Monday Morning News 10/15/18

Early voting has started in Indiana! Over 2500 people have already voted in Monroe County! We've heard from the candidates and now it's time to take action at the ballot box. Make sure everyone you know gets out to vote and votes Blue in 2018. Make sure they have the correct id, know what races are included in straight party voting and which are not.... better yet, consider and vote for each candidate on their merits and avoid the confusion.

And your candidates still need help to get their message out and get out the vote. Sign up to walk with or for a candidate, join a phone bank, help with a mailer and, yes, they still need donations. Give a voter a ride to the polls or help them get to the BMV for proper id. Sign up for a voter contact shift at Early Voting or at a precinct on Election Day.

There are just a few weeks left - in many cases the polls are neck and neck. If you're angry about what has been going on, channel that anger into a positive action - every voice is important, every vote counts.

 

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Monday Morning News - October 8, 2018

Friday Breakfast: A Call to Change!

Our guest speaker at Friday's breakfast was Liz Watson, Democratic Candidate for Indiana's 9th Congressional District. Liz is taking on Tennessee Trey, who just really, really needs to go. She spent a few minutes talking about how her campaign is going and why it is so important that we have her in Congress instead of the underperforming, invisible guy we have now.

Liz first quoted Fanny Lou Hamer, who once famously said that she was "sick and tired of being sick and tired." Hear hear. Aren't we all. She then mentioned the litany of appalling things coming from Washington that erode our rights and affect our ability to live successful, healthy lives. These are issues she has spent her entire career trying to address or counteract and they are affecting all Hoosiers: immigration rights, reproductive rights for women, tax cuts for the rich, lack of childcare for working women and men, the astronomical cost of college education, lack of access to high speed broadband especially in rural areas, and hard working Hoosiers working for less and less money and fewer benefits. She wants to right the ship, and help restore an ethic where every individual is afforded respect and dignity. One thing we all know would help is, naturally, electing more women to Congress. It's just not acceptable that only 21% of the Senate and 19.3% of the House is composed of women.

Liz reminded us that there were only 32 days left until election day. Last time around, when Shelli Yoder ran against Trey, he flooded the airwaves with lies, and he is doing that again in his race against Liz. Obviously he has nothing to demonstrate about his performance in Congress, so lies it is. Liz's final comment before questions fielded by Rachel Guglielmo, was that she believes this is the election of our lifetimes and we need to get out there and make it happen.

Rachel posed a couple of questions to Liz. One was, "What has been uplifting about campaigning?" Liz said it was "people with slivers of time" knocking on doors and making phone calls. She knows how busy everyone is and people have been incredibly generous with their precious time. Her family has also been uplifting. Her daughter will come and sit on her lap while she is making calls at night to California. And her son and husband have been rocks.

Liz noted that Trey would like it if people like her didn't exist. He has received most of his $4.5 million in support from Wall Street. That's who he answers to. But we need "to answer to a whole lot of Main Street, not Wall Street." To that end, her campaign has focused partly on registering new voters. Of 35,000 new voters registered in the district, 37% of them support Liz. Now that's uplifting!

Liz's final plea was to volunteer and help her win. Victory is in sight--Liz's race is the only "Red to Blue" race in Indiana, that is, deemed likely to flip to Democrat. That is HUGE. But she needs our help in money and time to get there. There is still lots of work to be done in this last, crucial  month.

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Monday Morning News - September 10, 2018

Friday Breakfast Panel on Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Incredibly Informative

Since September is "Recovery Month", Friday's breakfast program featured a panel of women from our own local mental health treatment community who answered questions posed by Amanda Barge and DWC members in attendance. The panelists, several of whom are themselves in recovery, included:

  • Stacy Cary, Peer recovery Specialist at Centerstone
  • Jackie Daniels, Executive Director of Indiana Center for Recovery
  • Dr. Carrie Lawrence, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention at the IU School of Public Health
  • Emily Goodson, Indiana Recovery Alliance Board Member
  • Whitney Meeks, Indiana Recovery Alliance Board Member and volunteer
  • Amanda Adhami, Outpatient Counselor at Amethyst House

The panelists spoke first about two primary treatment approaches--"Harm Reduction" and "Abstinence Based Treatment."

Harm Reduction seeks to reduce the health, social and economic harm associated with drug or alcohol use, and to lessen usage of drugs or alcohol. Panelists described Harm Reduction as meeting people where they are for purposes of treatment and not where you expect them to be, focusing on positive change and the next step, embracing complexity and inclusiveness, and loving people no matter what. The Harm Reduction approach does not require abstinence. 

