Indiana Democratic Party 9-5-20 Weekly Radio Address

Indiana Democratic Party 9-5-20 Weekly Radio Address

Chairman John Zody and the Indiana Democratic Party 9-5-20 Weekly Radio Address:

All across Indiana and the country, the lives of working families have been made better through the efforts of organized labor. Unfortunately, here in Indiana, that effort has been challenged repeatedly by Republican leadership who don’t agree.

TRANSCRIPT:

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

This weekend, we are celebrating Labor Day. While there may not be the traditional parades and events celebrating the efforts of organized labor and workers’ rights, the meaning of the day hasn’t changed at all.

All across Indiana and the country, the lives of working families have been made better through the efforts of organized labor. Unfortunately, here in Indiana, that effort has been challenged repeatedly by Republican leadership who don’t agree.

Governor Eric Holcomb fought for a “so-called Right to Work” bill when Mitch Daniels was governor. Holcomb said nothing while Republicans in the Statehouse, including now-Vice President Mike Pence – signed a license for skilled workers to make less than they deserve when the common construction wage was repealed. And the relentless attacks on public school teachers show that the priorities for working Hoosiers are not taken seriously by those leading our state government. And it doesn’t stop there.

Now that Mike Pence and Donald Trump are in the White House, they continue to stomp on the ability of labor unions to organize – making it harder with regulations coming from the National Labor Relations Board.

This has to stop – and it can – if we continue to pull together and work for change on November 3. The Indiana Democratic Party continues to encourage Hoosiers to vote by mail, or to vote early in-person, which begins October 6. We are partnering with College Democrats to register voters. Voter registration ends on October 5 – and don’t forget, you can do it online at indianavoters.com. There are thousands and thousands of voters to call over the next 60 days to remind them that Democrats stand for working families, and that we’re on the right side of history on that and so many other issues.

The choices in this election are clear. Interested in helping? 

Volunteer for a candidate running for state office. Sign up at indems.org/join, and we’ll get you plugged in. 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, and best wishes for a safe and healthy Labor Day.

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