LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- A groups of University of Louisiana at Lafayette students have organized event to address concerns of the city and parish’s new administration.
The Student Action & Organizing Committee is hosting the public event Monday, Feb. 17, at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
“Mayor President Accountability Day aims to cultivate more engaged, aware, and empowered citizens through conversation and civil discourse,” organizers said in a statement. “We believe holding local elected officials accountable begins with an empowered community demanding integrity between politicians’ words and their actions, especially during campaigns for office.”
Learn more about the event here.
Guillory said his office was not contacted by organizers. Through a spokesperson, he made the following statement about the event: “I applaud my fellow citizens as they exercise their first amendment right to peacefully assemble. I wish them the best and am honored to serve as their Mayor-President.“