Abstinence Based Treatment involves the complete cessation of drug or alcohol use. Proponents of Abstinence Based Treatment are not necessarily opposed to treatment that includes the use of drugs such as vivitrol or methadone, and they are not opposed to Harm Reduction--these are all valid alternative treatment methodologies. Abstinence Based Treatment was described as empowering clients to "know that they can do this," getting at the root cause of addiction and helping clients figure out their own paths after treatment. They stressed that abstinence is used during treatment, but that it is not always necessary for people to be abstinent for the rest of their lives.

Panelists were asked about the effects of addiction and treatment specifically on women. They responded that women are often mothers and primary care-givers, and in-patient treatment poses obvious issues for them in finding help for their families while they are absent. In addition, while all individuals with mental health issues must deal with the stigma our society attaches to mental illness, women, and particularly those with children, can be subject to greater stigma. These issues do not go unrecognized in the industry. Amethyst House, for example, currently has a grant for a women-only therapy group.

A few other take-aways:

  • It is incredibly challenging to find accurate and complete data on mental health issues. It is crucial that we improve in this area or research on mental illness and advances in treatment will continue to lag behind other areas of our health system.
  • The stigma attached to mental illness and addiction is still a huge problem. We don't do enough to share the stories of people who are in recovery. These are not aliens among us--they are our friends, neighbors and family members. Their stories are about how lives are changed and people return to being active and productive members of the community.
  • Stigma could be reduced if we decriminalized addiction.

A huge thank you to the panelists for a very engaging and enlightening discussion, and to Amanda for facilitating it. We all have a ton more to learn about mental illness and addiction but this was a great introduction to some of the current issues.

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Monday Morning News 09/03/18

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Labor Day
Today, September 3, Labor Day, we dedicate this issue to the women who have played pivotal roles in the Labor Movement, starting with the women textile workers in the factories of Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1830s and 1840s, through the creation of the International Ladies Garment Workers, the Triangle Fire, through the incredible work of Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, Lucy Parsons, Rosina Tucker, Jane Addams, to Delores Huerta.
And let's not forget Frances Perkins, the Secretary of Labor (FDR) who wouldn't even take the job unless FDR agreed to her agenda of the 40 hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, workers' compensation, Social Security and other federal help for workers. One of our favorite reads: http://francesperkinscenter.org/life-new/

You are invited to take a quick look at this list of women in labor: http://www.seiu-uhw.org/archives/20663

Breakfast on Friday!

September is Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders. We'll hear from several women leaders in the field. So if you have been wondering wondering what Harm Reduction is, or what IRA, ICFR, IOP, MAT means, and how they relate to services in our community, this is a meeting you should not miss. Learn firsthand from local women with lived and professional experience about what services we offer, what the gaps are, barriers women face, how we can fight stigma and how standing up for people with substance use disorder is a social justice issue!
Also: bring used (or new) coats and blankets for the Indiana Recovery Alliance! Winter is on its way!

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Monday Morning News 08/27/18

#DWCNowMoreThanEver

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Members of the DWC Equality Day Fundraiser Committee enjoy our signature cocktail - the 19th Amendment - prior to welcoming guests to The Fields Clubhouse on Aug. 24. Look for more event photos on the DWC Facebook page....

On Friday evening DWC members, guests and allies gathered at The Fields to celebrate Women’s Equality Day. The event commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote, and raised money to support DWC’s candidates, who are fired up and ready to take the struggle for women’s equality and justice for all Americans to the next level. We had a great time! #Nowmorethanever.

Our thanks to the sponsors of the event:

$250 Level
Charlotte Zietlow
Vi Simpson
Shelli Yoder & Josh Perry
Mark Fraley
Regina Moore
Anonymous

$100 Level
Penny Githens
Nicole Browne
Rachel Guglielmo

And special thanks:

to Linda Lawson for inspiring us and talking plain truth, with special humor!
to Vi Simpson for arranging for a great musician and speaker!
to Liz Watson who is inspirational, passionate, and the sort of like the Energizer Bunny.
to Linda Chapman for the unique bouquets of flowers for our tables and to Charlotte for making that connection.
to Sarah Cassidy, age 17, from Edgewood High School, for her songs of women's empowerment.
to the Blue Wave Singers for their musical styling tributes to our candidates and women leaders.
to Regina Moore who put together our Women’s Equality Day quizzes.
and to White Rabbit for printing and mounting the pictures for the "Who Are They?" quiz.
to Penny Githens for bringing her Women's History Questions for Smarties Wheel
to Grazie Italiano and Jim Blickensdorf for creating our signature cocktail—the 19th Amendment—along with some wonderful eats and great cannoli!
to guests and members who rolled up the tables and chairs into the closet in record time.
to everyone who came and made the event so much fun.
and especially, to event chair Linda Grove-Paul who kept us all on task and to the point.


