August 16, 2018
As IFCL looks toward the 2019 legislative session, we face several changes and challenges.
Bill Chapman, IFCL clerk since 2015 and lobbyist for the 2017 and 2018 sessions, has decided it is time for him to leave IFCL.
Bill has been a positive and persuasive voice for faith-based groups in general and IFCL specifically as he has worked with legislators in a bipartisan spirit to address issues that Quakers support.
In addition to our IFCL group, lawmakers and other lobbyists have appreciated Bill’s passionate effort to promote legislation that benefits all Hoosiers. We thank him for this incredible contribution.
At the August IFCL meeting, members approved Diana Hadley (Plainfield Friends Meeting) as clerk and Phil Goodchild (First Friends Indianapolis Meeting) as recording clerk for the next two-year period.
The coming legislative session is a revenue session. Myriad draft bills will be offered and debated at the Statehouse, representing great opportunity for input on issues of concern to Quakers and other people of faith. Now more than ever, IFCL needs the involvement of spirit-led people in its efforts to help shape responsible decisions by our state government. We invite your participation, at whatever level you feel called.
As IFCL identifies and researches issues of particular focus for the 2019 session, note meeting dates below.
Future meetings at First Friends Indianapolis:
Sept 15: Full IFCL Committee Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
Oct. 6: Full IFCL Committee Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
Nov. 3: Policy Committee Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
Quaker Connections and Fundraising Meeting, 10:00 a.m.
Dec. 1: Full IFCL Committee Meeting, 9:00 a.m.