Social Justice

Pol Statement on Committee Passage of SB 415

INDIANAPOLIS— This morning, the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee unanimously passed SB 415, authored by Senator Rodney Pol (D-Chesterton). The legislation prohibits law enforcement from knowingly providing false statements or information to children during an interrogation. The legislation was also amended in committee to [...]

2023-02-21T14:04:18-05:00February 21st, 2023|

Breaux Op-Ed: Library Board should aim to serve the community

As a concerned citizen of Indianapolis and a patron of our wonderful Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) system, I am concerned about recent decisions made by the Indianapolis Public Library Board, specifically regarding what can only be described as a botched hiring process for IndyPL's new [...]

2023-01-09T10:19:14-05:00January 9th, 2023|

Ford Calls on HHC to Withdraw Case from SCOTUS Consideration

INDIANAPOLIS—On Thursday, State Senator J.D. Ford (D-Indianapolis) joined community activists, elected leaders and Congressional leadership in calling on Health and Hospital Corp. of Marion County to withdraw their case, HHC v. Talevski, from consideration before the Supreme Court. “HHC v. Talevski puts the legal rights [...]

2022-10-20T14:06:51-04:00October 20th, 2022|

Pol Comments on Health Committee Hearing on Cannabis

INDIANAPOLIS— Today, the Interim Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Human Services heard testimony on Delta 8, Delta 9, and other THC products regarding potential health benefits, potential decriminalization, and other potential consequences. State Senator Rodney Pol Jr. (D-Chesterton) offered the following statement about [...]

2022-09-20T16:25:32-04:00September 20th, 2022|

Yoder Responds to SCOTUS’s Dobbs Ruling

BLOOMINGTON—Today, the Supreme Court issued their decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The opinion reneges on 5 decades of previous law, essentially overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling and returning the issue of abortion to individual states. State Senator Shelli Yoder [...]

2022-06-28T15:31:03-04:00June 24th, 2022|

Ford Statement on the Senate passage of HB 1041

INDIANAPOLIS—On Monday, HB 1041—legislation that would ban transgender girls from playing in girls’ K-12 sports teams — passed out of the Senate. State Senator J.D Ford (D-Indianapolis) released the following statement in response: “Today, I was disappointed and heartbroken to see HB 1041 advance here [...]

2022-03-01T16:32:34-05:00March 1st, 2022|
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