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Monday Morning News 08/20/18 - Special Edition - Women's Equality Day Celebration

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#NowMoreThanEver

We're celebrating Friday!
You need to be there!!
You need to bring a friend!!

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Having just returned from the IDEA last weekend, and watching Vi Simpson receive the Lee H. Hamilton Public Service Award, we feel fired up and are excited to have another chance to gather with other Democrats and to celebrate our candidates. On Friday, August 24th we'll be celebrating Women's Equality Day with a reception and special guest Linda Lawson. A true champion for women, and coming from a non-traditional career for women, Linda has a unique perspective on Women's Equality and why we need to remember the Women's Suffrage HerStory #NowMoreThanEver!.


Friday, August 24, 2018 7:00 pm
DWC Women's Equality Day Celebration and Fundraiser: #NowMoreThanEver!
The Fields, 1333 S Fenbrook Lane

Tickets $45 per person
all proceeds will go towards the critical work of the DWC
in helping to support our endorsed candidates

It's been our tradition since we began the DWC to celebrate Women's Equality Day -- the day set aside to commemorate the passage of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution which granted American women the right to vote.

State Representative Linda Lawson will be our keynote speaker!

Linda has served for 20 years as the representative from District 1, the Hammond area. She was the FIRST woman hired as an officer by the Hammond Police Department and served for 24 years. In her work for families, she has authored an equal pay bill each of her 20 years in the state legislature. None of them were heard. We need this kind of work #NowMoreThanEver!!

Supporting our endorsed candidates this fall will generate expenses, especially if we do a postcard mailing as we have done in the past. The DWC has also supported women candidates with cash depending on the campaign need, etc. It's a huge year for women candidates, so please think about how you can help with these activities!

ACTION ITEM(s):
BUY at least 1 ticket for the #NowMoreThanEver DWC fundraiser!
Then get one for a friend….
https://democraticwomenscaucus.nationbuilder.com/donate
Tickets can also be purchased from any DWC Steering Committee Member


SPREAD THE NEWS about this critical Fundraiser for our Candidates:
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BECOME AN EVENT SPONSOR
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SEE YOU ALL ON FRIDAY!!!

 

Look for the regular MMN with all the latest updates and details mid-week....

Join the DWC or renew your membership today.
The DWC is dedicated 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.

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Monday Morning News - August 13, 2018

TIME TO DIG IN

The election season will soon be upon us and some people believe that old fashioned politicking, like phone calls and knocking on doors, is a relic of the past. It's all about money and TV and Facebook and, well, people are already entrenched in their views so nothing I do will make a difference. Poppycock. Balderdash. Fake news. Personal interaction is THE thing that makes the difference in the end. Two people having a one-on-one conversation about the issues is how we win elections.

Local politics is where everything begins, and local elected officials have some of the most visible and direct effects on our lives. It matters who we elect in our own backyards. So take a few hours of your day to show up at the Democratic headquarters and help out our DWC and other Democratic candidates. Sign up to make phone calls or canvass. You will be amazed at how exhilarating it is to have someone thank you for the call and say they will vote for your candidate.  

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Monday Morning News 08/01/18 - Special Edition - Friday Breakfast & Lunch

DWC Breakfast on Friday
Join us for breakfast this Friday, August 3, at 7:30 am at the Village Deli! State Auditor candidate Joselyn Whitticker will be our special guest.
Joselyn Whitticker was nominated and elected to be the Democratic candidate for Auditor of the State of Indiana at the State Convention in June. She holds a bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University and two master's degrees from Indiana State University, was a teacher and school administrator for 35 years, and owns her own business that specializes in instructional curriculum consulting. She is a respected community leader and advocate who served one term on the Marion Common Council (2012–16) and is currently president of the Marion Branch of the NAACP and the Marion Grant County Minority Health Coalition.
We've found her to be an inspiring woman who champions asking hard questions of those in power and has the experience and record to continue doing just that.
Joselyn Whitticker

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Bring your checkbooks, bring your plastic! We'll be bundling checks for Joselyn that day to show support for this incredible Democratic woman tackling a state wide race.

