Monday Morning News 04/30/18

DWC Breakfast on Friday, May 4th.
Special guests will be Bloomington Students Against Assault Weapons.

We’ll be hearing from the group of student leaders who traveled to Washington, DC for the March for Our Lives, and who haven’t paused in their organizing efforts since. Please join us to hear about their plans moving forward, and to discuss how we can continue to support youth activism for gun violence prevention in Bloomington and beyond.
A preview of this subject was covered by Noon Edition on WFIU Friday.
After the discussion, join other members as we march to Election Central to vote together.
(This is an abbreviated meeting as the Deli needs to start serving the graduation weekend rush by 8:45am.)

ELECTION DAY ACTIVITIES Traditionally on Election Day, DWC members participate by greeting voters at the polls and offering a list of our endorsed candidates. This year is no different! We call it Point of Sale (POS) and you are invited to help:
Below is a link to SignUp Genius for Election Day to hand out materials for the Democratic Women's Caucus endorsed and supported candidates. You will note that shifts are divide up for both early voting (next weekend) and primary day.

Other cool things:

1) you can pick your preferred geographic location OR a specific polling place!
2) Shifts are 2 hours in length, generally.
3) Many people don't know who to vote for and you being there helps them.
4) Working the polls is FUN!! You meet a lot of great people and get to be outside!!
5) Our progressive females need our HELP!!!
6) Please share this with your campaign teams, friends and anyone who is interested in volunteering!

Once you sign up for a shift, we will contact you to let you know your location. We are analyzing data to choose polls that have the highest turnout. Note that we are purposely not advertising our spots to keep our strategies secret!

Everything you need to know is above or at this link:

P.S. If you run out of literature on primary day, text 812-345-0707 with your name and location and we will bring you more!
Please SHARE this with friends!!!!

In Dem Love,
DWC Steering Committee



Action Items

ANNOUNCEMENTS for our endorsed and supported candidates:
Please consider working for our candidates on election day.
See POINT OF SALE program above.


Sign up to be an Inspector, Judge or Clerk on Primary Election Day. 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. Some half day options are also available. For inquiries about working at the polls call Election Central at (812) 349-2690

Rides to the Polls
In an effort to ensure that every person who wants to can vote, the Monroe County Democratic Party is offering rides to the polls both for early voting and Primary Day on May 8th. If you want a ride, know someone who could benefit, or are interested in serving others, please contact Executive Director Kaisa Goodman at 812-272-3439 or [email protected].

Local Democrats Launch Online Guide to 2018 Primary Elections
It is a “one stop shop for voters seeking information about the 2018 primary elections”
This Civic Education Project is a collaboration between Monroe County Democratic Party and Bloomington High School South Young Democrats and was put together in collaboration with members of the Bloomington High School South Young Democrats.
The site will be continuously updated throughout the election to include statements of candidacy, endorsements, letters to the editor, and press releases pertaining to the candidates competing in the Democratic primary and also includes links to publicly available candidate forums, interest group questionnaires, candidate guides, as well as information related to election law, early and absentee voting, precinct maps, and related voter information. The site will be available from April 2nd through Election Day on May 8th.


Early Voting
Election Central: 401 W. Seventh St., Bloomington
(812) 349-2690
Early Voting Times this week:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday May 5, 2018 -- 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday, May 7, 2018 -- 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
TUESDAY ELECTION DAY, MAY 8TH Polls are open 6:00am to 6:00pm

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Democracy for Monroe County May Link-up: May Day and the Worker's Project
Upland Brewing Company Reception Room, 350 W. 11th St., Bloomington
In honor of May Day, DFMC and Jobs with Justice will host guest speaker Tom Lewendowski, co-founder of the Workers Project in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This project seeks to create a bond between union members and non-union members, workers of all stripes - white, Latino, black, Asian, undocumented, unemployed - and to organize them into one community.
Free beer and hors d'oeurves will be served. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Liz for Indiana #Showing Up Town Hall Tour
Monroe County Public Library, 350 W. 11th St., Bloomington
The Liz for Indiana #ShowingUp Town Hall Tour continues! They’ll be at the Monroe County Public Library to talk about the future of public education. Hopefully, even our current Congressman will attend. Congressman Hollingsworth hasn't held a single town hall since taking office, so Liz’s campaign has invited him to join theirs! Call Trey at 202-225-5315 to extend a personal invite. The event is open to the public, so bring friends. Make your voice heard! To RSVP: [email protected] and/or via social media.

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: "Smashing the Patriarchy One Ceramic Piece at a Time!"
Wine stoppers, necklaces, brooches and decorative garden stakes priced to sell and support our candidate--preview below! 100% of sales go to Penny Githens for Indiana. Can't make the event but want a Persisterhood Workshop piece/ Contact [email protected]
And for the stressed among us? We have zen rocks!


Sunday, May 6, 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Fundraiser for Christine Talley Haseman for Judge
the home of Charles Webb, Dean Emeritus of the I.U. Jacobs School of Music
648 Woodscrest Drive
Friends of Christine Talley Haseman invite you to the Final Event before the Primary. Dean Webb will play a short concert at 5:00pm. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Donations to Christine’s campaign in any amount are appreciated.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 6:00am - 6:00pm
to check on your precinct and who is on your ballot go to

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Primary Watch Party and Potluck
MCDP Headquarters, 116 S. Madison St., Bloomington
After the polls close on Primary Election Day, head over to MCDP headquarters to await the election results! The MCDP will be hosting a Primary Watch Potluck - bring a dish to share if you can, and the MCDP will provide the drinks! There will be a projector set up to watch the election results, and all candidates are invited to give acceptance or concession speeches.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 6:30pm (open ended)
Liz Watson Election Watch Party
Nick's English Hut
Join the Liz for Indiana team after the polls close on May 8 to watch the returns and enjoy good company. Polls close at 6 p.m. The event will be kid friendly, and feel free to bring friends with you. The event is in the attic at Nick's.


Walk your neighborhood for a candidate this week!
Volunteer for POS on Election Day (see above activity)
Work the polls as Judge, Clerk!
Drive Voters to the polls.
Take a friend to vote! Increase turnout!!

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