INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today announced it will formally launch the “Hoosier Promise Tour”, a statewide effort by the Indiana Democratic Party and its candidates to highlight the brighter future Democrats will create for the Hoosier State once elected to office on Election Day. The tour will kick off at the Mt. Vernon High School in Posey County with more than 100 voters expected to attend.
The “Hoosier Promise Tour” will compromise of about 15 stops across Indiana with various candidates and elected leaders – from its statewide ticket (Tom McDermott, Destiny Wells, ZeNai Brooks, and Jessica McClellan) to Congressional and state house candidates sharing with voters about how they will solve the kitchen-table issues most important to them, including restoring a woman’s right to choose, eliminating textbook fees for students, and legalizing cannabis. Additional tour stops – including locations and further logistics – are forthcoming.
“Indiana has brighter days ahead, and it’s because Democrats are working to solve the kitchen-table issues most important to Hoosier families in all 92 counties. From creating good-paying jobs, expanding broadband, lowering prescription drug costs, repealing the diaper tax, expanding health care for veterans, implementing new gun safety measures, and making the largest investment to fight climate change in our nation’s history, Democrats are delivering a better future for Indiana – and we’re just getting started,” said Mike Schmuhl, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party. “Democrats want to restore a woman’s right to choose and protect birth control, eliminate textbook fees for students, repeal the tampon tax, and legalize cannabis. We’re ready to get to work, but it’ll take electing more Democrats up-and-down the ticket to get this done.”
From securing pandemic relief (via the American Rescue Plan) and providing a once-in-a-generation infrastructure investment (via The Jobs Act) to delivering life-saving health care to Indiana’s veterans (via the PACT Act) and passing measures to help combat global inflation and climate change (via the CHIPS and Science Act and the Inflation Reduction Act), Democrats have been hard at work putting issues important to Hoosiers first, and extreme partisanship second.
As for the Indiana Republican Party, they have made abortion against the law, passed reckless permitless carry, put politics at the center of Indiana’s once-prized education system, and nominated candidates unfit for public office. Under the Indiana GOP, the state is in a race to the bottom with an F-rated quality of life, D- rated workforce, and C- rated education system, and Indiana has the third-worst maternal mortality rate in the nation. The time is now to reverse the harm done by Republicans’ extremist agenda, and Democrats are ready to answer the call this fall.
The “Hoosier Promise Tour” will be the eighth statewide tour by the Indiana Democratic Party since Mike Schmuhl took over as Chairman. In that time, the state party has held more than 120 events in over 65 counties.