Category: Action

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.

Sierra Club — “Environmental groups want U.S. Steel to pay bigger fine for 2017 chemical spill”
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Sierra Club — “Environmental groups want U.S. Steel to pay bigger fine for 2017 chemical spill”

Lake Michigan and all the Great Lakes are a treasured resource and drinking-water source and deserve the highest level of protection, Alliance for the Great Lakes president Joel Brammeier said in discussing the letter.

OBAT Helpers & JCRC — “Local doctors assist Rohingya people in crisis in Bangladesh as alleged genocide case moves forward”
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OBAT Helpers & JCRC — “Local doctors assist Rohingya people in crisis in Bangladesh as alleged genocide case moves forward”

If you would like to get involved with the work OBAT is doing here or abroad, please visit obathelpers.org to learn more.

CHIP — “‘Opportunity to reflect’: Service honors 58 homeless who died in Marion County in 2019”
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CHIP — “‘Opportunity to reflect’: Service honors 58 homeless who died in Marion County in 2019”

“I think it’s a real opportunity to reflect as a community on the stark realities and challenges people experiencing homelessness are facing,” Chelsea Haring-Cozzi, the coalition’s executive director, told IndyStar. “And for many, that becomes a real matter of life and death.”

CHIP — “Wheeler Mission asks for coat donations, resources for those struggling in cold”
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CHIP — “Wheeler Mission asks for coat donations, resources for those struggling in cold”

The Handbook of Help, published by the the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, lists 11 emergency shelters and 12 clothing pantries around Indianapolis.

Sierra Club, “Last chance for public comment on Vectren’s search for new power sources”
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Sierra Club, “Last chance for public comment on Vectren’s search for new power sources”

Wendy Bredhold, senior campaign representative covering Indiana and Kentucky for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, said the group will deliver more than 500 petitions to Vectren at the Friday meeting.