Monday Morning News 03/05/18

UPDATES FROM FRIDAY'S BREAKFAST MEETING

Members of Bloomington Students Against Assault Weapons visited the DWC Breakfast on Friday and talked about their plans for representing students in this area at the March 24th March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., where they will march with the intent to send a message to our legislators that we are not satisfied with our current gun laws.
The generous DWC members present donated over $400 to their cause. The students will be back in April to tell us what they learned at the March. If you didn't get to contribute and wish to do so, you can make a donation to their Plum Fund at: https://www.plumfund.com/community-crowdfunding/neveragain. Checks can also be made out to BSAAW (Bloomington Students Against Assault Weapons) and sent to: BSAAW, care of Ruth Nall, 410 Pleasant Ridge Road, Bloomington, IN 47401.

Coincidentally, they also were fortunate enough to run into Senator Joe Donnelly at the breakfast and Joe invited them to meet with him later this month. This is how we work to create the ‘inspire’ part of the DWC mission!

The Endorsement Vote was held on Friday (those members not able to attend were able to vote online).

These 13 candidates received the necessary 66% of the votes cast to be endorsed:
Penny Githens INDIANA STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 60
Amy Swain INDIANA STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 62
Christine Talley-Haseman MONROE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE, SEAT 2
Catherine Stafford MONROE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE, SEAT 3
Darcie Fawcett MONROE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE, SEAT 8
Nicole Browne (i) MONROE COUNTY CLERK
Lee Jones MONROE COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 1
Shelli Yoder (i) MONROE COUNTY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 1
Kate Wiltz MONROE COUNTY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 2
Pam Cook (i) BEAN BLOSSOM TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE
Michelle Bright (i) BENTON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE
Beverly Himes INDIAN CREEK TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE
Rosemary Doherty INDIAN CREEK TOWNSHIP BOARD

Two more candidates, Erika Oliphant and Margie Rice, seeking the office of Monroe County Prosecutor didn't receive the 66% vote threshold to achieve endorsement. According to the DWC policies, however, they are SUPPORTED by the DWC.

Candidates: Congratulations to all the women who went through this process. We hope you found the preparation and process one that helped you get out ahead of the game, and helped focus your efforts on your campaign earlier. We want you to have the best campaign you can possibly have.

Members: As a member, you are encouraged to help these women in their bid for office this year. All will need yard sign locations, all will need help in contacting voters (in a variety of ways), all will need moral support! Please contact them! (emails and contact information will be found in the FEBRUARY 28th Edition of the Newsletter

All: There was a bit of discussion on Friday about reviewing the Endorsement Process for candidates. If you are interested in participating in this process, or have comments at this point about how this should be done, please email dwcannouncements@gmail.com. This process of reviewing and revising is high on our agenda.

 

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
Announcements
Events
Action Item

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Members Jean Capler and Kaisa Goodman have taken positions within the Democratic Party Structure. Congratulations to Jean (9th Congressional District Treasurer) and Kaisa (Monroe County Democrats' Executive Director).You'll be hearing more from these women in their new positions, so please support them!

INTERESTED IN WORKING EARLY VOTING OR AT THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY?
These are paid positions….

Early voting starts on Tuesday April 10 and runs through Monday May 7
All the early voting staffing needs are currently filled but we will let you know if that changes.

Working on Primary Election Day, May 8… training will happen in late April and you would work from 5am until done… usually around 7-8pm. It’s a long day but very rewarding.
Enquiries about working at the polls can be sent to the democratic recruiter Rod Yandt

 

TRAINING, TRAINING, and MORE TRAINING!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Monroe County Democratic Party Candidate Training – Campaign Finance and Compliance
MCDP Headquarters, 116 S. Madison, Bloomington
The Monroe County Democratic Party will host another candidate training at MCDP Headquarters.The session, led by Democratic election board Representative Carolyn VandeWiele and MCDP Executive Director Kaisa Goodman will equip you with all the tools necessary to file campaign reports appropriately and ensure all aspects of your campaign are in compliance with the law. Food will be provided.

State Democratic Party Webinars and Trainings: http://www.indems.org/webinar-trainings-recordings/

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AND if you want to be a Precinct Committee Person, try this! http://action.indems.org/page/-/Indems%20Precinct%20Committeeperson%20Handbook.pdf
These folks are elected every four years in the primary (this coming May!). What they do depends on how the various county parties structure their field work, and traditions. But this will get you started!

