‘I’m a Cajun’ Available on Louisiana Licenses
Are you a Cajun? If you are and are proud to show it, then you can now officially display it for a good cause.
For $5 a year, Louisiana residents in several cities will be able to have "I'm a Cajun" on their driver's licenses.
Right now, residents in Lafayette and Breaux Bridge can have the designation placed below their photo on their licenses. The program will expand to Eunice, Opelousas, Crowley, Abbeville and New Iberia over the course of the month.
Monies raised will go to the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) to help pay for scholarships for high school and college students to learn more about French language and culture.
State Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, said the designation is believed to be the first program of its kind in the country. He also said that there is talks about Louisiana residents being able to place other designations on their licenses.
“It will be a way to carry on that name and that pride,” Mills said.