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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FETAL REMAINS SB 299

SB 299 requires the state department of health to include on a form that after a medication abortion (common during the first trimester), a pregnant woman may place remains in a sealed container and return to the health care provider or abortion clinic for disposition by interment or cremation. 

January 21, 2020 Reproductive Freedom & Women's Rights

JUVENILES SB 449

Senate Bill 449 would reduce the minimum age for committing children to the adult criminal legal system to 12 years old, for certain serious offenses in Indiana. Young people should remain in the juvenile justice system, regardless of their crim

January 16, 2020 Smart Justice

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

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