Fort Wayne, Indiana – On August 3, candidates for the Indiana General Assembly will appear at a public forum to share their views on disability issues. Meet the candidates and hear what they have to say about funding public transportation, the future of health care reform, and more. Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority ended service last month. Will more services close their doors, or should Indiana spend some of its $2.2 billion surplus to keep struggling systems operating? The Supreme Court recently ruled that the federal government cannot force states to expand Medicaid enrollment. Should Indiana expand the program or opt out? Find out what the candidates think.
The forum will be on August 3, 4:30 to 6:30 pm, at the Parkview Field Lincoln Event Center. The forum will be followed by a short reception with refreshments.
Candidates attending include Senator David Long, Charles T. Keen, Representative Winfield Moses, Martin Carbaugh, Representative Bob Morris, Lee Jordan, Representative Phyllis Pond, Representative Kathy Heuer, John Good, Representative Phil GiaQuinta, James Hanson, and Evan Smith.
The Northeast Indiana Disability Advocacy Coalition is a consortium of 14 disability organizations in Northeast Indiana. The Coalition’s mission is to be a common voice and to advocate for equal opportunities on behalf of the disability community. The Coalition engages in a variety of programs and events designed to improve the lives of people with disabilities, including voter registration drives and educational and self-improvement grants.
The NEIDAC member organizations are: Aging and In Home Services, AWS Foundation, Children’s Autism Center, Community Transportation Network (CTN), Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana (DSANI), Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana, Inc., Encourage, Empower & Enjoy the Autism Spectrum, Family Voices Indiana, Fifth Freedom, Goodwill Industries of NE Indiana, The League for the Blind and Disabled, Passages, Inc., Pathfinder Services, and Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities.