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Cafe LOUIE fosters conversations with elected officials

December 14, 2016

For the upcoming session of the Kentucky General Assembly, the Bingham Fellows project group LOUIE (Louisvillians Organized, United, Informed, and Engaged) is partnering with the Friends of the Library to host a series of conversations – Café LOUIE – with elected officials at Louisville Free Public Library branch locations.

louieThe meetings are a chance for citizens – constituents – to meet and speak with and get to know their elected representatives. It’s a chance to share thoughts, ideas, suggestions, agreements, even disagreements over policy decisions in an informal setting.

The sessions will be from 9-10 a.m. Saturdays between Jan. 14 and April 29, and light refreshments will be provided. Elected officials will briefly speak and then answer a few pre-selected questions submitted by attendees.  The focus of the meetings is engagement through personal conversations and are open to anyone.

Members of the Jefferson County Delegation, Metro Council and Suburban Cities have been invited to participate.

Café LOUIE at the Louisville Free Public Library

Jan. 14 – Main kickoff
Jan. 21 – Shively
Jan. 28 – Bon Air
Feb. 4 – Newburg
Feb. 18 –  Fairdale
Feb. 25 –  Western
March 4 –  Southwest
March 11 –  Middletown and Portland
March 18 –  Shawnee and Jeffersontown
March 25 – Crescent Hill
April 1 –  Highlands
April  8 –  Iroquois and Fern Creek
April 15 – South Central/Okolona
April 22 – St. Matthews
April 29 –  Westport