NO SHOW KAREN
State Senator Karen Carter Peterson missed 85% of votes in 2020. She missed 45% from 2017-2020. That’s more than 1,770 votes. She draws a taxpayer-funded salary. She’s supposed to stand up for you in Baton Rouge.
But you can’t stand up if you don’t show up, Karen.
Karen didn’t show up to vote on Covid-19 restrictions that would make nursing homes safer for the elderly and staff.
HB 43 of 2020 (Absent from vote on October 22)
Karen didn’t show up to vote on additional time to process absentee ballots in the 2020 elections. Twice.
Karen didn’t show up to vote against a Republican scheme that allows more guns on our streets.
HB 140 of 2020 (Absent from final passage of original bill, May 29)
Karen didn’t show up to support parole hearings for juveniles serving lengthy prison sentences.
SB 127 of 2016: Authorizes parole hearing for juveniles on life sentence (Absent from final passage vote on May 4, 2016)
And so much more…
So what did Karen show up for?
Karen was the ONLY Senator to vote to allow sex offenders to live within 1000 feet of schools and child care facilities. THE ONLY ONE.
HB 353 of 2012 (Voted NO on final passage May 14, 2012)
Karen was the ONLY Senator to join Bobby Jindal and vote against Cost of Living adjustments for retired teachers…
Karen voted to DOUBLE her own salary.
State senator Karen Carter Peterson skipped 85% of her votes last year.
Did you know?
Senator Karen Carter Peterson partnered with Republican Steve Scalise to write the law that gutted the New Orleans school board.
(Act 193 of 2004)
IT WAS A DISASTER.
Then the recovery school district took over and thousands of teachers lost their jobs, their insurance, and their retirements.
But Senator Karen Carter Peterson’s husband got a job. He was paid over $1 million dollars by the Recovery School District and the Department of Education. (Louisiana Ethics Administration)