District 24 state Sen. Gerald Boudreaux has been invited by the White House to participate in a discussion on gun violence prevention, education, economic opportunities for women and criminal justice reform. The briefing, scheduled for Thursday, July 21, is organized by the Federal Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
Boudreaux, who is also Lafayette Consolidated Government’s director of Parks and Recreation, noted that the timing of the briefing is particularly appropriate with the recent shootings in Baton Rouge. “We are eager to sit at the table and discuss issues that communities all over our country are experiencing,” he said in a press release. “Our intent is to connect with key resources that can assist us in proactively addressing concerns and work toward solutions that will provide a level of confidence to our families and friends.”
The state senator says he hopes to glean insight into creating safe and united communities to build trust and begin the healing process for communities dealing with violence.
Boudreaux will join other Louisiana legislators to discuss the president’s domestic policy priorities and exchange ideas on making progress at the state level.