Monday Morning News June 22, 2015


Celebrating Women’s Equality Day on August 30th, 4-7 pm.  
Just want to get this date on your calendar for the late summer. DWC is gearing up for raising a little more money for endorsed women candidates.
So, specific details to come!
If you are interested in helping with this fundraiser/celebration, contact Dorothy at [email protected] (note this is NOT Gmail!!)


  • A thought on the week's news
  • Breakfast meeting changed to July 10th
  • Sign up for Hillary's campaign


  • 6-22  Community Conversation regarding the Future of Martha's House
  • 6-25  MCDP Caucus for Party Secretary
  • 6-27  Bloomington Twp Firefighters' Auction & BBQ
  • 6-27  Shelli and Josh host a 'come together' party
  • 6-28  ICPE film Rise Above the Mark
  • 4th of JULY! Parade plans
  • 8-20 to 23 IDEA AT French Lick

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     Two hours are removed from the parking ‘day’ in downtown metered areas
The Pope issues an encyclical that seems to shake up a few people
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg proves once again he’s a spectacular human being
Mike Pence seems clueless regarding his prospects for re-election
The US Treasury agrees that maybe putting a woman on paper currency isn’t bad
Discussion of vagrancies on Kirkwood escalates on Social Media
Prisoners have escaped  
Republicans who want to be POTUS grows ever larger with the most ridiculous prospect of all time

But the one that pervades our nation, the one that hits us to the core: Charleston.
     The point blank killing of people kind enough to share their bible study evening with a stranger.
It’s enraged us, filled our hearts with sadness, and tumbled our country back over a century.
We offer one perspective.

Please share others on our blog.

(Sheila Kennedy is a professor of Law and Policy at SPEA at IUPUI. She was a 1980 Republican candidate for (at the time) Indiana’s 11th Congressional District, and was a former Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Liberties Union)

Mark your calendar!
Because you'll be busy making plans for the 4th of July, we'll meet for breakfast the following Friday.

Volunteer for Hillary's Campaign
For questions, contact Sheena Kadi at [email protected]

Community Conversation regarding the Future of Martha's House

Monday, June 22nd, 5:30pm
Perry Township, 1010 S Walnut - ste A, Bloomington
Anyone committed to working towards a short-term plan, while long-term solutions are sought for the shelter is invited to this discussion. Questions? Contact Darryl Neher,Dan Combs, or Susan Sandberg for information.

MCDP Caucus for Party Secretary
The Monroe County Democratic Party will be holding a caucus for Party secretary on Thursday, June 25th at 5:30pm at the Nat U Hill room in the County Courthouse.  Thus far three candidates have filed to run for the position, including DWC Member Alexa Lopez, Matthew Metz and Drew Larrabee.  Anyone interested in running for the position is encouraged to submit a statement of interest to[email protected].  Only precinct chairs and vice chairs are eligible to vote for Party leadership, though the caucus is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.  If you have any questions or are considering running for the position, please contact Mark Fraley at [email protected].

Bloomington Township Volunteer Firefighters Auction
Bloomington Township Trustee Lillian Henegar invites us:
Saturday, June 27th, 6:00pm
BTFD Station 5, 5081 N Old SR37
This auction will raise funds for Hoosier Burn Camp and Project Lifesaver. Join for BBQ and a live auction.

Post-Election Party!
Saturday, June 27th, 7:00-10:00pm
4526 E Sheffield Dr, Bloomington
Josh Perry & Shelli Yoder invite you to their home for a time of celebrating our wins, (re)membering our losses, and setting our sights on our victories this fall, with guests of honor John Hamilton and Darryl Neher, and all Primary candidates. Drinks and light snacks will be served. Please R.S.V.P. before Friday, June 26 if you can be there, and we hope you can!

Invitation from Indiana Coalition for Public Education
     On June 28th at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 2120 N. Fee Lane in Bloomington there will be a screening of the film Rise Above the Mark followed by a community conversation. The event is co-sponsored by the Indiana Coalition for Public Education. 
     Rise Above the Mark is a documentary that captures the struggles of public education.  This film provides a glimpse inside Indiana’s classrooms and the challenges teachers and students experience as increased legislation and standardized testing cause restrained learning environments and oppressive time constraints.  Following the screening, there will be a facilitated conversation using a Critical Friends Group protocol. A CFG protocol is a discussion format that allows everyone equal time to speak and is focused on reflection, active listening and delving deeper into the issues presented in the film with an eye toward possible action or change.
Questions:  Gna Weir at 812-325-1224 or email [email protected]

2015 4th of July Parade!

Monroe County Democrats invite you –
Saturday, July 4th, 10:00am
Downtown Bloomington
We are hoping to have a very strong presence at this event walking together as a party, marching with a blue sea of Democrats! Please email or text Lorraine Merriman Farrell if you plan to participate at [email protected] or 812-345-0150 and stay tuned for meeting place and time! 

Reverse Citizen’s United invites you –
Octi, the corporate person, slithers his way into the 4th of July parade again.  
Reverse Citizen’s United would like to invite a contingent from Democratic Women's Caucus to attend to one of the 8 tentacles for the parade.  They need a minimum of two to commit to that, but an unlimited number is welcome to walk with, wear t shirts from your group, and make your own signs about how this dark money has affected politics.  The tentacles will be labeled this year: education, environment, labor, voting, government, politics, health care, and media.
     Contact: Susan J Davis at [email protected]

135th Annual IDEA Convention
August 20-23rd
French Lick, IN
Join Democrats from across the state, including your elected officials and candidates, for this annual convention. Friday afternoon typically has seen a great meeting of the women across the state, so plan that into the weekend.  Monroe County typically has a strong presence there.
Reserve your accommodations now and learn more here

     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



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