Monday Morning News 04/02/18

It's a big week for the DWC!
Friday breakfast and Sunday Karaoke!
One serious, the other less so.

Breakfast Friday, April 6th, 7:30am, Village Deli
Dana Black will be bringing our guest, Poonam Gill, to breakfast on Friday. Poonam is running for the Indiana House in District 88. Her opponent, first elected to the House in 1986 and has rarely been challenged, is Brian Bosma. Poonam is one of those women called and encouraged to run this year, and we want to hear her story and support her. Come to breakfast to get a glimpse of what's happening in our state with the 2018 election, one of the many women running, and what we can do to help flip the house into common sense!
We'll be bundling checks for Poonam so bring your checkbook!
Dana Black and Poonam Gill with a few of our other incredible candidates sprinkled in for good measure. What could be better on a Friday morning!

You don't want to miss the DWC 3rd Annual Karaoke fundraiser!
Sunday, April 8th at 4:00pm**note change of time
Admission is $15, all of which goes to help funding women candidates this year.

Celebrity singers (candidates!)
It's all here!

Shelli Yoder leads women singing "I Am Woman!" 2017 DWC Karaoke.


Action Item

ANNOUNCEMENTS for our endorsed and supported candidates:

Kate Wiltz, candidate for Monroe County Council, District 2
needs volunteers to:
-Host a House Party! If you live in D2 and you can host a party, we would love that!
-Host a Yard Sign! Do you live in a good location and/or in District 2?
-Canvass! Kate is looking for volunteers to canvass her district or to walk with her! Email us to volunteer!
We would be oh-so grateful for your time. Even one or two hours makes a HUGE difference!
Email Kate: [email protected]

Lee Jones for County Commissioner needs help with a voter contact project.
To help contact [email protected]

Erika Oliphant has a Meet and Greet scheduled for April 6th. Info in events below.

Kate Wiltz has a brunch fundraiser on April 7th. Info below.

Amy Swain will launch her campaign on April 15th. Info in the Events Section below.

Penny Githens has friends called the Persisterhood and they are holding an interesting fundraiser for her on April 22nd. See info below.

Catherine Stafford is having a fundraiser on April 20th. Note below.



Monday, April 2, 2018, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Primary Election Fair
President's Room (IMU University Club)
Hosted by the College Democrats at Indiana University and the Monroe County Democratic Party. Come to the President's Room of the University Club (located in the IMU) where the College Democrats and Monroe County Democratic Party will be co-hosting a Democratic Primary Election Fair! Walk around, meet candidates, register to vote, and learn about races ranging from congressional races down to the local level.
Everyone is represented and everyone is invited!

Monday, April 2, 2018, 6 pm
City Hall Council Chambers
Monroe County Democratic Party Caucus

Precinct Chairs and Vice Chairs select a Treasurer and Secretary

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 4:30pm - 6:05pm
MLK Remembrance March
Hosted by City of Bloomington: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
The City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission invites the public to join them for a March, from 4:30-6:05 p.m., in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. For program and route for the march check here:

Friday, April 6, 2018, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Erika Oliphant for Prosecutor Meet & Greet with Anicca Photography!
I Fell Gallery, 415 W 4th St

Erika Oliphant for Prosecutor invites you to join her for a meet and greet, hosted by Mike Waddell/Anicca Photography, Angela Caldwell, Beth Hamlin, Lorraine Merriman Farrell, and more. Join us for food and drink, live music, a photo booth, and art during the First Friday Gallery Walk. This will be a great opportunity to meet and discuss Erika's candidacy, have some laughs with your friends in our photo booth, and enjoy music, art, and community. Anicca Photography will have cards and framed and unframed prints for sale at the event, and 50 percent of all proceeds from sales will be going to Erika's campaign. We look forward to seeing you!

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10:00 am to noon
Brunch Fundraiser for the Kate Wiltz Campaign
hosted by Charlotte Zietlow and Julie Thomas

@ Julie's house (Please let us know if you CAN attend ([email protected] / 812-345-0707) - we will send the address/directions.)
Kate is running for County Council, District 2 and is looking forward to talking about her priorities and learning about what matters most to you. Her campaign centers on compassionate informed solutions that support the health and wellness of all citizens of Monroe County.  
Kate is exactly the voice we need on the County Council! Plan to attend (and bring your friends!) to learn more about her!
~~event is casual and family friendly~~
Saturday, April 7th, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Bloomington Students Against Assault Weapons present Town Hall For Our Lives
a #townhallproject
First United Church at 2420 E 3rd St
The forum will host candidates and will not be restricted to gun legislation. Over 20 candidates have been invited.

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 6:00pm
DWC Karaoke Fundraiser
Player’s Pub, 424 S. Walnut Street

3rd Annual DWC Political Karaoke Fundraiser!
Candidates and friends, enjoy a night of silliness!! Karaoke for everyone and a competition for our 2018 candidates who will perform as "Celebrity Performers". This is an unforgettable event: candidates compete for prizes by performing their choice of karaoke song. Save the date! You won't want to miss!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 -  Early Voting Begins
Election Central: 401 W. Seventh St., Bloomington
(812) 349-2690

April 10, 2018 – May 4, 2018 Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturdays April 28, 2018 and May 5, 2018: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Monday May 7, 2018: 8:00am – 12:00noon
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Hoosier Women Forward Kick-Off Fundraising Event
Indiana Landmarks, Indianapolis

Hoosier Women Forward, a political and civic leadership training program designed to empower Democratic women to become more active participants in politics and leaders in their communities, aimed at preparing and propelling Democratic women in Indiana into influential roles across the state. Each year, 20-25 Hoosier women will be selected through a competitive application process to participate in a nine-month long leadership development and public advocacy training program. Through a combination of study, field experience, networking and mentorship, Hoosier women participants will gain valuable political training that will prepare them to become more informed, empowered, and mindful public servants. Applications will become available in late May, so stay tuned!
To purchase tickets:
For more information, contact Shannon Mears at (317) 412-3297 or email [email protected].

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Launch Party for Amy Swain for State Rep
MCDP Headquarters, 116 S. Madison St., Bloomington

Light refreshments will be served. 
Come together to meet Amy, and hear about her candidacy.
Hosted by the Swain for State Rep Committee
For more information: [email protected]

Friday, April 20, 2018, 10:00am
Bloomington students join the National School Walkout
Courthouse Lawn

On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.

Friday, April 20, 2018, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Fundraiser for Catherine Stafford For Judge
Cascades Inn, 2601 N. Walnut St.

Hosted by the Committee to Elect Catherine Stafford
For more information: 912-320-2035

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Monroe County NOW Chapter Meeting
Monroe County Public Library, Room 1B

NOW monthly chapter meeting includes social time and snacks.
Sunday, May 6, 2018, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Fundraiser for Penny Githens for Indiana State Rep District 60
2616 East Poplar Court, Bloomington
Sponsored by the Persisterhood Workshop

Save the date. Details in future editions of the Monday Morning News.


Okay, it's not a cartoon... it's a guest performance by Sonny & Cher!




These are paid positions. If you want to work the polls on Primary Election Day, May 8, training will happen in late April and you would work from 5am until done… usually around 7-8pm. It’s a long day but very rewarding. Early voting starts on Tuesday April 10 and runs through Monday May 7, but early voting staffing needs are currently filled. Inquiries about working at the polls can be sent to the democratic recruiter Rod Yandt

2. If you only have a couple of hours to help on Election Day, the DWC does a point-of-sale program where we offer voters one little sheet that encourages them to vote for our endorsed candidates. Easy peasy! Watch for more on this

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