On Monday, the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission filed a misconduct complaint against Republican Attorney General Todd Rokita. The complaint came after Rokita was interviewed on extreme Fox News, and he made comments about a lawsuit involving a ten year old rape victim who received abortion care in Indiana. Indiana law prohibits attorneys involved in investigations from making public comments that may affect judicial proceedings.
Rokita is the second consecutive Indiana Republican Attorney General to be charged with misconduct. Before him, AG Curtis Hill was found to have committed multiple incidents of sexual misconduct. Next year, we can retire Rokita.
Green Energy Jobs Growing in Every State Thanks to Democratic Investments
This week, a new report was released showing a record number of Hoosiers employed in the clean energy industry. In 2022, there were more than 88,400 Indiana jobs related to clean energy, a 3.7 percent increase from 2021. This news comes on the heels of President Biden and Democrats in Congress passing the Inflation Reduction Act in August of last year, which led to significant investments in Indiana clean energy projects.
The Inflation Reduction Act and other policies under President Biden will continue to create record investment in communities across the state in the industries of the future.
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. Maureen Bauer (South Bend) was featured in a USA TODAY article for her leadership on HEA 1219, legislation providing resources for firefighters and retired firefighters to get tested for dangerous chemicals they may have been exposed to in the line of duty. Rep. Bauer drafted the legislation after three firefighters in South Bend passed away from brain cancer related to occupational hazards.
Thanks to Rep. Bauer’s commitment to the health of Hoosiers, HEA 1219 passed and went into effect in July. Indiana firefighters now have better access to potentially lifesaving blood tests, and Rep. Bauer’s leadership looks to inspire policy action across the nation.
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
Tuesday, Sept. 26th: 1 p.m. ET: Expert Q&A: Hispanic Democrats Working Towards Change: Join the National Democratic Training Committee for a free virtual to discuss how Hispanic leaders are getting involved and making change across the nation! The panel will discuss equity, inclusion, and how to lead change! 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
- Fox 59: Indiana State Senator Jack Sandlin dies, GOP confirms
- WTHR: ‘This is about the future,’ says Kokomo Stellantis worker
- IndyStar: Study: Indianapolis among 10 desirable midsize cities
- WRTV: New museum highlights black firefighters in Indianapolis
- Indiana Capital Chronicle: Indiana-based Silicon Crossroads hub awarded $30M+ in new Chips Act funding
- Fox 59: 11 Indiana schools named as 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Department of Education
- AP News: Former U.S. Rep. Steve Buyer of Indiana sentenced to 22 months in prison for insider trading
- WISHTV: Expanding telehealth access to include mental health services in rural Indiana
- WHAS11: Noblesville student uses birthday to raise money to feed others