Bernie Sanders to appear at Louisiana Democrats event in New Orleans _lowres

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a the National Council of La Raza Annual Conference, Monday, July 13, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will be among the guests at the Louisiana Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in New Orleans later this month.

Sanders has been in the U.S. Senate since 2006, following a 16-year stint in the U.S. House.