Indiana's Religious Left Flexes Its Political Muscle

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Vice President Mike Pence often describes his conservative religious views as "Hoosier values." It's a consistent narrative in a state that, with the exception of 2008, has voted for Republican presidents since 1980. The religious right in Indiana has long been a powerful political force. But now a progressive interfaith movement, called Faith In Indiana , is trying to challenge that foothold. The group, consisting of­ a broad political spectrum of Muslims, Jews and Christians, has organized in minority communities on issues like immigration , universal health care, criminal justice reform , and early childhood education. They're offering a new call to action for religious voters, says Nicole Barnes, Faith in Indiana's voter engagement director....

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Indiana's Religious Left Flexes Its Political Muscle

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