‘Chewbacca Mom’ among speakers at Rokita safety summit

Todd Rokita's official portrait from the 112th Congress.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Congressman Todd Rokita (R-4th District) and his wife held a safety summit Thursday for women, and a viral internet celebrity was among the guests.

The event was held at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville.

It featured speakers from the FBI, Indiana State Police and the House of Representatives.

Candace Payne, who skyrocked to overnight fame as “Chewbacca Mom,” was a keynote speaker. She talked about the importance of staying positive in a negative world.

Human trafficking, active shooter situations and drug epidemics were among the other topics discussed.

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