Monday Morning News 07/02/18

Breakfast Friday! 7:30am, Village Deli
Special guest is Christie Popp, who will bring us up to date on immigration issues.
Christie is a partner with the law firm of Popp & Bullman, where she practices exclusively immigration law. Christie has been in practice since 2005, when she graduated from Vermont Law School with her J.D. Before going into private practice, Christie was previously the Directing Attorney at the Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center of Indiana Legal Services.

AND LUNCH! Friday, 11:30am, Grazie Italiano
Dee Owens will address some inside information on the recent plan to re-organize the Federal Government... you've heard a couple of things: Privatize the USPS, merging of Labor and Education Departments. There's more and she'll talk about it.
Reservations please at: dwcannouncements@gmail.com
and here's your homework reading!
https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Government-Reform-and-Reorg-Plan.pdf


BIG NEWS!
Beyond the Basics campaign training.
Sunday, July 8th, 9am - 5 pm.
Vi Simpson has connected us to Kristen Self who has extensive campaign experience with both the Indiana and Missouri State Democratic Parties. She is finance director for both Liz Watson and Jim Harper for Secretary of State Campaigns. Kristen met with Regina to plan a “Beyond the Basics’ training for: our endorsed women candidates, their key team members, potential 2019 candidates, and others who may want to work on a campaign or run themselves.

This is not a drop-in session, and you’ll need to be registered ahead of time to make the absolute most of this training. Kristen plans to send out ‘homework’ ahead of the session so that the class time will be more meaningful to participants.

The Clubhouse at Sherwood Green, 985 Buckingham, has been reserved for this, and the session will be held on Sunday, July 8th. Coffee and registration starting at 9:00am. Session starts at 9:30, with a short break for lunch (on your own) and will start winding up around 5 pm.

Please email regina.moore@gmail.com with your reservation asap!

If you are a candidate, please bring your campaign plan, and a profile of your race so that Kristen can help you with meaningful feedback!

RECENT STUDY!
Shows that more women in government means LESS corruption!
https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2018/6/27/1775851/-This-most-comprehensive-new-study-shows-that-more-women-in-government-means-LESS-corruption

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
Candidate Info
Announcements
Events
Action Items

 

***CANDIDATE INFO! ***
Look to this section each week to find current information about DWC candidates.

Lee Jones, candidate for Monroe County Commissioner needs volunteers to march with her in the 4th of July Parade. She also needs people to represent her at the Monroe County Fair. If you are willing and able to help her, please e-mail her at jones.lee3@gmail.com. Be sure to tell her what size t-shirt you wear. I've heard the T-shirts are really nice!

Nicole Browne candidate for Monroe County Clerk, invites you to what promises to be a FUN fundraiser.... looks like a DJ will be there! July 14th from 11-3pm.
See the Event below!

Penny Githens, Candidate for State Representative District 60 needs people to accompany her to events. Penny had a successful Day of Action on Saturday, and her volunteers had a very positive, and productive experience. Remember she has Morgan and Monroe counties as part of her crazy gerrymandered district. Please email her volunteer coordinator to participate in a genius of a way to sign up! deborahmmeader@gmail.com

Kate Wiltz, Candidate for County Council District 2, needs a volunteer to manage her Letters to the Editor campaign. contact Kate at kate@votekatewiltz.com

Shelli Yoder, Candidate for County Council District 1, invites you to march along with her and her family in the parade on Wednesday, "We welcome families to walk together! Wagons, jugglers, walkers, strollers…I’ll have signs, t-shirts, flags to carry! We will march with the Dems so meet at 9am in the BLACK staging area (across from the IU Law School on Indiana Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets)." Look for Shelli or Josh Perry. Give Shelli a heads up that you are coming by texting 812-327-4249

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

City of Bloomington Citizen's Academy
Program held on Thursdays from the end of August through October. They guarantee that every single person will learn something they never knew about the City of Bloomington government. An essential if you are thinking of running for a city office in 2019. Applications for 2018 class are open through July 9, 2018. Info here: https://bloomington.in.gov/citizens-academy.

The MCDP is looking for anyone that could help them borrow golf carts for the Fourth of July parade. If you have access to a golf cart, plea contact Executive Director Kaisa Goodman: Kaisa.goodman@monroedems.org.

Regina Moore is looking for t-shirts from women candidates in the past for a project. Please contact her if you have one that she could use.

EVENTS:

Bloomington's Fourth of July Celebrations
Tuesday evening, July 3rd
4 pm starts the Block Party on the south side of the square, Fireworks start at 9:45pm.

Fourth Of July Parade
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 10:00am
9 a.m. Bloomington Community Band plays on the Monroe County Courthouse lawn
10 a.m. Fourth of July Parade begins
11:15 a.m. Parade Awards announced at the reviewing stand, downtown on Kirkwood Avenue
Parade Route: The parade begins at the corner of Seventh Street and Indiana Avenue, marches west to Walnut Street, north to Eighth Street, west to College Avenue, south to Kirkwood Avenue, east on Kirkwood Avenue, and ends at Indiana Avenue.
The Monroe County Democratic Party, the League of Women Voters, DFMC and many individual candidates will all have a presence in the parade… Seek out a woman candidate to walk with and support!

Get Down With Clerk Browne Fundraiser Event
Saturday, July 14, 2018,
11:00am-3:00pm
6415 E. Wellston Drive, Bloomington 47408 (home of Tree
Martin)
Rain or shine, get down with Clerk Browne and DJ Thomas Marshalek.
A raffle drawing will be held at about 2:45 pm - all proceeds will go
to the Committee to Elect Nicole Browne. You must be present to win.
RSVP nlbrowne1366@yahoo.com.


Save the date: DWC Women's Equality Day
Celebration
Friday, August 24, 2018
The Old (but newly refurbished) Woolery Mill

Save this date, too: Kate Wiltz for County Council
CAKE WALK!
Saturday, August 25, 2018

The Power of the Black Vote with Dana Black
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 2-4 pm
Hosted by the Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus


Fourth Annual Hamilton Family Picnic
Sunday Sept 9, 2018
Bryan Park,
With our fantastic local, state and federal Democratic candidates, music and food, for political momentum building for the critical mid-term elections coming up.

Save the Date: MCDP Fall Dinner & Fundraiser
Thursday, October 18, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Liberty Ball Room & Banquet Center, 2100 S Liberty Dr, Bloomington

 

ACTION ITEM(s):

Contact your representatives:
Senator Joe Donnelly:
https://www.donnelly.senate.gov/
Washington D.C. Office: (202) 224-4814
Indianapolis Office: (317) 226-5555
115 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Senator Todd Young:
https://www.young.senate.gov/
Washington D.C. Office: (202) 224-5623
Indianapolis Office: (317) 226-6700
46 East Ohio Street, Suite 462
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Representative Trey Hollingsworth:
https://hollingsworth.house.gov/
Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-5315
Greenwood Office: (317) 851-8710
720 Executive Park Dr., Ste 3000B
Greenwood, IN 46143

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