June 5, 2017 Press Release
JASON LEINEWEBER ANNOUNCES 2018 DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL BID
Charlestown, IN – June 5, 2017 Jason Leineweber, of Charlestown, Indiana will kick off his campaign to represent Indiana’s ninth district this Saturday in Jeffersonville. A lifelong resident of ninth district, Leineweber is running as direct representation of the middle class. The last time the district had representation from someone who was born in the area was Baron Hill. “It is time for the middle class to have accurate middle class representation. People are tired of the same old, same old in politics. The majority of the current political party system is made up of lawyers, career politicians and lobbyists. The days of allowing the most damaging of people who choose to harm, rather than help, to decide what is right for those below them are coming to an end. We have restore some sort of humanitarianism to Washington.”
The primary goal of the campaign is inclusion, to bring people together, to show that we are indivisible and that there is liberty for all.
“I want everyone to be involved and heard. Republicans, Democrats, black, white, gay, straight, female, male, old, young, voters and non-voters”.
Among the issues highest on Leineweber’s agenda are education, better job quality, health and healthcare, as well as local issues such as clean water and the bridge tolls.
“Our youth’s education is suffering, teachers are not given the resources they need to provide a good education, they spend money out of their own pockets for their classrooms, in some areas of our district we have great graduation rates, but in the more rural areas, those dip down to as low as 80%. We have to improve that, because the only way to fix today’s problems, is to better educate the youth of tomorrow. Healthcare costs are out of control, we have millions of people on the verge of losing coverage, and it’s time to start having serious discussions on a single payer healthcare system. As for the toll bridges, the tolls need to be renegotiated, period. In a recent article released by Riverlink, which is a very unorganized company in my opinion, over 260,000 Hoosiers are getting hit with bills for crossings – far ahead of Kentuckians, it’s apparent who is paying for the bulk of this bridge and it’s hitting us in our already hurting pocketbooks.”
“Even six months after the 2016 general election, tensions are still high across the country, people are still very active in fighting for what is right. At some point, we have to move past that and look ahead. Now, more than ever, what we need to resist is the division in our country and hometowns. It is time to become the United States of America…again. That starts with one city, one county, and one district at a time. I am so excited for us to join together and show everyone just who the people of the ninth district are. We have so much love in our Midwestern hearts to give.”
“I can’t wait to get out and start talking to people. I want to give non-voters a reason to vote. So many times we hear people say, ‘my vote doesn’t matter.’ I say, ‘yes it does’. Those are the exact people I want to represent, those who don’t feel like they have accurate representation and feel as if their voices aren’t heard." If you are a non-registered voter, you can go to indianavoters.com and get registered today.
The campaign will be kicking off at the second annual Jeffersonville Pride Festival taking place at Warder Park at 4pm on Saturday June 10th, 2017. For more information on the festival, you can visit jeffpridefestival.org
For more information on Leineweber or to get involved in the campaign, you can visit jasonforindiana.com Contact Information: Jason Leineweber (pronounced line-weber) 812.701.1172 firstname.lastname@example.org
5/7/17 Campaign Announcement
In just 366 short days, Indiana will hold their 2018 primary for the next set of elections. One of my biggest regrets in life was not running for Student Council President in High School. I have always been enthralled with politics, and I am so excited to share the news, exclusively with my family and friends first, that I have decided to run for Congress in the 9th district of Indiana. I have been working on this for a number of months, and I was getting a little nervous, but the quote I shared yesterday put me at peace.
You may be wondering why I am announcing this so early. It’s simple, there is a lot of work to be done. We cannot let hatred continue to grow. The resistance movement in Indiana starts now. I believe that Indiana is the heartbeat of the Midwest and the middle class. It is time we stop allowing millionaires from making decisions that affect those below them. As a prime member of the middle class, I think I am absolutely right for this job. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out my purpose, and one thing that I have always enjoyed doing has been helping people. I cannot think of a better way to help, by using my voice to help make the world a better place. In the last election, our choices for a representative were a millionaire beauty queen and a millionaire from Tennessee. Neither of which have much in common with the 700,000 people within the ninth district. The people of the ninth district deserve someone with a heart, someone that gives them hope, and someone who shows that they care about them. Again, I know I can fulfill those duties.
Now, there’s a lot of work to do just to get on the ballot and be declared a candidate. You must first raise or spend $5,000 on the campaign. So, I’m asking you, if you are ready to put Washington on notice, please chip in. The best part is, you don’t have to live in Indiana or even in the ninth district to donate. Just because I will be representing the ninth district doesn’t mean that I won’t be fighting for everyone. There are contribution limits of $2,700 individually, but I want to keep my donations small. You have to know that your hard earned money is going to fight for you, you are investing in your future. It only takes 250 donations of $20 to reach the candidate threshold. Please be assured that I cannot use these funds for anything personally. Jason for Indiana is a legally registered not for profit with the IRS, and all donations in excess of $20 are required to be reported to the Federal Election Committee.
If you can’t donate just yet, my website is live, jasonforindiana.com, I will send out invites after this to follow along on Facebook and Instagram as well. Share them, please! Sharing is just as important as donating, if you are unable to donate, someone you know may be able to. If you are ready to join the resistance, share, share and share. If anyone is interested in joining and/or doing any volunteer work, please reach out to me. So, you all are now the first to know. I’m putting together an electronic press kit to send out to media next month, and then we’re off and running. I want to thank you NOW for your support and I feel like I need to end this with God Bless You and God Bless the United States of America. I’ll take just a few questions.