May 8, 2017. Tristate homepage.com.
More than a thousand people packed the Old National Events Plaza to tell local officials what they want done to better the area.
Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment (CAJE) is an organization that works to fight for justice in the Tri-State Area.
Each year the group researches different aspects of the community that they believe need attention and host an event to tell local government leaders.
This year, they asked for more funding to the affordable housing trust fund, for more officers to be equipped with Narcan and for more programs to be in place to assist the mentally ill.
“When you have 14 hundred people asking you to do something” said CAJE Treasurer Julie Dougan “and these are people that elected you to office and might re-elect you to office they tend to listen.”
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