Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. Where roots grow deep in the winter, new leaves and branches appear as the days and nights lighten and warm. Like emerging from a dark, cold winter, it’s hard to believe that it’s been just two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began and changed all of our lives. As we move forward together into this new spring and hopefully finally out of the pandemic we bring with us grief for what we have lost and hope for the future.
For Hoosier Action, spring is a season of neighborhood outreach, relationship building, holding deep conversations and getting to know our neighbor, all to build robust communities both in person and online. There is excitement and energy in this season and in this work. Like shoots of green along a country road, you don’t always know what will bloom, but once it does, it is truly beautiful and amazing.
HELP US TELL THE STORY OF THE 2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
This week, we dropped our 2-page document outlining what we did and what happened at the Statehouse this year! This year at the Statehouse we went all in for Indiana by joining together across race and place to demand the services and supports Hoosiers require, so that every Hoosier family, in good times and bad, can thrive.
Read it and share it by going to this link or share our social media friendly version on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
BE A VOTER THIS SPRING: MAKE CERTAIN YOU’RE REGISTERED!
Indiana’s primary election is May 3, 2022. To be eligible to vote in the primary, you must be registered to ve a voter by Monday, April 4, 2022 (29 days before the next election).
Already registered? Make sure you are still registered and that your information is accurate. You can register or review your voter registration by going to https://indianavoters.in.gov. Got any questions about voter registration? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Let’s face facts: the majority of us spend A LOT of our day on social media, and it’s often the first place we hear about breaking news, especially local news. That’s why we’re organizing our first ever social media training 3/31 at 7 pm ET!
We’re building real online community that translates to real offline action. Since the majority of our base and the people we speak with are on Facebook, we are launching a Facebook Group to actively engage one another in conversation and meaning making around the issues that matter to us. Whether it is discussing the latest local or state news or sharing the stories that restore our faith in humanity, we also know that social media is a primary source of fake information and trolling. We want to equip one another with the tools to engage in informed and powerful conversations both online and off. If you’re on Facebook, join us by visiting https://www.facebook.com/groups/649707209475153/ .
Bartholomew County Chapter
Bartholomew County chapter members fought hard and won a housing task force during the legislative session. Check out an interview with member leader Randy Shelton and organizer Stephanie Zhang on Fox59:
Jackson County Chapter
We’re knocking on doors today in Jackson County to talk to our neighbors about their experiences of the overdose crisis and invite them to take action with us. Register here to join us in Seymour at 5 pm. We’ll provide a short training and then knock on doors in pairs.
Moms of Hoosier Action (MOHA) Chapter
MOHA is hosting their first hybrid in-person/online training session on April 10th for moms across the state! At this training, we’re bringing together urban and rural moms and caregivers to learn about how to build power across race and place. Register here to join MOHA in-person in Bloomington or online!
Morgan County Chapter
Hoosier Action’s Morgan County team met with President Pro Tempore Rod Bray of Indiana’s Senate to discuss local pollution and health issues in Martinsville and what legislation could improve the issue for the community.
Ohio River Valley Chapter
Hoosier Action leaders in Floyd, Clark, and Scott Counties, who make up the Ohio River Valley Chapter, have been coming together this month to strategize for the summer. We’ll be knocking on doors in April, and holding one-on-one conversations, especially with current and former drug users and previously incarcerated Hoosiers. Please contact Will Stauffer (email@example.com) if you want to participate in their outreach efforts or have a story to share.
We’re Turning Five!
2022 marks Hoosier Action’s five-year anniversary and in honor of this occasion, on May 15 we’ll be holding 5+ house parties throughout the state to raise awareness and funds for Hoosier Action! If you would like to host a house party, or have friends or family you would like to invite to attend one, please contact Michelle Higgs (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Welcome to the Action, Hoosier! An Orientation to Hoosier Action
New to Hoosier Action? Want to learn more about how you can get involved building the Indiana we deserve? Join us for an introduction to our organization and connect with other members from across the state!
Sign up for one of our upcoming virtual orientations:
Sunday 4/10 3-4:30pm
Tuesday 5/10 6:30-8pm
Sunday 6/12 3-4:30pm
Tuesday 7/12 6:30-8pm
Job Fair for All
Join Hoosier Action in Indianapolis for a job fair and resource navigation event for families and the formerly incarcerated to help them build a brighter future! People in our community have been struggling to get back on their feet, whether they’ve just recovered from the pandemic or were formerly incarcerated. Families and children are welcome.
4/10 3:00pm-4:30pm Welcome to the Action, Hoosier – An Orientation to Hoosier Action [Zoom]
4/10 6:00pm-8:00pm Moms of Hoosier Action (MOHA) Power Training [hybrid event]
4/14 6:30pm-8:30pm Bartholomew Co Chapter (location TBD)
4/20 7:00pm-8:30pm Morgan County Chapter Meeting at the Martinsville branch of the Morgan County public library
4/24 12:00pm-4:00pm Community Job Fair, Indianapolis
Fund Our Work
Our work would not be possible without contributions from Hoosiers like you. Dues-paying members fund and drive our work. Become a dues-paying member of Hoosier Action for just $5 a month to fund the future of Indiana!
Sign up today to become a monthly dues-paying member using the button below. Together, we can make Indiana a place where all Hoosiers, no matter their zip code or the color of their skin, can thrive.