The Indiana Democratic Party recently conducted more than 25 events across the state as part of an American Rescue Plan tour. Events were conducted in 40 counties, including a June 24 tour stop in Westfield in Hamilton County.
The tour was designed to teach residents about the American Rescue Plan, President Joe Biden’s relief plan following the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is really telling the story of the American Rescue Plan and the Biden/Harris effort to make sure that America has the resources it needs to continue to be successful after such a scary time for so many working families,” Indiana Democratic Party Deputy Chair Christina Hale said.
A capacity crowd filled the amphitheater at Asa Bales Park for the June 24 tour stop in Westfield.
“It was full and enthusiastic,” Hale said. “When I was speaking, people were riding their bikes cheering us on as they rode by. There seemed to be a lot of enthusiasm.”
Hale was joined by State Sens. J..D Ford and Fady Qaddoura and Fishers City Council member Jocelyn Vare.
“Our state has received a good deal of money (from ARP), and that was reflected in the budget that passed in a bipartisan way from the Indiana General Assembly,” Hale said. “For the first time in many years, Republicans and Democrats voted for a budget that had a very healthy and robust addition to support our public schools.”
Hale said some of the items the ARP dollars supported was $250 million to improve broadband expansion in the state and providing $500 million for economic development projects. Indiana received $3.2 billion dollars in state fiscal relief and $2.5 billion in local fiscal relief from the plan.
For more, visit whitehouse.gov/american-rescue-plan/.