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JCRC — Rabbi: Vandalism triggered “outpouring of support”
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JCRC — Rabbi: Vandalism triggered “outpouring of support”

Lindsey Mintz, Executive Director of the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, says passing that law is more important now than ever, to “send a message.” “The state of Indiana from policy leaders on down will not stand for acts of hate based on bias,” said Mintz.”

MAI — Carmel hate crime: Mayor asks residents to fly flags to show solidarity against ‘this horrific act of vandalism’
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MAI — Carmel hate crime: Mayor asks residents to fly flags to show solidarity against ‘this horrific act of vandalism’

“Hoosier hospitality has no room for hate,” said Aliya Amin, executive director of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana.

JCRC — Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Carmel synagogue
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JCRC — Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Carmel synagogue

The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council is working closely with the congregation to offer assistance and support. The organization has also reached out to other Indianapolis-area congregations to ensure that they are taking the necessary security precautions.

CHIP — New plan to address homelessness in Indianapolis unveiled
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CHIP — New plan to address homelessness in Indianapolis unveiled

The new plan also identifies four special populations that have the highest rates of homelessness – chronically homeless, veterans, youth and families. Stakeholders have assessed the best ways to assist each of these groups.

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.”