Merski hosting Black History Month virtual town hall on Feb. 17

ERIE, Feb. 15 – State Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, is hosting a virtual town hall at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 to discuss issues impacting Erie’s Black residents and other residents of color.

“Black residents and other people of color have invested decades of effort to help build our community, yet most still face an unequal return on that investment compared to white residents when it comes to health care, education, jobs and general quality of life,” Merski said. “Our live event Feb. 17 will be a dialog to discuss these issues and what we can do to bring about change.

“I encourage everyone to tune in and become a part of the conversation.”

Those interested in attending the live online Teams event or learning more should send their name and e-mail address to Merski’s office by emailing or calling (814) 455-6319.

The event also will be livestreamed on Merski’s Facebook page.