Andrade, Harris meet with congressional delegation, local Hispanic leaders to discuss advancing Hispanic community
MERRILLVILLE, IN – Today, State Rep. Mike Andrade (D-Munster) and State Rep. Earl Harris Jr. (D-East Chicago) joined U.S. Congressman Frank J. Mrvan (IN-01) and U.S. Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) for a Hispanic Community Roundtable at Purdue University Northwest. Topics of discussion with the Latino leaders panel included immigration, education, health care and small business resources.
“As one of two Hispanic legislators in the Indiana House of Representatives, I know firsthand the importance of representation in government,” Andrade said. “Having the ability to sit down and listen to members of the local Hispanic community will help us to better represent our constituents and hear concerns affecting the daily lives of Hoosiers.”
“This afternoon was a great opportunity for lawmakers to hear from members of Indiana's Hispanic community about their concerns,” Harris said. “As a legislator who is both African American and Hispanic, I know that being heard and feeling represented in your government can lead to increased civic engagement which benefits everyone in the state.”