Indiana Democratic Party 9-1-18 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Indiana Democratic Party 9-1-18 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Chairman John Zody and his Labor Day weekend radio address:

“This potential threat to our election should be of high priority to the Chief Elections Officer, yet Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s plan is to wait until after the mid-terms.”


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

As the calendar days keep rolling along, I am increasingly eager and concerned for this election day. While much can be said for our stellar ballot of Democratic candidates, the vulnerability of our voting machines looms over the integrity of our votes.

The industry standard of a secure election is having avoting machine capable of producing a verifiable-papertrail for each ballot cast. This is necessary to ensure that in case it is needed, there is a proper way to accurately audit the votes.

It’s shameful that Indiana’s election security scored an “F” rating, according to a recent report. There are over half a dozen counties prepared to use voting machines that have no way to ensure a secure election in November.

This potential threat to our election should be of high priority to the Chief Elections Officer, yet Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s plan is to wait until after the mid-terms. Hoosiers deserve to be reassured their vote matters, and flashy ads from the Secretary’s office won’t cut it.

One of the greatest things one can do as an American is vote. Whether by absentee ballot or showing up to the polls, every vote exemplifies our commitment to democracy and a government for the people. Your vote matters, as it does in every election.

We know our friends and neighbors are worried about Indiana’s future. That’s why during each conversation this year that we’re having, we educate voters about Hoosier Democrats who have stepped up to run for office.

We are working hard to hold Secretary Lawson and Statehouse Republicans accountable. The only way to get the long-term change to our elections and other meaningful issues is to elect Hoosier Democrats to the legislature – and statewide. Your volunteer shift and vote brings us one step closer to moving Indiana forward.  

And while we’re talking about moving forward, on this Labor Day Weekend, it is important that we honor the men and women of organized labor who have fought so long for the rights of workers not only in Indiana, butacross our country. We are grateful for the sacrifices so many have made so that so many of us can have better wages, safer workplaces and healthcare – things that help everyone have a better quality of life.

Want to help make a difference? Volunteer for a candidate running for the state legislature. Sign up at 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.

Only together can we fight for fairness, a brighter future and better state for all Hoosiers of all walks of life to succeed in working and raising a family.

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