STATEHOUSE – State Representative Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) was sworn in today, Organization Day, which marks the first meeting for the 119th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including eight new Republicans, were sworn in by Chief Justice Loretta Rush. Rep. Aylesworth was elected to represent House District 11, which includes portions of Lake and Porter counties.
“I am honored to be the voice of my community, and I look forward to working in Indianapolis to ensure that Northwest Indiana is best place to live, work and raise a family,” said Rep. Aylesworth. “I am ready to work to improve our schools systems and give Hoosier students the best opportunities possible. For Northwest Indiana, it is imperative that we focus on our students, parents and teachers in our community this session.”
As a part of Organization Day, House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) selects a charitable organization for the House to partner with. The entire House participates in supporting and raising awareness for this charity throughout the legislative session, which is the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) this year.
“Domestic violence affects so many people throughout our state,” said Laura Berry, Executive Director of ICADV. “We are happy to work with the House legislators on this issue and are proud to be the recipient of the Speaker’s charity initiative in 2015 which will support local domestic violence programs.”
ICADV is a statewide coalition that provides technical assistance, resources, information and training to domestic violence awareness programs, support agencies and concerned individuals. ICADV focuses on prevention of domestic abuse, legislative advocacy, public awareness, advocate training and legal assistance.
“I am proud to support organizations like ICADV that is making sizable impact in the fight against domestic violence. The hard work they do for Hoosier communities is invaluable, especially in Northwest Indiana, so I look forward to continuing to show my support for them this session,” said Rep. Aylesworth.
To learn more about the ICADV, visit http://www.icadvinc.org/