Monday Morning News October 19, 2015


Early Voting Starts October 19th and Runs Through November 2nd

Vote at Election Central at 401 W. Seventh Street in Bloomington.  Call 812-349-2612 or 812-349-2690 for questions. Hours are:

If you are able to work the polls, please contact Mary Norman at 813-679-9606 or Mcnorman2015@gmail.com


IN THIS ISSUE:

EVENTS

  • Raise the Wage Forum
  • Monroe County Democrats Club Luncheon
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
  • Landlord Expo
  • Middle Way House Fall Luncheon
  • Navigating the Caregiver Challenge


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Monday Morning News Oct. 5, 2015

IMPORTANT!!
Voter Registration Ends TODAY

  • at close of business (4 pm) in person at the voter registration office, county clerk's office, BMV or FSSA office. 
  • by midnight if registering online at www.indianavoters.com

IN THIS ISSUE:

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Early Voting and Deadline for Registering Voters Coming Up
  • Openings on County Boards and Commissions
  • What are you doing on Election Day?

EVENTS

  • D4MC Link up
  • Hospital Community Outreach Committee to Host Two Public Input Forums

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Monday Morning News September 28, 2015


Don't forget the DWC breakfast at the Village Deli, 7:30 AM this Friday, October 2nd! 
Our speaker is Kathy Davis, the first woman to serve as Lt. Governor of Indiana. Davis graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978 and earned her MBA from Harvard in 1982.  After Harvard, Davis worked at Cummins Engine Company in Columbus. In 1989, Davis became Deputy Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation. From 1995 to 1997, she served as state budget director, and in 1997 became secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. Davis also managed the start-up of the Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund in 1999. She was named controller for Indianapolis by Bart Peterson. As Lt. Governor, Davis served as president of the Senate, director of the Indiana Department of Commerce, the commissioner of Agriculture, and chair of Indiana's Counter Terrorism and Security Council. 

Among other things, Davis will speak about her time as a Lt. Governor, her experience as a woman in Politics, and her decision to resign as Joe Donnelly’s Treasurer after his recent Planned Parenthood vote. You can learn more about Kathy at her website: http://davisdesignllc.com/  

See you on Friday!

IN THIS ISSUE:


ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Early Voting and Deadline for Registering Voters Coming Up
  • Openings on County Boards and Commissions
  • Apply for Indiana Senate Democratic Internship

EVENTS

  • Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor to Speak on "Understanding the Teenage Brain"
  • Candidate Forums @ City Hall Council Chambers
  • MCDP JJ Dinner 
  • Dedication for Women in Government Plaza honoring Sophia Travis
  • Hospital Community Outreach Committee to Host Two Public Input Forums


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Monday Morning News - September 21, 2015

Early Voting starts soon.  Deadline to register voters is Monday, October 5
The Monroe County Election Board has approved the hours for Early Voting:

  • October 19 – 23  (Monday through Friday) 9 a.m. to 6 pm..
  • October 24 (Saturday) 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • October 26 – 30  (Monday through Friday) 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • October 31  (Saturday) 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • November 2  (Monday8 a.m. to Noon 

Go to Election Central at 401 W. Seventh Street Bloomington.  Call 812-349-2612 or 812-349-2690 for questions.
*Register prospective voters online at IndianaVoters.com with a valid Indiana driver’s license or state identification card.

IN THIS ISSUE:


ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • September 30 deadline for showing support
  • Apply for Indiana Senate Democratic Internship

EVENTS

  • DISCUSSION: “Voices of Economic Justice,”
  • Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor to Speak on "Understanding the Teenage Brain"
  • Candidate Forums @ City Hall Council Chambers
  • MCDP JJ Dinner - RSVP by 9/24
  • Dedication for Women in Government Plaza honoring Sophia Travis

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Monday Morning News 7 September 2015

Thanks to all who came out for our Labor Day Breakfast meeting on Friday.  Thanks to Carolyn VandeWiele for preparing the music, to Regina Moore, Amy Swain, Charlotte Zietlow, Senator Vi Simpson and Dee Owens who reported on the few women of labor we talked about: The women of Lowell, Mother Mary Harris Jones, Frances Perkins, The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire victims and Lilly Ledbetter. 

We've heard several nice comments from folks who liked the program, including this blog from 'elderblogger', aka Dee Owens' dad Gerald E. Stinson (age 88.5) who attended. https://elderblogger.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/frances-perkins-fdrs-secretary-of-labor-and-first-woman-cabinet-member/ 

As we promised, here is a list of resources we used: books, music, and a few other things we've found along the way. 
Have a great time exploring some of these for your Labor Day 'holiday.'  

Books:

  • Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do, Studs Terkel
  • Triangle: The Fire that Changed America, David Von Drehle
  • The Woman behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage, Kirstin Downey
  • Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond, Lilly Ledbetter with Lanier Scott Isom.
  • A People's History of the United States, Howard Zinn
  • Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich

Music – Labor Related Songs

Other internet sources:

 

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Monday Morning News August 31, 2015

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • ANNOUNCMENTS

DWC Hoedown thanks!

Openings on city Boards and Commissions

Leadership Bloomington - Monroe County

  • EVENTS

DWC Breakfast Meeting

D4MC Meeting

An Evening with Glenda Ritz on Making our Schools Safe for LGBTQ Students

IFDW Fall Meeting

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor to Speak on "Understanding the Teenage Brain"

Candidate Forums @ City Hall Council Chambers

MCDP JJ Dinner

  • ACTION ITEM THIS WEEK

Breakfast this Friday, September 4th, 7:30 am at the Village Deli!

