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Indiana Black Legislative Caucus to Host Series of Town Halls Across the State

The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus (IBLC) will be hosting a series of town halls around the state to share information about the laws that passed during the 2024 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly. During these town halls, Hoosiers will have an opportunity to provide feedback and input on the next session’s legislative priorities.

Indiana Black Legislative Caucus

Indiana’s minority communities share a long and proud history, a history that has provided hope and inspiration to generation after generation. Unfortunately, it is a history also marked by pain, struggle, and even bloodshed. The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus (IBLC) is working to overcome the wrongs of the past as we pursue the social and economic initiatives that make up our work at the Indiana Statehouse.

The members of the IBLC hold fast to the following principles as we work to develop policies and pass laws that will positively impact both minority communities and all Hoosiers throughout the state. These ideas are constantly changing to reflect the needs of Indiana’s citizens and the communities in which they live.

Caucus Schedule

The IBLC will host town halls on the following dates and locations:

Lawrence – April 13
12-2 p.m. (ET)
Government Center – Public Assembly Room
9001 E 59th Street, Lawrence, IN 46216

Evansville – May 11
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (CT) / 12- 2 p.m. (ET)
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library-Central – Browning Event Room-B
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Evansville, IN 47713

Elkhart – June 8
12 – 2 p.m. (ET)
Agape Baptist Church
248 W Wolfe Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46516

Michigan City – June 22
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (CT) / 12- 2 p.m. (ET)
Michigan City Public Library-Main Meeting Room
100 E. Fourth St., Michigan City, IN 46360

Fort Wayne – July 20
12 – 2 p.m. (ET)
Allen County Public LibraryMeeting Room AB
900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Gary – Aug. 17
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (CT) / 12 – 2 p.m. (ET)
IU Northwest Savannah Center-Bergland Auditorium
65 W 33rd Ave, Gary, IN 46408

For questions regarding the town halls, please contact Derion Searcey at

Why is the Black Legislative Caucus Important?

The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus, a group of 15 members of the state legislature dedicated to addressing issues important to the Black community in Indiana, has announced a six-part town hall series across the state. The series is intended to allow people to learn more about the legislation passed during the recent session and express their concerns and opinions before the next session. The town hall events will take place in various municipalities across the state, including Indianapolis, Evansville, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Gary, and via Zoom, offering diverse opportunities for the people of Indiana to engage with their elected officials.

By holding these events, the caucus aims to provide an open forum for constructive dialogue and give people a voice in shaping the state’s legislative agenda. In addition, the events will be an opportunity for the caucus members to listen to the people of Indiana and to work towards addressing the issues that matter most to them.

Providing A Platform for the Black Community

These town hall events are critical for the Black community in Indiana, as they provide a platform to discuss issues and concerns often overlooked in mainstream political discourse. By engaging with the Black community, the caucus can better understand the challenges this community faces and work towards finding solutions that benefit everyone in the state.

Overall, the Black Legislative Caucus’s town hall series is essential to building a more inclusive and equitable political system in Indiana. Through these events, the caucus hopes to foster dialogue and collaboration between elected officials and the people they serve, ultimately leading to policies that better reflect the needs and aspirations of all Hoosiers.