Families demand more, refuse to give into divisive tactics at Indiana General Assembly

INDIANAPOLIS – The 2022 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly began with news of unprecedented financial reserves for the state thanks to the hard work of Hoosier families.

According to Hoosier Action, instead of listening to Hoosier families, passing policies, and funding services to make lives better, many politicians at the Indiana General Assembly have tried to divide and distract families with bills that falsely pit urban against rural, teacher against parents, and poor against well-to-do Hoosiers.

On February 24th, urban and rural Hoosier families will come together from across the state for a press conference featuring stories of directly impacted Hoosiers, a white paper report release, and a children’s march around the Statehouse to demonstrate that they refuse to be divided and demand more from legislators. Speakers at the press conference will share stories related to the impact of Indiana’s eviction crisis, overdose crisis, environmental toxins, public education system, and mass incarceration on their families.

The group will:

●  Release of the white paper report “Putting Hoosier Families Last: The Indiana General Assembly in 2022”

●  Hold a press conference 

●  Children’s March

When: Thursday, February 24th from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Where: Indiana Statehouse2nd Floor South Atrium


● 50+ Hoosier families and kids from across the state

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Karen Fisher-Bledsoe, Marion County Hoosier Action Leader
  • Randy Shelton, Bartholomew County Hoosier Action Leader
  • Jerrica Hall, Scott County Hoosier Action Leader
  •  Jennifer Smith-Margraf, Vice President of the Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA)
  • Pastor Amanda Meade, Clark County Hoosier Action Spiritual Leader

Hoosier Action is a nonpartisan, homegrown community organization based in Southern Indiana. We believe that all Hoosiers, regardless of how much money they make, should have a say in the decisions which affect their lives.