It is hard to believe that 2021 will be coming to an end in the next two weeks.
What an incredibly wild ride it has been. I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays as you close out your year.
2021 started out with a bang as we embarked on our first legislative journey learning along the way. H4ML & it's Membership was the driving force behind SB74 and nearly 20 amendments on other bills to secure Medical Liberty. We have been working behind the scenes to make sure we can continue creating change here in Indiana!
I want to end the year with a last update and sharing my New Year's Resolution, but more on that later!
Here is what you will read today:
Ashley's New Years Resolution!
Resolutions are often thought of as personal goals that people make and then, usually break. Intentions are good and the resolution is probably something very much needed, yet often discarded.
Why?- Let's revisit this in a little bit.
Right now, we are all living in a dystopian world where everyday happenings seem surreal and impossible.
So many of us would like to just return to “normal.” As much as I hate to admit it, normal is never coming back.
We will never go back to the “pre-pandemic” way of life.
In a lot of ways, that is a blessing.
Hoosiers have learned so much over the last two years. Many of us have become politically active for the first time, perhaps in our lives. For so long we took the importance of politics for granted.
I don't enjoy politics, but I never want to go back to apathy. This has been an incredibly empowering time for all of us. Even though most days it can feel overwhelming or even as though we are up against insurmountable odds.
The truth is, the American spirit is THRIVING.
The American Dream isn't possible without American Politics.
My New Year's resolution is to never return to normal.
My New Year's resolution is to find balance between politics and the American dream.
My New Year's resolution is encourage and inspire those same things in each of you.
I want nothing more than for each and every one of us to continue fighting for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Each new day brings a new lesson and reason to keep fighting for everything we have enjoyed.
My hope is that you will join me in this resolution and share this message with others, so that they may be inspired to shake off apathy and join in defending Liberty.
But… I mentioned before- New Year's Resolutions are often forgotten.
Why do we break our resolutions?
Do we make resolutions that are unattainable?
Maybe there is a lack of support?
Or, life just gets busy?
Sure these are all reasons why people break their resolution.
This resolution is attainable, its a work in progress.
This resolution will be supported, because we are all working on it together.
Of course, life is going to get busy, but we must never forget where we are. We must never forget how much time we have sacrificed to reclaim our rights.
Even after victory seems apparent is going to be vital to remain “in play." By staying engaged we will ensure we never come back to this place again.
Will you join me in my New Year's Resolution and help make it a reality?
Changes to our monthly meetings!
With a new year comes some exciting new changes. For quite a while I have wanted to roll out H4ML Near Me and we are FINALLY there. We will be moving our monthly meetings to the THIRD THURSDAY of the month from 7:00-8:00pm EST.
I have put the final touches on the agreement forms and now we can recruit local professionals to assist in hosting meetings.
Our plan is to have 5 locations in January. Each location will live stream the typical monthly meeting for the first 20 minutes and then the rest of the meeting will be for community building and outreach planning.
We think this is going to add so much life to the movement, rapidly accelerate growth, and success.
As we add locations you will be able to find them under the H4ML Near Me page nestled under the “Get Involved" tab on the website.
You can also text 260-286-0988 with your county for example: ADAMS COUNTY to get notified of new meeting places.
If there is a local professional in your area that would like to consistently host monthly meetings please have them text 260-286-0988 the word: PARTNER to get more information.
You will still be able to participate from home via Zoom just as before. You will need to register for the meeting again.
Thank you for helping us make this a success!
Did you ever imagine you would be excited about Legislation?
Yet here we are, waiting with baited breath to see what kind of legislation will pop up surrounding Medical Liberty.
So far there are two bills filed by Senator Kruse. SB 30 which is very similar to our bill last year, ensuring exemptions. SB 31 which is specific to COVID. Senator Kruse has a third bill being drafted off of language we presented and we are pretty excited about the prospects.
The House of Representatives has only filed one bill…
We have all seen House Bill 1001, which is a far cry from protection for Hoosiers but we anticipate many more bills yet to come.
We will be keeping an eye on legislation and could use some volunteers.
We will be reaching out to those who have specifically asked to help in the past and will have a zoom to discuss bill reading.
Be on the lookout for that email.
Haven't signed up yet? No worries, click the link for volunteering and sign up now.
Candidate questions & why we won't go there!
It is so exciting to see so many of you looking ahead to the future!
Much like this year snuck up on us and flew past, we know that the May primaries won't be much different.
We would love to be able to answer all the questions we get about the best liberty candidates, but as a non-profit, we cannot do that. In fact, we do not endorse, promote, support, or oppose any political candidate.
We don't want to leave you hanging. Liberty Defense PAC is an amazing organization run by a good friend of H4ML and they are fully equipped to help answer all your candidate questions.
In fact, January 15th they are hosting a HUGE candidate reveal.
From what we have heard there is going to be a large number of new candidates hitting the scene. This event will give you the opportunity to meet them and learn about what they stand for!
Go get your tickets quickly, I have heard they are selling fast.
Rep. Curt Nisly and his wife Mary will be featured speakers!
Accomplishments & Acknowledgements
I want to give a great big shout out to all our members and donors.
You truly make this all happen. Through your generosity we have accomplished so much in the past year. Let's take a quick review of what your donations have accomplished:
Some of our work has not cost a dime, lets celebrate that too!
We couldn't be more grateful for the way the state has pulled together in order to defend our Medical Liberties.
While we celebrate this, we do ask that you take a moment and consider becoming a monthly donor.
As you can see we have been hard at work and will continue to be, as we grow so do our costs.
Text messaging has been revolutionary to the liberty movement and we are so happy to be able to provide quick alerts for our members especially when only about 20% of the emails we send are read.
Text messaging has made a remarkable impact on the speed and EASE of which Hoosiers participate in politics.
We hope you will continue to support these efforts!
Some of you may be able to donate $100, $50, or $25 per month, but know that donations of $10 monthly make a huge difference!
If you are already a member you can easily edit your donating preferences. If you need help, please reply to this email.
If you are not yet a member please do so now and consider the possibilities if you decide to donate monthly.
Thank you again, for all that you do. Merry Christmas, from my family to yours.
Ashley Grogg MSN-RN
Paid for by the supporters of Hoosiers for Medical Liberty, a tax exempt non-profit organization under IRC 501(c)(4) which does not endorse, support, or oppose candidates for election.
Ashley Grogg RN-MSN sharing insights, tips, and updates on Medical Liberty throughout the Hoosier state.