Rural Communities: Why Indiana Needs the American Jobs Plan


The American Jobs Plan: The Need for Action in Indiana

Yahoo News/YouGov: Americans broadly support the details of President Biden’s infrastructure plan

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today asked for the Indiana Republican Party to join Hoosier Democrats in support of President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan (AJP) because of the opportunity it would bring rural communities across Indiana. As it stands, rural families – like Hoosiers in urban communities – are often burdened by a system that doesn’t help them succeed. Not only are people in rural areas a part of the 28-percent of Hoosiers who do not have access to broadband internet service, they are often at risk of experiencing extreme weather events, and live where nearly 80-percent of consistent poverty happens in our nation. 

President Biden’s American Jobs Plan would help solve these structural problems by revitalizing our infrastructure and setting Hoosier families up for better opportunities in the future. Recent polling, including data from a Yahoo News/YouGov poll, found a large majority of Americans favored many elements of the AJP — including investments in our rural communities.  

Indiana Democrats believe now is the time for the Indiana Republican Party to join Democrats and a majority of voters — including Republicans — in delivering this once-in-a-generation opportunity for hard-working Hoosiers. However, this means Republicans in the Indiana Republican Party would have to support measures that would help these families — including an increase to the minimum wage, expanding broadband services, and fully investing in Indiana’s public school system. Opposing the AJP would mean Indiana Republicans aren’t serious because they’ll just put their partisanship ahead of getting things done for workers, unions, families, and the economic future of Indiana. 

This crossroads moment for the state is why the Indiana Democratic Party supports the American Jobs Plan. Democrats are ready to get to work and responsibly get things done for all Hoosiers — regardless of politics. 


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