Hi there, Friend!
It is officially "halftime" at the Indiana State House. By this upcoming Wednesday, any bills that do not pass out of the House or Senate, depending on their original chamber of origin, won't be "making it to the play-offs this year." Though some good bills will die at this point, our fight for the remaining good ones will continue!
We also want to address an unfortunate event that took place yesterday on the State House floor when lawmakers got into a heated and emotional debate regarding a school-districting bill that some see as discriminatory. You can read more about what happened here and here.
Respect, active listening, and decency are necessary, deserved components when discussing legislation that help our state's most vulnerable people. What happened at the Indiana Statehouse yesterday was a divisive, abhorrent display of inappropriate behavior by many of our lawmakers, and Hoosiers are worthy of so much more than heckling from those we elected to their current positions of leadership. MCCOY will continue to advocate for legislation that is anti-racist and it is our hope that legislators will consider the racial implications of the bills that they introduce and the legislation that they pass.
Wishing you a safe and warm weekend,