The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus has detailed its agenda for the 2019 Indiana General Assembly. The group’s legislative priorities include the adoption of hate crimes legislation, as well as an increase in teacher pay.
State Representative Robin Shackleford (D-Indianapolis), chair of the IBLC, says the group’s focus this year will center on four areas: Economic Empowerment, Educational Obtainment, Health Access, and Social/Criminal Justice. She says they intend to offer a broad range of legislation in those areas.
"In many instances, it has taken too long to get these issues before the General Assembly, and we do not intend to wait any longer to get them in place," Shackleford said in a news release. "These issues not only reflect the will of the IBLC, but they have been brought up time and again when our members have traveled to all corners of the state for our town halls. These are concerns expressed by minorities across Indiana, and they deserve to be heard."
The IBLC members listed four primary issues of concern they hope to address during the legislative session. They include hate crimes, teacher pay increases, a study of violent crime, and traffic amnesty.
You can learn more about the IBLC’s legislative agenda in detail below: