Chairman Zody: President Obama Brought Change, Final Address Strong.

INDIANAPOLIS – John Zody, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party, released the following statement after President Barack Obama concluded his final State of the Union Address.

“In 2008, the United States needed a true leader who would repair the well-being of our national and all Americans, and would help guide the nation into the 21st Century. With this evening marking his last State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama has been the true champion everyday Americans and Hoosiers have needed. Not only did the President save the country from the next Great Depression, he rescued the auto industry and kept many hardworking Americans, including thousands of Hoosiers, from losing their jobs.

Thanks to President Obama, now more than half a million Hoosiers have access to healthcare they can afford through the Affordable Care Act, including more than 355,000 Hoosiers enrolled in HIP 2.0. Finally, President Obama understood that in order for the United States to thrive into its next century, everyone should be welcomed to the table. From passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to being the trailblazing figure of the LGBT equality movement, the President has pushed for and fought hard to make sure Americans knew that discrimination in any form would not be tolerated.

The United States has come a long way since Barack Obama took office in 2009, and we are grateful for his profound leadership.”

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