"Indianapolis is an exciting place. We have come a long way in the past seven years. I am proud of Indianapolis, and truly believe we have even brighter days ahead."
Our Hoosier Heart, our collective social conscience, demands that we care for people in deeply human ways. We need better educations for our kids to compete in the global marketplace, our hungry need to be fed, our jobless need training not handouts, our addicts need treatment not prison …
The biggest problems we face today are not political, or religious or even moral in nature. Our problems are hidden deep in decaying neighborhoods. Hungry kids are attending substandard schools. Adults are wasting away in our prisons.
No governor or politician or state agency or institution can address today’s challenges alone. But together we can accept these challenges. Together we can surmount these challenges. Together we will.