Indiana Democratic Party 3-23-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Indiana Democratic Party 3-23-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Chairman John Zody and the Indiana Democratic Party 3-23-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast:

 

TRANSCRIPT:

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

I want to spend some time today talking about the lack of commonsense values we are seeing in Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun. They were elected to represent the needs of Hoosiers – first and foremost. But when it comes time to stand up for what we need versus what President Trumpwants, they choose the latter nearly every single time.

For argument’s sake, partisan politics has hurt the resolve of Hoosier voters. When public officials vote against the will of the people that are their constituents, our democracy suffers.

As the President bypassed historical precedent on national emergencies, Braun and Young only enabled him. The longest government shutdown in history was rewarded with Trump bypassing the Congress and moving to take funding from other areas in the Budget for his border wall.

It was a move condemned by Democrats and 12 Senate Republicans. Our own two Senators, however, fell in line behind the President even when the evidence proved that they shouldn’t.

Now as Trump’s 2020 Budget proposal is set to cut billions of dollars from Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security – one can only imagine how our Indiana Senators will vote. With a 90 percent or higher record of voting with the President, Hoosiers, especially seniors, are at risk of losing financial stability and health services in an increasingly expensive prescription drug cost industry.

We deserve elected officials that will listen to what Hoosiers want and vote accordingly. Party-line votes can lead to all of us having to make tough decisions that out-of-touch Republicans couldn’t dream of.

Despite some of what we see in the news, I still believe we can make our government and elected officials represent all of us. Indiana Democrats are working diligently to build the bench with the next generation of strong leaders who will move our nation forward. Training more young, diverse, and women candidates that bring a variety of experiences and depth to the table will help us combat politics as usual and the brand of partisan politics where elected officials fall in line and leave their constituents behind.

We’re moving forward and bringing more activists, community organizers, and volunteers to the table to help make change in our state. Right now, across the state, there are 145 Democratic candidates for Mayor, and more than 1,200 Democrats running for local office.

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

Also, please follow the IDP on Facebook, Twitterand 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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