monday morning news Mar. 20, 2107

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 Admision 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

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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

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monday morning news Mar. 6, 2017

Totally sold out of these bumper stickers at breakfast on Friday!!

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You are cordially invited to the:

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

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

Sponsorship Packages:
To take part in our sponsorship packages, or to get more information, please email Amanda, 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

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Monday Morning News February 27, 2017

“Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom.” —Benjamin Cardozo, Palko v. Connecticut

After a week that saw the Trump Administration escalate its attacks on free speech, labeling journalists as “the enemy of the people,” denouncing FBI whistleblowers, and barring such well-respected news organizations as the New York Times and CNN from a White House press briefing, the topic of this month's Breakfast Meeting could not be more timely. Join us at the Village Deli on Friday, March 3, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. as Jane Henegar, Director of the Indiana Affiliate of the ACLU, shares her perspectives and tells us how we can stay informed on civil liberties issues. From voting rights and free speech to reproductive freedom, LGBT rights, and immigrants' rights, the ACLU has been front and center in advocating for the freedoms that have made America great.

Due to the February meeting's overwhelming turnout by passionate, dedicated Democratic women and their friends, we've had conversations with the Village Deli about the layout and how we can accommodate more attendees, and we have a plan! 


OVERCOME? OVERWHELMED??
with information flying around your news feed, what's happening?
     From member KATHY LOSER, The Resistance Calendar: https://www.resistancecalendar.org/
This is a dynamic calendar that has listed information about actions, marches, alerts, rallies—all searchable and in different formats to post and share. 
     Kathy also turned us on to the app: Countable https://www.countable.us/about/us
THIS APP for your phone demystifies what's happening in Congress, summarizes legislative activity, lists how your Senator or Congressman (yes, we did use MAN) voted on issues, and allows you to give them instant feedback on how they voted with a click of 'yea' or 'nay' and more.

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monday morning news Feb. 20, 2017


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An Action Item right up front! Elizabeth Warren call tomorrow 2-21-17
     Tomorrow evening, 2-21-17, at 9pm EST, folks will talk with Senator Elizabeth Warren about how to PERSIST in our fearful, trumpful times.
Follow the instructions at the link. This information comes from Credo Action.
https://act.credoaction.com/sign/elizabeth-warren-call

OVERCOME? OVERWHELMED?? with information flying around your news feed, what's happening?
     From member KATHY LOSER, The Resistance Calendar: https://www.resistancecalendar.org/
This is a dynamic calendar that has listed information about actions, marches, alerts, rallies --all searchable and in different formats to post and share.
     Kathy also turned us on to the app: Countable https://www.countable.us/about/us
THIS APP for your phone demystifies what's happening in Congress, summarizes legislative activity, lists how your Senator or Congressman (yes, we did use MAN) voted on issues, and allows you to give them instant feedback on how they voted with a click of 'yea' or 'nay' and more.

What do you say when you have 100+ folks come out for breakfast at 7:30 am on a Friday morning??!!
We say WOW! We say Come Back! We've had conversations with the Village Deli about the layout, and how we can accommodate more breakfast attendees, and have a plan!  Our next breakfast meeting is on March 3rd, 7:30am Village Deli.  Jane Henegar, Director of the Indiana Affiliate of the ACLU is coming to share her perspectives and tell us how we can stay on top of issues of civil liberties.

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Monday Morning News - February 20, 2017


bumper_sticker_hat_and_perssisted.jpeg

An Action Item right up front! Elizabeth Warren call tomorrow 2-21-17
     Tomorrow evening, 2-21-17, at 9 p.m. EST, folks will talk with Senator Elizabeth Warren about how to PERSIST in our fearful, trumpful times. 
Follow the instructions at the link. This information comes from Credo Action.
https://act.credoaction.com/sign/elizabeth-warren-call

OVERCOME? OVERWHELMED??
 with information flying around your news feed, what's happening? 
     From member KATHY LOSER, The Resistance Calendar: https://www.resistancecalendar.org/
This is a dynamic calendar that has listed information about actions, marches, alerts, rallies --all searchable and in different formats to post and share. 
     Kathy also turned us on to the app: Countable https://www.countable.us/about/us 
THIS APP for your phone demystifies what's happening in Congress, summarizes legislative activity, lists how your Senator or Congressman (yes, we did use MAN) voted on issues, and allows you to give them instant feedback on how they voted with a click of 'yea' or 'nay' and more. 

What do you say when you have 100+ folks come out for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on a Friday morning??!!
We say WOW! We say Come Back! We've had conversations with the Village Deli about the layout, and how we can accommodate more breakfast attendees, and have a plan!  Our next breakfast meeting is on March 3rd, 7:30 a.m. Village Deli.  Jane Henegar, Director of the Indiana Affiliate of the ACLU is coming to share her perspectives and tell us how we can stay on top of issues of civil liberties. 

