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The Power of Lousiana’s Shared Voice: How Authentic Coalitions Made Early Childhood a Policy Priority

In 2019, advocates and community partners from around the state of Louisiana came together to make young children a priority issue in the governor’s race. Polling data showed it was a priority for voters, and both candidates were talking about it. 
As we move into 2022, with 36 governors up for election in November, we can all learn from this demonstration of the power in uniting a diverse coalition around making early childhood a policy priority.

Libbie Sonnier from the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, Ashley Shelton from Louisiana’s Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, and Charmaine Caccioppi from United Way of Southeast Louisiana will tell us how advocates from a variety of organizations worked strategically and cooperatively to drive the agenda.

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