Category: Newsmakers

Sierra Club — “Preparing for a post-coal world”
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Sierra Club — “Preparing for a post-coal world”

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

JCRC — “Concerns over Americans’ lack of knowledge about the Holocaust”
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JCRC — “Concerns over Americans’ lack of knowledge about the Holocaust”

“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.

Overdose Lifeline — “Empathy is good, but what if you care too much? Dr. Judith Orloff has advice for empaths”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Empathy is good, but what if you care too much? Dr. Judith Orloff has advice for empaths”

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.

Covering Kids and Families — “Indiana Suspends Medicaid Work Requirements Amid Lawsuit”
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Covering Kids and Families — “Indiana Suspends Medicaid Work Requirements Amid Lawsuit”

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.

Sierra Club — “Major Coal Producer And Trump Booster Files For Bankruptcy”
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Sierra Club — “Major Coal Producer And Trump Booster Files For Bankruptcy”

“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.

Sierra Club — “Agency says steelmaker too slow to act on chemical spill”
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Sierra Club — “Agency says steelmaker too slow to act on chemical spill”

“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.”

Covering Kids and Families — “Pace helps with Federal Marketplace open enrollment”
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Covering Kids and Families — “Pace helps with Federal Marketplace open enrollment”

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.

Covering Kids and Families — “K21 Increases Local Access To Healthcare”
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Covering Kids and Families — “K21 Increases Local Access To Healthcare”

CKF-IN promotes and facilitates healthcare coverage by building coalitions that enroll, educate, and support Hoosiers and by advocating for strong inclusive public policies.

CHIP — “Hackney: A mayoral election is fast approaching. What will uninformed voters do?”
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CHIP — “Hackney: A mayoral election is fast approaching. What will uninformed voters do?”

They also participated in a moderated Q&A discussion on homelessness at the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention’s annual Celebration fundraiser.

Overdose Lifeline — “Strengthening the Heartland program brings opioid misuse prevention resources to rural South Dakota”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Strengthening the Heartland program brings opioid misuse prevention resources to rural South Dakota”

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.