Monday Morning News - March 11, 2019


As we hope you know by now, March is Women's History Month. We were poking around looking for interesting women's history facts and stories for this newsletter when we ran across a fabulous website:

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

Check out this link where you can peruse selected images and curated stories on women in American history from the collections of each of these entities. There are samples from current exhibits and collections, links to audio and video on women's stories and more! Whether you are hanging out at home this week, lounging on a beach, visiting distant family or schussing down snowy hills, find a half hour to page through this amazing resource and tribute to American women. It will be worth your time!

We wish all of you who are on break, or just enjoying the slower pace in Bloomington, a wonderful, restful week before election season kicks into full gear.


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For Women Candidate Connections:

Saturday, March 16, 11:30 am to 4 pm 
Canvass with Jean Capler
Democratic Headquarters

Come join Jean Capler and her team as they hit the pavement to canvas. All experience levels welcome! We'll have training.

Saturday/Sunday, March 16-17, 11:00 am 
Barge on the Block
221 E. Kirkwood Ave.

Join Mayoral candidate Amanda Barge for Barge on the Block canvassing Saturday and Sunday March 16th and 17th starting at 11am. Haven’t knocked on doors before? We will have a fun and easy training session at 221 E Kirkwood Avenue, 10:30 each day and can pair you up with an experienced canvasser.

Isabel Piedmont-Smith is holding a Downtown Celebration on Friday, March 22, 5:30-7:30 PM at Grazie Italiano, 106 W. 6th St. You are invited to chat with Isabel Piedmont-Smith, Bloomington City Council representative for District 5, and support her campaign for re-election. Appetizers and drinks provided. Isabel wants to hear YOUR views on city issues!

Sue Sgambelluri For City Council - Idea Forum and Fundraiser
Sunday, March 31 - 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Hosted by Tony & Julia Armstrong
3328 N Ramble Road Court in Blue Ridge
Come join your neighbors and meet Sue Sgambelluri - Candidate for Bloomington City Council District 2.  Share your ideas, enjoy a lively discussion, and hear more about her priorities for our city. Contributions of all sizes are welcome and appreciated! Can't make it to the event? Please visit and click on "Contribute." 

Parking Commission Vacancy

The City of Bloomington Office of the City Clerk is accepting applications to fill a vacant position on the city’s Parking Commission. The position is available for city residents who live within a residential neighborhood permit parking zone. This is a great opportunity for city residents to be more involved in local government. To learn more about the Parking Commission, including the mission statement, membership requirements, current membership listing and term lengths, or for online applications, go to the online City system for board and commission information known as “OnBoard” at

KARAOKE IS COMING: start exercising your vocal chords and polishing up those songs - the annual DWC Karaoke fundraiser is coming soon at a new location here in Bloomington. If you want to help with this fun packed event, email [email protected]

The Indiana Democratic Party Municipal Monday Webinar Series:
To view recordings of the webinars go to:
How to File For Office - Matthew Kochevar, Democratic Legal Counsel for the IN Election Division
Campaign Finance - Anna Foster, Compliance Director for the IN Democratic Party
Social Media 101 - Trina Thomas, Digital Communications Specialist for the IN Democratic Party
Pre-Filing Questions / Campaign Goals - Katie Doyle, Municipal Caucus Director for the IN Democratic Party
Creating A Field Plan - Adi Ben-Yehoshua, Data Director for the IN Democratic Party
Fundraising 101 - Katie Doyle, Municipal Caucus Director for the IN Democratic Party


Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 11:15am to 1:30pm
Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon
Monroe County Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave, BloomingtonHosted by the City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women and the Community and Family Resources Department
The 34th annual Women's History Month Luncheon. The theme of the luncheon is "Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence." Joyce Ajlouny will be the keynote speaker. Joyce serves as the General Secretary, the executive head, of the American Friends Service Committee, where she is responsible for the organization's worldwide peace and social justice programs and advocacy.

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6:00pm
Fountain Square Ballroom, Bloomington
Save the date for the annual FDR Gala held to celebrate Democratic candidates and the values for which the Party fights! More details to come!

Friday March 22, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am
Democratic Women’s Caucus Special Endorsement Breakfast Meeting
Village Deli

Monroe County NOW March Chapter Meeting

Sunday, March 24, 3-5pm

Noodles & Company East, 2560 E 3rd St

Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:00am - Noon
Women’s Leadership Development Event: Women. Power. Progress
City Hall Council Chambers
The annual Women's Leadership Development Event including keynote speakers, panel discussions, Leadership Scholarship recipients and the 2019 Emerging Leader Award winner. 
This FREE event aims to help girls and women develop leadership skills they can use to improve the Bloomington community.


Investigate the website and get inspired to help our DWC candidates with their campaigns!!

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