We are grateful to state Rep. Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, for taking part in the Leading with Civility leadership summit earlier this month in Massachusetts.
Along with state Rep. Mike Danahay, D-Lake Charles, Representative Barras joined a bipartisan group of 23 lawmakers to take part in workshops and trainings dedicated to fostering collaborative relationships across the aisle and strengthening civil discourse. Representative Barras and his colleagues are setting an example of prioritizing cooperation in a time of extreme partisanship.
We hope that Representatives Barras and Danahay work with their colleagues in Baton Rouge to improve civility and set an example for Louisiana of the need for respect in political discourse.
Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, Ph.D.