Legislation & Advocacy

Our advocacy work is just one of the ways that we advance civil liberties in our state. We spend a significant amount of time engaging in the legislative process, monitoring key civil liberty issues and talking with Indiana legislators to ensure the protection of Hoosiers' rights. We aim to support bills that strengthen our rights guaranteed under the Constitution and defeat bills that threaten them. But we cannot do this work without you. Please use the tools and resources below to engage in the 2021 legislative session and to help us defend civil liberties!
Resources & Tools


This bill tracker is being continuously updated. Check back often for updates!

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Eliminating Voting Barriers

In addition to fighting voter suppression and gerrymandering, the ACLU of Indiana advocates for policies that make it easier for Hoosiers to vote.

January 15, 2021

Anti Police Divestment

The following bills would prohibit or limit decreasing local police department budgets. These pieces of legislation emphasize how reducing law enforcement budgets will reduce public safety, while we know that more policing does not equate to less crime.

January 13, 2021 Smart Justice

SB 168: Indianapolis metropolitan police department.

This bill would remove Indianapolis’s control over its local police department by instating a five-member, state-appointed board to oversee the Indianapolis metropolitan police department. SB 168 is clearly in response to efforts over the summer to improve IMPD’s relationship with the community.

January 13, 2021 Smart Justice

In-State Tuition

The ACLU of Indiana supports HB 1086 and HB 1160 which would allow undocumented immigrant students who attended high school in Indiana to pay in-state tuition at Indiana’s public colleges and universities. 

January 13, 2021 Immigrants' Rights