Hate Crimes Rally

Published: January 23, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY – January 13, 2017 

FAMILIES FIRST will join the Central Indiana Alliance Against Hate (Alliance) and other concerned Hoosiers, business leaders, religious and student groups, and organizations to participate in a Hate Crime Law Statehouse Rally on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. FAMILIES FIRST will call on the need to pass a hate crimes bill this session. With the FBI indicating an increasing number of hate crimes in Indiana, and across the country, Indiana remains one of only five states without a comprehensive hate crime statute.

Speakers at the Rally will include a diverse group of voices and representatives from Alliance member organizations and other concerned Hoosiers. The Rally is open to the public and will take place in the South Atrium of the Indiana Statehouse on the third floor between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. An ASL interpreter will be present.

CONTACT: Amy Nelson, Central Indiana Alliance Against Hate, anelson@fhcci.org, 317-644-0673 x1001

                    Gina Hays, Families First, ginah@familiesfirstindiana.org, 317-644-7207

WHAT: Pass a Hate Crime Law Rally

WHEN: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Indiana State Capitol - Third Floor

200 W. Washington Street

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

For more information or updates about this event, visit the Central Indiana Alliance Against Hate’s Facebook page. #IndianaNeedsAHateCrimeLaw

About Families First

Founded in 1835, Families First is the oldest not-for-profit social service organization in our community. Guided by the belief that healthy families are the building blocks of a strong community, Families First helps all kinds of people through the changes and challenges of life. A broad array of services are offered to address the challenges of parenting, family conflict, trauma, substance abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, mental health issues, and the needs of older and challenged adults. An associate member of Mental Health America, Families First is accredited by the national Council on Accreditation(COA), attesting that it meets the highest standards of professional performance. Services are provided in the homes of clients, at various community sites, and through offices in Indianapolis and Greenfield.

About the Central Indiana Alliance Against Hate

The Central Indiana Alliance Against Hate (Alliance) formed in March 2017 and is a group of individuals, nonprofits, and businesses that exist to reduce the occurrence and combat the consequences of hate crimes and hate-based incidents. The Alliance is a project of the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana. More information on the Alliance is at: https://www.fhcci.org/ciaah/