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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Drug decriminalization statement

The enforcement of marijuana laws generates some of the justice system’s starkest racial disparities. In Indiana, Black people are more than 3.5 times more likely than white people to be arrested for marijuana possession. The Indiana General Assembly should pass the following marijuana legalizati

January 13, 2021 Smart Justice

SB 191 - Juvenile Delinquency Matters

It is a common misconception that juvenile records are automatically expunged when a child legally becomes an adult. There is no automatic expungement of juvenile records in Indiana.

January 13, 2021 Smart Justice