Stop Indiana's Senate Bill 423 from being heard!
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Speaker of the House, the Honorable Representative Brian Bosma; We, the signatories do request that SB423 not be called for a vote before the general assembly.
SB 423 is a bill that will prohibit sanctuary policies in postsecondary educational institutions. The bill also declares that colleges/universities must allow for employee discretion in taking certain actions with regard to information of the citizenship or immigration status of an individual. If the college/university does have a sanctuary policy, the budget agency could withhold funds appropriated by the general assembly to the institution.
Speaker Bosma publicly denounced House Bill 1402 during the 2016 Indiana Latino Institute Legislative Breakfast. If SB 423 continues, it will intensify the anxiety the community already faces from HB 1402, and will send a negative message against undocumented students pursuing higher education in the state of Indiana.
Education is an important issue for Speaker Bosma, and it is equally important for the undocumented community. He has stated that he “will continue to focus [his] legislative efforts on improving Indiana's educational system… and the creation of high skill.” This is his opportunity to stand behind his goals and vision for our state!
Learn more about SB 423 HERE!
Other Actions To Take:
- Call Speaker Bosma at 317-232-9677 or 1-800-382-9841
Suggested script: “Hello, my name is_____. I am a concerned constituent of Indiana. I am calling Speaker Bosma to urge him to prevent Senate Bill 423 from being heard in the Indiana House of Representatives. Speaker Bosma has spoken out in support of higher education, and education for undocumented people. I expect him to stand by his words. I support our Indiana undocumented students and their right to feel safe and supported in our post secondary educational institutions. We will hold Speaker Bosma accountable and will consider his actions in the future.
- Send the Speaker a personal e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org opposing this bill.
- Write to and/or call your district’s House representative. Find your legislator HERE
- Sign and share this petition
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