Harris re-elected to Board of Latino Legislative Leaders at annual conference
INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Earl Harris Jr. (D-East Chicago) is currently attending the Board of Latino Legislative Leaders (BLLL) Annual Conference in San Diego, California. On November 19, he was re-elected as Vice Chair of the organizations, a role he's served since 2020. Also on November 19, Harris led a moderated discussion panel titled “Discipline and Restorative Justice Practices in Schools.”
Formed in 2004, the BLLL is a non-partisan nonprofit comprised of Latino state legislative leaders from across the country. Its annual conference focuses on prioritizing policies to uplift Latino communities throughout the United States and cultivate the next generation of Latino leaders.
“Taking part in the BLLL annual conference is a great way to come together with other Latino legislators to be a voice for our community,” Harris said. “Our conference is a great way to come together and learn about one another's difficulties and successes as legislators during presentations. As one of only a handful of Latino legislators in the Indiana General Assembly, I know firsthand the importance of representation in government, and it's my hope that the work done by the BLLL will inspire more Latinos to run for their local government – whether at a county, city or state level. My hometown of East Chicago is roughly 55% Latino, and my hope is that my constituents and Latino Hoosiers throughout the state are uplifted by the work we're doing and that, one day, it won't be so rare to see a Latino legislator in the Indiana Statehouse.