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 2020 legislative session and to help us defend civil liberties!
 
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RESIDENCY STATUS OF PRISONERS SB 196

SB 196 would require sheriffs to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to determine the legal residency status of a prisoner. Local law enforcement should not do ICE’s bidding. 

January 16, 2020 Immigrants' Rights

REDISTRICTING SB 293

The bill will create opportunities for transparency and accountability in the redistricting process, including opportunities for public input. This legislation is a step in the right direction for redistricting reform.  

January 16, 2020 Voting Rights

SCHOOL ATHLETICS HB 1088

Excluding transgender athletes from participating in youth sports is the latest attempt to prevent transgender people from living full and equal public lives. HB 1088 would single out trans girls for further exclusion by preventing them from participating on sports teams with their peers.

January 16, 2020 LGBTQ Rights Project

REDISTRICTING STANDARDS SB 87

SB 87 would establish a set of legal standards that would guide legislators when drawing new districts. While the bill is a proactive step, it does not go far enough and does not create an independent redistricting commission.

January 16, 2020 Voting Rights

DRIVING CARDS

Across the state, undocumented Hoosiers struggle to get to work, keep medical appointments, take children to school, and more, all because they cannot drive without fear of deportation.

January 16, 2020 Immigrants' Rights