Social Justice

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|

Yoder Responds to SCOTUS’s Dobbs Ruling

BLOOMINGTON—Today, the Supreme Court issued their decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The opinion reneges on 5 decades of previous law, essentially overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling and returning the issue of abortion to individual states. State Senator Shelli Yoder [...]

2022-06-28T15:31:03-04:00June 24th, 2022|

Ford Statement on the Senate passage of HB 1041

INDIANAPOLIS—On Monday, HB 1041—legislation that would ban transgender girls from playing in girls’ K-12 sports teams — passed out of the Senate. State Senator J.D Ford (D-Indianapolis) released the following statement in response: “Today, I was disappointed and heartbroken to see HB 1041 advance here [...]

2022-03-01T16:32:34-05:00March 1st, 2022|

Tallian Op-ed: Many reasons exist to legalize marijuana

As state senator, I have been working on marijuana reform for over a decade. What are the reasons for reform? Choose your favorite. The general public’s stated reasons have changed. A dozen years ago, people would quietly whisper that they supported what I was doing. [...]

2021-10-12T15:33:58-04:00October 12th, 2021|

Ford statement on Chauvin trial

Last night while watching the verdict come in, for a shred of a moment, we collectively shared a sense of relief. After you and I had spent the past year at protests calling for reform, in this trial, a proper verdict was returned. However, I [...]

2021-04-21T15:26:58-04:00April 21st, 2021|

Breaux statement on Chauvin trial

Today, justice prevailed. For one year we have collectively stood up in the form of art, in the form of protests, in the form of organizing, to resoundingly say that Black lives matter. Each day, people across Indianapolis, across our state and across the country [...]

2021-04-21T15:24:26-04:00April 21st, 2021|
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