Indiana Democratic Party  12-28-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Indiana Democratic Party 12-28-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Chairman John Zody with a year end message for Democrats as we head into the 2020 election season.

Whenever I travel around the state, I talk to other Democrats about five specific things where we can all agree – things like livable wages, public education, affordable healthcare, fairer elections and equality for every Hoosier.

TRANSCRIPT:

This is Chairman John Zody, bringing you the weekly podcast for the Indiana Democratic Party, for the final time in 2019.

This year, Indiana Democrats are ending 2019 with some historic victories under our belts following the municipal elections in our state’s cities and towns.

We elected a historic number of Democratic women to mayoral office – in Portage, Monticello, Charlestown and Zionsville – and elected Democrats to city and town councils for the VERY FIRST TIME in Avon, Atlanta, Carmel and Fishers – showing that our base is growing in suburban areas around Indianapolis.

In Ft. Wayne, Mayor Tom Henry won with his largest victory ever – and will become Ft. Wayne’s longest serving Mayor. And he’ll have more Democrats on the City Council as well. In Elkhart, Rod Roberson was elected the city’s first African American Mayor, and Democrats took control of the city council there – just as we did in Mike Pence’s hometown of Columbus – while our Democratic majorities got bigger on councils in Evansville and Indianapolis. Our diverse Democratic candidates worked, listened – and saw the fruits of their labor pay off on Election night.

Having more Democrats in office at the local level not only provides great government service – it helps build the bench of the Indiana Democratic Party for years to come and gives our message even more of a chance to get out.

Whenever I travel around the state, I talk to other Democrats about five specific things where we can all agree – things like livable wages, public education, affordable healthcare, fairer elections and equality for every Hoosier.

As the “big tent” party – we don’t always agree on every issue – but there are plenty of areas where we can agree.  

As Indiana Democrats, we will never stop fighting for these issues – and many others. But I doubt any Democrat listening to this now disagrees with any of these five things I just mentioned.

With 2020 now upon us, it is critical that we support candidates who support these issues – and who will advocate for public education and other issues at the Statehouse in the upcoming legislative session.

Want to help make a difference? Volunteer for a candidate running for office in 2020 – or support someone who is thinking of running.

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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