monday morning news Apr. 17, 2017


DROP DEAD DEADLINE! Get your tickets for the DWC fundraiser!
Sunday, April 23. Yes, just a week away!!
The producers of the event need time to make sure characters for each person have been drawn up, sent to you, and that you have time to prepare for your character. Make your reservations asap!!! Don't be left out of this wonderful and fun event! More details are below.

Elizabeth Warren's new book will be available on Tuesday, April 18th.
From the Boston Globe review:
“Washington works great for the rich and powerful who can hire armies of lawyers and lobbyists, but it is not working very well for everyone else,” Warren said in a statement about the book.“America’s once-solid middle class is on the ropes, and now Donald Trump and his administration seem determined to deliver the knock-out punch. At this perilous moment in our country’s history, it’s time to fight back—and I’m looking for more people to join me.”   Some of the book’s proceeds will be donated to food banks in Massachusetts, according to a news release announcing the book.


We ARE raising strong girls to be strong women!
This clip from member Julie Thomas. A young girl attends a meeting with Congressman Doug Lamborn from Colorado.
She asks him about his vote on climate change, and invites him to her science class!

Action Item


Democratic Women's Caucus Murder Mystery
Saturday, April 29th, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Monroe County History Center Museum, 202 E 6th St, Bloomington

Small town America. It is April 29th 1970, fifty years after the 19th amendment ensured women the right to vote. As a new decade ushers in limitless possibilities, you have been invited to the Monroe County History Center Museum for the annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton Gala, celebrating the pioneering suffragettes and their fight for equality. It is an elegant affair, where Washington insiders sip champagne with stunning socialites, mop topped British rockers dance with sultry mavens of Soul, and intellectual elite debate with roguish revolutionaries. Hidden among the ancient tomes and historic artifacts, are cryptic secrets, and mysterious untold stories.
Remember fondue? Woodstock? Gas at 36 cents a gallon? The first EARTH DAY celebration? 18 year olds given the right to vote? Surely you remember Richard Nixon being president....  how might these events play into the M~U~R~D~E~R?

General Admission Tickets include:
-Admission to the event
-A custom written character (you will receive a short character description ahead of time). There are roles for introverts and extroverts, don't worry!
-A generous donation to the Monroe County Democratic Women's Caucus: An organization dedicated to funding, inspiring, recruiting, and training local female progressive pro-choice candidates for public office.
-Appetizer buffet
-Two complimentary drinks
-Access to museum with guided tour
-A chance to win prizes

Get your ticket at this link:

You'll probably want to sponsor this event, so here are the details!

To sponsor, or for more information, please email Amanda Barge at [email protected]
All sponsorships are available with monthly payment options.

Shirley Chisholm Sponsorship
"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair."
$500 includes 4 tickets, DWC items, official event sponsorship advertising and more

Gloria Steinem Sponsorship
"A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men."
$250 includes 2 tickets, DWC items, official event sponsorship advertising and more

Dolores Huerta Sponsor:
"Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world".
$100, includes 1 ticket, DWC items, official event sponsorship advertising and more.


Tuesday, April 18th. 2pm
Voter File 101: The Benefits of Using the Voter File in Civic Engagement and Advocacy

The Monroe County Democrats Club
Tuesday, April 18, 11:30 a.m.
Bobby's Colorado Steakhouse
The MCDC will meet on Tuesday, April 18, at 11:30 a.m. at Bobby's Colorado Steakhouse. The speaker will be John Zody, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party. The public is invited to attend.

Indiana Can Do Better for Kids: Rally for Public School Funding
Tue. April 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Indiana Statehouse

March for Science Indianapolis
Saturday, April 22, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Indiana State House
This is a nonpartisan march to highlight the mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue; this has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence and enact policies against the public interest. If you're a concerned Hoosiers—a scientist, engineer, programmer, entrepreneur, teacher, student, lawyer, doctor—anyone who is passionate about Science, click here.

NOW, Monroe County Chapter-wide Meeting
Sunday April 23, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Monroe County Public Library, Room 1B
Find out what MC NOW is working on and how you can help.
A few things to expect:
* reports from each newly formed committee
* updates on our work with Indivisible Bloomington/9th District in petitioning for a Trey Hollingsworth Town Hall
*updates concerning general chapter organizational efforts
*a safe, welcoming environment for you to become engaged in the resistance

People's Climate March Indianapolis
Saturday, April 29, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Park, 550 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis 46204
On the 100th day of the Trump administration We the People in Indiana and across the United States will take to the streets to advance solutions to the climate crisis that are rooted in racial, social, and economic justice and committed to protecting frontline communities and workers. For further information, click here.

Indiana State Democrats Hoosier Hospitality Dinner
Friday, May 5: Check in and Cocktail Hour at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis
Monroe County Democrats Vice Chair Jessica McClellan has announced discounted tickets if Monroe County can fill 2 tablesTickets will be $100 (rather than $150). Contact her at [email protected] for details. Featuring: U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto and U.S. Congressman & DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison -

A Reading this week....
From Dee Owens:

Join the DWC in 2017. It's important to stay organized and energized! Renew your membership today.
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