Month: November 2017

Redistricting Rally and Press Conference

11/27/2017
IFCL met with other organizations and individuals who are promoting redistricting reform at the Indiana Statehouse Tuesday, November 21. The groups had a rally and press conference as part of organization day for the 2018 legislative session.

Redistricting Rally Bill Chapman
Dr. Bill Chapman, IFCL Lobbyist, was one of the speakers at the rally.

Dr. Bill Chapman, IFCL Lobbyist, was one of the speakers at the rally.

To emphasize the bipartisan effort toward redistricting a press conference included members of both parties including John Mutz, former state representative, senator and Lieutenant Governor of Indiana.

Redistricting Rally Crowd
IFCL met with other organizations and individuals who are promoting redistricting reform at the Indiana Statehouse.

Support for redistricting is growing, but state lawmakers need to hear from their constituents who care about this issue. Citizens can find contacts for their legislators on the home page of the Indiana General Assembly website on the “Find Your Legislator” button or the link below.
https://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/




IFCL Earlham College Town Hall

Nov. 2, 2017
Diana Hadley

Representatives from Indiana Friends Committee on Legislation participated in a town hall style event with Sen. Jeff Raatz, R-District 27, and students at Earlham College Friday, October 27.

Earlham College Town Hall
IFCL lobbyist Dr. Bill Chapman and Sen. Jeff Raatz, R-District 27, demonstrate their positive relationship as they discuss Indiana’s issues.

Senator Raatz and IFCL lobbyist Dr. Bill Chapman led discussion of a number of topics including education, voter registration, redistricting, alcohol sales, the opioid crisis, student First Amendment issues and citizen engagement for 90 minutes. Both Sen. Raatz and Dr. Chapman emphasized the importance of building positive relationships between lawmakers and citizens.

More than 1200 bills were introduced at the beginning of the 2017 legislative session. Sen. Raatz said information from constituents is welcome as he studies each bill.

Dr. Chapman explained that IFCL focuses on traditional Quaker values and issues as the policy committee reviews new bills to follow.

Other IFCL members described experiences at the legislature and encouraged students to become engaged citizens and discover the satisfaction of participation in government.




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