Indiana Democratic Party 6-8-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Indiana Democratic Party 6-8-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Chairman John Zody and the 6-8-19 Indiana Democratic Party Weekly Radio Address Podcast;

Transcript:

This is Chairman John Zody bringing you the weekly podcast for the Indiana Democratic Party.

Yesterday was National Gun Violence Awareness Day where we took time to remember the lives lost to gun violence and how we must honor them with action.

We know that thoughts and prayers are simply not enough. We need common sense gun reform- and it starts with universal background checks. Across the board, regardless of Party or zip code, polling shows that more than 90 percent of Americans support universal background checks. 

This common ground has still been met with the unshakable grip special interests have over the GOP to prevent any type of movement on this issue. 

For Republican Congresswoman Susan Brooks, a proclaimed moderate who in 2018 was interviewed agreeing that most want to see background checks, is also in this special interest pocket. Instead of listening to the reason of her constituents, who are still recovering from the active shooter at Noblesville West Middle School last spring, she instead chose to vote NO on the Bipartisan Background Checks Act this week.

Her vote completely contradicted her previous remarks and doubled down on being anti-gun safety to help special interests. This is shameful.

We can’t turn a blind eye to the gun violence hurting our communities, threatening our schools and churches. We support everyone’s constitutional right to bear arms. It’s why we need to bring gun owners and non-gun owners into these conversations and leave out the extremists that don’t truly represent Americans. 

We have to hold accountable the statements of Congresswoman Brooks now and on Election Day. As we reflect on the movement started by young people, ending gun violence is a goal we all must work together on to achieve. 

I’m optimistic of what can happen here in our state in 2020 and right now in 2019. We just need everyone to help us get there, including you. You can get involved with the Party at indems.org/join.

Also, please follow the IDP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Simply search INDems – that’s I-N-D-E-M-S on those social media platforms andfollow us to get the latest news about our candidates and what we’re doing to hold our counterparts at the Statehouse and in Washington accountable.

Thank you for listening.

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