The Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee’s holdup on HB 51 threatens to impact the mission of not only the Girl Scout Cookie but the impact of all nonprofits in Louisiana. While I fully concur on the vital need to raise more revenue to support health care and higher education, let’s stop making high impact nonprofit organizations unnecessarily jump through hoops to make the case; diverting these organizations from truly impacting their communities.
The Girl Scouts are an amazing organization building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Holding them and the rest of Louisiana’s nonprofit organizations hostage while legislators debate revenue is harmful to the work we are all trying to accomplish.
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President & CEO, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations