Indiana Democratic Party 4-30-16 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Indiana Democratic Party 4-30-16 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Chairman John Zody and the Indiana Democratic Party 4-30-16 weekly radio address podcast: “Simply put, Mike Pence and Ted Cruz may campaign on an out-of-touch, divisive message, but Mike Pence has actually put it into practice.”

TRANSCRIPT:

This is Chairman John Zody, bringing you the weekly podcast for the Indiana Democratic Party.
Well, it’s clear that Mike Pence’s discriminatory policies continue to damage Indiana’s economy by driving economic opportunities away from our state.

On Wednesday the NCAA – which is headquartered in Indianapolis – announced the organization will no longer hold its coveted Final Four basketball tournament in states that do not have anti-discrimination policies – and this of course includes Indiana.

Indianapolis is scheduled to hold its next Final Four in 2021 – and now because Mike Pence refused to act and push for a bill to provide protections for LGBT Hoosiers – Indiana is at risk of losing an estimated $71 million economic impact to its economy.

Last December, Mike Pence believed he had “calmed the waters” after he decided to prioritize his political agenda ahead of the economic well-being of the state. And further, Republicans have said they don’t see RFRA’s damage “in the facts.”

After a $250 million economic statewide impact, Indianapolis losing 12 conventions and $60 million, and a damaged reputation, the damage caused by Mike Pence’s embarrassing RFRA isn’t over – in fact, it only continues.
Also this week, the Indiana Democratic Party welcomed national and international media to our state for Tuesday’s upcoming Presidential primary election.

We encouraged them to check out the “Mike Pence Scorecard” at www.Indems.org for a helpful guide to getting the lay of the land for the Hoosier State, including the IDP’s very own “Top Ten” reasons why Mike Pence is hurting the state of Indiana.

But the big news that ended the week was Gov. Pence’s endorsement of Sen. Ted Cruz – which frankly came as no surprise. Both Mike Pence and Ted Cruz have insisted on governing by social ideology instead of doing what is right for the people they represent or focusing on getting things done to move our state and country forward.

Simply put, Mike Pence and Ted Cruz may campaign on an out-of-touch, divisive message, but Mike Pence has actually put it into practice. Hoosiers are ready to fire Mike Pence this November – and it’s looking like Ted Cruz has little path to the Republican nomination.

Hoosiers, We must come together and make sure we elect John Gregg Governor, that we elect Baron Hill to the US Senate – people who will unite and improve the lives of all Hoosiers across Indiana – and we must return Glenda Ritz to the Superintendent’s office in 2016.

Until that time comes, Democrats in Indiana will continue to talk about ways in which we can do better for Indiana’s economy, our infrastructure, our education system, and for the overall well-being of Hoosiers.

And please remember that Tuesday is the primary election. If you haven’t already voted, please do so on Tuesday – the polls are open 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. local time. With so much at stake – make your voice heard this year. If you have questions about your voting registration or want to know where to find your voting location, go to www.indianavoters.com.

Thank you for listening.

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