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More than just a building, IIC is a dynamic community of Central Indiana organizations devoted to transforming the city and changing the world. And you can be part.

MAI — “Muslim Alliance of Indiana highlights local business”
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MAI — “Muslim Alliance of Indiana highlights local business”

The Muslim Alliance of Indiana wants to give Muslim-owned businesses a chance in the spotlight.

Earth Charter — “Evansville will host annual statewide Climate Leadership Summit”
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Earth Charter — “Evansville will host annual statewide Climate Leadership Summit”

Elected officials and community leaders from across Indiana will visit Evansville this year for an annual leadership summit on climate change.

Overdose Lifeline — “Happy first anniversary, United Council on Opioids!”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Happy first anniversary, United Council on Opioids!”

Since Jan. 25, 2019, more than 70 community members have participated in creating solutions to the local substance abuse crisis. The UCO has developed partnerships with agencies across the region.

Sierra Club — “National Consumer, Environmental Groups Urge Indiana Lawmakers To Reject Coal Bailout Bill”
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Sierra Club — “National Consumer, Environmental Groups Urge Indiana Lawmakers To Reject Coal Bailout Bill”

“This bill is nothing but a giveaway to the coal industry,” said Wendy Bredhold, senior campaign representative for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign in Indiana. “Legislators should be focused on how to support communities impacted by coal plant retirements instead of trying to slow the transition to clean energy at the expense of all Hoosiers.”

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.

Overdose Lifeline — “Exhibit on substance abuse opens Saturday at Indiana State Museum”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Exhibit on substance abuse opens Saturday at Indiana State Museum”

An exhibit dedicated to educating people on the drug epidemic in Indiana will open to the public Saturday at the Indiana State Museum.

Sierra Club — “The controversial ‘coal bailout’ bill could raise your rates. Here’s what you should know”
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Sierra Club — “The controversial ‘coal bailout’ bill could raise your rates. Here’s what you should know”

Ohio’s provides subsidies for a few coal and nuclear plants around the state, while also reducing requirements that utilities meet benchmarks for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Wyoming’s requires utilities to try to sell their coal plants before being able to close, but no one is wanting to buy them, according to Jeremy Fisher, an analyst in Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program.

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.

Sierra Club — “Indiana utilities would be prevented from shutting down coal-fired plants under new bill”
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Sierra Club — “Indiana utilities would be prevented from shutting down coal-fired plants under new bill”

“This bill is bad for energy consumers, bad for our air and water, and bad for climate progress at a time when we need to accelerate the clean energy transition, not slow it down,” said Wendy Bredhold, senior representative for the Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal Campaign” in Indiana and Kentucky.