IMPORTANT — Save the dates — I&M Rate Case Hearings

Locations have now been announced and CAC’s factsheet has been updated to reflect this information. If you need printed copies of the fact sheet ordered, or someone to stop by to speak with a community group please let me know. If you’d be able to help make calls from home to Sierra Club supporters to invite them to attend the hearings; or if you’d be able to write a letter to the local paper about the upcoming hearings to help spread the word — please let me know. Also, please let me know if you plan to attend the hearings!

CAC’s website…/im-aep-wants-you-pay-least-24-more… & fact sheet…/default/files/06-20-19%20I%26M%204…

Hearing Details:

The Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) makes a presentation at 5:30 pm (attendance is optional), and the Public Field Hearings will begin at 6:00 pm. Public Hearings continue into the evening, ending once everyone who wants to speak has had a chance to do so. If you plan to testify at the hearing, please be sure to sign-in at the OUCC table when entering the building.

SOUTH BEND: 7/11/19, South Bend: South Bend Century Center Recital Hall, 120 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 46601

MUNCIE: 7/15/19, Muncie: LA Pittenger Student Center Cardinal Hall B, Ball State University, 2000 W. University Ave., 47306

FORT WAYNE: 7/16/19, Fort Wayne: Walb Student Union Classic Ballroom, Purdue University at Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., 46805

Our Healing Kitchen – Press Release 6/29/19

Wonderful news!! The Fort Wayne NAACP Branch 3049 will be facilitating a Our HEALing Kitchen Class at Pilgrim Baptist Church starting July 1st, 2019. The grant is sponsored by St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Parkview Health.

This grant comes at a time where the branch is also volunteering at Victory and Heritage Community Gardens as a part of the Environmental Climate Justice initiative. Our goal is to introduce healthy food options and their preparation to single parents and their children.

The instructor is Stacia Kelly, Health Chair. Stacia was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN. She attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN where she studied Agricultural Business Management; however, graduated with a B.S. in Management at the School of Consumer and Family Sciences. She also completed a Master’s in Business Administration at Strayer University. She is currently working on a Doctorate at Indiana Wesleyan University. She’s always had love for the community and humanitarianism. She was proudly awarded the Fort Wayne Seratoma Award (Service to Mankind) in 2005. As a minority African American Woman, She has built a history of effective leadership contributions as a Manager improving bottom-line profitability, operational efficiency, and team morale. The strength of her skills are assisting an organization in directing improvements through vision, planning, and empowerment. Stacia is also a member of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences also known as MANRRS. It is important to Stacia that she contributes to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in the careers and fields that they are most passionate about obtaining. In addition, keeping our communities healthy.

June Newsletter

Hate Crime Rally

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Inaugural Diversity Summit

We were present at Inaugural Diversity Summit! Thanks to all that stopped by our table to share and take part in the conversation about diversity and inclusion.

Indiana Black Legislative Caucus Town Hall

The Fort Wayne NAACP Branch 3049 hosted the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus Town Hall Meeting June 15th, 2019 at Turner Chapel AME Church. The Town Hall was a productive meeting as Fort Wayne residents came to ask questions and make sure their concerns were heard by the caucus

Upcoming Events

The Fort Wayne NAACP Branch 3049 will be facilitating an Our HEALing Kitchen class in July.

The 110th NAACP Nation Convention

EPA Launches ‘Green Interns Program’

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched the new Green Interns Program. The EPA Green Interns Program is an entry-level program for individuals interested in opportunities at EPA Headquarters offices in the Washington, D.C. area, as well as in the Regional offices in major cities throughout the U.S. EPA Green Interns will be part of a one-year program and will join the agency at the GS-7 level. After the one-year program ends, Green Interns are eligible for a seamless conversion into a career-conditional appointment with EPA.

To learn more about the Green Interns Program, visit

For more information, or to speak to the Green Intern Program Manager, please contact Ms. Piyachat Terrell at (202) 564-1856 or

Election Security Town Hall

Wednesday, June 19
8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT
Participant Dial-in:  866-757-0756

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Make election security a top priority

The Mueller report confirmed that Russia had interfered “in sweeping and systemic fashion.” It is clear that the Black community and our vote are targets of both domestic and international forces seeking to undermine our democracy.

The event will feature policymakers and thought leaders in a candid conversation about election security, the role of social and digital media, and how we can combat the attempts to diminish the political power of the African-American community.

Featured Speakers:

  • President Derrick Johnson, NAACP
  • Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Author, Economist, Civic Leader
  • Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, Brookings Institute, Center for Technology Innovation
  • Cheryl Contee, Chair, Netroots Nation Board of Directors
  • Malcolm Nance, Author, The Plot to Betray America

We have a president who is unwilling even to acknowledge this assault on our democracy, which is turning back the clock on political and social progress of the Black community. We must not allow our community to be treated as a political football or as a target for race-baiting and discord. This event will feature leaders in a candid conversation on how to combat the attempts to diminish the political power of the African-American community, through domestic or foreign interference.Wednesday, June 19, 2019
8:00  pm ET / 5:00 pm PT
Participant Dial-in:  866-757-0756 Listen Live Online