IFCL to consider priorities for 2024 legislature

Photo: Diana Hadley, IFCL Clerk, attends a Greater Indianapolis Multifaith Alliance meeting to discuss legislative issues.

It is that time of year when we begin to move past the recent legislative session and look toward the next one in 2024.

The first opportunity for us to share ideas for 2024 priorities in person is during Western Yearly Meeting Friday, July 28, 4:15-5:15 when IFCL will lead a session described below.

Kelley Room: Quaker Engagement: Strategies For Connections As We Serve Others.

Phil Goodchild and Diana Hadley (Indiana Friends Committee on Legislation) will describe ways to promote issues at the Indiana Statehouse and beyond. Interaction with those who attend will include a variety of topics with emphasis on poverty and affordable housing.   

Hosted by WYM Board on Peace and Christian Social Concerns.

Those who attend will be encouraged to share issues to consider for the priority list for the next session. Certainly, the affordable housing issue is one, and we are encouraged that Senator Todd Young also believes it is an important priority. Check Senator Young’s website for more information at: www.young.senate.gov.

A good resource for our discussion is the 2023 non-fiction book “Poverty, By America by Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of “Evicted.” Here is a link to a New York Times interview with Desmond about the new book. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/21/podcasts/ezra-klein-podcast-transcript-matthew-desmond.html?searchResultPosition=2

The Indianapolis Star recently printed an article about the business interests of legislators. Such reporting encourages us to continue to lobby for Quaker issues and to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. You can read the article at the link below.


Thanks for your continued effort to support IFCL. I hope to see you July 28; but if you cannot attend, feel welcome to contact me by phone or email with suggestions to consider prior to the session.

Until later,