Monday Morning News - March 13, 2017

GET READY TO SOLVE (OR COMMIT) A MURDER AT THE DWC ANNUAL SPRING FUNDRAISER!!

Democratic Women's Caucus Murder Mystery
Saturday, April 29th, 6:00-9:00pm
Monroe County History Center Museum, 202 E 6th St, Bloomington

It is April 29th 1970, fifty years after the 19th amendment ensured women the right to vote.
As a new decade ushers in limitless possibilities, you have been invited to the Monroe County History Center Museum for the annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton Gala, celebrating the pioneering suffragettes and their fight for equality. It is an elegant affair, where Washington insiders sip champagne with stunning socialites, mop topped British rockers dance with sultry mavens of Soul, and intellectual elite debate with roguish revolutionaries. Hidden among the ancient tomes and historic artifacts, are cryptic secrets, and mysterious untold stories.
The problem is, one of you is a murderer!!!

General Admission Tickets include:
-Admission to the event
-A custom written character (you will receive a short character description ahead of time). There are roles for introverts and extroverts, don't worry!
-A generous donation to the Monroe County Democratic Women's Caucus: An organization dedicated to funding, inspiring, recruiting and training local female progressive pro-choice candidates for public office.
-Appetizer buffet
-Two complimentary drinks
-Access to museum with guided tour
-A chance to win prizes

Get your ticket at this link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/democratic-womens-caucus-murder-mystery-tickets-32441059081

You'll probably want to sponsor this event, so here are the details!


To sponsor or for more information, please email Amanda Barge at amandabarge@gmail.com
All sponsorships are available with monthly payment options.

Shirley Chisholm Sponsorship
"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair".
$500 includes 4 tickets, DWC items, official event sponsorship advertising and more

Gloria Steinem Sponsorship
"A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men".
$250 includes 2 tickets, DWC items, official event sponsorship advertising and more

Dolores Huerta Sponsor:
"Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world".
$100, includes 1 ticket, DWC items, official event sponsorship advertising and more

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

Announcements
Events
Action Item

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Get More Involved in the DWC!!
The DWC Steering Committee is the group that organizes and manages the business of the DWC. We do much of our work through smaller groups or committees, and we welcome help from the membership to bring fresh ideas and hands to the work of running our operation.
    •    Program Committee - Planning meetings and programs, outreach to build membership; inform current members; education; notification
    •    Fundraising and Events - track goals, inspire attendees to donate; analyze and expand efforts; plan social events (movie nights, etc.)
    •    Communications (Monday Morning News, website, Facebook, Twitter, blog, etc) - outreach to build membership; inform current members; education; notification
    •    Training - prepare candidates as well as workers to help candidates and causes
    •    Membership - outreach, goals, retention, renewals
To get involved, go to the DWC website at http://www.democraticwomenscaucus.org/volunteer or email dwcannouncements@gmail.com and let us know what goals you want to work towards.  If you have special skills, please note that as well. We'd love to have you working with us!!
     And don't forget to like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter!

City of Bloomington Citizen's Academy Class for 2017
Vickie talked about this class on Friday - there are 11 seats available for this fall's program.
Reserve your space now!
Vickie Provine at the City's HAND department is taking applications for this year's program. We've lost track of how many program graduates have gone on to run for office, apply for boards and commissions, or are otherwise engaged in their community, but this class is a great way to learn something about local government that you do not know. The program is open to the first 30 to sigh up, and that roster is filling up quickly! Sign up today. https://bloomington.in.gov/sections/viewSection.php?section_id=613

EVENTS

MCDC Luncheon
Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 am
Bobby's Colorado Steakhouse
The Monroe County Democrats' Club will meet on Tuesday, March 21, at 11:30 a.m. at Bobby's Colorado Steakhouse. The Club is honoring Hometown Heroes this year, and will be pleased to hear from Cindy York, the president of the Bloomington World-Wide Friendship organization. The public is invited to attend. 

Building a Thriving Compassionate Community (BTCC) Advocacy Exchange Meeting
Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 23rd, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Monroe County Public Library Room 1b

BTCC wants to connect leadership from groups engaged in advocacy work in the Bloomington area and is organizing two Advocacy Exchange events this month. There is no
commitment beyond the gatherings.  This isn't an invitation to be a part of something new, but rather a chance for us all to learn the landscape of what is already happening.  You will find more information about the Exchanges and an initial registration form here.  BTCC asks for participants to complete the form by March 18th. If you are interested in knowing what advocacy efforts are ongoing in our community and want to represent the DWC at these events, please let us know and submit a registration form to BTCC.

Reception Honoring Senator Joe Donnelly, with Special Guest, Senator Cory Booker
Saturday, March 25, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fountain Square Ballroom, 101 W. Kirkwood
Join us for a reception honoring Senator Joe Donnelly, with special guest Senator Cory Booker. Suggested contributions are $100, $250, $500, $1000, or $2700. RSVP to Lexi Silvers at 317-231-7108 or lexi@joeforindiana.com

Monroe County Democratic Party - Annual FDR Gala

Thursday, April 6, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fountain Square Ballroom
Save the date for the Monroe County Democratic Party's annual FDR Gala! This event is a great way to meet fellow Democrats and learn about the party organization. The fundraiser is an opportunity to support the party organization, as it works on behalf of candidates and office holders, and in the pursuit of advancing Democratic ideals and good governance at all levels.Admission to this evening of food, beverage, and good company is by suggested donation, but no one will be turned away if unable to contribute. RSVP here, or by e-mail to information@monroedems.org today.

March for Science Indianapolis
Saturday, April 22, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Indiana State House
We are marching in support of publicly funded and publicly communicated Science as a pillar of Hoosier freedom and prosperity. We think it is critical that policymakers support and incorporate scientific research into their decision making. We are calling on policymakers to support Science that upholds the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.

This is a nonpartisan march to highlight the mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence and enact policies against the public interest. If you're a concerned Hoosiers—a scientist, engineer, programmer, entrepreneur, teacher, student, lawyer, doctor—anyone who is passionate about Science, click here.

ACTION ITEM:

SIGN PETITION AGAINST AMAZON'S SUPPORT OF BREITBART
from weareultraviolet.org

Did you know that Amazon.com gives money to Breitbart News--the white supremacist, fake news site that helped Donald Trump get elected? Now, even Amazon's own employees are protesting the company's actions. Thank you for joining the effort to get Amazon to stop giving money to Breitbart. Amazon executives are under a lot of pressure--the more people who speak out the faster they'll crack. Will you sign the petition and share it with your friends? There's a sample email you can use below the link.

        https://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/amazon-breitbart/?aktmid=tm4281223.oSIaI-&t=2&source=conf


Dear Friend,
Did you know that Amazon gives money to Breitbart News--the white supremacist, fake news site that helped Donald Trump get elected? Now, even Amazon's own employees are protesting the company for funding Breitbart. That's why I signed this petition. If we join them, we can make sure Breitbart loses the money it needs to promote its hateful agenda. Will you sign, too? [insert link to petition]

Join the DWC in 2017. It's important to stay organized and energized! 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.

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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