Indiana Democratic Party 11-16-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Indiana Democratic Party 11-16-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Chairman John Zody with the 11-16-19 Indiana Democratic Party Weekly Radio Address Podcast:

But none of this could have happened without the candidates and volunteers who MADE it happen. Putting yourself out there to run for office is a big deal – and a big sacrifice – and when you sign up to volunteer with someone, it’s because you believe in them and their issues – and because you believe in your community.

TRANSCRIPT:

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

On November 5, Indiana Democrats made historic gains across Indiana – and not just in the areas where you might think.

FOUR Democrats were elected to city and town councils in Hamilton County – and a record number of Democratic women were elected to mayoral office in places like Portage, Monticello and Charlestown – and Emily Styron in Zionsville, in suburban Boone County.

These suburban wins show that Democratic battlegrounds are expanding and shifting in Indiana like never before – and it starts with the candidates who worked tirelessly to achieve these victories.

In addition to these great wins AROUND Indianapolis – IN Indianapolis, Mayor Joe Hogsett sailed to a 72% margin victory in his race, and through the efforts of a coordinated campaign, a Democratic supermajority was elected to the Indianapolis City-County Council. New councilors taking office January 1 will include six Young Democrats and four Democrats who are members of the LGBTQ community.  

In Columbus, Evansville and Elkhart, Democrats either took the majority on the city councils or increased it – and Rod Roberson will now be the first African-American Mayor of Elkhart.

In Portage, Democrat Sue Lynch will be the new Mayor – and we will enjoy all-Democratic City Council members.

Across the state – Democrats picked up 10 cities and a historic number of diverse candidates were elected to office.

I have always said that the right things happen when the right people are in office – and Democrats all across the state – in urban, suburban and rural cities have a lot to be proud of after last Tuesday.

But none of this could have happened without the candidates and volunteers who MADE it happen. Putting yourself out there to run for office is a big deal – and a big sacrifice – and when you sign up to volunteer with someone, it’s because you believe in them and their issues – and because you believe in your community.

We had a great night on November 5 – but it can’t stop there. 2020 will be big – and Democrats all over the state will need our help.

Want to help make a difference? Volunteer for a candidate running for office and someone who might be on the ballot next year. 

And please follow the IDP on Facebook and Twitter. Simply search INDEMS – that’s I-N-D-E-M-S on Facebook and Twitter, and follow 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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