Mar 3, 2014 11:56 AM by MELISSA CANONE
District 22 State Senator Fred Mills (R-Parks) is encouraging citizens to support CODOFIL, the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana, by getting "I'm a Cajun" put on their driver's licenses.
Sen. Mills, joined by Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, State Representative Mike Huval and other area leaders, held a public unveiling and press conference today in the Breaux Bridge City Hall Courtroom to promote the state's new "I'm a Cajun" License Designation program.
For an additional five dollars annually, citizens can choose to put "I'm a Cajun" in black below the photograph on their driver's licenses or identification cards. The additional funds raised by the program are dedicated to CODOFIL.
"Please take part in our "I'm a Cajun" program," said Senator Mills. "Your voluntary contribution will help CODOFIL and promote our Cajun heritage. Geaux Cajuns!"
"This is just one more great tool to equip proud members of the CajuNation to serve as Ambassadors for Louisiana and spread the word about our unique culture," said Commissioner Angelle.
Rep. Huval added, "Embracing this program enables us to support not only our Cajun heritage, but also CODOFIL, an organization that has promoted the Acadiana area for decades."
Sen. Mill's SB 201 of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session makes the "I'm a Cajun" designation possible. The designation is already available in Breaux Bridge and Lafayette and will be available in other cities in the coming weeks:
March 5 - Eunice
March 6 - Opelousas
March 25 - Crowley
March 26 - Abbeville
March 27 - New Iberia
For more information and to view a video clip of Senator Mills speaking on this issue, please visit www.senate.la.gov/mills.