Monday Morning News - October 30, 2017

November breakfast will feature Karlee Macer, Indiana's State Representative from District 92

Please join us for the DWC's monthly breakfast this Friday, November 3rd, where our speaker will be State Representative Karlee Macer. Karlee is a resident and native of Wayne Township on the west side of Indianapolis. She serves as a board member on the Wayne Township Education Foundation and is the former president of the 40 West Business Association. Karlee and her husband also have two young children. In her "spare" time, Karlee leads the sales and marketing department at the Harrison Retirement Community. She will be an inspiration to all of us so we hope to see you Friday!

A safe and Happy Halloween to all, and let's hope Trump gets his own big Halloween SCARE from Mueller!

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

Announcement
Events
Action Item

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Elections:
In December the DWC will hold elections for Secretary and Vice Chair, and 5 at-large seats on the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee oversees the business of the organization, plans Breakfasts meetings and other DWC events and holds the group to our mission. The Steering Committee currently meets on the third Saturday of each month at 10am. If you are interested in adding your voice to the Steering Committee, please email Amy Swain at amyswain1@gmail.com or talk to any steering committee member. Make sure your membership is up to date as members only will be voting on this issue. 

Endorsement Committee: 
The DWC Endorsement Committee helps to set the DWC Endorsement Policies, develops questions and interview candidates and presents the DWC membership with recommendations for candidates for endorsement in both the primary and general elections. This is a very important committee that is made up of women from the steering committee and the general membership. If you are interested please email Amy Swain at amyswain1@gmail.com or speak with any steering committee member.

EVENTS:

MCCSC Community Conversation

Thursday, November 2nd at 5:30 p.m.
MCCSC Co-Lab, 553 E Miller Dr., Bloomington
Make your voice heard in a discussion about the MCCSC revision of school board districts.

Jackson Screening
Sunday, November 5, 3:00 p.m.
Waldron Art Center's Whikehart Auditorium, Bloomington
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington's Reproductive Justice Task Force and Monroe County National Organization for Women are co-sponsoring a screening of the film Jackson followed by panel discussion at Waldron's Whikehart Auditorium. Carol McCord, Interim Director of Indiana University Advocates Office will moderate the panel consisting of IU Medical Student Josh Vollmer; Indiana State Senator Jean Breaux; and Columbia Law School Professor Carol Sanger, author of About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in 21st Century.
Tickets are $20 in advance and may be purchased at Yarns Unlimited or by emailing reprojustice.mcnow@gmail.com.  Tickets are $25 at the door. 
All proceeds benefit Common Cause Indiana in their fight to end gerrymandering. 
Check the trailer out at: http://www.jacksonthefilm.com/
Seats are limited, so reserve yours in advance!

Monroe County Democratic Dinner
November 9, The Fields, 1333 S Fenbrook
Cocktail hour 6:00 p.m.; Dinner at 7:00 p.m. 

Tickets are going fast so reserve your ticket for the Democratic Party Dinner on Thursday, November 9th at the Fields. The speaker will be Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. There are also still limited opportunities to become a sponsor.  Here are the sponsorship options:

  • Program Sponsor: $120, one admission ticket, Name on program
  • Event Sponsor: $250, one admission ticket, name featured on program and in the ballroom and recognition at the event
  • Table Sponsor: $600, eight admission tickets, name featured on a reserved table and prominently in ballroom as well as program and event recognition.

This is your best opportunity to support the MCDP and spend an evening celebrating the Party. 
General Admission Tickets:

  • Cocktail hour only: $20
  • Student Dinner: $40
  • General Dinner: $70

You can purchase your ticket and sponsorship through ActBlue
Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 1st. 

All proceeds from this event go toward building grassroots political infrastructure, and your generous support helps build Democratic momentum.  For sponsorship information email: information@monroedems.org.

ACTION ITEMS:

Wintry weather is here and soon the holidays will be upon us. Please take some time to help those who might be even needier now, whether it's volunteering at the Interfaith Winter Shelter, donating money or items to a charity, or just offering assistance to a friend or neighbor without waiting to be asked. Check out the Bloomington Volunteer Network at  https://bloomington.in.gov/volunteer.  This not a complete list of charities and their opportunities to help but it's a good place to start.  

Join the DWC.  Renew your membership today.

The DWC is dedicated #1 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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