INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Democrats are continuing their “Small Town, Indiana” tour today in Columbia City.
The public is welcome to attend the forum, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Peabody Public Library, 1160 E. SR 205. Speakers will include former U.S. Rep. Jill Long Thompson, State Reps. Maureen Bauer and Mike Andrade and educator Anita Vernon.
The forum is part of a 14-stop effort to highlight how Democrats are delivering for Indiana’s rural communities. This record includes passing the Infrastructure and Jobs Act, securing $250 million in broadband internet expansion, providing $540 million for child care 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 where they live.
“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 Indiana Democratic Party Chairman Mike Schmuhl. “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 Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and the American Rescue Plan have expanded broadband internet access and fully funded Indiana’s public schools. Democrats are creating a better future for Hoosier families in rural America, while the Republicans’ partisanship refers to issues like roads and bridges and clean water as ‘socialism,’ a contrast we’ll campaign on into the 2022 elections.”