Monday Morning News April 4, 2016

The DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE in the Primary was TODAY, April 4, 2016 at noon
You can check your registration status, find your polling place, and see who is on your ballot at

Early voting starts tomorrow.  Please help support our endorsed candidates with your vote, your voice and your resources of time, money and effort.

There are many contested races in the primary, and we must make sure our voices are heard, and that women's issues remain part of the political conversation.  This is even more important in light of the recent new abortion law passed by the Indiana Legislature and signed into law by Governor Pence that we heard more about at the Friday breakfast last week.



Early voting for the May 3rd Primary Election will start on April 5, 2016 and end on May 2, 2016.

Absentee Voting will be available:
at the Election Central location only at 401 W 7th St., Suite 100.
April 5-8 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
April 11-15 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
at Election Central and at the new second location -
Room 201-202, North Showers Building, 501 N. Morton Street:
April 18-22, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
April 23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. - Saturday
April 25-29, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
April 30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. - Saturday
and MONDAY, May 2, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Our Endorsed and Supported Candidate's Events and Needs:

Wine Tasting with Darcie Fawcett, Candidate for Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Seat I
Friday April 8, 2016, 6:00 p.m. at Grazie! Italiano, 106 W. 6th, Bloomington
Drop by for a glass of wine and appetizers
Hosted by Darryl Neher & Jim Blickensdort & Fawcett for Judge

Open House for Darcie Fawcett for Judge, Monroe County Circuit Court, Seat 1
Saturday, April 16 4-6 p.m., 525 West Third Street (corner of Third and Jackson)
Don Harp, Richard Lewis, Glenda Murray and Patrick Murray invite you to an Open House to meet Darcie Fawcett

You can learn more about Darcie Fawcett for Judge at or
Please RSVP to Glenda Murray at [email protected] or 812-332-6268

The Committee to Elect Holly Harvey is hosting events:

Wine and Cheese Event
April 10, 2016 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Home of Becky Wann, 1115 S. Longwood

Meet the Candidate at The Malibu Grill
April 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m..

Holly Harvey is also looking for additional locations for yard signs and volunteers for canvassing or phone banking.

Terri Porter for Auditor
Terri Porter asks for people to help her canvass neighborhoods. She is also looking for yard sign locations.
Visit and click on the Volunteer button.
Also, please go to and “like” the page. That makes it show up in searches more often.

APPLICATIONS Are Being Sought for Several Boards and Commissions
A complete list and description of Boards and Commissions, in addition to application materials, may be found at
Information and applications are also available at the City Clerk’s Office in Showers City Hall at 401 N. Morton.
For more information or questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 812-349-3408.


Kennedy-King Memorial Celebration
Monday, April 4, 5-6 p.m.
Kennedy King Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr., Park,  located at 17th and Broadway in Indianapolis.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will serve as the keynote speaker for the event, which is conducted annually to observe the talk Sen. Robert F. Kennedy gave in Indianapolis in the wake of Dr. King’s death, a speech that is widely credited for easing the potential for racial tensions at the time.  In addition to observing the anniversary of the speech, there will also be tributes to three people who passed away in recent months: former State Rep. William A. Crawford; Amos Brown, a radio personality at WTLC and community activist; and Mark St. John, who made his mark as a persistent advocate on social service issues.
Organizers also said there will be musical performances and discussions of some of the most immediate issues of the day, including hate crimes,
workers’ rights, endemic poverty, and violent crime.
In the event of inclement weather, the event will take place at Indianapolis Public School #27, located at 545 E. 19th St.

League of Women Voters Indiana Council Meeting
Saturday, April 9, 10:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Prindle Institute at DePauw University in Greencastle
At this meeting the LWVIN will address business items such as the election and the 2016-17 budget, but the focus will be on grassroots advocacy and how we can work more effectively to make an impact.
RSVP required by April 1.  For more information, please contact Kathleen Cruikshank at [email protected].

DWC Karaoke Fundraiser
Sunday, April 24,  6:00-8:30 p.m., Player's Pub
You loved it last year! We had such a good time!  
Mayor Hamilton--You need to be there to defend your Karaoke King title!
Put it on your calendars now and be there! (There is good evidence that some are rehearsing right now!)

Wendell Potter Book Tour
Sunday, May 1, 5 p.m.
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan, the League of Women Voters Bloomington-Monroe County and Reverse Citizens United are sponsoring Wendell Potter on a national tour for his new book, Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It.


NARAL (National Association for Repeal of Abortion Laws)

Make a contribution to NARAL Pro-Choice America today.

Our right to choose is being attacked in Congress and state legislatures across the country, including here in Indiana. We must stand strong against those determined to take away our right to have abortion as just one of many options. Your support is needed, now more than ever, to face down these threats to maternity and reproductive healthcare.

Please make a contribution here to NARAL Pro-Choice America today. With your help we can continue to protect and expand reproductive rights at every level of government.

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Deadline for MMN is noon on Sunday.

Democratic Women's Caucus