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Monday Morning News - February 13, 2017

Unfortunately, yet another appalling Trump nominee was confirmed by the Senate last week--Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. The US will now have a chief law enforcement officer and legal adviser to the President who is racist and unlikely to enforce civil rights, does not believe in the dangers of global climate change, and has opposed almost every immigration bill proposed in the last twenty years that provided any path to citizenship. But the exciting news that came out of his confirmation hearings involved Elizabeth Warren, who once again showed her feistiness and demonstrated we can count on her to keep trying to shift Congress to the side of sanity. It was unbelievable that Mitch McConnell shut her up when she tried to read a 1986 letter by Coretta Scott King that talked about Mr. Sessions' flaws. Seriously? Was she inciting to violence or committing murder by elocution? Hardly. She was trying to save our Republic. See for yourself. Read the letter here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/08/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-coretta-scott-king-jeff-sessions.html?_r=0

After being silenced, Senator Warren left and read the letter outside the Senate chambers anyway. So there! Here's to courageous women role models who make us confident we can reach for the stars. We cannot be silenced.

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monday morning news Feb. 6, 2017

Breakfast news for those of you who missed it.....
100+ People were present for Friday's Breakfast meeting at the Village Deli! We used every available chair, standing room and the overflow in the little room behind the main dining room!  Clearly women are motivated, fired up and ready to go! Picture below taken early in the program -- before people were standing in every empty space!
     Teri Kleine, Teri Bleuel and Nancy Hutchens clarified information about the Affordable Care Act, and what we will lose if the act is repealed and not replaced. We will send their handouts out in a separate newsletter later this week for you to have and use.
They related their experiences visiting offices, and offered to take groups to Indy to support the ACA. If you'd like to go in a group to visit Senator Donnelly's office in Indy about defending the Affordable Care Act (and Senator Young, if time permits) please email your name, contact number and days of the week and times you are available to go to: teri.kleine@gmail.com.
 
**FLASH!!** First visit is scheduled Friday, Feb 10th leaving Bloomington at 10:00 am! Email Teri for details!

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Get Involved!!
The DWC Steering Committee is the group that organizes and manages the business of the DWC. We manage much of our business through goal 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!

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monday morning news Jan. 30, 2107

It has been a very long eight days… In fact it seems much longer than that… so much damage done in so little time. So many people acting in their own interests instead of the public good.
But there have been bright spots… the wonderful women’s rallies last weekend… a packed house for the Monroe County NOW call out, hundreds of Bloomingtonians marching in support of our Muslim and refugee neighbors… voices of support from around the world….

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MORE GOOD NEWS?  IT’S TIME FOR THE DWC MONTHLY BREAKFAST!!
Gather with friends on Friday Feb. 3, 2017 7:30am at the Village Deli
Members Terri Klein and Terri Bluel will update us on what is happening with the Affordable Care Act. As the Axios Vitals Newsletter pointed out this morning... "It took one travel ban to wipe Obamacare out of the news, but that's about to change thanks to some high-profile hearings on replacement ideas and Tuesday's Senate Finance Committee's confirmation vote on Tom Price. And let's not forget the big cliffhanger: Will there still be a last-minute signup surge on Tuesday as Obamacare open enrollment ends?"
Teri Bluel and Teri Klein have been working with various groups on the issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act – you know, the one that DJT wants to immediately repeal and replace…. - Teri and Teri have been working with a number of groups advocating for the improvement of the ACA, especially with regards to women’s health issues. They’ll tell us what they’ve learned in their petitioning, calling and visiting senators’ offices, and how we can stay on top of the issue for action when it’s needed.  If there’s one thing we’ve watched in the last 10 days, it’s that people all over are motivated and mobilized to push for the changes they want to see. That’s us!

If you have a story from a march, demonstration or action that you’ve recently participated in, please bring it along to share!


Get Involved!!
The DWC Steering Committee is the group that organizes and manages the business of the DWC. We manage much of our business through goal 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!

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Monday Morning News Jan. 23, 2017

To our DWC Members and Friends at IU --

I WANT TO GET INVOLVED!  I WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  I PARTICIPATED IN THE MARCH!  NOW WHAT?!

So many people in so many cities around the U.S. and around the world.  It was a great one-time statement and attention getter.  But sustained activity is what will change things.  Join the revolution!

The DWC can be a great way to make an impact
The DWC Steering Committee is the group that organizes and manages the business of the DWC. We manage much of our business through goal 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!

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