Hi there, Friend!
Indiana legislators are headed back to the Statehouse for one day only on Tuesday, May 24.
You may recall that HB 1041, "Participation in School Sports" passed through both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly. This legislation will ban transgender girls from playing school sports. MCCOY joined advocates from all over the state to oppose this transphobic legislation because we need to ensure that ALL children, regardless of gender identity, are given the same opportunities as their peers to participate in school sports and live in an inclusive environment.
We were thrilled to see that Governor Holcomb voteod HB1041, stating that the bill was addressing a problem that did not exist to his knowledge.
Shortly after, however, Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston said GOP lawmakers will use this special session to vote to override Holcomb’s veto and put the ban into law.
This is why we are joining our friends at the ACLU of Indiana for the Statehouse Day to Let Kids Play. We are better as a state when trans youth are included, welcomed, and supported.
Read below for a schedule of events for the day and click on the link to join us by telling legislators to let kids play!
Thanks for your support!
- All of us at Marion County Commission on Youth, Inc.
Schedule of Events for May 24
10:30-11:30am: Games and activities on the South Lawn* of the Statehouse for kids and big kids alike. (*If there is rain, all activities will be moved to the South Atrium inside the Statehouse)
11:30-Noon: Lunch will be provided
Noon-1:00pm: Rally for Hoosier Youth with speakers inside the Statehouse in the South Atrium.