Johnson County GOTV Party
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Johnson County GOTV Party

  • 48 E Madison St. Franklin, IN, 46131 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The elections coming up next week have a huge impact on the issues we work on! They are incredibly important for how the contamination issues in Johnson county will be dealt with, who will get healthcare, and how the addiction crisis will be handled! 

We're having a Get-Out-The-Vote party this Sunday in Franklin! We'll be having pizza and drinks while we call, text, and knock on doors to talk to people about the issues that concern us and the elections!

Our congressional race is close, so this is an opportunity for you to make a real difference. 

We invite people to take a 2 hour shift anytime between noon and 8pm!

For more information or to RSVP call/text Chi at 740-274-5444 or email chi@hoosieraction.org

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Candidate Forum: Johnson County
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Candidate Forum: Johnson County

  • Clark Pleasant Community Schools Administration Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

State House and State Senate representatives influence funding and policy on the state level that impacts all of us! 
This forum invites candidates running for State House district 58 (Woody Burton/Cindy Reinert) and State Senate district 41 (Ross Thomas/Greg Walker), to discuss issues and concerns from the community. Thomas, Reinert, and Walker are confirmed. We are still awaiting a response from Burton. 

We will be discussing issues on our care agenda including: healthcare, mental health, addiction treatment, and safe living environments free of pollution. 

Come to this event to get informed and to take action on the issues that impact our lives!

With questions, or to request childcare contact chi@hoosieraction.org

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District 60 Candidate Town Hall
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

District 60 Candidate Town Hall

Come and talk to your candidates for Indiana House District 60!

District 60 constituents are invited to a Candidate Town Hall on Saturday, September 29th, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the main branch of the Morgan County library in Martinsville. Hosted by Hoosier Action, the town hall is organized to give the public the opportunity to talk to District 60 candidates, Peggy Mayfield and Penny Githens. Citing “previous commitments,” Indiana Representative Peggy Mayfield declined the invitation and has not responded to offers to reschedule the event. Her District 60 challenger, Penny Githens, will be present.

Come and ask your questions! Additional questions gathered from voters in advance of the event will also be included. Know who and what you're voting for--meet the people who want to represent you.

FREE childcare will be provided on request. Contact: chi@hoosieraction.org

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Community Action Forum
Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

Community Action Forum

  • Franklin Branch- Johnson County Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come to this forum to learn, discuss, and take meaningful action on the issues that effect your lives and communities. We'll be addressing topics on our care agenda including pollution, healthcare, mental health, and the addiction crisis. 

This forum is an opportunity to become involved in something bigger than ourselves, to have our voices heard, and to make a difference in our lives and communities. 

Childcare is available upon request.

Food provided.

With any questions, contact: chi@hoosieraction.org 

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Johnson County Door-knock
Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Johnson County Door-knock

  • Franklin Branch- Johnson County Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a door-knock this Sunday in Franklin, IN! We will be talking about healthcare and the pollution crisis facing the Franklin community.

The training will be from 1-2pm at the Franklin Branch of the Johnson County Public Library. Then we will door-knock from 2-5pm.

Door-knocking is sure to lift your spirits. Not to mention, this is where change happens; through deep and meaningful conversations with strangers who are wildly different from you and also wildly human and concerned, as you are. 
Bring any friends who could use some faith in people or meaningful action in their lives.

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Project Midterm Orientation
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Project Midterm Orientation

Register Here

Sick of politicians who aren't accountable to the people they represent? Tired of political parties that close up shop after Election Day and don't reach out again until it comes time for re-election? Done feeling isolated and powerless?

Project Midterm is a grassroots strategy to put the values and issues that matter to ordinary Hoosiers at the center of the 2018 election. It is a project of Hoosier Action, a non-partisan community organization that is accountable to our members right here in Southern Indiana, not a political party accountable to special interests in Washington, DC. We believe all Hoosiers deserve freedom, dignity, and democracy — and we take action to see that we get it.

Ready to revitalize our democracy? We are door-knocking, phone-banking, texting, tabling at farmers markets and county fairs, hosting house meetings, organizing town halls, hosting candidate forums, mobilizing protest actions, and more. Sign up to get trained and join a Project Midterm team!

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Monroe County Door-knock
Aug
4
to Aug 5

Monroe County Door-knock

Join us Saturday for a training (1-2pm) and door-knock (2-5pm) in Bloomington. 

Door-knocking is sure to lift your spirits, not to mention, this is where change happens; through deep and meaningful conversations with strangers who are wildly different from you and also wildly human and concerned, as you are. Bring any friends who could use some faith in people and/or meaningful action in their lives.

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Johnson County Door-knock
Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

Johnson County Door-knock

  • Johnson County Public Library- Clark Pleasant Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a door-knock this Saturday in Franklin, IN! We will be talking about healthcare and the pollution crisis facing the Franklin community. 

The training will be from 1-2pm at the Clark Pleasant branch of the Johnson County library (in New Whiteland). Then we will drive to Franklin and door-knock from 2-4pm.

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Summer Workshop: Understanding What Drives Us
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Workshop: Understanding What Drives Us

** Hoosier Action Summer Workshop Series** 

Come join us to talk about self-interest, the thing that drives us. In this training we will learn to identify our own pain and triumphs that move us to action. It is this identification (in ourselves and others) that allows us to operate with unclouded intention towards the future that we want for ourselves and those we love. 

Snacks! 
Childcare provided upon request. 
Transportation needs can be accommodated.

