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Indiana Black Legislative Caucus holds town hall in Fort Wayne

The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus made a stop in Fort Wayne to give an update on what's going on in the state house so far.

Posted: Jun 16, 2019 9:38 PM
Updated: Jun 17, 2019 8:18 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -  The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus is holding a statewide town hall. They made a stop at Turner Chapel A.M.E where the hot button topics ranged from education, the court system and public health.

Having an open forum like this not only helps the people who are serving, but helps voters keep up with what's going on.

"A lot of people can't make it to the state house especially when we meet during wintertime, so it's good to bring out what we did during sessions. A lot of these bills go into effect July 1st, and they are very important to people's lives," State Representative Robin Shackleford said.

The Fort Wayne Allen county Chapter of the NAACP who also sponsored this event said it's important to know who your elected officials are when these bills are passed.

"If you are not at the table, you don't have a voice. If you know who is at the table then you can help them to amplify your voice, so it's extremely important that we started today with discussing advocacy. Advocacy is just that. Moving forward with the agenda at hand, so we announced who are legislators are for the Fort Wayne area we discussed how that area can be improved, and we need to have a voice at the table," Linda Durril with the NAACP said.

She said the main way to do that is by voting.

The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus said they plan to keep everyone up to date on certain bills as well through their social media.

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