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“DEFEND LOUISIANA” ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL LEGISLATIVE SUPPORT

February 1st, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2013
Contact: Ryan Cross
225-278-9215

 

On Friday morning Representative Jeff Thompson announced the “first wave” of supporters from both the Louisiana House and Senate for the “Defend Louisiana” initiative.

“Defend Louisiana is proud to have the support of Senators and Representatives from across the state,” said Thompson. “Such a strong legislative backing shows liberal, reactionary politicians that we’re serious about defending our rights and protecting our families here in Louisiana.”

Among the first to announce their support for Defend Louisiana were:

Rep. Clay Schexnayder (R-Dist. 81)
Rep. Chris Broadwater (R-Dist. 86)
Rep. Jay Morris (R-Dist.14)
Rep. Stuart Bishop (R-Dist. 43)
Rep. Lenar Whitney (R-Dist. 53)
Rep. Paul Hollis (R-Dist. 104)
Rep. Rob Shadoin (R- Dist. 12)
Sen. Elbert Guillory (D-Dist. 24)
Sen. Ronnie Johns (R-Dist. 27)
Sen. Robert Adley (R-Dist. 36)
Sen. Mike Walsworth (R-Dist. 33)
Sen. Neil Riser (R- Dist. 32)

“This group consists of bold men and women, from both sides of the aisle, who are willing to stand up and speak out in defense of the Second Amendment.” Thompson went on to say, “All across Louisiana, legislators are committed to protecting Louisiana families from attempts to take away their right to protect themselves, their families and enjoy our great outdoors.”

Defend Louisiana’s founder, State Representative Jeff Thompson (R-Dist. 8), and his legislative supporters plans to oppose attempts to erode the Second Amendment rights of Louisiana citizens; to protect Louisiana gun owners; to enhance school safety and; to raise awareness of lawful gun ownership and of gun safety, and celebrate the hunting and outdoor traditions of Louisiana families in the Sportman’s Paradise.

Defend Louisiana was announced on Monday, January 28, 2013. Since then, the initiative has collected close to 1,000 signatures and reached more than 50,000 people through the use of social media.

Read the pledge or get more information at http://defendla.org.

Click here for a copy of the “Defend Louisiana” logo.

Click here for a copy of Rep. Jeff Thompson’s headshot.

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REP. JEFF THOMPSON ANNOUNCES “DEFEND LOUISIANA CAMPAIGN”

February 1st, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2013
Contact: Ryan Cross
225-278-9215

Today, Representative Jeff Thompson (R-Bossier City, LA) unveiled a new statewide campaign to defend the rights of Louisiana residents to bear arms called “Defend Louisiana.”

“The campaign’s goal is to defend Louisiana residents’ right to protect their families,” said Thompson. “We’ve done some good things to protect the Second Amendment in Louisiana, but we’re not finished yet. The Defend Louisiana campaign gives our residents a way to let their voices be heard throughout the state and across the nation. We’re standing together and sending a message to President Obama, Vice President Biden, the federal Government and those reactionary politicians who want to penalize law abiding citizens. We do not intend to allow go unanswered any effort to interfere with the right to protect our families here in the Sportsman’s Paradise.”

Defend Louisiana, an initiative created by Thompson, plans to announce a statewide tour in the coming weeks to collect signatures in support of the Second Amendment.

“We’re very excited about traveling the state and talking with our neighbors throughout Louisiana who share our belief that we have the right to protect our families. The solution to gun violence is not found in restricting the rights of law abiding citizens or demonizing self-defense.”

Thompson plans to unveil the signed petition on April 8, 2013, the opening day of the Louisiana legislative session in Baton Rouge.

Thompson also says he plans to work in collaboration with several other legislators to develop a package of bills that will protect Louisiana gun owners from federal intrusion; to penalize those who publish the names of concealed carry permit holders; to enhance school safety and; to raise awareness of lawful gun ownership and of gun safety and celebrate the hunting traditions of Louisiana families.

“We fully intend to give residents a united and strong voice in the defense of their rights and the protection of their families.” Thompson went on to say, “We’re showing our commitment to reform by doing more than just talking, we’re presenting bold solutions that increase safety while maintaining our fundamental rights. In the coming weeks and months there will be a lot of discussion regarding guns. We need to make certain our children realize guns can be dangerous and that we educate people about responsible ownership and use of firearms.”

The Defend Louisiana pledge provides: “I pledge to defend the right for law abiding citizens to protect their families, and will work against attempts to restrict my right to keep and bear arms by standing up for the Second Amendment and letting my voice be heard.”

“This is about defending our rights and protecting our families while supporting effective solutions to gun violence,” Thompson said. “I hope my fellow legislators and thousands across Louisiana will join me on this journey.”

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Jeff Thompson: My Plan to Create Jobs, Part One

July 26th, 2011

It’s been said that two kinds of people run for office: those who want to be something and those who want to do something. I’m running for State Representative because I want to do something for the small businesses and job creators of this state.  And I want to do something before it’s too late.

Today our state doesn’t face an economic challenge; it faces an economic crisis. The Obama economy? Failed.  Unemployment?  Still climbing. Taxes?  Through the roof, hurting businesses, and killing jobs.

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Jeff Thompson Reaches Fundraising Milestone

July 7th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

7/7/2011

Jeff Thompson Reaches Fundraising Milestone

Over $100,000 Raised for State Representative Campaign

(Bossier City, LA) Jeff Thompson, Republican Candidate for State Representative District 8, announced today that he has raised more than $100,000 for his campaign. “I am truly humbled by the broad base of support our campaign has received from so many in our community. From veterans, teachers, law enforcement, business owners and retirees, the level of support has been tremendous and much appreciated,” said Thompson.

“Our message of smaller government, better jobs and stronger families is clearly resonating with the people we talk to every day on the campaign trail,” Thompson added.

Jeff Thompson has touted his pro-business experience as past President of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce and current Chairman of the Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation. “We must support and create more good-paying jobs, and that starts by getting bigger government and higher taxes out of the way of Louisiana business owners,” said Thompson, who continued,“Providing a trained and educated workforce is crucial to our continued growth.”

Thompson has long been active in several community organizations including being a past president and current member of the Board of Directors of the Bossier Parish Community College Foundation; supporting the efforts of the men, women and families stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, as a member of the Eagles and the Military Affairs Council; served as Bossier District Director for the Norwela Council of the Boy Scouts of America; and is a strong supporter of hunting and Second Amendment rights as a member of numerous hunting advocacy organizations and the National Rifle Association.

Jeff Thompson lives in Bossier City, LA where he and his wife Toni raise their two children, Lillie and Rowe.