'Listen and Learn' statewide tour starts in Alexandria

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Urban League of Louisiana and Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, or LLBC, hosted a "Listen and Learn Alexandria" session Monday evening.

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It's all a part of a statewide listening tour that will inform citizens for the upcoming inaugural empowerment and policy conference.

The purpose of the listening sessions is to influence policy decisions, as well as discuss changes that can positively impact the African American community.

The tour will move across the state to places like Shreveport, Monroe, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge and ending in New Orleans, where a policy conference will be held discussing all seven listening sessions.

State Representative Ed Larvadain III said the listening tour is important for the growth of Louisiana.

“It's important that African Americans have an agenda,” Representative Larvadain explained. “It’s important that we work with other constituents so we all can move our state forward. We want to know what the people are concerned with so we can bring those issues back to Baton Rouge."

The tour will continue Tuesday evening July 10 in Shreveport.

The rest of the locations and dates include:
Monroe-July 20
Lake Charles- July 15
Lafayette- July 16
Baton Rouge- July 17
New Orleans-TBA

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