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Indiana Republican's diversity classes set to begin in January

The inaugural class is comprised of 17 Hoosiers from eight different counties.
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Posted at 11:19 AM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 11:19:32-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Republican Party's first diversity series class is set to begin in January.

The state Republican Party announced the launch of its "Indiana Republican Diversity Leadership Series" in July to increase the engagement of minorities.

The class comprises monthly seminars, leadership training, and a trip to Washington, D.C. in the end. Sessions run through June and cover topics including civic engagement, campaign management, communication, and government levels.

“As we’ve planned this program, I’ve gotten really excited about the opportunities that are ahead for our inaugural class,” Whitley Yates, the party’s director of diversity and engagement, said. “The class is getting a front-row seat to Indiana government and the Republicans leaders who guide our state and our communities. With an open door of opportunity and mentorship, I know this impressive class has even more impressive accomplishments ahead in their future.”

The inaugural class of 17 Hoosiers represents a wide range of backgrounds and communities from eight different counties. Their experience includes military, law enforcement, ministerial and public service, technology, entrepreneurial, nonprofit, and government leadership.

“I’m thrilled to welcome this impressive group of Hoosiers to our inaugural class,” Kyle Hupfer, the chairman of the Indiana Republican Party, said. “With their depth and breadth of experience, I know they will dive right into the program, as they’re guided to exciting opportunities to make a difference. I’ve repeatedly said as a party we’re committed to building long-term, authentic relationships with historically underrepresented communities – and I can’t wait to see the deep relationships formed through this program and beyond.”