Action Alert – Email Legislators
YES to HB 1361; NO t oSB 352
The Indiana legislative session is in full swing and heating up! There are two things you can do right now (January 24 – 28) to help those LUM serves: Contact your Representative to vote YES on HB 1361 and contact your Senator to vote NO on SB 352. Details below.
HB 1361 – YES!
HB 1361 makes reasonable changes to TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families). It passed unanimously out of committee and now goes to the floor of the House. Please contact your Representative and ask them to vote YES on HB 1361 because it will reduce some of the barriers participants face when they are working to improve their circumstances. This bill will allow TANF recipients to build some assets for emergencies, have a reliable vehicle to get to work or training, and have access to child care.
HB 1361 – NO!
SB 352 does not reform high-interest payday loans and actually provides another tool for these lenders. The bill would allow a $2,500 loan to end up costing a consumer $4,769 in six months! LUM strongly stands against these types of predatory loans – loans that prey especially upon people who have small financial means. Contact your Senator and ask them to vote NO on SB 352. Thank Senator Alting for authoring an amendment to repeal the payday statute and to reinsert a provision that the new loans would be subject to the 72% loan sharking cap.
Tippecanoe County Senators and Representatives are:
Three Ways YOU Can Help
the LUM Students TODAY
The LUM After School Program provides safe, fun and enriching childcare for children in Kindergarten to 8th grade. The program serves up to 60 children from elementary & middle schools in Tippecanoe County for three hours each school-day afternoon, enabling their parents to finish their workday.
Three Ways YOU can help the LUM After School Program TODAY are as follows:
The LUM After School Program needs VOLUNTEERS from 2 to 6 p.m., every weekday. Volunteers are needed to tutor, read to students, give spelling tests and supervise the children.
Please consider signing up TODAY. To begin, click HERE.
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Did you know? Volunteering with LUM is a Win-Win experience. There are many benefits to you when you serve your community. It helps others as well as benefits YOU!
- You LEARN more | You FEEL more | You SMILE more | You STRESS less
LUM offers many different opportunities, from working one-on-one with a child to helping run the homeless shelter. To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE. To check out the current LUM volunteer needs, click the specific program link here: