Governor Listens to Concerns of Erie’s African-American Communit – Erie News Now

Members of Erie’s African-American community are expecting more help from the state after a roundtable discussion with the Governor Tom Wolf this afternoon.

Wolf sat down with the African-American community leaders at the Climate Changers Halfway House on East 11th Street.  He listed to their concerns for an hour and a half.  Much of the discussion centered on employment.  1 in 4 African-Americans in Erie, currently,  do not have a job. The discussion also centered on a USA Today report, published in November.  It named Erie as the Worst City in America for African-Americans.

Many in the audience asked for increased funding  for educational and mentoring programs.  Both Governor Wolf and the community leaders believe today’s session will produce results.

“I think this is a great and…

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