The EPA proposal would set back deadlines for companies to close improperly lined ash ponds, said Jodi Perras, deputy regional director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign
“We can’t allow ourselves to forget the tragedy of the Holocaust, the sheer scope of it,” David Sklar, Assistant Director of the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, said.
Justin Phillips, a mother who lost her son to a drug overdose, partnered with agency Venables Bell & Partners, to start the #chooseempathy movement. She founded Overdose Lifeline to raise awareness that addiction is not a choice and requires empathetic responses.
Mark Fairchild is with Covering Kids and Families, which helps people navigate Medicaid and other state health care programs. So far, he says many people haven’t asked about the changing requirements.
“Frankly, this is just a scare tactic for those who want to try to take our country backwards into a 20th century energy economy,” says Mary Anne Hitt, director of the Beyond Coal campaign at the Sierra Club.
“The report reveals a remarkable level of disrespect on ArcelorMittal’s part for public safety, wildlife impacts, and IDEM’s regulatory authority,” said Bowden Quinn, director of the Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter. “I hope the department comes down hard on the company for this flagrant disregard of proper operating procedures.”
Pace Community Action Agency, Inc. and Covering Kids and Families are partnered to help consumers navigate through the insurance enrollment process and with selecting a health insurance plan that best suits the individual or their family.
CKF-IN promotes and facilitates healthcare coverage by building coalitions that enroll, educate, and support Hoosiers and by advocating for strong inclusive public policies.
They also participated in a moderated Q&A discussion on homelessness at the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention’s annual Celebration fundraiser.
Letcher said the program is in need of presenters and anyone interested may contact her to learn more. Presenters complete online trainings with support from Overdose Lifeline, Inc., and earn $100 per presentation.