Category: Action

Sierra Club — “State Approves Much Smaller Rate Increase For Duke Energy Customers”
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Sierra Club — “State Approves Much Smaller Rate Increase For Duke Energy Customers”

Wendy Bredhold is with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign in Indiana. “This coal plant is way too expensive for customers and is not needed,” she said.

Sierra Club — “Activists criticize plan to keep 1 coal-fired plant”
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Sierra Club — “Activists criticize plan to keep 1 coal-fired plant”

The Herald, June 22, 2020 EVANSVILLE — A utility that serves about 145,000 customers in southwestern Indiana plans to close three coal-fired power plants while adding solar and wind power as part…

Sierra Club — “Vectren Plans To Go 60 Percent Renewable Energy By 2025”
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Sierra Club — “Vectren Plans To Go 60 Percent Renewable Energy By 2025”

Wendy Bredhold is with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign in Indiana. She says this new plan is a big improvement — but Vectren still hopes to keep its remaining coal unit at its F. B. Culley Generating Station in Warrick County running for another two decades.

Gendernexus — “Survey reveals gaps in services available to Indianapolis’ LGBTQ+community”
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Gendernexus — “Survey reveals gaps in services available to Indianapolis’ LGBTQ+community”

“These results are heartbreaking and demand action,” said GenderNexus Executive Director Julie Walsh.

Sierra Club — “Indiana regulators decline to scrutinize IPL coal practices but continue Duke review”
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Sierra Club — “Indiana regulators decline to scrutinize IPL coal practices but continue Duke review”

Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive, June 9, 2020 Dive Brief: Indiana regulators last week denied Sierra Club’s motion to open a subdocket on Indianapolis Power and Light’s (IPL) coal plant operations, despite opening a subdocket…

Women4Change — “Contact legislators regarding Indiana’s gender pay gap”
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Women4Change — “Contact legislators regarding Indiana’s gender pay gap”

The gender pay gap is a complex problem, touching on a variety of issues such as paid family leave, pregnancy accommodations, and childcare accessibility. Women4Change stands with Hoosier women by advocating for progress in all of these areas.

Sierra Club — “Controversial coal bill passes off the House floor, heads to Indiana Senate”
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Sierra Club — “Controversial coal bill passes off the House floor, heads to Indiana Senate”

“The controversial Indiana bill that could delay closing coal plants and raise rates for customers is still alive and on its way to the Senate.”

Women4Change — “Letter: Indiana’s sex crime statute needs reform”
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Women4Change — “Letter: Indiana’s sex crime statute needs reform”

Currently, Indiana does not have a legal definition. In very basic terms, in our state, sex without consent is not a crime unless there is force, the threat of force or incapacitation.

CIC — “Letters: Speak out against rising anti-Semitism, hate speech, bigotry”
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CIC — “Letters: Speak out against rising anti-Semitism, hate speech, bigotry”

“All faith traditions embrace the idea of peace,” said David Shaheed, Center for Interfaith Cooperation’s board chair. “None of us can be at peace if members of other faiths are living in fear of threats and attacks.”

OBAT Helpers — “Franciscan team provides medical care to refugee camp”
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OBAT Helpers — “Franciscan team provides medical care to refugee camp”

Since October 2017, OBAT Helpers has been working inside the camp to help improve access to health care, education and economic empowerment to the Rohingya population. OBAT Helpers is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit founded to care for refugees in Bangladesh.