Indiana’s premier voice for technology-related public policy urged action to address systemic racism it said has plagued the nation for too long.
“We simply cannot have a thriving tech community in Indiana without diversity, inclusion and equality. These values are key pillars of our policy advocacy, but we know we must do more,” the Indiana Technology & Innovation Association said in a June 5 news release.
“Our Place Policy Committee will take a hard look at how we can identify and advocate for specific policy proposals for the next legislative session to improve diversity and inclusion within the tech community and beyond, and to combat systemic racism in Indiana,” it said.
“We also urge our state and local leaders to do the same, and work to enact meaningful policy reforms. We pledge to foster these conversations within our own association, listen and do our part to affect change.”