Together Louisiana Takes Payday Lending Fight to Legislature

This legislative session, with the support of Together Louisiana, lawmakers will evaluate whether to pass a bill limiting how much payday lenders can make on the backs of their customers.

Ms. Thelma Fleming, a leader with Elm Grove Baptist Church, once spent $2,500 to get out of a $300 debt trap, eventually costing her her car, bank account and gifts from her children. Her institution is a member of Together Louisiana which is on the forefront of this legislative fight.

This is part of a larger campaign zeroing in on legislators to address predatory lending practices.

Lawmakers Eyeing Limits on Payday Lending,The Advocate