FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Belinda Drake Statement on her Opponent Saying “All Lives Matter”
Indianapolis, IN – (July 3, 2020) “I was very disheartened to see and hear what my opponent said to Ashley Nicole Black in the video for Samantha Bee. Especially when he said he wasn’t even willing to learn more or gain more information about Black Lives Matter. We have a lot of space to grow here in Indiana and it’s heartbreaking that we would even have someone in leadership speak this way about any community.”
“I appreciate the leadership of Senator Eddie Melton and his support on this as well as that of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus.”
“It doesn’t matter to me who my opponent is. I’m running a positive campaign based on the issues that are important to voters in my district. There is a lot of work to do for the people of District 32 and all Hoosiers. It takes bold leadership and new ideas to take on the deeply entrenched systems in Indiana, to rebuild these systems and deliver real results for families and communities in my district.”
“The real work of creating change for Black lives rests in our ability to change the hearts and minds of people who are just like my opponent. What concerns me is that even if he resigns, he still carries these beliefs and this unwillingness to learn more. I really pray that he can open up his heart to change for Black lives.”
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About Belinda Drake for Indiana State Senate:
Belinda Drake is a progressive Democratic candidate for Indiana State Senate in District 32. Committed to putting people over politics, Belinda will serve her communities with a bold and inclusive vision to bring positive change and progress for the people of Senate District 32 and for all Hoosiers. Belinda was born and raised in Gary, IN, and has been a resident and member of the far eastside Indianapolis community for the last 3 years. Belinda graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in political science and a minor in legal studies from IUPUI and has worked on the campaign trail for United States Congressman Andre Carson, Indiana State Senator J.D. Ford, City Councilor Crista Carlino, and many other Democratic party candidates at the state and local levels. Belinda has served on the board for the Indiana Stonewall Democrats and as the treasurer for the Lawrence Township Democrats. Belinda currently serves as the 7th District Chair for the Indiana Young Democrats, as the Racial Justice & Diversity Coordinator for Indiana NOW (National Organization for Women), and as a National Delegate for the Indiana Democratic Party to the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
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