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Vare Fighting Big Money, Speaks Out on Misleading Ads

Vare Fighting Big Money, Speaks Out on Misleading Ads

When Democrat Jocelyn Vare made the decision to run for Indiana State Senate District 31, she knew she would face Kyle Walker, an opponent with hundreds of thousands of dollars in his campaign war chest. Further, she knew the Senate seat he was gifted and his history...

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It is Time for Indiana to Legalize Marijuana

It is Time for Indiana to Legalize Marijuana

As legislators, it is our responsibility to listen to and serve constituents, and on the issue of legalizing marijuana, Indiana’s GOP Supermajority is failing. Republicans, Democrats, and independents all support legalizing marijuana. My own position on this issue is...

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You Can’t Count on Indiana GOP for Fiscal Responsibility

You Can’t Count on Indiana GOP for Fiscal Responsibility

Sometimes I feel like everything is backward here in Indiana. Against stereotype, the Indiana GOP continues to overtax and underserve Hoosiers while Indiana Democrats fight for fairer taxation and more sustainable uses of taxpayer money. I see this role reversal every...

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Who Shows Up and Who Doesn’t

Who Shows Up and Who Doesn’t

Jocelyn accepted an invitation to speak with and listen to a packed house of voters at Britton Falls on September 22, 2022.   I’m running to be your State Senator because Hoosiers deserve a public servant who talks and meets with them and most of all, listens to them....

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Indiana Cannot Ignore Gun Violence Any Longer

Indiana Cannot Ignore Gun Violence Any Longer

We are facing an epidemic of gun violence. Instead of taking sensible action to keep Hoosiers safe, our Indiana Statehouse Supermajority passed HEA 1296, “permitless carry.” This legislation repealed the Indiana law that required a person to obtain a license to carry...

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Indiana’s Supermajority Now Makes the Choice for Women

Indiana’s Supermajority Now Makes the Choice for Women

Today the Supreme Court stole a freedom away from the American people. In overturning the 49-year-old case Roe v. Wade, the Court has ensured that every Hoosier’s right to bodily autonomy is now subject to the whim of Indiana politicians. That is a power Indiana’s...

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Our Only Choice Now is to Vote 

Our Only Choice Now is to Vote 

In 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade and empowered adult women with federal protection to control their reproductive medical options. For people like me who grew up in a post-Roe country - -I was only two when the Supreme Court cited the...

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Governor Kernan’s 10 Commandments

Governor Kernan’s 10 Commandments

Strengthening public education in Indiana is at the forefront of my priorities.  It’s personal to me –my children attended Hamilton Southeastern schools in Fishers from kindergarten through high school and both of my parents were public school educators. Mom and...

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House Bill 1134 Would Weaken Our Schools and Community

House Bill 1134 Would Weaken Our Schools and Community

Jocelyn reads to local students. I’m the daughter of two Indiana public educators. My mother was a middle school English teacher, and my father taught social studies before becoming a school counselor, principal, and superintendent. I learned a lot from them about...

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It’s Halftime!

It’s Halftime!

State Capitol of Indiana in Indianapolis. At the Indiana Statehouse, halftime is when the State Senate considers legislation that has been approved by the House of Representatives and The House considers legislation that has been approved by the Senate. Legislation...

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