There was a sea of red at the Statehouse yesterday on Org Day as tens of thousands of teachers rallied as lawmakers returned for the ceremonial start of the 2020 legislative session. Legislators spent much of the day meeting with educators urging action on compensation, testing reforms and repealing certain professional development mandates.
As attention was focused on the #RedforEd movement, there was additional big news from House leadership as Speaker Brian Bosma announced he will retire after this session to move to a “national legislative campaign role.” Republicans in the House will confirm his replacement in the next two weeks. (Photo Source: Robert Scheer/IndyStar).
Prosperity Indiana's policy staff shared our 2020 State Priorities (see below) with numerous legislators throughout the day as well and specific legislation we are working with lawmakers to craft to address the critical
concerns of our members!
These efforts are focused on ensuring Hoosiers can remain in or gain access to safe, stable, and affordable housing and expanding consumer protections to more low-income households build and retain assets.
The best way you can prepare right now to help us advance these priorities is to register for our Statehouse Day on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, from 1-4 p.m. EST. At this event, we connect members with their legislators to share why these priorities are so critical to our network and our communities. If you have questions regarding these priorities or how to get more engaged in advocacy, contact our policy director, Kathleen Lara, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will keep you updated and engaged throughout session, but please be aware all hearings and session meetings are publicly available to stream live at www.in.gov/iga.