Bias Crimes Update
What's happened so far?
So what does SB12 do now? Not much!
The gutted version of SB12 no longer:
Will the current gutted version of SB12 get Indiana off the list of 5 states without a bias crimes law?
What is Indiana Forward recommending?
The Bias Crimes bill (Senate Bill 12) has now moved to the Indiana House of Representatives. Although the Senate stripped the bill almost entirely (scroll down for details of what happened), we are committed to fighting every day until the end of the session to make the case that a real and effective Bias Crimes statute MUST have the language that has been removed, including (1) the list of enumerated characteristics, (2) reporting requirements, and (3) training for law enforcement
In order to be successful, we need to generate thousands of phone calls and points of contact with elected officials over the next 10 days!
MAKE 3 PHONE CALLS NOW!
After making these calls, then:
Help us create an overwhelming groundswell of support that our legislators won't be able to ignore.