The Indianapolis Urban League Commends Governor Holcomb for Vetoing SEA 148 protecting Hoosier Home and Apartment Renters
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2020
The Indianapolis Urban League was one of three hundred organizations who banded together to oppose this legislation (SEA 148) which represented an end run around democracy. Acting against very significant odds of failure, these 300 groups banded together to represent over 2 million Hoosier renters – 1/3rd of the Hoosier population – many of whom are poor and working class households with many children and fixed income seniors.
This veto will protect renters from being retaliated against by landlords for reporting significant health and safety violations such as lack of heat, running water, operable air condition in summer, etc.
We thank Governor Holcomb for doing the right thing, in understanding the concerns of the 2 million Hoosiers who rent their apartments and homes, by vetoing SEA 148.
Consistent with our mission to assist African-Americans, other minorities, and disadvantaged individuals to achieve social and economic equality, the Indianapolis Urban League and its allies will be extremely vigilant in opposing future efforts such as these to defend the interests and rights of vulnerable Hoosier families, children, and the elderly.
Anthony “Tony” Mason, President & CEO, Indianapolis Urban League (317) 693-7603
About the Indianapolis Urban League
Founded in 1965, the Indianapolis Urban League (IUL) is a nonprofit, non-partisan, interracial, community-based, human services agency dedicated to assisting African-Americans, other minorities and disadvantaged individuals to achieve social and economic equality. Annually the IUL provides direct services and advocacy in the areas of: education and youth services, economic and workforce development, health and quality of life, civic engagement and leadership, and civil rights and racial justice empowerment. IUL is one of 90 affiliates of the National Urban League serving 300 communities in 36 states and the District of Columbia. For more information visit indplsul.org