Category: Newsmakers

MAI — “ACLU of Indiana, others urge people to reach out to lawmakers over Trump’s travel ban”
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MAI — “ACLU of Indiana, others urge people to reach out to lawmakers over Trump’s travel ban”

The ACLU of Indiana, Exodus Refugee Immigration and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana urged people Wednesday to contact their elected officials in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban against predominantly Muslim countries.

MAI — “Local Groups Urge Hope After Supreme Court OKs Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban”
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MAI — “Local Groups Urge Hope After Supreme Court OKs Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban”

Brandon Smith, "Local Groups Urge Hope After Supreme Court OKs Trump's Muslim Travel Ban," WBAA June 27 2018 Indiana Muslim and refugee organization leaders say they’re disappointed the Supreme Court upheld President Donald…

MAI — “Travel ban impacts international students studying in Indiana”
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MAI — “Travel ban impacts international students studying in Indiana”

“The president’s push to tighten our borders isn’t just being felt by those who are crossing over illegally, it’s also impacting students studying internationally here in Indiana.”

IUYA — “Immigrant-rights advocates: ‘Hoosier hospitality means that we keep families together'”
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IUYA — “Immigrant-rights advocates: ‘Hoosier hospitality means that we keep families together'”

The Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance organized a press conference as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

CHIP — “Downtown police now have third option for homeless people instead of jail, hospital: detox”
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CHIP — “Downtown police now have third option for homeless people instead of jail, hospital: detox”

Indianapolis police often respond to disturbance calls about people struggling with homelessness, substance abuse or mental health issues by taking them to jail or the emergency room.

Until now.

Sierra Club — “Citizens talk health concerns, science and economics about proposed coal-to-diesel plant”
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Sierra Club — “Citizens talk health concerns, science and economics about proposed coal-to-diesel plant”

“The Center for Public Integrity created a list of 22 super-polluters in the country and that four of them were located in Southern Indiana with one being located in Spencer County — the Rockport Power Plant.”

CHIP — Fate of $3M downtown fund precarious despite advancing council hurdle
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CHIP — Fate of $3M downtown fund precarious despite advancing council hurdle

“Alan Witchey, of the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, said the funding to combat homelessness downtown would be significant.”

IIC — Involving faith in the opioid addiction battle and recovery journey
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IIC — Involving faith in the opioid addiction battle and recovery journey

The event at the Indiana Interchurch Center – Krannert Hall is meant to educate the interfaith community on the opioid epidemic.

MAI & CIC — “Muslim Alliance hosts interfaith iftar dinner”
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MAI & CIC — “Muslim Alliance hosts interfaith iftar dinner”

June 3rd the Muslim Alliance of Indiana partnered with the Center for Interfaith Cooperation on an iftar at the Interchurch Center. WISH TV covers the event.

CHIP — “Researchers Say Indianapolis Homelessness Cost Over $73 Million In 2016”
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CHIP — “Researchers Say Indianapolis Homelessness Cost Over $73 Million In 2016”

DREW DAUDELIN, "Researchers Say Indianapolis Homelessness Cost Over $73 Million In 2016," WFYI May 24, 2018 Homelessness in the Indianapolis area cost over $73 million in 2016, according to a new report from…