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Sign Up for CLASP Talk with Governor Blanco!

Monday, August 15, 2005

Sign up for CLASP Audio Conference: Friday, September 16, 2005, 12:30-1:30 ET: "One Governor's Fight Against Poverty: What it Can Mean for Your State" Louisiana's poverty rate is the highest in the nation. Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco is taking steps to "turn the tide." In late 2004 she hosted a Summit that engaged citizens of all backgrounds and experiences in a solution-oriented discussion about how to break the cycle of poverty. The Governor believes that "the key to breaking the vicious cycle of poverty is rooted in local minds and resources" and what is needed is for "diverse voices" to "join together into one adamant voice rejecting poverty." What solutions are being pursued to address the challenge put on the table by the Governor? How has the Governor balanced private sector responsibilities with government responsibilities? What changes are underway related to the work and support needs of poor families? What can you and others in your state learn about both political will and public action? To register for this audio conference, visit:

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