Today, the Pelican Institute for Public Policy released the jam-packed agenda for its upcoming Constitutional Convention Forum on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Capacity is strictly limited, so reserve your spot today!

The forum will kick off with lunch beginning at 11:30 am followed by an afternoon of engaging panel discussions taking a hard look at the principles and ideas that animate a great state constitution. National and state experts will come together to discuss the principles for reform in a limited constitutional convention. Why is a convention needed? How should it be structured? What would it accomplish? For discussions around these issues – and much more – we hope you will join us for what is sure to be an informational and enlightening experience.

11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Lunch: Why We Need a Constitutional Convention
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Panel I: Fixing the Power of the Purse Strings: The Legislative Branch and Fiscal Dedications
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Panel II: Overcoming Huey Long’s Legacy: The Executive Branch, Civil Service, and State & Local Government
  • Nathalie Simon, Director of Governmental Affairs & Public Policy Initiatives, Laitram, Inc.
  • Chris Jacobs, Senior Fellow, Pelican Institute for Public Policy
  • Professor Andrew SpiropoulosRobert S. Kerr Sr. Professor of Constitutional Law, Director, Center for the Study of State Constitutional Law & Government, Oklahoma City University School of Law
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Panel III: Getting the “Least Dangerous Branch” Right: The Judicial Branch
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Panel IV: Creating a Limited Constitutional Convention in Three Easy Steps
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Reception and Call to Action: “Lives, Fortunes, and Sacred Honor”
Please join us on August 20 to learn more about our state’s current constitutional challenges and more about how constitutional reform can play a powerful role in bringing jobs and opportunity back to Louisiana.
See you there!