Wednesday, January 10, 2018

                              Action Alert!                              

Support SB 11
SB 11: Will remove the lifetime ban from food assistance placed upon people who have been convicted of drug felonies.
SB 11 will be heard in the Senate Families and Children Services Committee in the Senate Chamber on Thursday January 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM. Watch the live hearing here.


PLEASE CALL COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT SB11
Sen. Ronald Grooms (Chair)
317-234-9425
Sen. Greg Walker
317-232-9984
Sen Mike Bohacek
317-232-9541
Sen. John Crane
317-232-9984
Sen. Jon Ford
317-232-9443
Sen. Erin Houchin
317-232-9488
Sen. Dennis Kruse
317-232-0930
Sen. Timothy Lanane
317-232-9427
Sen. Jean Breaux
317-232-9807

Why this Matters:
·  Lack of access to food assistance for people with felony drug convictions adversely affects families and children by tightening an already thinly stretched budget for housing, utilities and transportation, essentials for successful recovery and healthy families.   

·     Indiana has a persistent and growing opioid epidemic resulting in an increase of drug related arrests. Tackling this growing problem requires preventative measures as well as post-conviction support to aid in preventing relapse, including access to healthy and nutritious food while in recovery and beyond. 

·  The road to recovery is long and difficult. The ban places an unnecessary hardship upon people working to stay clean and become contributing and productive members of society.

·      No other felony class has the same lifetime restriction post release.   

·     See more about this issue in a recent story from WRTV 6.



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