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01/12 - Civic Engagement in Louisiana

How civic-minded are Louisiana’s citizens and how can they become more involved?

Louisiana citizens’ spirit of civic involvement places the state 12th nationally for voter registration, but Louisiana falls to 37th in voter participation. While the “Occupy Wall Street” movement has made its presence known in Louisiana, their events around the state have been met with minimal attendance. And although one out of every two Louisiana adults gave of their time to their communities last year, Volunteering in America, ranked Louisiana 47th among the 50 states for volunteerism. So, how civic-minded are Louisiana’s citizens and how can they become more involved? Join Louisiana Public Square as it examines “Civic Engagement in Louisiana” airing Wednesday, January 25th at 7 p.m. on LPB HD. (Taping, Tuesday, January 24th at 7 p.m.)

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Anything about civic engagement catches my attention. Before returning home two years ago, I was very much engaged in deliberative democracy activities; yet have not found anyone with whom to connect in Louisiana. I have used the National Issues Forum Model extensively and have sat on their national board. Interested in making Louisiana connections, especially around issues of education

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What concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall?

The presidential election may be getting all of the attention, but Louisiana residents will be making several important decisions at the ballot box in November. The U.S. Senate seat left up for grabs by retiring Sen. David Vitter has drawn a field of 24 candidates. Louisianians in the south- and northwest parts of the state will also be voting on congressmen. So, what national concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall? What statewide issues should be on the mind of Louisiana’s next Congressional leaders? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Election 2016” Wednesday, October 26 at 7p.m.

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• Elizabeth Crisp / The Advocate
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• Martin Johnson, Ph.D. / LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
• Albert Samuels, Ph.D. / Mandela School of Public Policy, Southern University

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Patricia Smith, with the College of Government and Social Sciences at Southern University, moderate the discussion.

“Election 2016” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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