Eligible registered voters, including Hoosiers who will be out of their county on Election Day, are 65 or older, have a disability or meet other qualifications, can now apply to vote via mail. The application to vote by mail must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. (local time) on October 26th. Applications to vote by mail can be submitted to county election boards by mail, handing it in, or online at IndianaVoters.com.
Republican AG Todd Rokita Spending Taxpayer Dollars on Personal Legal Defense
Last week, the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission filed a misconduct complaint against Republican Attorney General Todd Rokita for his attack of a doctor who provided abortion care to a ten year old rape victim. It’s come out that Rokita spent nearly $200,000 in Indiana taxpayer dollars on his pursuit of Bernard. Now, Rokita is spending thousands more of your dollars for the personal defense of his law license.
Rokita’s actions continue to keep Indiana in the news for all the wrong reasons. His use of hardworking Hoosiers’ money to defend his own law license is wrong. Indiana deserves better.
Each week, the State Party will highlight key policy from Democrats at the Statehouse or across the state. Democrats deliver a better future for Hoosier families, and we urge you to share this information with your networks.
This week, State Rep. Carey Hamilton (Indianapolis) amplified her call for Indiana to abolish the “Pink Tax”, taxes on menstrual products and other feminine hygiene products. Her renewed call comes in the wake of the conservative Texas legislature passing a bill that eradicates the discriminatory tax.
Rep. Hamilton believes the Indiana legislature has the opportunity to put politics aside like Texas did and pass similar legislation to equal the playing field. Indiana Democrats will continue to fight for the elimination of unfair taxes that make basic hygiene products and healthcare inaccessible.
Become a Delegate to the 2024 State and National Conventions
The Indiana Democratic Party is holding a series of training sessions across the state for Hoosier Democrats interested in becoming delegates to the national convention. We would love to see you in Chicago next summer as part of the delegation that will nominate the President and approve our party’s national platform. We have three training sessions in Central, Northern, and Southern Indiana, followed by a virtual event on Oct. 11.
Get Involved! Opportunities to Volunteer Near You!
Municipal campaign season is heating up, and campaigns around the state are needing help! Find an event near you and get involved to help elect more Democrats!
Upcoming Candidate Trainings
Wednesday, Oct. 4th: 1 p.m. ET: Coalition Building for Community Change: Join the National Democratic Training Committee for a free virtual training on how to build a coalition for change in your community. The training will include insights from community leaders across the nation. Register by clicking here!
Indiana Young Democrats Candidate Endorsements
The IYD is accepting candidate endorsement applications from those running for office this November. This is a great way to engage younger voters, and earn the support of the IYD. Apply today for your campaign!
Sign Up for Rust Belt Rising’s Fall Trainings
Rust Belt Rising provides free training and research on best connecting with voters in our region and winning seats. They have helped 101 campaigns win elected office. Join their network of more than a thousand Midwestern Democrats to benefit from virtual training sessions and individual messaging and strategy support. Apply to be a Fall 2023 Rust Belt Rising leader with their course Win in Your Community, which features weekly Zoom sessions to hear from elected leaders and strategists who’ve run some of the best recent campaigns in the region for approaches you can bring to your organizing. Register for FREE today!
Save The Date: Marion County Young Democrats Masquerade Ball – Oct. 21, 2023
INDems IN the News
- NBC News: Biden makes history by joining striking autoworkers on the picket line
- NBC Chicago: Illinois, Indiana rail projects among those receiving piece of $1.4 billion in federal funding
- NWI Times: USW president with Region roots dies
- WFYI: ‘Kokomo stand ready’: UAW expands strikes to more non-Indiana GM, Stellantis facilities.
- WRTV: AG Todd Rokita faces professional misconduct charges
- Fox 59: Fox 59: Experts weigh in on idea of expanded passenger rail service in Indiana
- Indiana Capital Chronicle: Shutdown inches closer as U.S. House GOP fails to pass defense bill, lawmakers exit D.C.
- Pharos-Tribune: FSSA announces progress in making Indiana 988 go-to resource for Hoosiers in crisis
- Fox 59: Social Services releases updated autism therapy reimbursement rate plan for Indiana