INDIANAPOLIS-Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) released the following statement in response to the governor reaffirming his stance on blocking the resettlement of refugees in Indiana.
“The governor’s continued rejection of this family in need reinforces his tendency to place our reputation as a welcoming state at risk.
“This is about helping children and families with nothing left and nowhere to turn. We know in times of great peril, Hoosiers step up, stand together and offer a helping hand.
“Hoosiers prescribe to the belief that when people are hungry, we should give them food. When they are thirsty, we give them drink. And when they are a stranger, we welcome them.
“We see that mindset in action every day, in every corner of the state and I hope Governor Pence is mindful of this.
“When faced with the opportunity to show the world what Hoosiers stand for, I hope the governor ultimately chooses to base his decisions on facts over fear.”
Sen. Lanane represents Indiana Senate District 25 which includes portions of Madison and Delaware counties, including the City of Muncie and the southeastern portion of the City of Anderson. For more information on Sen. Lanane, his legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit www.indianasenatedemocrats.org/S25 .