February 22, 2018

PHOTOS: Senator Young Hosts Fair Shot Agenda Roundtable in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) hosted his third Fair Shot Agenda roundtable at the Fort Wayne Urban League. The discussion featured speakers representing Fort Wayne non-profits, law enforcement, health, education, and other community groups. Click here to view a full list of speakers.

“This week, I’ve heard from community leaders in Indianapolis, Hammond, and Fort Wayne, and it’s clear that we all share the desire to help our fellow Hoosiers succeed,” said Senator Young. “The feedback I’ve received will be very helpful in determining what steps can be taken to remove obstacles that stand in the way for many Hoosiers, whether its access to affordable housing, transportation, job training, child care or drug treatment programs. I look forward to continuing this ongoing conversation about how to create a fair shot for all Hoosiers.” 

The Fair Shot Agenda focuses on four key areas: opportunity, safety, health, and better government.

  • Opportunity: How do we improve opportunities for upward mobility, a quality education, and a good-paying job? Senator Young has highlighted apprenticeship programs, career and technical training, innovative solutions for funding higher education, such as Income Share Agreements, and improved access to affordable housing as potential solutions.
  • Safety: How do we ensure the safety of Indiana communities and protect our national security interests? Senator Young highlighted his recently passed legislation, the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act, as one measure that can help.
  • Better Government: How do we create smarter and more efficient government programs that better serve Hoosiers? Senator Young highlighted his recently passed legislation to expand social impact partnerships, which leverage evidence-based public-private funding partnerships to solve some of the nation’s most pressing social challenges.

Click here for more information on the Fair Shot Agenda.

What they are saying:

“Lutheran Social Services of Indiana (LSSI) welcomes this discussion with Senator Young as we together we strive for partnerships between human services and government programs to assist families. Senator Young’s Fair Shot Agenda is well aligned with LSSI’s outcomes and focus to empower families to move toward economic and family stability. We look forward to working with Senator Young to bring meaningful positive change to the lives of Northeast Indiana residents and Hoosiers across the state,” said Angie Moellering, President & CEO, Lutheran Social Services of Indiana.

“Even our most vulnerable neighborhoods in Fort Wayne are full of great people that are invested and want the best for their neighborhoods. When neighbors are equipped with opportunity, resources, a safe environment, and people that will advocate for them, their neighborhoods will begin to thrive and transform. Our community needs plans like the Fair Shot Agenda by Senator Young to allow us all to succeed in the goals we aspire for our lives. NeighborLink has a deep desire to see neighbors-helping-neighbors overcome their life’s circumstances to create healthy community, and we think this agenda has promise,” said Andrew Hoffman, Executive Director, Neighborhood Link.