2022 Wrap Up: Tom McDermott, Destiny Wells, and Indiana Democrats Hold “Contract With Women” Statewide Tour 


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INDIANAPOLIS -The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated the conclusion of its “Contract with Women” statewide tour – a promise from Tom McDermott, Destiny Wells, ZeNai Brooks, Jessica McClellan, and Indiana Democrats to put women and girls’ future – not special interests and extreme agendas – first. 

“Women will determine Indiana’s future, and it’s past time for politicians to prioritize an agenda that will create better lives for them. Signing the ‘Contract with Women’ means pledging to restore the right to choose, fix the state’s dismal maternal mortality rate, pass legitimate workplace protections, and solve other common-sense problems facing women and families across Indiana,” said Myla Eldridge, Vice Chair of the Indiana Democratic Party and Marion County Democratic Party Chairwoman. “Whether its their unpopular abortion ban or simply a failure to hold their own accountable, Indiana Republicans simply do not respect or value women in our state. A vote for Democrats this year is a vote to fix the mess Republicans have created across Indiana and give Hoosier women more freedom in their daily lives.”

The “Contract with Women” pledge included the following: 

  • Restoring the freedom to choose,
  • Expanding the right to birth control and other contraceptives,
  • Fixing Indiana’s dismal maternal mortality rate, 
  • Passing legitimate workplace protections for pregnant women, 
  • Repealing the state’s high taxes on hygiene products, 
  • Addressing the state’s childcare crisis, and 
  • Creating a statewide Pre-K system for our children. 

Todd Young and Indiana Republicans in state government simply do not respect or value women in the state. Senator Young is 100% anti-choice and confirmed the three U.S. Supreme Court justices who overturned Roe v. Wade. Republicans at the statehouse passed a dangerous abortion ban in special session and have failed to fix the state’s dismal maternal mortality rate. Diego Morales is accused of sexual assault against Republican women he worked with. 

The “Contract with Women” Tour was the eleventh and final statewide tour by the Indiana Democratic Party for the 2022 election year. Collectively, the state party held more than 160 events in about 70 counties in about a year and a half. Candidates are currently barnstorming the state to talk with voters over the final days of the campaign. 

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