The voter registration deadline is coming up. You must register to vote on or before this Tuesday, October 10th to vote in this year’s elections. Hoosiers can register online through Tuesday at indianavoters.in.gov or in-person at their county’s voter registration office or the Indiana Election Division with the appropriate paperwork. This is also a great chance to check your registration if you have moved or changed names. Everyone should check their registration before the deadline.
Jim Banks Endorses Extreme Jim Jordan for Speaker
After the United States House devolved into chaos from Republicans mutinying their own Speaker, Indiana Rep. Jim Banks voiced his support for far-right extremist Jim Jordan as the next Speaker. Jordan has a record of spreading dangerous conspiracy theories, attacking teachers, advocating for a nationwide ban on abortion, trying to overturn marriage equality, and working to defund essential law enforcement agencies that protect Hoosiers from dangerous crime.
Hoosiers deserve better than the current GOP-led chaos in Congress. Jim Banks wants a promotion to the U.S. Senate next year, but from trying to stop military promotions to pushing for an extremist Speaker, his actions show that he’s simply not serious about governing.
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.
As a government shutdown seemed all but inevitable, Democrats in Congress worked across party lines last week to pass a continuing resolution which would keep the government running. Thanks to the responsible and effective leadership of congressional Democrats, including Reps. Mrvan and Carson, the important business of the federal government could continue. Hoosiers avoided furloughs and still have access to essential services from the federal government in Indiana because of Democrats’ commitment to 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 our last in-person training session in Southern Indiana this Saturday, followed by a statewide virtual event on Oct. 11.
Get Involved! Opportunities to Volunteer Near You!
Upcoming Candidate Trainings
Thursday, Oct. 12th: 1 p.m. ET: What is a Democratic Precinct Chair: Join the National Democratic Training Committee for a free virtual training on Democratic coalition building in your community. Learn how to strengthen the party in your community in order to support Democratic candidates and policies. 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
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- Indiana Capital Chronicle: Has Indiana’s near-total abortion ban quickly become an outright ban?
- Journal-Gazette: Election candidates could beat record for most women on Fort Wayne City Council, flip party majority
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- News and Tribune: Hoosiers flock to Illinois for abortion care following Indiana ban
- Indiana Capital Chronicle: Budget experts recommend caution before tax overhaul