League of Women Voters of Louisiana schedules statewide convention in Natchitoches

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The League of Women Voters of Louisiana (LWVLA) will hold its biennial Convention at the Natchitoches Events Center, March 9-10. The theme of the 2013 Convention is Committed to Louisiana's Future.

Delegates representing local Leagues in Baton Rouge, Caddo-Bossier, Lafayette, Lake Charles, New Orleans, St. Tammany, and a new Cane River unit will participate.

"The biennial Convention is an opportunity for members from across the state to share their work on elections, voter registration, and community issues," Joyce Corrigan, co-chair of the 2013 Convention, said.

The following forums are scheduled for Saturday afternoon, and are free and open to the public. The Natchitoches Event Center is located at 750 Second Street.

"Louisiana Early Childhood Education Act" will convene at 1:30 p.m. Panelists will be Melanie Bronfin, the Director of the Policy Institute of the Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families; Dr. Pat Cooper, Superintendent of the Lafayette Parish School System; and Walter Lee, a member of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE).

"Louisiana's Water: The Larger Picture" will begin at 2:30 p.m. Panelists include Ryan Seidemann, Assistant Attorney General of the Louisiana Department of Justice and the Chief of the Lands and Natural Resources Section, and James W. Pratt, Executive Director of the Sabine River Authority, State of Louisiana.

For more information, visit the League of Women Voters of Louisiana website at http://lwvofla.org.