The Office of Governor John Bel Edwards offers proclamations as a courtesy to Louisiana citizens. Proclamations are documents requested by an organization to give honor and highlight issues and causes that Louisianans value.
Proclamations are granted at the discretion of the Governor’s office and may be modified or denied without explanation.
All proclamation requests will be reviewed by the Office of Constituent Services to determine whether the request complies with the policy and guidelines outlined below:
- The draft proclamation must detail the cause or issue that you want to highlight. It should not simply name or list your organization.
- A proclamation issued by the governor does not constitute an endorsement by the governor or his support for the issue, project, cause, or program and should not be used as part of an advertisement or commercial promotion.
- Draft language for a proclamation in "Whereas, Therefore" format must be provided.
- Only one original copy of each proclamation will be made.
- Proclamations are not sent to out-of-state individuals or organizations.
- All proclamations are limited to 200 words.
- Requests must be submitted at least 14 business days in advance and no earlier than 90 days before the recognized date. No proclamation will be proclaimed more than 45 days in advance. Proclamations are not automatically renewed and must be requested on an annual basis.
Note: We cannot issue a "proclamation" for anniversaries, birthdays, retirements, or individuals. You must request an official statement for those items.