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Mitch Landrieu Teams with Mayors Across the U.S. to Honor Paris Climate Agreement


In an open letter published Thursday (6.1), mayors across America responded to President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord with a defiant statement promising to adopt, honor and uphold the climate change agreement. Pledging support in the letter was New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. 


Mayor Mitch Landrieu Talks Monuments and POTUS Plans on 'Meet the Press'


In an interview on "Meet the Press," Mayor Mitch Landrieu spoke with NBC host Chuck Todd about everything from the "symbolic move" of the monuments removal to his future plans once he leaves office this fall. Watch the interview below. 


Mitch for POTUS 2020?

Mayor Landrieu Might Be Looking to Make U.S. A Crescent Country



While fissures appear to be forming within the GOP, Republicans and Democrats alike are already looking to potential presidential candidates for the next election. Top 2020 contenders include expected names like Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Joe Biden, along with another that is less well-known in D.C. circles — Mitch Landrieu. 


Mayor Landrieu Speaks Shortly Before the Final Monument Comes Down


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Shortly before the take down of the Robert E. Lee monument, Mayor Mitch Landrieu shared an impassioned explanation for his work to remove four controversial statues honoring the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy” from the city’s landscape, and how the city can move forward. 


Desiree Charbonnet, Possible Mayoral Contender, Has 'Something Important' to Share


We here at NoDef aren’t ones for gossip, but community speculation has had it for months that Desiree Charbonnet would run for Mayor of New Orleans this fall when current Mayor Mitch Landrieu leaves office. Though she has always shied from directly commenting on a possible mayoral run with the press, Charbonnet announced today that she has an “important announcement” to share with the city. 


NOLA Continues Take Down of Confederate Monuments


Two down, two to go. Early Thursday morning, the City of New Orleans removed the controversial Jefferson Davis monument from its location in Mid-City at the intersection of Canal Street and Jefferson Davis Parkway. It was the second take down in a series of four monuments honoring the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy” that Mayor Mitch Landrieu has pledged to remove from the city’s landscape, following the dismantling of the Battle of Liberty Place monument late last month. 


Watch: Senator Bill Cassidy on Jimmy Kimmel Live


On Monday (5.8) night, Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk healthcare reforms in the United States. Watch the clip below.


Urban Redevelopment Leader Dr. Eric Anthony Johnson to Run for City Council


Dr. Eric Anthony Johnson has dedicated his life to the betterment of his hometown of New Orleans through extensive work in real estate, academia, and public policy. This week, he announced his intent to add another role to his lengthy list of positions to better his home: a position in the New Orleans City Council. 


Justice Dept. Announces No Charges Against Officers Responsible for Alton Sterling’s Death


As NoDef reported on Tuesday (5.2), The Department of Justice announced today that the two Baton Rouge officers involved in the death of Alton Sterling in July 2016 will not face federal charges. 


Cop Killers of Alton Sterling Will Not Face Charges, Report Says


This summer will mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Alton Sterling. The Baton Rouge resident was shot and killed by police on July 5th by two local police officers, in an incident that inspired protests and marches throughout the country. On Tuesday (5.2) afternoon, it was reported that the Justice Department will not file charges against the two Baton Rouge police officers, who shot Sterling several times at short range.


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