About a week ago Andy Alexander submitted his resignation form the Indian Creek Township Board. Under Indiana law the relevant County party chair is required to make an appointment for that office since there is only one precinct in Indian Creek Township. I am proud to inform you that I have appointed Meri Reinhold to serve on the Indian Creek Township board. As you may recall Meri ran a strong race to serve on this board in 2010. Now she has that opportunity, and just in time for budgets! Good luck, Meri, and thanks for your service!
The House Democratic Caucus has changed its leadership to enable a more robust campaign effort and better messaging about the issues and our policies. Rather than leaving operation of the legislative campaigns in one person's hands, a team of legislators will work on the campaigns. House Democrats want to better coordinate with state and federal candidates and the other coordinated grassroots efforts.
House Democrats have a real fight on their hands. The Republicans have gerrymandered the legislative districts to their advantage and millions of dollars are being funneled to them from out-of-state right-wing groups who supported their anti-labor and public school privatization agenda.
We will have to re-double caucus fundraising efforts and harness the power of our grassroots volunteers to turn back the Republicans and their terrible policies.