The Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families is a non-profit policy and advocacy organization focused on improving the well-being of young children and their families in our state.
Legislative Wrap-Up & Annual Meeting
The Legislative Wrap-Up and Annual Meeting were held on June 16, 2016 in Port Allen, LA. The meeting also served as the official monthly meeting of the Louisiana Children's Cabinet Advisory Board. The following documents were shared at the meeting:
Marketa Garner Walters,
Louisiana DCFS Secretary
Louisiana Partnership Board President
James Gilmore, Ph.D.,
Louisiana Children's Cabinet Executive Director
Legislative Panel Members:
- Ashley Shelton, One Voice Louisiana
- Rachel Gassert, Louisiana Center for Children's Rights
- James Gilmore, Ph.D., Loiusiana Children's Cabinet
- Sherry Guarisco, Louisiana Partnership for Children & Families
- Sandra Adams, Retired Health Care Lobbyist
- Carmen Weisner, NASW-Louisiana Chapter
Michael Tipton, Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation and Sherry Guarisco, Louisiana Partnership
Jan Moller, Louisiana Budget Project
David Britt, Incoming Board President & Executive Director of United Way of Central Louisiana and Carmen Weisner, Retiring Board President and Executive Director of NASW- Louisiana Chapter
Louisiana Partnership for Children & Families
James Gilmore, Ph.D.,
Louisiana Children's Cabinet
Strengthening Advocacy for Children & Families!
Regional Meetings were recently held at nine locations across the state. Thank you to the hosts and attendees for their support and participation in the meetings. We discussed:
- Legislative Update from the 2016 Special Session (February 14-March 9)
- Review of Bills filed for the 2016 Regular Legislative Session (March 14-June 6)
- Advocacy Tools
- Networking with Regional Leaders
The presentation PowerPoint and materials that were distributed to all the attendees can be found here:
Additional information shared at the meetings from Louisiana Youth Justice Coalition:
Our legislators will be working through all of the proposed bills for this year. The Partnership will also be tracking their progress. If you are interested in watching specific bills or learning more about them, you can go online to the Louisiana Legislature website or you can read the weekly update on bills that the Louisiana Partnership prepares. The Partnership is tracking bills impacting children & families. The weekly update will be sent out to our members.
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