Monday Morning News - March 12, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN TO OUR ENDORSED AND SUPPORTED CANDIDATES!
Endorsed Candidates
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 MONROE COUNTY CLERK
Lee Jones MONROE COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 1
Shelli Yoder MONROE COUNTY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 1
Kate Wiltz MONROE COUNTY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 2
Pam Cook BEAN BLOSSOM TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE
Michelle Bright BENTON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE
Beverly Himes INDIAN CREEK TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE
Rosemary Doherty INDIAN CREEK TOWNSHIP BOARD
Supported Candidates
Erika Oliphant Monroe County Prosecutor
Margie Rice  Monroe County Prosecutor
Please help these women in their bids for office. They will need yard sign locations, help in contacting voters by phone or knocking on doors, and moral support! Please contact them!

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
Announcements
Events
Cartoon
Action Item

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

INTERESTED IN WORKING EARLY VOTING OR AT THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY?
These are paid positions. If you want to work the polls 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. Early voting starts on Tuesday April 10 and runs through Monday May 7, but early voting staffing needs are currently filled. Inquiries about working at the polls can be sent to the democratic recruiter Rod Yandt 

TRAINING, TRAINING, and MORE TRAINING!

State Democratic Party Webinars and Trainings: http://www.indems.org/webinar-trainings-recordings/
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
March Webinar: March 28th at 6 PM - State Campaign Finance, with Brittany Solis, Executive Director of the IN 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, Brittany Solis, Executive Director of the IN Democratic Party

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

EVENTS:

Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:00 to 8:30pm
Monroe County Public Library

Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus and Democracy for Monroe County join for a Candidate Forum for Prosecutor and Judge candidates. 
 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 6:00pm
Monroe County Public Library
Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus and the 9th District Latino Caucus join for a Candidate Forum for County and Congressional Offices.

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

Saturday, March 24th from 9:30am - 5:30pm
2018 County Party Summit will be held on 
Ivy Tech Conference Center, Rooms 119-121, 2820 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208

The Indiana Democratic Party will be hosting its annual County Party Summit on March 24th. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with the program lasting from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This year’s training will focus on three training tracks, and participants must choose which one best suits their needs:

  1. General Training for County Party Officials & Volunteers
    1. Best practices, campaign finance, volunteer engagement, social media, and early voting processes
  2. All day intensive VAN (Voter File) Training
    1. Must have VAN access and be familiar with the voter file
    2. Targeted towards campaign field staffers and the VAN trainers in each county
    3. Participants should bring their own computers as the training will be interactive.
  3. Candidate Training
    1. Training for candidates running at all levels of government
    2. Communications/messaging, campaign finance, volunteer engagement, social media, and early voting processes

Participants MUST register to attend the training at this link. Additional information can be found on INDems.org or on Facebook.

Sunday, March 25th, 6-8 PM
Death By Delivery: A searing portrait of the cost of racism in America.
Unitarian Universalist Church, 2120 N. Fee Lane
Maternal mortality rates are higher today than they were in 1987. The United States is one of only eight countries, including Afghanistan and South Sudan, where the rate is going up. Black women are four times more likely to die during childbirth regardless of their socioeconimic status and education. Film will be followed by an open discussion moderated by Bloomington gynecologist Dr. Clark Brittain. Pizza and beverages provided.

Co-hosted by the UU’s Reproductive Justice & Racial Task Forces and MCNOW’s Reproductive & Racial Justice Committees. Visit MonroeCounty NOW on Facebook.

Thursday, March 29, 6:00pm
MCDP FDR Gala
Fountain Square Mall Ballroom
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 webpage for more information!.

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 4:00 pm - 7:00pm
DWC Karaoke Fundraiser
Player’s Pub, 424 S. Walnut Street
3rd Annual DWC Political Karaoke Fundraiser!
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! Note: Player's Pub is now all ages. Even those under 18 may sit anywhere in the pub except the area right around the bar.
 

ACTION ITEM:

This week's action item is a little nighttime reading. If we can make progress in Texas, we can do it anywhere!

 

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