With the 2014 election behind us, we are very proud of our endorsed candidates for running great campaigns that led to many victories last week in local races. Congratulations to Linda Robbins, Judy Sharp, Valeri Haughton, Shelli Yoder, Michelle Bright, Lillian Henegar, Mary McInerney, Vicky Sorensen, Barb Sturbaum, Amy Swain, and Meri Reinhold! We were able to hear from them at Friday's breakfast meeting, regarding what worked, what did not work, and advice to others. We also want to thank Pat Slabach for her hard work running as well. She was bold to put her name forward for a spot in a largely Republican township, and we are proud of the campaign she ran!
Don't forget that we will be holding steering committee elections at the next meeting. If you are interested in running, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.Read more
The word of the week is VOTE. You should vote, and you should make sure every Democrat you know votes! Early voting is still an option at 401 W. 7th St. Monday from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon, and Tuesday is Election Day, with polls open 6 am to 6 pm. Give a friend a ride, help at party headquarters with GOTV phone calls or snacks for volunteers, hand out candidate literature at the polling sites - do all you can to get our Dems, especially our endorsed candidates, elected!
We will have a debriefing at our monthly breakfast meeting Friday! Check out more announcements and info below.
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DWC Monthly Breakfast Meeting Friday
Final GOTV Push
Move to Amend Event Sunday
Action Item: Help Rape Survivors Prevent Pregnancy
We are getting down to the week before Election Day, and the time now is more important than ever to help our endorsed candidates. Can you knock on doors? Can you write a letter to the editor? What can you do to ensure a victory for our endorsed women? There is one more weekend of early voting this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 401 W. 7th St., Suite 100 at the old Johnson Hardware Building. Below are the early voting times for the final week:
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Action Item: You Don't Own MeRead more
Election Day is rapidly approaching and we need your help! The early voting site is busy, but there are many strong Democrats that have not yet voted. Check out our endorsed candidates' Facebook pages to show your support (see below). We also need volunteers to hand out quarter-sheets with ALL the DWC-endorsed candidates listed (and praised) at the Saturday early voting opportunities and on election day. See below on how you can sign up.
Also In this issue:
November Breakfast Meeting
Democrats Club Meeting
Cartoon of the Week
Action Item: Sexism does Not Belong in Congress
This election cycle, voters have several excellent candidates to choose to represent them on the township level. Township government in Indiana is the most grassroots level of government, responsible for utilities, food, and shelter assistance for low-income individuals and families, the upkeep of cemeteries, and -- in many case -- fire protection services.Read more
Election Day is 6 weeks away! Get involved to help progressive Democratic women win!
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Volunteer for Judge Val Haughton!
Note to Supporters on Yard Signs
IFDW Day of Action
Books for Building Lives Project
Judith A. Sharpe Yard Sign Blitz
League of Women Voters Forums
GOTV Call Out
Linda Robbins Fundraiser
Action Item:Institute transgender inclusive healthcare or clear guidelines for all policies
The election season is in full swing, and we encourage you to mark your calendars for the upcoming forums hosted by the League of Women Voters. A special shout-out to Susan Hall Heitzman, the only woman Democrat running for US Congress this year in Indiana, in the 6th District, largely on a platform putting the power of real people above "corporate personhood." Back in Bloomington, tomorrow's Monroe County Democratic Club meeting will be another chance to talk with candidates.
Also in this issue:
Valeri Haughton Campaign Seeking Volunteers
Can You Host a Yard Sign?
Friend-raiser for Pat Slabach
Monroe County Energy Challenge Seeks Public Input
Monroe County Plan Commission Meeting Tomorrow
Action Item: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Should Resign
In order to help more progressive, Democratic women get elected in Monroe County, we need to have fundraisers, like the one scheduled for Aug. 17. In order to have a successful fundraiser, we need to know how many people will be there, so we have enough food without having too much. So in order to meet the goals you and I have in common, please buy your ticket today! See more info below.
In this issue:
Aug. 17 Fundraiser & 10-Year Celebration
City of Bloomington Needs YOU for Boards & Commissions
Action Item: Tell Congress You Want to "Citizen's United" to be OverturnedRead more