Joselyn Whitticker will also be available for lunch on Friday, a more intimate chance to meet and talk with her. The lunch will be at Grazie's and we will order off the menu. If you would like to attend please let us know at dwcannouncements@gmail.com as it will help us keep track of the head count for the restaurant. Again, bring your checkbook so that we can bundle checks for Joselyn!

NOTE: We will also be conducting an endorsement vote at Friday breakfast. A separate message will be sent to members regarding the candidates and voting procedures.

A bit more information on our Women's Equality Celebration
It's been our tradition since we began the DWC to celebrate Women's Equality Day -- the day set aside to commemorate the passage of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution that prohibits states and the federal government from denying the right to vote on the basis of sex.
This year's event will be a fundraiser gathering** on Friday, August 24th at 7pm at the Fields. State Representative Linda Lawson will be our keynote speaker. We'll have a special message coming very soon with all the details about this event.
Rumor has it there may be a signature cocktail being developed for this event... the 19th Amendment!
If you would like to sponsor or help with this event PLEASE volunteer! dwcannouncements@gmail.com


One more thing...
Regina Moore has the idea of creating a Women's Campaigns T-shirt Quilt as a raffle fundraiser** for the DWC. She needs campaign t-shirts from women candidates, and if you have an old one that you don't use please consider donating it to the cause. It doesn't even matter if they're all blue! email regina.moore@gmail.com
You can bring any you have to Breakfast or Lunch on Friday.

**Our activities supporting our endorsed candidates this fall will have some expenses, especially if we do a postcard mailing as we have done in the past. The DWC has also supported women candidates with cash depending on the campaign need, etc. It's a huge year for women candidates, so please think about how you can help with these activities!

Join the DWC or renew your membership today.
The DWC is dedicated 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.

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Monday Morning News 07/30/18

DWC Breakfast on Friday
Join us for breakfast this Friday, August 3, at 7:30 am at the Village Deli! State Auditor candidate Joselyn Whitticker will be our special guest.
Joselyn Whitticker was nominated and elected to be the Democratic candidate for Auditor of the State of Indiana at the State Convention in June. She holds a bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University and two master's degrees from Indiana State University, was a teacher and school administrator for 35 years, and owns her own business that specializes in instructional curriculum consulting. She is a respected community leader and advocate who served one term on the Marion Common Council (2012–16) and is currently president of the Marion Branch of the NAACP and the Marion Grant County Minority Health Coalition.
We've found her to be an inspiring woman who champions asking hard questions of those in power and has the experience and record to continue doing just that.
Bring your checkbooks, bring your plastic! We'll be bundling checks for Joselyn that day to show support for this incredible Democratic woman tackling a state wide race.


Joselyn Whitticker will also be available for lunch on Friday, a more intimate chance to meet and talk with her. The lunch will be at Grazie's and we will send out more information about it midweek. If you would like to attend please let us know at dwcannouncements@gmail.com as it will help us keep track of the head count for the restaurant.

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Women's Equality Dinner
It's been our tradition since we began the DWC to celebrate Women's Equality Day -- the day set aside to commemorate the passage of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution that prohibits states and the federal government from denying the right to vote on the basis of sex.
We are planning again this year to celebrate with a fundraiser gathering** on Friday, August 24th at 7pm at the Fields. State Representative Linda Lawson will be our keynote speaker.
Details are forthcoming, but if you would like to sponsor or help with this event PLEASE let us know! dwcannouncements@gmail.com.

Regina Moore has the idea of creating a Women's Campaigns T-shirt Quilt as a raffle fundraiser** for the DWC. She needs campaign t-shirts from women candidates, and if you have an old one that you don't use please consider donating it to the cause. It doesn't even matter if they're all blue! email regina.moore@gmail.com.
**Our activities supporting our endorsed candidates this fall will have some expenses, especially if we do a postcard mailing as we have done in the past. The DWC has also supported women candidates with cash depending on the campaign need, etc. It's a huge year for women candidates, so please think about how you can help with these activities!

