What We Stand For

The Communist Party of Indiana CPUSA struggles for socialism: to better the lives of Indiana's working families, to protect and extend labor's ability to organize, for the needs of women, children, immigrants (documented and undocumented), the disabled, LGBT, and all people who strive for affordable quality health care, housing, and education. We stand against racism in all its forms. We stand for jobs for all. We stand for peace. We support all who struggle world wide for the dignity and self-determination of the majority of their nation's people and against imperialism, occupation, and exploitation for private profit.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Demand Illiana Highway Be Built

The Indianapolis Star, in an article titled Stimulus money may spur Illiana highway, is reporting today that the Obama plans for infrasture investment have revived hopes that the Illiana highway will be built. This highway
would loop from Chicago's southern suburbs through southern Lake County to link with I-65
A feasability study is due to be released next year.

There are concerns that the State of Indiana will not participate in this infrastructure project, killing it, because the Governor wants the state's share of the funding to be provided by private funding. According to state Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso):

"The Daniels administration likes an Illiana Expressway, but they want it privately funded, and money isn't exactly flowing at the moment," he said.

This is likely to be an issue with other infrastructure initiatives as well. The working people of Indiana deserve to see these large infrastructure projects implemented, and the jobs they represent created. The state should ensure this and similar projects happen and should not use the pretext of not having state matching funds to undermine President-elect Obama's fiscal stimulus package.

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