Lt. General Russel Honoré will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 3. He will be the first speaker as the Press Club resumes its regular weekly luncheon meetings at Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Honoré will discuss legislative issues pertaining to the Green Army and his investigation of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program. There will be social distancing, and masks will be required except when eating.
At the last minute, both candidates in the runoff for the 2nd Congressional District, Karen Carter Peterson and Troy Carter, have canceled their appearances at today’s scheduled candidate forum, sponsored by the Press Club of Baton Rouge. The event had been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 19, at the Burden Conference Center at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens.
The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host a forum on Monday, April 19, for the two candidates in the runoff for the 2nd Congressional District, Karen Carter Peterson and Troy Carter, both Democrats and both state senators from New Orleans. The hour-long forum will start at 1:30 p.m. and will be at the Burden Conference Center at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane South, at the intersection with I-10. Masks will be required, and there will be social distancing. Parking is free at the center. Jim Engster, president of the Press Club, will moderate. Only members of the media and the Press Club will be allowed to ask questions. The election is April 24. The 2nd Congressional District is a majority Black district, centered in New Orleans but stretches up the Mississippi River to north Baton Rouge.
Beginning Monday, May 3, at 11:30 a.m., we will resume our weekly, in-person Press Club luncheon meetings at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant. The cost will be $20 for Press Club members (join now if you haven’t already) and $25 for nonmembers. We look forward to seeing you. There will be social distancing, and masks will be required when not eating.