#FlipIN09
That’s just what Liz Watson will be doing, but we have to help her. Here’s a recent commentary on IN09 by Daily Kos
IN-09: Freshman GOP Rep. Trey Hollingsworth brazenly carpetbagged into southern Indiana from Tennessee three years ago and won an open-seat GOP primary thanks to heavy super-PAC spending from his wealthy father. He wound up running well behind the top of the ticket in the general election, but his district's deep red lean was enough to ensure his victory. There's a chance he may not be quite so fortunate this year. Democrat Liz Watson outraised him almost 2-to-1 last quarter, and 2018 is shaping up to be a much stronger year for Democrats than 2016. Hollingsworth can always fall back on his family wealth, and this district remains very conservative, but he's the kind of weak incumbent who could be vulnerable in a wave.
To #FLIPIN09, Liz is asking all of the Progressive groups in Bloomington, Young Democrats, College Democrats, Indivisible, Monroe County NOW PAC, Swing Left, D4MC, High School Dems and DWC to all help Liz’s campaign by taking ONE day a month to sponsor a Day of Action for her. Our first DWC date was July 28; our next will be August 26.
We’re asking that you please take one 3 hour shift (9am, noon, 3pm, or 6pm) of knocking on doors or calling for Liz on those days (September and October dates are TBA). You will be fully briefed on what to do, provided materials and everything you’ll need to canvass that day. We’re partnering with the Monroe County Young Democrats on the first two Days of Action. We’ll make new friends!
Conventional wisdom says that the BEST time to take out an incumbent is at the end of their first term. Tennesee Trey is a back-bencher, votes along party lines, refuses to have a town hall meeting to update his constituents and is NOT the representative we want. For the 9th District, and for the sake of replacing him with one smart, hard working woman who shares our values and will work for us, won’t you please, PLEASE consider one shift on August 26? With so much at stake, we need to do all we can to get our base to the polls!
Regina Moore (regina.moore@gmail.com) will begin the coordination of this effort, but the DWC will also need one or two members to help co-ordinate this effort at the HQ (116 S. Madison). Let her know if you can help organize!

DAYS OF ACTION DATES:

August 26
September and October TBA

RSVP by August 23 for the August 26 DOA - https://secure.ngpvan.com/hbsIpYRjMUiJlD0hv4y_PQ2

WHAT: We will be door knocking for the Watson campaign. We will will be briefed on the activity on arrival from the Watson campaign. The campaign has all the materials, addresses, and points of contact we need for this day to be a success. All you need to do is show up and bring a friend!

WHERE: 116 South Madison. We will meet at Monroe County Dem Party Headquarters. There is a possibility our group may be asked to canvass in a surrounding county.

ORGANIZATION POINT OF CONTACT: Regina Moore regina.moore@gmail.com

CAMPAIGN POINT OF CONTACT: Brian Peters, brian@lizforindiana.com OR (724) 858-5120 & Marten Stein, marten@lizforindiana.com & (724) 858-5120


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Monday Morning News 07/23/18

DWC Endorsements
As of the beginning of this month, our fall Ballot has now been set, and membership will again be asked to vote on endorsements as we move into the fall election.
To clarify how this will work, all candidates who were endorsed in the primary and won their election are still endorsed. Candidates who were supported during the May primary season and who are moving on to the fall election are eligible for endorsement by the membership for the fall election.
Candidates who have been added to the ballot since the May primary and who would like to seek DWC endorsement will be interviewed by an Endorsement Committee composed of several Steering Committee members and 2 non-Steering Committee members of the DWC. To that end, if you would like to serve on the Endorsement Committee for the fall election cycle, please send an email to dwcannouncements@gmail.com ASAP. The Endorsement Committee will need to begin meeting immediately to make sure we are ready for a vote on this issue at our August 3 breakfast meeting.
More information on candidates will be available in next week's Monday Morning News. You'll also find information about voting online for those members who cannot come to the breakfast.
And more on the subject of endorsements:
The Steering Committee acknowledges that this primary election season was one that tested our Endorsement Policy. Several things came into play this year, for example, the incredible growth in applicants for endorsement (may end up being 18+ this year), the time crunch to complete the process with so many candidates in a timely enough fashion to help their campaigns, and the challenge to find Endorsement Committee members who were not already working on campaigns of candidates seeking endorsement.
Similar challenges have arisen in previous election cycles, and the DWC has reviewed and adjusted the policy and process in the past. Since the primary elections in the spring, the Steering Committee has again been diligently reviewing the endorsement process. The committee is considering the entire process from beginning to end (including the elimination of endorsements in primaries) and would appreciate the comments and insights of the membership as the evaluation of this important aspect of our organization continues.
Whether you have been a candidate, worked intimately with a women's campaign, or are one of our observant, intelligent, supportive and insightful members, please let the Steering Committee know your thoughts on the endorsement process by emailing your statement to dwcannouncements@gmail.com. We are working on a timeline that will ensure the membership is informed about this issue and that any adjustments to the process are in place before the next filing period for candidates -- January 2019 for the municipal election. Keep watch here for more information!

