Beth Mizell receives Defense of Family award

State Sen. Beth Mizell of Franklinton was recently awarded the Ambassador Award for Defense of Family by Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Louisiana. The award ceremony was held in Baton Rouge on May 8. According to Sancha Smith, CWA of Louisiana State Director, "CWA believes that marriage consists of one man and one woman. We seek to protect and support the Biblical design of marriage and the gift of children. We have many pro-family legislators, but probably none more so than our recipient. Sen. Mizell serves as the Vice Chair for a Senate Select Committee on Women and Children, and she has passed numerous bills to strengthen parental rights and bills to protect children from inappropriate content on the internet. She has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and on numerous boards addressing family issues." Upon receiving the award, Sen. Mizell recognized her greatest encourager: her daughter, Julie Stewart. According to Mizell, her daughter was a stabilizing force following the death of Sen. Mizell's husband. Stewart is also her daily encourager regarding legislative issues and personal issues of life. Joining Sen. Mizell was Tara Baudoin, representing Life Counseling and Coaching, as the sponsor for the Defense of Family Award.