Summit attendees will get an exciting opportunity to listen to and engage with high-profile policy, community, and legislative leaders from Louisiana and beyond. Throughout the day, attendees will get...

By Aly Rau

RELEASE: U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Federal Vaccine Mandate

RELEASE: U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Federal Vaccine Mandate

The nation’s Highest Court sides with the 5th Circuit decision to shelve the mandate, won by Liberty Justice Center, Pelican Institute attorneys on behalf of Louisiana business owner Brandon Trosclair (BST Holdings LLC) and Texas workers NEW ORLEANS— This afternoon the U.S. Supreme Court blocked in a 6-3 decision a federal vaccine mandate that would...

By Ryan Roberts

RELEASE: Pelican Institute Seeks to Expand Opportunities for Louisianans With the Addition of Erin Bendily As VP for Policy and Strategy

RELEASE: Pelican Institute Seeks to Expand Opportunities for Louisianans With the Addition of Erin Bendily As VP for Policy and Strategy

For media requests contact Ryan Roberts (ryan@pelicaninstitute.org) NEW ORLEANS—The Pelican Institute for Public Policy announced today that Erin Bendily has assumed the role as Vice President for Policy and Strategy. She will spearhead the Institute’s research and policy strategy as well as drive a transformational education reform agenda to ensure every kid has the opportunity...

By Ryan Roberts

Statement: The Pelican Institute Congratulates The Newly Elected BESE Officers

Statement: The Pelican Institute Congratulates The Newly Elected BESE Officers

BATON ROUGE— CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after new officers were elected for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). “Congratulations to BESE members Jim Garvey, Kira Orange Jones, and Sandy Holloway for being elected to serve as officers of BESE. We thank former president Sandy Holloway for...

By Ryan Roberts

RELEASE: New Report Uncovers the Truth Behind the Proposed Freeport-McMoRan Settlement

RELEASE: New Report Uncovers the Truth Behind the Proposed Freeport-McMoRan Settlement

The Pelican Institute’s report shows that despite claims that the proposed Freeport-McMoRan settlement would help the coast, there will be questionable impact on coastal restoration. For media inquires contact Ryan Roberts at ryan@pelicaninstitute.org NEW ORLEANS– Lawsuits targeting oil and gas companies with the promise of bringing dollars for coastal restoration have had a chilling effect that...

By Ryan Roberts

Release: New Policy Report Shows Louisiana Licensing Laws Hurt Economic Mobility

Release: New Policy Report Shows Louisiana Licensing Laws Hurt Economic Mobility

The Pelican Institute’s report on occupational licensing shows how Louisiana is an outlier and low to moderate income Louisianans are held back because of the regulations. For media inquires contact Ryan Roberts at ryan@pelicaninstitute.org NEW ORLEANS– The right to earn a living is the cornerstone of the American Dream, but occupational licensure is an often-overlooked form...

By Ryan Roberts

Release: New Lawsuit Intends to End Louisiana’s Red Tape Nightmare for Small Businesses

Release: New Lawsuit Intends to End Louisiana’s Red Tape Nightmare for Small Businesses

NEW ORLEANS– Louisiana’s approach to sales taxes has created a red tape nightmare for businesses. With retailers forced to deal with a wide variety of local rules and mounds of tax paperwork just to be able to sell their products in the state, the hurdles are just too high for many companies to make it work....

By Ryan Roberts

Release: Pelican Institute Praises Passage of Amendment 2

Release: Pelican Institute Praises Passage of Amendment 2

Constitutional Amendment 2 passes at the ballot box and marks the turning point to put Louisiana back on the path to prosperity. For Media Requests Contact: Ryan Roberts (ryan@pelicaninstitute.org) NEW ORLEANS– Pelican Institute CEO, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement following the passage of Amendment 2 by the people of Louisiana. Amendment 2 starts the process...

By Ryan Roberts

Release: Appeals Court Orders Federal Government To Halt Implementation of OSHA Vaccine Mandate In Response To Petition By Brandon Trosclair

Release: Appeals Court Orders Federal Government To Halt Implementation of OSHA Vaccine Mandate In Response To Petition By Brandon Trosclair

Appeals Court Orders Federal Government To Halt Implementation of OSHA Vaccine Mandate In Response To Petition By Brandon Trosclair Ruling: “…the Mandate threatens to substantially burden the liberty interests of reluctant individual recipients put to a choice between their job(s) and their jab(s).” NEW ORLEANS– The federal government has been ordered to halt all implementation and...

By Ryan Roberts