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February 13, 2020


Valentine’s Day Flyer

VALENTINE’S DAY at the Statehouse
February 13, 2020
Please plan to join in The Arc of Indiana and Self-Advocates of Indiana annual
Valentine’s Day at the Statehouse event on Thursday, February 13.
This annual event helps us connect with state legislators and thank them for their work.
Valentine’s Day at the Statehouse
2020 Theme:
Ability is the Heart of The Arc

The goal of this event is to make your legislators feel special and remind them that people with developmental disabilities and their families throughout the state are real people with real needs and dreams who they should consider when making decisions for our state.

We encourage you to take some time to create something unique to show your appreciation for your elected officials. These messages can be artwork, letters, or any other token of thanks! You might also include a short note, letting your legislators know what is important to you and that you are a constituent who has a loved one with a disability, you have a disability, or you serve people with disabilities.

If you are coming to the Statehouse, please contact your Senator and Representative to let him or her know you will be there and try to schedule a time to meet. Visit Indiana General Assembly – Find Your Legislator to learn who represents you and get contact information.

If you do not have a scheduled time, the best time to find your legislators is when they are in session in the House and Senate chambers on the third floor of the Statehouse. On February 13, the House is scheduled to go into session at 10:00 a.m.* and the Senate is scheduled to go into session at 10 a.m.
Please also plan to create valentines for Governor Eric Holcomb, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell, FSSA Secretary Dr. Jennifer Sullivan, and DDRS Director Kylee Hope. To be respectful of their time, please do not visit these offices outside of scheduled times.

Let us know you will be at the Valentine’s Day event by contacting Hannah Carlock at hcarlock@arcind.org

Valentine’s Day at the Statehouse
February 13, 2020

9 a.m. Meet at the Rotunda

9:15 a.m. Lieutenant Governor Welcome

9:30 Head up to 3rd Floor

10 a.m. House and Senate in Session

10:30 Secretary of State’s Office Visit (Connie Lawson)

11 a.m. Treasurer Kelly Mitchell’s Office Visit

11:30 Kylee Hope and DDRS at the Rotunda

Additional Information:

The Statehouse is located in downtown Indianapolis, 200 W. Washington Street, on the block bordered by Washington, Senate, Ohio, and Capitol streets.

Parking is available on the street (meters), at the White River State Park Garage, or at one of the Circle Center Mall Parking Garages. Van accessible parking is available in the MOON GARAGE at Circle Center Mall (Maryland or Illinois Street access).

There are several options for lunch downtown. The Government Center has a cafeteria, there is a food court on the third floor of Circle Center Mall, and there are restaurants in the mall and near the Statehouse.

The main public entrance for the Statehouse is located on Capitol Avenue.
The accessible entrance is located on the west side of the building, off of Senate Avenue. If you need to drop off individuals at the accessible entrance, you may turn onto Senate Avenue from either Washington Street or Ohio Street, but you will have to turn around and exit to the same street you entered from.

If you do not have a meeting with your representative or senator, and want to request to talk with them when they are in session in the House and Senate Chambers, you will need to give a message to a doorman to ask them to come out to the lobby to meet with you. For the House, doormen for Democrats are located on the right side of the chamber and doormen for Republicans are located on the left side of the chamber. For the Senate, doormen for Democrats are on the left and doormen for Republicans are on the right.

If you are not able to connect with your senator or representative, Hannah Carlock will be gathering valentines to deliver to your legislators.


February 13, 2020


Indiana State House
200 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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