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Legislative Wrap-Up and Annual Meeting

Louisiana Partnership for Children & Families is hosting their Legislative Wrap-Up and Annual Meeting on June 18th. This is the only scheduled review of legislative actions that will look specifically at the impact on children & families.

When: 6/18/2015
10:00 AM
Where: West Baton Rouge Conference Center
2750 N Westport Dr.
Port Allen 70767
Contact: Susan Shaffette

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The LA Partnership Legislative Wrap-Up and Annual Meeting will feature several subject matter experts to provide their insight into the impact the most recent session will have on children and families in Louisiana. The speakers will include: Budget - Jan Moller, Louisiana Budget Project Child Welfare - Carmen Weisner, NASW-LA Chapter/Partnership Board Member Child Health - Sandra Adams, Retired Health Care Lobbyist/Partnership Board Member Juvenile Justice - Josh Perry, LA Center for Children’s Rights Vulnerable Families - Ashley Shelton, One Voice Louisiana Early Care & Education - Sherry Guarisco, Louisiana Partnership Following the focused discussions, lunch will be served and a keynote presentation will be given by Jim Engster, President, Louisiana Radio Network. His presentation will be on 2015 Louisiana Elections: Engaging the Media for Children’s Issues. 


Jim Engster is a well-known political analyst, journalist and host of “The Jim Engster Show”. In a career spanning three decades, Engster has interviewed nine Louisiana governors and reported on every gubernatorial election since 1975. Other prominent politicians he has spoken with include former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Dick Cheney. Engster is a 1981 graduate of Louisiana State University and was inducted into the LSU Manship School Hall of Fame in 2012. Throughout his broadcasting career, Engster garnered several industry awards. The Public Relations Association of Louisiana named him Communicator of the Year in 2008. The YWCA Greater Baton Rouge awarded him the Racial Justice Award in 2011 for his “tireless on-air advocacy of racial and social issues.” He served as president of the Baton Rouge Press Club for five terms. In 2014, Engster was president of the National Association of Statewide Radio Networks, known as StateNets, which provides customized, regional radio advertising campaigns for marketers nationwide. 

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