Melton Statement on President Biden Pardon of Marijuana Possession

INDIANAPOLIS–On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced plans to pardon all federal offenses of simple marijuana possession and called on state governors to do the same. He also announced his request for the reclassification of marijuana. This drastic move could shape the future of marijuana policy [...]

2022-10-07T09:37:34-04:00October 6th, 2022|

Melton Joins Mayor of Atlanta, Amazon for D.C. Panel

INDIANAPOLIS—On Friday, Senate Assistant Democratic Leader Eddie Melton (D-Gary) joined Mayor of Atlanta, Andre Dickens, and Amazon in Washington, D.C. for a panel during the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference. The CBC ALC is an opportunity for policy-makers, leaders and stakeholders to have meaningful [...]

2022-10-04T10:21:14-04:00October 4th, 2022|

Pol Statement on Preliminary Injunction Blocking SB 1

INDIANAPOLIS— This morning, Owen County Circuit Court Judge Kelsey Hanlon granted a preliminary injunction blocking Indiana’s new abortion law. State Senator Rodney Pol Jr. (D-Chesterton) made the following statement: “I’d like to thank the ACLU for their tireless efforts in bringing this suit forward and [...]

2022-09-22T10:26:25-04:00September 22nd, 2022|

Pol Comments on Health Committee Hearing on Cannabis

INDIANAPOLIS— Today, the Interim Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Human Services heard testimony on Delta 8, Delta 9, and other THC products regarding potential health benefits, potential decriminalization, and other potential consequences. State Senator Rodney Pol Jr. (D-Chesterton) offered the following statement about [...]

2022-09-20T16:25:32-04:00September 20th, 2022|

Democratic Leader Taylor: This Is A Sad Day For Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS—Today, Indiana Republicans' near-total abortion ban went into effect. The restrictive policy, passed as Senate Enrolled Act 1, is so limited that even rape and incest victims are banned from accessing care after 10 weeks. Senate Democratic Leader Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) released the following statement: “This [...]

2022-09-19T14:32:46-04:00September 19th, 2022|

Breaux Laments Abortion Ban Going into Effect

INDIANAPOLIS— Today, Senate Enrolled Act 1, a near-total ban on abortion that even restricts the ability of rape and incest victims to receive abortion services, goes into effect in Indiana. State Senator Jean Breaux (D-Indianapolis) offered the following statement: “Effective today, Hoosier women no longer [...]

2022-09-16T11:50:19-04:00September 15th, 2022|
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