Indiana Democratic Party 2018 Wednesday Webinar Series
http://www.indems.org/webinar-trainings-recordings/
contact Adi Ben-Yehoshua at adi@indems.org for the password

2018 Wednesday Webinar Series
January Webinar: Jan. 3, 2018 The Indiana Statehouse – How a Bill becomes a Law with individuals from the State House and Senate Caucuses Watch here: Webinar Recording
February Webinar: Feb. 7, 2018 - Voter Registration Training with Arielle Brandy, Democratic Board Member at St. Joseph County Voter
March Webinar: March 28th at 6 PM - State Campaign Finance with Brittany Solis, Executive Director of the Indiana Democratic Party
April Webinar: April 18th at 6 PM - Building a Volunteer Base with Kristin Jones
May Webinar: TBA - Canvassing and Phonebanking Best Practices
June Webinar: June 6th at 6 PM - What to expect at State Convention with Brittany Solis, Executive Director of the Indiana Democratic Party

2017 Wednesday Webinar Series Archives
August: Grassroots Mobilization with the Knock 10 App
September: Democratic Messaging in a Digital Age
October: County Party Fundraising
November: How to become a State Delegate
December: How to file to be a Candidate or Precinct Committee-Person

Using the VAN
The latest VANual and training videos are also available at http://www.indems.org/webinar-trainings-recordings/

 

EVENTS:

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, 6-8pm
9th District Congressional Forum sponsored by Campus Action for Democracy
Whittenberger Auditorium at the Indiana Memorial Union


Confirmed Candidates: Liz Watson, Dan Canon and Rob Chatlos
Representative Trey Hollingsworth has been invited but has not responded

Friday, March 9, 2018, 6pm
Democracy for Monroe County Candidate Forum for candidates for county and township offices.
Council Chambers at City Hall

Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:00 to 8:30pm
Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus and Democracy for Monroe County join for a Candidate Forum for Prosecutor and Judge candidates.
Monroe County Public Library

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus and the 9th District Latino Caucus join for a Candidate Forum for County and Congressional Offices.
Monroe County Public Library

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus Meeting
City Council Chambers, City Hall, Bloomington

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Join the MCBDC for a monthly meeting. Check Facebook for more information.

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 11:00am
March for Our Lives - Indianapolis
Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Indianapolis

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The survivors of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that took place on February 14 in Parkland, Florida are calling for a nationwide march on March 24, 2018. They want to see this take place in every city, and we are trying to do our part to honor their wishes and initiate the change. Constantly talking about it and raising awareness on social media is great, but it isn’t bringing an end to the innocent lives lost due to gun violence. We must do more in order to see the change we want to see, and we are determined to do just that. Visit Facebook for details; or visit www.marchforourlives.com/ to learn more about the movement.

Thursday, March 29, 6:00pm
MCDP FDR Gala
Fountain Square Mall Ballroom

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Save the date for the annual Monroe County Democratic Party FDR Gala!
This fundraiser gives the Party the opportunity to honor sustaining donors, and your donations support the MCDP as they work on behalf of candidates and office holders. It also helps them to advance Democratic ideals and good governance at all levels.
The MCDP is currently accepting official sponsors for the FDR dinner. Additionally, current monthly contributors can increase monthly donations or make a one time donation to meet desired recognition level. To be included on the invitation, please submit your desire to sponsor the dinner by March 1.
Contact MCDP Treasurer Kaisa Goodman for details.
Keep checking the MCDP Events Page for more information!.

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 6:00pm
DWC Karaoke Fundraiser
Player’s Pub, 424 S. Walnut Street
3rd Annual DWC Political Karaoke Fundraiser!

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Candidates and friends, enjoy a night of silliness!! Karaoke for everyone and a competition for our 2018 candidates who will perform as "Celebrity Performers".
This is an unforgettable event: candidates compete for prizes by performing their choice of karaoke song. Save the date! You won't want to miss!

 

ACTION ITEM:

This week's action is to find at least ONE woman endorsed or supported by the DWC that you want to help get elected. They can't do it alone!

 

Join the DWC. Join or Renew your membership today.
The DWC is dedicated to inspiring, recruiting, training, supporting and funding women to increase the number of progressive, pro-choice women in the political arena. We ALL help with this mission, together, collectively. Make sure you have full rights and privileges of membership.
Memberships run from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 each year - only $20 for one year’s membership.
Join online here: https://democraticwomenscaucus.nationbuilder.com/membership

Do you have news items? Send your items of interest to us at dwcannouncements@gmail.com
Deadline for MMN is noon on Sunday.

Paid for by DWPAC - Democratic Women's Political Action Committee
Democratic Women's Caucus
http://www.democraticwomenscaucus.org/


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