Lt. Gov. Landrieu Honored by National Association of Black Journalists -- 03/11/2005
LT. GOV. MITCH LANDRIEU HONORED
Recognized for Commitment to Promoting the Principle of Diversity in Government
New Orleans, LA – On Friday, March 11, Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu was honored at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) “Newsmakers Luncheon,” where he received an award for his commitment to promoting the principle of diversity in government.
“My administration has developed five key principles to govern by - the first being ‘our diversity is a strength, not a weakness,’” Lt. Governor Landrieu said. “To be a leader of the New South, Louisiana must put her best foot forward and her best players on the field. In order to get the best and the brightest, you have to pull not just from one pot, but from all the pots we have in the state.”
During his remarks, Landrieu discussed how important it is for journalists to have the courage to ask questions that lead to a higher ground of discourse. He encouraged the NABJ to bring its national convention to the great state of Louisiana. In addition, Landrieu said the state would honored to host the Unity conference which could bring African American, Hispanic, Asian American and Native American professional and student journalists from across the country to see what Louisiana has to offer.