Monday Morning News - June 10, 2019

Inspiring DWC Breakfast on Friday

Karlee Macer, Indiana State Representative District 92, was our guest speaker at last Friday's breakfast. Karlee was first elected in 2012 and is currently the Assistant Democratic Leader and the Ranking Democrat on the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee. She also serves on the Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development Committee, the Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee and on the Indiana Veterans Affairs Commission. Throughout her time in the legislature, Macer has been recognized as the Indiana Chamber’s Legislative Champion, Indiana Chamber Small Business Champion, Legislator of the Year by the Disabled American Veterans, AARP Capital Caregiver Award, Legislator of the Year by the Indiana Social Work Association, and received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the American Legion.

Karlee spoke about her experiences in the state legislature, women's leadership and the importance of women's presence in the political arena for bringing to the forefront issues that male legislators often don't raise but that affect all Hoosiers and their families. Karlee was articulate and informative and we hope her message inspires many more women to run for office and rock our Indiana world!

Announcements

DWC Listening Sessions

As the DWC evaluates its mission and direction heading into the next decade, we will hold a series of listening sessions to hear from members, candidates, and elected officials who have been supported by the organization. Please register your thoughts on our mission, goals and direction by emailing dwcannouncements@gmail.com. Further details will be forthcoming, especially for members who cannot attend one of these sessions. We especially hope that those who have gone through the endorsement process, and/or have received funding from the DWC  will weigh in.

Tentative Dates: 
June 13 from 5-7pm at Switchyard Brewery, 
June 15* from 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm at Democratic Headquarters 
July 5 - the DWC monthly breakfast.

Volunteers Needed for Democratic Party Booth at the Bloomington Farmer's Market
The Monroe County Democratic Party still needs volunteers at the Saturday Farmers Market this summer! Shifts are available from 8am to 12pm. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Ed at 
edrbtsn@gmail.com.

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

Events
Image of the Day
Action Items

EVENTS

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Stonewall Democrats of South Central Indiana Kickoff Event
Bloomington City Hall Atrium & Council Chambers
Join the newly organized local caucus SD-SCI for a meet & greet, music, refreshments and speeches as we kickoff of our Political Action Committee/PAC to support and encourage LGBTQIA candidates for office in Monroe, Lawrence, Owen, Greene, Brown, and/or Morgan counties, Indiana. 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. The event is free, but donations are encouraged. 
Want to join SD-SCI? Annual membership is $10 and is good through May 31, 2020. 
For more information contact either Jessica McCellan (jmccellan978@gmail.com), Treasurer, or Will Smith (justinian89@hotmail.com), President.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 , 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus Monthly Meeting
MCDP Headquarters, 116 S. Madison St.

Friday, June 21, 2019, 5:30pm to 8:00 pm
Juneteenth Celebration & Fundraiser
Griffin Realty, 735 S. College Ave.
The Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus is hosting a Juneteenth celebration to commemorate the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America. 

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 11:00am
Rally for Our Rights
Indiana State House, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis
Stand united to put an end to the bills being passed across the nation that were created to take away people’s right to choose. Bring your daughters and your sons, and stop this war on reproductive rights now! The Facebook event page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/648857578895862/

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Monroe County NOW June Chapter Meeting
Monroe County Public Library, Room 2A
See what NOW is up to this summer and beyond. Special guest Btown PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will be there to lead a discussion about the intersection of LGBTQ+ identity and racial identity. For information about Btown PFLAG and their work, please visit https://www.facebook.com/BtownPFLAG/.

July 17-20, 2019
2019 Young Democrats of America National Convention
Crowne Plaza, 123 W. Louisiana St, Indianapolis
Visit yda.org/convention for all details and convention matters.
 
August 22-24, 2019
Annual Indiana Democratic Editorial Association (IDEA) Convention in French Lick
French Lick Resort, 8670 West Road 56
The convention is still months away but hotel rooms are going QUICKLY, so if you plan to attend you are encouraged to make your hotel reservations NOW. More information on that can be found here: http://www.indems.org/annual-idea-convention-in-french-lick/

 

IMAGE OF THE DAY:

And the fun continues in Alabama! On Friday, the University of Alabama School of Law returned a $26.5 million gift from Hugh Culverhouse and removed his name from the law school when he urged students and prospective business partners to boycott the university because of the State of Alabama's new law effectively banning abortion. Check out his editorial in the Washington Post:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-gave-the-university-of-alabama-265-million-they-gave-it-back-when-i-spoke-out-about-abortion/2019/06/07/5d1b7082-8961-11e9-98c1-e945ae5db8fb_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3ab50f836d67

 ACTION ITEM(s):  

Please attend one of the above-mentioned DWC listening sessions, send us your ideas, volunteer for a committee. The DWC's future is in our hands and we want to know what you think our direction should be!

BECOME A DWC MEMBER or RENEW your membership! 
The DWC is dedicated to inspiring, recruiting, training, supporting and funding women to increase the number of progressive, pro-choice women in the political arena. We ALL help with this mission, together, collectively. Make sure you have full rights and privileges of membership.
Only $20 for one year’s membership. 
Join online here: https://democraticwomenscaucus.nationbuilder.com/membership


Do you have news items? Send your items of interest to us at dwcannouncements@gmail.com
Deadline for MMN is noon on Sunday.

Paid for by DWPAC - Democratic Women's Political Action Committee
Democratic Women's Caucus
http://www.democraticwomenscaucus.org/


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