Sunday, November 28

Continue INDems’ “Small Town, Indiana” Statewide Press Tour to continue in Cicero and North Vernon

Indiana Democrats to visit more than a dozen small towns across Indiana, share how Democrats are delivering on agriculture and education issues in rural communities

McCormick and INDems to call out the INGOP for their upcoming crusade to make school board elections partisan races

In Cicero and North Vernon, Jennifer McCormick (former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction) Mike Schmuhl (Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party), Fady Qaddoura (State Senator – District 30), and Melanie Wright (former State Representative – District 35) will continue the Indiana Democratic Party’s “Small Town, Indiana” tour, a fourteen-stop effort to highlight how Democrats are delivering for Indiana’s rural communities. This record includes securing $250 million in broadband internet expansion, providing $540 million for childcare service providers, and fully-funding the state’s public school systems for the first time in over a decade — all thanks to President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Democrats will share this (and more!) with Hoosiers in rural communities, making good on a promise to meet voters where they are regardless of the Zip code.

“Public schools and farmers are the heartbeat of rural communities and the backbone of Indiana itself, and Democrats are set to hold real conversations about how we are delivering solutions to the most-pressing problems facing Hoosier families in Indiana’s small towns,” said Mike Schmuhl, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party. “Democrats have delivered since Day One of Joe Biden’s presidency, and we are ready to fan out across the state to share with families how policies like the American Rescue Plan have fully-funded Indiana’s public schools and expanded broadband internet access. Democrats are creating a better future for Hoosier families in rural America, while the other side appears to prioritize only extreme partisanship and division, a contrast we’ll campaign on into the 2022 elections.”


WHO: Jennifer McCormick, former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction

Fady Qaddoura, State Senator – District 30

Melanie Wright, former State Representative – District 35

WHAT: INDems’ “Small Town, Indiana” Tour

WHEN: 6:30 PM, Tuesday, October 26, 2021

WHERE: Cicero Public Library

209 W Brinton Street, Cicero, IN 46034

North Vernon

WHO: Mike Schmuhl, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party

WHAT: INDems’ “Small Town, Indiana” Tour

WHEN: 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021

WHERE: Willow Lake Event Center

2130 W. CR 200 N, North Vernon, IN 47265

Indiana Democrats will also call out Republicans for their upcoming partisan crusade against the state’s public school system – particularly the upcoming goal to make school board elections partisan. This crusade is hypocritical on the surface, because two years ago, Governor Eric Holcomb and the INGOP supermajority at the statehouse voted to remove the Superintendent of Public Instruction office as a partisan, elected position. In fact, Indiana Republicans like Attorney General Todd Rokita have promoted extreme partisanship and misinformation about nonpartisan school boards all year in a strategy to divide communities and families.

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