IBLC issues statement on insurrection and planned U.S. Capitol violence, introduces Advocacy Works Series
INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Robin Shackleford (D-Indianapolis), Chair of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus (IBLC), issued the following statement in response to the chaotic protests at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6:
“The destructive events at the Capitol last week were an attempt to hold our nation in the same place we've been in for the past four years: a time of division, anger, and mourning,” Shackleford said.
“We must not allow ourselves to dwell in the struggles these last few years have thrown at us, but rather look at the road ahead of us. With the new year and new legislative session, we have an opportunity to move forward and grow as a state and nation.
“No single person can lift the weight of the past off of our present. Only with unity and compassion can we truly create powerful, positive change. To that end, the IBLC will be conducting a weekly virtual advocacy series, starting Friday at 11 a.m. EST, to promote more effective communication between communities and their legislators and keep our supporters informed of how they can assist in pushing through proposed legislation.
“The IBLC will also continue to lead by example and collaborate with our colleagues across the aisle, community members, corporate partners and faith-based leaders in our legislative efforts. We ask that all Hoosiers be safe during these uncertain times and join us in being united in our choice to do better for our state and nation.”