Governor Wolf visits Erie to try to improve race


Governor Wolf stops in Erie today sitting down with local elected officials and the African American Community discussing racial disparities.  

After last year’s USA Today article claiming Erie as the worst city for African Americans, the conversation on how to change that continues, the governor coming to Erie today saying he wants to hear directly from the people of Erie about the issues.  

Today, a complete panel of African American community members, business owners, and religious leaders met with Mayor Joe Schember, County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper, and Governor Wolf.  The panel discussed racial disparities and challenges facing the African American Community in Erie. 

Some panelists say Erie’s Black Community faces significant challenges regarding poverty, median…

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