Monday Morning News 05/06/19

MMN for the Day Before Election Day

Election Day is tomorrow! Polls are open from 6 am to 6 pm.

Inevitably some folks have to drop out at the last minute, due to illness, emergencies, etc. If you find yourself with the day open on Tuesday, let the folks at Election Central know asap. We wouldn't want a poll to not be able to open because of a lack of poll workers!! You must be registered to vote in Monroe County and not be a candidate on the ballot or related to a candidate on the ballot. Election Central: 812-349-2690.
You can also call the Democratic Party Recruiter, Luke Robbins at 317-682-7527 or email him at [email protected].

You can help folks find their candidates and polling place with this bit of info from the Monroe County Democratic Party: List of polling locations can be found here:

And if you are unsure what precinct you live in or where your polling site is, look it up at:
or you can look it up on the new Monroe County Voters App - type in your address and then click on the search function. Then click on your address and then on the small right arrow to bring up your precinct and polling location (as well as other information about your candidate districts).

Early voting continues today, May 6th, until noon.

The Democratic Women’s Caucus is looking for a few good women to help distribute information about our endorsed candidates at the polls on Primary Election Day. Shifts are 2-3 hours in length. If you can help please let us know at [email protected] and we'll get back to you later today to set you up....



Jean Capler: City Council, At-Large
Facebook: Jean Capler For Bloomington

Kate Rosenbarger : City Council, District 1
Facebook: kateforbloomington

Dorothy Granger - City Council, District 2
Facebook: Granger for City Council
To find out how you can help contact Penny Githens at 812.369.9538

Sue Sgambulleri - City Council, District 2
Facebook: Sue Sgambelluri for City Council
Sue at (812) 345-3215 or [email protected] for more info!

Miah Michaelsen - City Council, District 4
Website: Miah For Bloomington
Facebook: Miah For Bloomington  Email her at [email protected]

Isabel Piedmont-Smith - City Council, District 5
Website: Isabel Piedmont-Smith - Candidate For Bloomington City Council
Facebook: Piedmont-Smith for City Council

Key Endorsements for our DWC Endorsed Candidates: Our endorsed candidates continue to make headway on their campaigns, including by securing key endorsements from individuals and organizations. Please follow the link to our DWC website's candidates page to see the news on our endorsed women! News on each candidate is posted after her bio. Link:



Action Items



Citizen's Academy is ready for applications!
One of the best ways to learn about government, with like minded people and the folks who actually do the work in City Hall. Just the best experience ever!
The 2019 Citizens' Academy class will provide participants with an interactive learning experience about municipal government services, programs and departmental responsibilities. This year's Citizens' Academy session begins Thursday, August 29 and runs through October 24, the classes are from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You can apply online at or contact Vickie Provine, [email protected] or call 812.349.3505.

City of Bloomington Redevelopment Commission Vacancy

The City of Bloomington Office of the City Clerk is accepting applications to fill a vacant position on the city’s Redevelopment Commission. The position is available for city residents over the age of 18.
The Redevelopment Commission oversees the duties and responsibilities of the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development which include: Community Development Block Grant, HOME funds, Neighborhood Improvement Grants and Tax Increment Districts.
To learn more about the Redevelopment Commission, and each of the City’s boards and commissions, including mission statements, membership requirements, current membership listings and term lengths, or for online applications, go to the online City system for board and commission information known as “OnBoard” at, or by clicking on the “OnBoard” button on the City’s home web page at If you are interested in contributing to this Commission, please consider submitting an application.
All board and commission meetings are free and open to the public. Potential applicants are urged to attend a meeting of their desired board or commission prior to applying. Meeting schedules and locations can be found under the “committee info” tab on OnBoard. Information and applications are also available at the City Clerk’s Office in Showers City Hall at 401 N. Morton, Suite #110.


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Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 6:00-9:00pm
Election Night Watch Party
The Mill, 642 N. Madison St., Bloomington
hosted by The Monroe County Democratic Party and the John Hamilton for Mayor Campaign
Live Music, Food.
parking available in the lot south-west of The Mill

Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:00pm
Ninth District Torchbearer Reception: A Conversation with Robin Winston
Preservation Station, 100 Preservation Place, Jeffersonville
The Ninth District Torchbearers will be joined by Robin Winston, former Indiana Democratic Party State Chair and Principal with the Winston/Terrell Group.
$20 per person, free to Ninth District Torchbearers

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 8:00am to 6:00pm
Indiana Democratic Party County Party Summit
Regional Council of Carpenters, 771 Greenwood Springs Drive, Greenwood
The Indiana Democratic Party is hosting the County Party Summit in Indianapolis on May 11 from 8am to 6pm! Join fellow county party executive members, officials, volunteers and activists for a day of training on how to build a stronger local presence to help elect Democrats up and down the ballot. Lunch will be served.
You can sign up here:

Thursday, May 16, 2019 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus May Meeting
MCDP Headquarters, 116 S. Madison St., Suite A

Saturday, May 18, 2019 6:00pm
Bloomington Black y Brown Arts Festival
The Banneker Center, 930 W. 7th St.
A celebration of African, Hispanic, Latinx and Native American creative arts and artists to affirm community space, preserve arts appreciation, and enhance pride in the spirit of diversity of the Bloomington community. The festival will provide a medium for local talent to showcase visual and performance art in an environment that engages the audience with artists and their work. The planning committee is also seeking artist submissions to perform, host a booth, or both for this Family Fun event. More information about submitting art for the festival can be found here:

Saturday, June 15, 2019 (Reception at 3pm, Speakers at 4pm)
Stonewall Democrats of South Central Indiana Launch Event
Bloomington City Hall: Atrium and Council Chambers
Cost: Free, but donations encouraged
The Stonewall Democrats of South Central Indiana (SD-SCI) is a newly organized local caucus that supports LGBTQI people, their involvement in local and state politics, and policies that will improve their lives. Speakers at the event will include Senator JD Ford, Dana Black, and others. Together we can build a more inclusive community for trans and queer people in South Central Indiana.
Want to join SD-SCI? Annual membership is $10 and is good through May 31, 2020. For more information contact either Jessica McCellan ([email protected]), Treasurer, or Will Smith ([email protected]), President.

July 17-20, 2019
2019 Young Democrats of America National Convention
Crowne Plaza, 123 W. Louisiana St, Indianapolis
Visit for all details and convention matters.

August 22-24
Annual Indiana Democratic Editorial Association (IDEA) Convention in French Lick
French Lick Resort, 8670 West Road 56
Hotel rooms are going QUICKLY, you are encouraged to make your hotel reservations NOW. More information on that can be found here:



1. If you are eligible to vote in the Municipal Elections - VOTE!!! and get your friends to vote. When turn out is low every vote has even more impact.....


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