EVANSVILLE, IND. (WEHT) — The Indiana Black Caucus makes a stop in Evansville today during its seven city tour across the state.
State leaders came together to update residents in the Tri-State on current legislation. Representatives stood and gave personal testimonies about their own battles for equality and engaged with the public through a Q&A. State Representative Robin Shackleford said the meetings are not just to inform the public on how legislation works, but also to motivate them to use their own voice.
“If we are going to be the change agent, then we really need to be involved in that change process. And people talk about we need change, but we are that change,” said Shackleford. “So I just want people to know that if the time is now, and the time is now, than you should be taking part in that process and being a part of that change.”
Shackleford said she, and other representatives, are easily accessible. She said she gets push alerts on her phone so if anyone emails her a concern, she is able to respond to them within 48 hours.
The statewide town hall series continues in South Bend on July 27th, Terre Haute on August 3rd and concludes in Hammond on August 17th.
(This story was originally published on July 13, 2019)