By Carla Pesono

Ignite represents the next phase of an awareness effort spearheaded by Rep. Moreno last May called #ItsNoJoke. The social media campaign was a result of a shameful ‘joke’ amendment proposed for a bill to fight human sex trafficking. #ItsNoJoke shared statistics and information about the conditions women face in Louisiana, such as the grade of “F” (ranked 49th) the state received for women’s overall health and well-being from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Louisiana also ranks 49th in the United States in wage equality, with women earning on average only 68 cents for every dollar men earn in similar positions.

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