Ford Statement on Committee Passage of HB 1247

INDIANAPOLIS—Today, the Senate Child and Family Services Committee passed HB 1247. The bill would require the statewide child fatality review to include additional details on child fatalities, such as whether the child was in residential care or on a trial home visit. Ranking Minority Member [...]

2022-02-21T11:54:28-05:00February 21st, 2022|

Ford Statement on the Senate Education Committee Passage of HB 1041

INDIANAPOLIS—Today the Senate Education and Career Development Committee passed HB 1041 on a party-line vote. HB 1041 would prohibit transgender girls from playing on girls' sports teams. Senator J.D Ford (D-Indianapolis), Ranking Minority Member on the Senate Education and Career Development Committee made the following statement: “I’m [...]

2022-02-16T14:29:39-05:00February 16th, 2022|

Ford Statement on Amended HB 1116

INDIANAPOLIS — Today, the Senate Elections Committee adopted an amendment to House Bill (HB) 1116 to eliminate new restrictions on absentee mail-in voting that the House-passed bill would have created. Previously, the legislation would have required individuals to attest that they wouldn’t be able to [...]

2022-02-14T11:31:01-05:00February 14th, 2022|

Ford Statement on the Governor’s State of the State Address

INDIANAPOLIS- Following Governor Holcomb’s State of the State Address, State Senator JD Ford (D-Indianapolis) released the following statement: “I appreciate Governor Holcomb’s address tonight and the progress our state has made over the last year. Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, Indiana’s economy is growing, [...]

2022-01-11T19:58:03-05:00January 11th, 2022|

Ford Op-Ed: Gerrymandering Leads to Extreme Legislation

Word Count: 791  Voters should choose their representatives; politicians shouldn't be picking their voters. That's a pretty simple principle. However, in Indiana, our Congressional and State Legislative districts are drawn by the politicians in power, which allows them to pick their voters. When politicians in [...]

2021-09-23T13:00:55-04:00September 3rd, 2021|
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