Action Alert – Campaign for Hoosier Families
Campaign for Hoosier Families – A strong, public voice for Hoosier families and children in need
Legislative Action Items
The Indiana legislative session is in full swing and heating up! There are two things you can do right now (January 24 – 28) to advocate for the local families served by LUM. FIRST: email or call your IN State Representative to vote YES on HB 1361; and SECOND, email or call your IN State Senator to vote NO on SB 352.
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 email or call 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 their assets for emergencies, have a reliable vehicle to get to work or training, and have access to child care.
SB 352 – NO!
SB 352 provides another way for Pay Day Loan companies to take advantage of low income families. The bill allows a $2,500 loan to end up costing a consumer $4,769 in only six months! LUM stands against these types of predatory loans, which prey upon people who have meager financial means. Email or call your Senator and ask them to vote NO on SB 352. Thanks to 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 – IN State Senators & Representatives are as follows:
- Senator Ron Alting – firstname.lastname@example.org – 800-382-9467
- Senator Brian Buchanan – email@example.com – 800-382-9467
- Representative Sheila Klinker – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rep Chris Campbell – email@example.com
- Rep Don Lehe – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rep Sharon Negele – email@example.com
To find your Indiana legislator (representative or senator), if you do not live in Tippecanoe County, click HERE.
FIND YOUR Your State Legislators
Follow this link to find out: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/. Every phone call and email makes a difference as we work to protect the interests of Hoosier Families!
To find out more information about bills that are being watched by the Campaign for Hoosier Families go to www.lumserve.org/bill-watch-list/.
Campaign for Hoosier Families is an alliance of faith-based organizations that engages local, state and federal officials on behalf of low-income Hoosier families and children. To find out more information about bills that are being watched by the Campaign for Hoosier Families, please click HERE.
Thank you for helping to support Hoosier Families!
If you wish to make a donation to the LUM Social Justice Ministry, click HERE.