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Advocacies

Our State Advocates

The League of Women Voters of Indiana has advocates working hard on the following issues: Redistricting, Women's Health, Education, Gun Safety and Natural Resources.

If you like to get in touch with any of them in order to receive direct information about their work, just email us at League@LWVIN.org.

Natural Resources / Forestry

DOWNLOAD Issues Related to Indiana's State Forests: Conservation and a Public Voice This 22 page paper deals with state forests issues in Indiana. For a quick read, skim the initial two page overview and the final page of conclusions, one of which is: "Other midwestern and eastern states with hardwood forests have a more balanced approach by setting aside significant portions (10-30%) of their state forests from timber management activities, in contrast to Indiana's 2.9%."

DOWNLOAD The Outdoor Stewardship Act The Outdoor Stewardship Act would dedicate the share of existing sales tax revenue that is generated by the sale of outdoor equipment and sporting goods (i.e. equipment for camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, bicycling), dedicate that revenue to state land, water, and wildlife conservation programs, which have experienced decreased funding in recent years. The LWVIN is a member of the Indiana Conservation Alliance (over 30 organizations) that is proposing this legislation.

Other Issues

ELECTION FINANCING: The League continues to look for ways to limit the size and type of contributions from all sources as a means of com­bating undue influence in the election process. League ac­tion on this issue is built on a careful assessment of all pro­posed changes in campaign financing law. The League con­tinues to assess proposals to equalize government services for challengers and incumbents so that candidates can com­pete more equitably. The League favors shortening the time period between primaries and general elections.

Here are 2 links that you will find very interesting:

Campaign Finance Data Federal for Elections

Indiana Secretary of State Campaign Financing Home