College Democrats from Indiana University, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame, Ball State University, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, the University of Southern Indiana, Indiana State University, Manchester University, Valparaiso University, and Anderson University have united in support of Secretary Hillary Clinton for President. Young people across our state recognize the importance of this election, and we know that leaving the fate of our country in Donald Trump's hands will do nothing but harm the next generation of Hoosiers.
Secretary Clinton has been the most qualified candidate in this race by far, and she is the only one that has the experience needed to do the difficult work it takes to be President. In her time as an activist, lawyer, First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has shown that she will fight to make progressive change a reality. As Senator Sanders outlined during his endorsement speech yesterday: “this campaign is about the needs of the American people and addressing the very serious crises we face. And there is no doubt, in my mind that, as we head into November, Hillary Clinton is far and away the best candidate to do that.”
If Donald Trump’s consideration of Mike Pence as his running mate makes one thing clear, it’s that it is time for College Democrats to unite behind Secretary Clinton and work to turn Indiana blue come this fall. Mike Pence has proven he is willing to pursue the same extreme, reckless, and divisive agenda as Donald Trump. As Governor, Pence has legalized discrimination against the LGBTQ community, attacked women’s reproductive rights, tried to block aid for Syrian refugees, and done nothing but push a divisive social agenda which distracts from the real work it takes to improve Indiana’s future. Mike Pence is Indiana's Donald Trump, and we've seen just how much of a disaster their brand of politics has been for our state.
Hoosiers have watched Mike Pence disgrace Indiana non-stop over the last four years, and we don't want the same for our country. Instead of moving forward, our state has watched its national reputation plummet amidst constant scandal. Whether it be Carrier, RFRA, a state sponsored media agency, million dollar state house doors, crumbling roads and bridges, or any of the other Pence-driven disasters - our Governor has shown us a snapshot of just how damaging Trump-style ‘leadership’ can be. We won’t let Mike Pence run to the national spotlight to hide from his plunging approval ratings, and we certainly won’t let Donald Trump win in Indiana this November.