Monday Morning News Oct 20, 2014

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:
Early Voting
November Breakfast Meeting
Democrats Club Meeting
Cartoon of the Week
Action Item: Sexism does Not Belong in Congress 

Like Our Endorsed Candidates on Facebook!

One simple thing you can do to support the candidates is "liking" their Facebook pages. It takes less than a minute, and we even have the links for you here so that you can simply click on them, check out their page, and click "like." Note: We have put links to the candidates' websites if they do not have a Facebook page.
Re-Elect Judge Valerie Haughton
Linda Robbins for Monroe County Clerk
Judy Sharp for Assessor
Shelli Yoder for Monroe County
Michelle Bright for Benton Township Trustee
Lillian Henegar for Bloomington Township Trustee

The following endorsed candidates don't have campaign Facebook pages or websites: Vicky Sorensen, Amy Swain, Meri Reinhold, Barb Sturbaum, Pat Slabach, and Mary McInerney. In these small township races, online outreach is not as important.

"Point of Sale" Outreach at the Polls

Help our endorsed candidates win this Fall! The DWC Steering Committee has prepared a flyer listing all our endorsed candidates that we want to hand out during the two Saturdays of early voting (Oct. 25 and Nov. 1) as well as on election day (Nov. 4).  We are short of volunteers! Please sign up for a 1-2 hour time slot by contacting DWC vice chair Jillian Kinzie today!

Early Voting Information

You don't have to wait until Election Day to cast your ballot. When you vote early, you enjoy convenient hours, short lines, and fewer campaign calls reminding you to do your duty!
Location: 401 W. 7th St., Suite 100, Bloomington (old Johnson Hardware Building)

Oct. 20-24, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sat. Oct. 25, 9 am to 4 pm
Oct. 27-31, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sat. Nov. 1, 9 am to 4 pm
Mon. Nov. 3, 8:30 am to 12 noon

Don't forget to bring your valid photo ID!

The Next DWC Breakfast Meeting is Nov. 7

The next breakfast meeting will be the post-election meeting. We will discuss the Georgetown Energy Challenge with Jacqui Bauer, the Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Bloomington. We will then spend time hearing from the candidates about what they learned from their campaigns, and celebrating their victories!

Monroe County Democrats Club Meeting Oct. 21

The Monroe County Democrats' Club will meet on Tuesday, October 21st, at 11:45 a.m. at the American Legion, 1800 W. Third St. This month's speakers will include the Democratic candidates for Monroe County Judge and Township Trustee. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please contact Rita Drescher.

This Week's Cartoon

by Tom Toles, New York Times

Tom Toles cartoon
Action Item: Tell Congress that Sexism Has No Place There!

You may have heard about the terrible sexism that New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand and other women face in Congress. Sign this petition at Ultraviolet to speak out against this discrimination and mistreatment!