Today is the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day.

Organization Day occurs annually in November. State lawmakers use the day to gather together, meet new members and prepare for the upcoming legislative session. Following the general election earlier this month, all re-elected members and member-elects were also sworn into office. The day also marks the first official meeting of the new 120th Indiana General Assembly for the next two years.

Some top priorities of the upcoming legislative session include crafting a balanced state budget, funding long-term infrastructure needs and continuing to improve education for Hoosier students.

House and Senate lawmakers also announced they will team up to support Habitat for Humanity of Indiana to raise awareness about the need for affordable housing in Indiana. In March, lawmakers will trade their pens for hammers on the south lawn of the Statehouse to build wall panels, which will be transported to a home site for a Hoosier family in need. Legislators and staff already launched a new and used tool drive, and donations will help build homes across Indiana.

To learn more about our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, visit our website.

State lawmakers were energized today and ready to tackle a lot of important issues on behalf of Indiana. Be sure to contact your state representative to give input on upcoming legislation or issues.