Women's Equality Dinner
It's been our tradition since we began the DWC to celebrate Women's Equality Day -- the day set aside to commemorate the passage of the nineteenth amendment to the US Constitution that prohibits states and the federal government from denying the right to vote on the basis of sex.
We are planning again this year to celebrate with a fundraiser dinner** gathering at the new One World at Woolery.
Details are forthcoming, but if you would like to help with this event PLEASE volunteer! dwcannouncements@gmail.com

Regina Moore has the idea of creating a Women's Campaigns T-shirt Quilt as a raffle fundraiser** for the DWC. She needs campaign t-shirts from women candidates, and if you have an old one that you don't use please consider donating it to the cause. It doesn't even matter if they're all blue! email regina.moore@gmail.com
**Our activities supporting our endorsed candidates this fall will have some expenses, especially if we do a postcard mailing as we have done in the past. The DWC has also supported women candidates with cash depending on the campaign need, etc. It's a huge year for women candidates, so please think about how you can help with these activities!


#FlipIN09
That’s just what Liz Watson will be doing, but we have to help her. Here’s a recent commentary on IN09 by Daily Kos
IN-09: Freshman GOP Rep. Trey Hollingsworth brazenly carpetbagged into southern Indiana from Tennessee three years ago and won an open-seat GOP primary thanks to heavy super-PAC spending from his wealthy father. He wound up running well behind the top of the ticket in the general election, but his district's deep red lean was enough to ensure his victory. There's a chance he may not be quite so fortunate this year. Democrat Liz Watson outraised him almost 2-to-1 last quarter, and 2018 is shaping up to be a much stronger year for Democrats than 2016. Hollingsworth can always fall back on his family wealth, and this district remains very conservative, but he's the kind of weak incumbent who could be vulnerable in a wave.
To #FLIPIN09, Liz is asking all of the Progressive groups in Bloomington, Young Democrats, College Democrats, Indivisible, Monroe County NOW PAC, Swing Left, D4MC, High School Dems and DWC to all help Liz’s campaign by taking ONE day a month to sponsor a Day of Action for her. Our DWC dates are July 28th and August 26th.
We’re asking that you please take one 3 hour shift (9am, noon, 3pm, or 6pm) of knocking on doors or calling for Liz on those days (September and October dates are TBA). You will be fully briefed on what to do, provided materials and everything you’ll need to canvass that day. We’re partnering with the Monroe County Young Democrats on the first two Days of Action. We’ll make new friends!
Conventional wisdom says that the BEST time to take out an incumbent is at the end of their first term. Tennesee Trey is a back-bencher, votes along party lines, refuses to have a town hall meeting to update his constituents and is NOT the representative we want. For the 9th District, and for the sake of replacing him with one smart, hard working woman who shares our values and will work for us, won’t you please, PLEASE consider one shift on July 28th? With so much at stake, we need to do all we can to get our base to the polls!
Regina Moore (regina.moore@gmail.com) will begin the coordination of this effort, but the DWC will also need one or two members to help co-ordinate this effort at the HQ (116 S. Madison). Let her know if you can help organize!

DAYS OF ACTION DATES:

July 28
Aug 26

RSVP by July 26 for the July 28 DOA - https://secure.ngpvan.com/n864BUNvHUeEsQff3PEYKQ2
RSVP by Aug 23 for the Aug 26 DOA - https://secure.ngpvan.com/hbsIpYRjMUiJlD0hv4y_PQ2

WHAT: We will be door knocking for the Watson campaign. We will will be briefed on the activity on arrival from the Watson campaign. The campaign has all the materials, addresses, and points of contact we need for this day to be a success. All you need to do is show up and bring a friend!

WHERE: 116 South Madison. We will meet at Monroe County Dem Party Headquarters. There is a possibility our group may be asked to canvass in a surrounding county.

ORGANIZATION POINT OF CONTACT: Regina Moore regina.moore@gmail.com

CAMPAIGN POINT OF CONTACT: Brian Peters, brian@lizforindiana.com OR (724) 858-5120 & Marten Stein, marten@lizforindiana.com & (724) 858-5120


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