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May 2015

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Campaign for Hoosier Families
A strong, public voice for Hoosier families and children in need




A Letter from the Director

Dear Fellow Advocates,

I want to take this opportunity to offer you a sneak peak at our redesigned newsletter and social media platforms we will be using to mobilize support for bills impacting Hoosier families. The newsletter will summarize bills and underlying issues CHF is following, and the social media outlets will allow us to communicate with you in real time. We have integrated the newsletter and social media platforms so that you can be fully informed without being overwhelmed.

To stay updated on breaking news, please connect with us on Twitter at @HoosierFamilies and on Facebook at Campaign for Hoosier Families.

You will be able to access our legislative agenda, bill summaries, articles and tips on how to contact legislators by going to our website at www.campaignforhoosierfamilies.com.  

I hope that you find the new CHF format user-friendly and in sync with your busy schedule.

Thank you for your willingness to be a voice for Hoosier families. 

Best,

Susan Brouillette
CHF Director

 

Save the Date!

The Indiana Coalition for Human Services has scheduled a legislative wrap-up meeting from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 10 at the Lafayette Urban Ministry Ray Ewry Youth Center.

More information to follow.
 


Be a Voice for Hoosier Families: How to Contact Your Government Officials

As a champion for the poor and disenfranchised, CHF members can be a voice for low-income families and children. By contacting your state legislators, you have the opportunity for your voice to be heard. In order to make the greatest impact, carefully construct your message and select the appropriate mode of communication. You can contact your legislators by making a phone call, writing a letter, sending an email or interacting with them via social media, such as Facebook and Twitter.
 
While each mode of communication is different, there are some common tips to keep in mind when contacting your legislators. Be polite and always introduce yourself. Remember to use correct titles when addressing your legislator. Your message should state your opinion and provide a well-reasoned argument. Be concise and to the point in stating your message. Lastly, be sure to present your argument in a non-threatening way.
 
Below you can find more helpful tips when contacting your legislators.

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May's Political Toolkit

During our April 16th community meeting, we highlighted two digital resources that can help everyone increase their political knowledge and activity. Each month we will highlight useful, practical tools to help grow your political toolkit. This month we’re featuring OpenStates.org and PolitiFact – two websites that make understanding today’s political landscape easier.

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Guiding Us in All That We Do: The CHF Mission

The mission of Campaign for Hoosier Families is to improve the health and overall well-being of low-income families and individuals through social justice and advocacy. CHF is dedicated to ensuring that public policy implemented at the local, state and federal levels safeguards low-income families and provides a pathway out of poverty. CHF serves as a champion for the poor and disenfranchised.
 
If your faith calls you to serve the least among us, CHF is an opportunity to put your faith into action. Join others in speaking up for low-income Hoosier families!



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