People packed the pews inside a south-side church Sunday – not to worship but to attend a Families First Town Hall.
The diverse crowd included young families and senior citizens of various ethnicities at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Along with calling for an end to Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainments, speakers advocated for investments in early childhood education, jail diversion programs and strategies to reduce homicide rates.
The Families First platform is an initiative of Faith in Indiana and Act Indiana.
The more than 350 attendees were challenged to join a canvassing effort in the 10 weeks leading up to the midterm election. Faith in Indiana seeks to reach 10,000 disaffected, minority and excluded voters.