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Be a Healthcare Hero: A Community Call to Action with Ady Barkan
Jul
23
5:30 PM17:30

Be a Healthcare Hero: A Community Call to Action with Ady Barkan

Join us, Hoosier Action, and special guest healthcare hero Ady Barkan, on July 23rd at 5:30 pm on the Bloomington City Hall steps for the unveiling of our Care Agenda, which includes:

1. Protecting and expanding healthcare for all Hoosiers
Passing the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act

2. Eliminating harmful state policies and unnecessary red tape which are used to deny Hoosiers the healthcare we deserve

3. Calling for at least 2% of every Indiana city and county budget to be dedicated to compassionate drug and mental health treatment

Every Hoosier knows someone who has faced hard times because of healthcare problems. Or maybe you are that person. Too many Hoosiers either can’t get the care they need or have to choose between paying rent and utilities or paying medical bills and filling prescriptions. Doctors and other service providers in Indiana have to struggle with an underfunded and over-complicated bureaucracy that often keeps them from providing the quality of healthcare they want to provide for their patients. Hoosiers struggling with mental health issues or addiction often have no place to turn and, even if they can access services, there isn’t enough money to pay for them. Meanwhile, pharmaceutical and insurance company profits explode. These same companies then line the pockets of the very politicians who are supposed to be working for us. Millionaires get richer, and the rest of us get sicker.
It does not have to be like this. Together we can change the state of Hoosier healthcare.

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Project Midterm Orientation
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Project Midterm Orientation

Sick of politicians who aren't accountable to the people they represent? Tired of political parties that close up shop after Election Day and don't reach out again until it comes time for re-election? Done feeling isolated and powerless?

Project Midterm is a grassroots strategy to put the values and issues that matter to ordinary Hoosiers at the center of the 2018 election. It is a project of Hoosier Action, a non-partisan community organization that is accountable to our members right here in Southern Indiana, not a political party accountable to special interests in Washington, DC. We believe all Hoosiers deserve freedom, dignity, and democracy — and we take action to see that we get it.

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Summer Workshop: Building Power through Intentional Relationships
Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Workshop: Building Power through Intentional Relationships

This workshop is the first in our Summer Workshop Series

Come join us to learn how to develop intentional relationships to build real power for our communities. This workshop focuses on holding one on one conversations around our values, building trust in order to take action, and understanding what drives yourself and your fellow Hoosiers. 

Snacks! 
Childcare provided upon request.
Transportation needs can be accommodated.

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Hoosier Action Weekend-long Leadership Development Bootcamp
Feb
16
to Feb 18

Hoosier Action Weekend-long Leadership Development Bootcamp

This year, we are in a fight for the future of our state. We have an opportunity to transform politics so that everyday Hoosiers are powerful enough to build the Indiana we deserve.

But that takes leaders, dedicated to inviting more people into our vision for ourselves and our state, and developing them into leaders who invite still more people in. Experienced organizers from around the country will lead trainings at Hoosier Action's first Weekend-long Leadership Development Bootcamp. Gain the skills necessary to turn our bold, ambitious plan into transformative political power for ourselves, our families, our communities, our state, and our country.

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Working Hoosiers Lobby Day
Feb
6
10:00 AM10:00

Working Hoosiers Lobby Day

Join Hoosier Action members, homecare workers, and labor leader Chuck Jones in Indianapolis for a day of meeting directly with legislators and staff whose job it is to represent us. We will be lobbying for the Agenda for Working Hoosiers: paying hard-working homecare workers a fair wage, guaranteeing protections for pregnant workers, breaking open the predatory pay-day loan debt trap, and confronting the opioid crisis that has touched so many Hoosier families. To win these vital pieces of legislation, we have to make sure our voices are heard by the decision-makers!

We will begin our training promptly at 10AM and conclude our debrief at 2PM, and we urge you to stay for the entire Lobby Day. Lunch will be provided.

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2018 Political Movement Kick-off
Jan
14
3:00 PM15:00

2018 Political Movement Kick-off

Hoosier Action's 2018 political program will be unprecedented in Southern Indiana, bringing thousands of everyday Hoosiers together through door-knocking, phone-banking and texting, house meetings, and more -- to make sure our priorities are at the center of the 2018 federal and state legislative races.

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Indiana Congressional District 9 Candidate Forum
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Indiana Congressional District 9 Candidate Forum

  • Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Hoosier Action members as we tell our stories, explain our priorities, and ask questions of the candidates running to represent us in the US House.

Confirmed participants: Liz Watson, Dan Canon, Robert Chatlos

Invited participants: Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, Tom Pappas

The forum will take place at  Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington, in Lamkin Hall.

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Hoosier Action Values Summit
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Hoosier Action Values Summit

Hoosier Action is about to take a momentous step forward in our fight for The Indiana We Deserve, and we hope you'll join us.

Register for this event.

On Saturday, October 21, members from across the region will be coming together from 1-4PM for a Values Summit.

At the Summit, we will:

  • Formalize our values declaration and develop our policy platform, which will form the core of our political work going forward
  • Launch our House Meeting program, aimed at significantly growing our membership and political strength, by training attendees on how to host their own House Meeting
  • Set in motion the build-up to our bold, ambitious electoral program in 2018

The Summit will be a vital stepping stone on the way toward an Indiana where all Hoosiers enjoy dignity and freedom -- you won't want to miss it.

Childcare and transportation assistance are available, upon request.

NOTE: We start on time, end on time, and urge you to stay for the entire program.

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