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Women’s Rights Survey (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-03-08

Duration: 00:07:58

Subjects: Pay equity | Women's issues | Women's rights | Politics | MINIMUM WAGE


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Smith, Pat Interviewee
  • Flournoy, Melissa Interviewee
  • Moore, Keisa E. Interviewee


This segment from the March 8, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau leading a panel discussion on a recent WalletHub survey ranking Louisiana as the worst state for women’s rights. The panelists are State Representative Pat Smith, Melissa Flournoy of Louisiana Progress, and Keisha E. Moore, a nursing instructor at River Parishes Community College. They discuss: the lack of political empowerment for women; the gender wage gap; raising the minimum wage to lift families out of poverty; the people leaving Louisiana to find better opportunities; and the disparity of opportunities between the cities and rural areas.