Be there!

Final details are being worked out for this program, but be sure to highlight this date on your calendar!

 

HOEDOWN BREAKS RECORDS FOR A FESTIVE, FUN AND FROLICKING GOOD TIME!

Thanks to all who came to the DWC Women’s Equality Celebration, a good old fashioned hoedown. 

Thanks to all who supported this fun event! Entwyned played wonderful music, we learned just what a contra dance really is, won cakes and goodies to take home at the traditional cake walk, auctioned several really nice things (Susie Johnson will paint walls, Friends of Sophia will work 3 hours for a candidate!), ate wonderful hoedown grillings and had a great time! Thanks to Susie Johnson and Dee Tuttle for hosting us all! It was great to see old friends, meet new ones, and the weather was lovely, too!

 Check out our facebook page for more pictures, but here are two for starters! Dancing and Cakewalk!

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Monday Morning News - August 17, 2015

Ready for a Hoedown?
You had a great time at last year’s event, and this year promises the same…The DWC's annual fundraiser will be August 30th from 4PM - 7PM at Susie Johnson and Dee Tuttle's house at 3974 S. Garrison Chapel Road.  Invited special guests include gubernatorial candidate Karen Tallian…up close and personal!
Be entertained by the rollicking music of Entwyned and learn how to square dance!  Enjoy wonderful food, adult beverages (non-alcoholic as well), the ever popular cake walk and a silent auction. In case of rain, the event will be held inside. Bring your kids, lawn chairs and wear your cowboy boots, hats, etc.
 
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  You can purchase tickets online at http://www.democraticwomenscaucus.org/calendar.  Please mark the date, get your tickets and spread the word!  Even if you can't attend, please share the event on Facebook and Twitter.

Needed: Donations for the silent auction.  Contact Dorothy Granger at dorothyg@mail.com
Needed: 5 more cakes for the cake walk.  Only one cake per person please!  Contact Julie Thomas at drjuliethomas@gmail.com.
 
Please sign up ahead of time to donate an item or cake.  It is very difficult to accommodate unexpected gifts at the door.  Thank you so much for your support!

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  • Leadership Bloomington - Monroe County

EVENTS

  • DWC End-of-Summer Cookout & Hoedown
  • August Meeting of Monroe County Democrats Club
  • IDEA Conference in French Lick
  • An Evening with Glenda Ritz on Making our Schools Safe for LGBTQ Students
  • IFDW Fall Meeting
  • Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor to Speak on "Understanding the Teenage Brain"

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Monday Morning News - August 10, 2015

Friday Breakfast Meeting: Open Forum 
For those of you who couldn't make last Friday's monthly breakfast, we had no pre-arranged speaker and instead focused on important issues of the day. And what a discussion it was!  Among other things, we talked about how funding for affordable housing and other services that HAND provides are continually being reduced, how DWC members can help the former Martha’s House stay afloat, addressing homelessness, and the importance of the upcoming Presidential campaign for progressive issues. And, of course, the attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. Comments on that topic ranged from how we can remove the stigma; to the fact that Planned Parenthood is about health care for women and actually prevents abortion, not promotes it, and also reduces visits to the ER; to Lorraine Farrell reading a nun’s public statement that “pro-life” as pro-lifers mean it is simply pro-birth. There is no consideration of the repercussions of such a narrow minded focus. Thanks to all who attended and participated in the meeting.  We were reminded that sometimes a free-ranging conversation about pressing issues can be incredibly informative and energizing.  We have lots to do and do many amazing women who can and will continue to make our world a better, more progressive place for all.

A final thank you to all who contributed robes and pajamas for Martha's House clients. DWC members responded to the call as always.

MORE NEWS

  • Planned Parenthood: It's not Over By A Long shot

EVENTS

  • DWC End-of-Summer Cookout & Hoedown
  • August Meeting of Monroe County Democrats' Club
  • An Evening with Glenda Ritz on Making our Schools Safe for LGBTQ Students
  • IFDW Fall Meeting
  • Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor to Speak on "Understanding the Teenage Brain"

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Monday Morning News Aug. 3, 2015

URGENT MATTER

We have an urgent matter on the table. The Senate could vote today, Monday, August 3rd, on fast-track legislation to completely cut all federal funding for Planned Parenthood health centers. Our senator, Joe Donnelly, is still on the fence — which means our voices are absolutely critical to protecting funding for birth control, cancer screenings, HIV testing, and other lifesaving care that Planned Parenthood health centers provide to millions of patients around the country. Find out more information about how you can help below.

MORE NEWS

  • Book Announcement

EVENTS

  • DWC End-of-Summer Cookout & Hoedown
  • Event From the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission - Power of Words

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Monday Morning News July 27, 2015



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Four endorsed candidates currently serving voters in Monroe County: Cheryl Munson, President of the Monroe County Council; Shelli Yoder, Vice-President of the Monroe County Council; Julie Thomas President of the Monroe County Commissioners; Iris Keisling, Vice-President of the Monroe County Commissioners.

Let's keep the momentum going.

MORE NEWS

  • Book Announcement
  • FAIR study on NPR

EVENTS

  • DWC End-of-Summer Cookout & Hoedown
  • Event From the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission

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