United Way to honor Sen. Regina Barrow
Barrow to be recognized for her efforts in the Legislature have focused on helping children and families by promoting education and paving ways to improve the livelihood of families.
The United Way of Southeast Louisiana will honor Sen. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, as a 2021 Legislative Champion at a Jan. 12 banquet in New Orleans.
Barrow’s efforts in the Legislature have focused on helping children and families by promoting education and paving ways to improve the livelihood of families. She chairs the Senate Select Committee on Women and Children and led efforts to eradicate power-based violence and harassment on college campuses, causing Louisiana’s colleges and universities to institute improved policies.
“It is my great honor to congratulate you on being selected,” Charmaine Caccioppi, executive vice president and COO of United Way of Southeast Louisiana said in notifying Sen. Barrow of the award. “During the 2021 state legislative session, your efforts to remove barriers and create opportunities for families living under the ALICE threshold were unparalleled!”
“I am pleased that my efforts to improve the lives of Louisiana’s hardworking families are being recognized,” Barrow said, “but I will not stop until the job is completely done and people across the state are paid a true living wage which will decrease poverty and bridge the disparity gap.”
“ALICE” – Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed – refers to households with income above the official Federal Poverty Level but below a newly defined basic survival income level.
The United Way SELA’s Legislative Champions Celebration is set for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at Copper Vine, 1001 Poydras Street in New Orleans. At the event, the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children will recognize its 2021 Early Care and Education Legislative Champions, as well as United Way SELA’s 2021 Legislative Champions and Public Policy Collaborative Partners for their work to create a stronger, more equitable Louisiana.
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