Welcome to the New IYD Newsletter

Fellow Young Democrat, in our new newsletter, we want IYD to focus on the one thing that makes IYD great — the people! In the coming months, we look forward to sharing with you the great events, programs, and causes that YD’s are pushing forward to make Indiana a better and more equitable place to live.

Voting: Our Most Sacred Right In The Balance

Before the Indiana General Assembly is HB 1116, a bill designed to suppress the voting rights that Hoosiers have enjoyed for decades. The amended bill would require a voter to say – under the penalty of perjury – that they can’t vote in person on Election Day or during the state’s 28-day early voting period in order to claim on the reasons a voter needs to absentee vote by mail.

The question is why does that matter? Hoosiers should be asking their state legislators why do we, under the constitution of Indiana and the United States, need to provide an excuse to absentee vote when it’s our right to vote? Should we not have the ability to ensure we can cast a ballot in an election and have a say in the direction our state is going?

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