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Dr. Libbie Sonnier, La. Policy Institute for Children (2021)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-06-21

Duration: 00:25:07

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Child Care | Louisiana Policy Institute for Children | Early childhood education


  • Sonnier, Libbie Speaker


This episode of the series “Press Club” features a speech by Dr. Libbie Sonnier before a meeting of the Baton Rouge Press Club on June 21, 2021. Dr. Sonnier is the executive director of the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children. She discusses: the passage of Senate Bill 142 at the 2021 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature committing 25% of sports betting revenue to the Louisiana Early Childhood Education Fund; the importance of access to affordable childcare; and the need for more investment in early care and education. She also answers questions from the media.