A diverse group of Hoosiers from around the state spoke at a digital town hall Thursday night, held by Faith in Indiana. Much of the discussion was focused on a need for more government assistance in the face of COVID-19.
Speakers included Indiana education leaders, a health-care worker, a formerly incarcerated individual, a woman in need of health insurance and elected officials.
The Who Cares For Us Town Hall called on Gov. Eric Holcomb to do more to help those hardest hit.
Anna Gonzales is a mother and the daughter of immigrants, whose family lost work at an upscale Fort Wayne restaurant and don’t recieve unemployment, or stimulus aid because of undocumented status.
“Even though we had been paying taxes for 20 years,” says Gonzales. “The 20 years we’ve been in Indiana.”