Monday Morning News - June 1, 2015

FRIDAY BREAKFAST TIME AGAIN!! 
Friday, June 5, 7:30 am! Village Deli on Kirkwood

Miffed about TIFs??
Both the City of Bloomington and Monroe County have recently tackled TIF issues -- extending, aggregating, discussing, debating.
What do you know about them?
What does "TIF" mean, anyway?
Why should we be concerned?
What’s all the fuss?

All this and more will be addressed at Friday’s breakfast meeting.  Judy Sharp, County Assessor will be presenting all the answers to the TIF questions above and more.

Come to find out all you need to know to follow the TIF issues that impact our city and county’s ability to provide services.

Our promise – it won’t be as ‘dry’ as it sounds!!  Really!!

MORE NEWS

CONDOLENCES
CONGRATS TO EFRAT
2015 CITIZENS ACADEMY
EVENTS
WEAR ORANGE
MCCLOSKEY PICNIC
Invite a Friend to Join the DWC
Call to Action

CONDOLENCES
Our most heartfelt condolences go out this week to Charlotte Zietlow and her family on the loss of Paul Zietlow. He inspired many, many students and colleagues, friends and Democrats. His memorial service will be held at Deer Park Manor at 4 pm on Monday, June 8th.

CONGRATS TO EFRAT!
Efrat Feferman was elected the Vice Chair of the Monroe Democrats last week. Precinct chairs and vice chairs gathered to replace Susan Sandberg who resigned within the past month.  Efrat’s former position was that of the Secretary of the MCDP.  Efrat’s election to MCDP now leaves an opening in the Secretary position.  According to party rules, another caucus must be held to replace her, again with precinct chairs and vice chairs voting.  Mark Fraley, MCDP Chair will announce the date shortly, and that caucus will take place within the next 30 days.  Until the formal call to caucus, Mark invites anyone interested in serving in that position to contact him at chair@monroedems.org

The DWC especially thanks Susan Sandberg for her service as Vice Chair and her many hours of planning, training, listening to and supporting activities for the betterment of the Monroe County Democratic Party and Democratic Candidates. 

2015 CITIZENS ACADEMY
Each fall the City of Bloomington offers a most unique opportunity for citizens, the Citizens Academy. 
Citizens’ Academy provides participants with an interactive learning experience about municipal government services, programs and responsibilities.
City residents who are interested in civic participation or increasing their knowledge about local government operation can apply or the Citizens’ Academy online at the City of Bloomington’s website at bloomington.in.gov/citizensacademy.

The deadline for the 2015 Citizens’ Academy session is Monday, July 13.

For more information you may contact Vickie Provine, Program Manager in HAND who facilitates the program at provinev@bloomington.in.gov or 812.349.3505.

EVENTS

TUESDAY -- WEAR ORANGE
June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

#wearingorange
A host of organizations have come together to create the first National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and are encouraging people all over to wear orange, tweet, check in on facebook, and generally increase awareness of friends and family members about gun violence.  
This idea originated with a group of Chicago teens who asked their classmates to commemorate the life of a slain friend by wearing orange. They chose the color because hunters wear orange to announce themselves to other hunters when out in the woods. Their friend -- Hadiya Pendleton, a 15 year old high school student -- marched in President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade and was tragically shot and killed back in Chicago just a week later. For more information: www.wearorange.com

MCCLOSKEY MEMORIAL PICNIC
The Monroe County Democrats' Club will be hosting its fourth annual McCloskey Memorial Picnic on Sunday, June 7, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the shelter house next to the Splash Pad at Karst Farm Park. 
The Club will provide barbecue (with a vegetarian option) and lemonade, ice water, and iced tea (as well as table service). Please bring a dish to share.

INVITE A FRIEND TO JOIN THE DWC  
Ask a friend, co-worker or colleague who is interested in learning more about making a positive impact on the presence of women in office to accompany you to our monthly breakfast or to one of the local political events.
The DWC is open to progressives regardless of gender or sexual orientation.  Join any time.  Only $20 for one year’s membership.  Join online here

CALL TO ACTION

1- Get a "Fire Mike Pence" yard sign from Democratic Headquarters!
     Email information@monroedems.org for information. 

2- WEAR ORANGE on Tuesday, June 2, TOMORROW
     First National Gun Violence Awareness Day
     Visit 
www.wearorange.org for more information.


Do you have news items?

Send your items of interest to us at dwcannouncements@gmail.com.

Deadline for MMN is noon on Sunday.

Democratic Women's Caucus
http://www.democraticwomenscaucus.org/


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