Join us for Organization Day, November 20th!

Now that Election Day has passed, Women4Change is gearing up for a very important legislative session. Our organization remains committed to creating positive change by influencing public policy through advocacy. Next Tuesday, November 20th, is Organization Day at the Indiana Statehouse! Organization Day is the ceremonial start to the 2019 legislative session and is an opportunity for lawmakers to meet and begin discussing legislative business.

Hundreds of Women4Change members continuously showed up at the Statehouse last year and we need you now more than ever! Organization Day is the first opportunity to send a clear message to our lawmakers. There will be a rally for redistricting reform at 12:30 PM. Join us on the Capitol Ave. steps to show Indiana legislators your support for this important policy issue and let's continue to make change!

Donate to our postcard campaign!

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We had an amazing volunteer response to our Get Out the Vote postcard campaign! But with the midterm election just over a month away, we need your help! Please consider making a donation at the link below so we can continue sending handwritten messages to registered Hoosiers encouraging them to vote. Indiana House and Senate races have been decided by just over 1000 votes and we have already filled out postcards that will be sent to over 2000 voters.

Donate today to help us reach out to potential voters: $20 will send postcards to 25 households! #bethechange #countmein

Click this link to donate now:https://squareup.com/store/women4change-indiana

Our Statement on the Brett Kavanaugh Allegations

In times like these, honoring the principles of integrity, respect, and due process is critical. When the US Senate signs off on the lifetime appointment of a Supreme Court Justice, the nation deserves assurance that all “T’s” are crossed and “I’s” dotted. In what has become an all too common occurrence, there have been continual attempts to assassinate the character of both the accuser and the accused. It is excruciating to watch yet another woman be publicly vilified for speaking out. Threats are being hurled at both individuals. All the while, publicly elected officials are contributing to the chaos by ignoring the need for an impartial investigation to determine facts. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s process for crucial background investigation should be followed now as new information continues to emerge. Because there are no second chances with a lifetime appointment, the Committee and the Senate must get this right. Women4Change believes that a full investigation of the allegations should be undertaken in order to secure the integrity of the judicial appointment process.

Sign our voter pledge and signature causes forms!

Are you ready to say, "Count me IN!"? Sign our voter pledge and commit to showing up at the polls (or vote early!) and cast your ballot in the upcoming midterm election on November 6th. Click here to sign the online form!

We are also very interested in knowing which of our signature causes are of highest concern for you and your family. Make sure you fill out our signature causes form and tell us what issues you are most passionate about. 

Book Discussion LEADERS NEEDED!

In an effort to inspire new hope and revitalized civic participation, Women4Change Indiana is relaunching our book discussion series! We are currently in search of discussion leaders eager for the opportunity to be part of something meaningful and facilitate the kind of small, living room discussions essential to the improvement of our democracy. If you feel passionate about civil literacy or feel obligated to engage in conversations that promote change, please consider becoming a discussion leader. 

We will provide training to give you the tools to navigate fruitful and positive conversations and encourage participation. Training sessions will be held Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at:

September 4: The Indiana Interfaith Center, 1100 W 42nd St (Room 120), Indianapolis, IN

September 15: Northside Location off 80th and Zionsville Road

We believe that this initiative can fundamentally change how we view our government, our politics, and our democracy - and we hope you will be an essential part of that effort. Please make reservations for the training session that works best for your schedule by sending an email to alysa@women4changeindiana.org. If you have questions that aren't addressed here, please call Terri Bowman at (317) 938-4482 or Tricia Stash at (317) 523-1541.

Gun Violence Resolution Passes in Indianapolis

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Indianapolis City Council Resolution 275 was passed during the City Council meeting last week. The resolution recognizes gun violence and violent crime as a public health danger in Indianapolis. The resolution was sponsored by City Council members La Keisha Jackson and Zack Adamson. This is the first time such a resolution has been passed by the City Council.

La Keisha Jackson will be a member of a panel discussion put on by Women4Change Indiana and WomenChangeMakers that is set to take place in October.