INDems to Launch Statewide American Jobs Plan Tour on Thursday to Fight Back Against the INGOP’s “Work More for Less” Economy


New INDems website: The American Jobs Plan: Why Indiana Needs It

Democrats will share why Indiana needs the Jobs Plan to help revitalize state’s infrastructure system – including for roads, bridges, broadband, childcare, veterans’ health care

Jobs Plan tour follows successful American Rescue Plan tour and continues the Democrats’ record of delivering for Hoosier families

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today announced it will launch a second statewide tour this Thursday to highlight why Indiana needs to revitalize its infrastructure system. Dubbed the American Jobs Plan tour, this effort will bring together voters from across Indiana to hear about a Jobs Plan that will create good-paying jobs, renovate Indiana’s current infrastructure needs, and build a better future for Hoosier families. This includes fixing Indiana’s crumbling roads and bridges, taking broadband internet expansion to the next level, eliminating childcare deserts for families, strengthening unions via the Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, and securing better health care access for Indiana’s 400,000+ veterans. 

The American Jobs Plan is the next stage of Indiana’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Rescue Plan helped put the pandemic in the rearview mirror, but it’ll be the Jobs Plan that takes Indiana and Hoosier families to the #NextLevel. Further, the Jobs Plan will fix a state economy that currently makes Hoosiers work more for less and does little to set families up for long-term success — all thanks to the Indiana Republican Party. 

“Indiana needs to create more economic opportunities for everyone. Sadly, for years, Republicans have deployed catchy buzzwords to gloss over a state that just isn’t working for most Hoosiers. People are being told to work more for less, drive on crumbling roads and bridges, and provide for their families despite high childcare costs and little to no access to high-speed internet. This is simply unacceptable in 2021,” said Mike Schmuhl, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party. “President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan will fix the problems that Indiana Republicans have failed to address by creating a level playing field for hard working folks who deserve a brighter future for themselves and their families. Democrats are hopeful Republicans will join us to get this done instead of defaulting to blatant partisanship. Solutions should come before party, and the American Jobs Plan will take Indiana to the #NextLevel.” 

The Indiana Democratic Party’s American Jobs Plan tour follows the successful American Rescue Plan tour where Democrats crisscrossed the state to share with Hoosiers how the federal stimulus package is helping their families put COVID-19 in the rearview mirror. From big cities like Fort Wayne and Evansville to small towns like Osgood and Bluffton, Hoosiers learned about how the Rescue Plan delivered $5.8 billion for Indiana and its towns, $1,400 relief checks for 91-percent of Hoosier adults, $250 million for broadband internet expansion, and $350 billion to help recruit new police officers and fight crime across the nation, including for Indiana. 

The first two events for the Indiana Democrats’ American Jobs Plan tour are below. Details are subject to change and are forthcoming:

July 15, 2021

County: St. Joseph

Speakers: Joe Donnelly, for U.S. Senator

David Niezgodski, State Senator – District 10

James Mueller, Mayor of South Bend

Sharon McBride, South Bend Common Council Vice-President 

Gregg Hixenbaugh, Mishawaka Common Council President

Maria Garza, UAW Local 5 President 

County: Tippecanoe

Speakers: Tony Roswarski, Mayor of Lafayette

Chris Campbell, State Representative – District 26

Earl Harris, Jr., State Representative – District 2

Dennis McCafferty, President of Northern Indiana Area Labor Federation (INALF)


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