February 8th: Here’s what happened this week at the Indiana Statehouse

As the fifth full week of the 2019 legislative session comes to an end, Women4Change continues to be YOUR eyes and ears in the Indiana Statehouse.

URGENT! If you have not reached out to your state senator concerning hate crimes legislation (SB12 and SB75), please click on the link below and fill out the form to voice your support! The timeline for passing a hate crimes law is getting extremely tight and the deadline for a bill to be heard is Feb. 21st!

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Here is what else we were following this week:

  1. SB 105 ('Redistricting standards') had a committee hearing in the Senate. The vote was: do pass, adopted.

  2. SB 192 (‘Nonconsensual Pornography’) had a committee hearing in the Senate. The vote was: amend do pass, adopted.

  3. SB 194 ('Voter challenges in primaries') passed its third reading and was referred to the House.

  4. SB 424 ('Privacy and tracking of rape kits') passed its third reading and was referred to the House.

  5. HB 1651 ('Seizure of firearms from dangerous individuals') was scheduled for a second reading in the House on Monday, February 11th.  


A big thank you to our members for continuing to our work at the Statehouse. We had Women4Change members sending a clear message to our lawmakers through the following activity:

A. Pack the House for Redistricting - SB105 (redistricting standards)


Next week, we will be showing our support for the Equality Pay$ Coalition, which will be hosting a press conference on Monday, February 11th in the 4th floor North Atrium, at 11:00 AM. Legislators and local leaders will be discussing bills related to women in the workforce, including pay discrimination, pregnancy accommodations, sexual harassment, and more in 2019. Register here!

If you can not attend a meeting at the Statehouse during the legislative session consider attending these meetings.

Sen. Ford from District 29 will be holding office hours at Burger King (8310 West 10th St., Indianapolis) next Friday the 15th from 9-11 a.m.

Saturday, Feb 9th

Huntington County Chamber of Commerce

Senator Lanane District 25

10:00AM

Huntington City Township Public Library

255 W Park Dr

Huntington, IN

SB37 Redistricting Commission


SB32 Same Day Registration

Vigo County Crackerbarrel Session

Senator Ford District 38 Representative Pfaff District 43

10:00AM

Vigo County Public Library

1 Library Square

Terre Haute, IN

HB1256 Same Day Registration; Close of the Polls

LWV Southwest Indiana

Senator Becker District 50

9:00-11:00AM

Evansville Central Library

200 SE Martin Luther   

King Jr Blvd

Evansville, IN

SB590 Pregnancy and Childbirth Discrimination

Huntington County Chamber of Commerce

Senator Lanane District 25

10:00AM

Huntington City Township Public Library

255 W Park Dr

Huntington, IN

SB37 Redistricting Commission

SB32 Same Day Registration


Monday, Feb 11th

Madison County Chamber

Senate Districts 25, 26 and House Districts 35, 36, 53, 54

8:00 AM

Anderson Public Library

3rd Floor

111 E. 12th St

Anderson, IN 46016


Saturday, Feb 16th

Warrick County Chamber of Commerce

Senate District 49 and House District 76

9:00AM

First Methodist Church

601 Main Street

Mt. Vernon, IN 47620