CALL TO ACTION
Build the Democratic Party from the Bottom UP!
Run for Democratic Party Precinct Chair
The Indiana Democratic Party is governed by a fabulously “small d” democratic process. Democrats are elected at the individual precinct level to drive local Democratic efforts as Precinct Chairs. Each elected Precinct Chair appoints a Vice Chair of the opposite sex and empowers other Democrats to be leaders in their neighborhoods. The Democratic Precinct leadership facilitates relationship building among neighbors, listening to voters, learning about the important local issues, ensuring everyone is registered to vote, and getting registered Democratic voters to cast their ballots. BUT, THIS SYSTEM REQUIRES THAT DEMOCRATS STEP UP TO RUN AND PLAY THIS ROLE. Progressive Democrats of LaPorte County is committed to building out our elected Precinct Chair network.
If you might consider running for Precinct Chair, the LaPorte County Democratic Party is organizing a training in October. If you have questions, contact Julia Sinclair (juliarsinclair[AT}gmail.com), who can answer them!
Senators Young and Braun: Why do you want to keep eligible voters from voting?
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 secured access to the polling places where minorities and low-income citizens were being shut out of their Constitutional right to vote. In 2013, the US Supreme Court gutted that law. Since then, Republican-led state legislatures have imposed myriad new voter restrictions resulting in limited access by minority and low-income populations.
HR 1, For The People Act, recently passed by the US House of Representatives, is a bill aimed at expanding voter access by making registration and voting easier. The US Senate is now considering the bill. But, Indiana Senators Braun and Young oppose this bill despite Indiana historically having one of the lowest voter turn-out rates in the nation.
Now is our chance to enact election reform legislation that will increase voter participation, end partisan gerrymandering, restrict big money from campaigning, and demand ethical behavior among politicians.
CONTACT SENATOR YOUNG AND SENATOR BRAUN TO EXPRESS YOUR SUPPORT FOR VOTING REFORM:
Senator Todd Young: (202) 224-5623
Senator Mike Braun: (317) 822-8240
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HR 1, GO TO https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_the_People_Act