Les Femmes PAC has been a project several years in the making. It was in 2014 that Co-Founder Kea Sherman, noticed women were not being adequately represented at the state and local levels of government. Sherman realized that Louisiana desperately needed a political action committee focused entirely on electing Democratic women. It was during the launch of Emerge Louisiana that Sherman and Les Femmes PAC Co-Founder LaTanja Silvester, who is the President of SEIU Local21LA, were able to connect on their shared views on how to improve the political landscape in Louisiana.
Since 2014, Louisiana has been trending in the wrong direction with a significant decrease in the number of female elected officials. Les Femmes PAC is the critical next step in a broader initiative already underway in Louisiana to elect more Democratic women.