Monday Morning News Aug. 1, 2016




Breakfast meeting Friday!  THIS FRIDAY! August 1, 7:30 am, Village Deli
We'll hear from Senator Vi Simpson, the chair of the Indiana Delegation to the Democratic National Convention.  
She'll talk about everything! The DNC structure, the beginning days of the convention, the speeches!  
Be sure to come, and bring a friend!


Our District 9 National Delegates, Cathi Crabtree, Jeanne Smith and Martha Hilderbrand, are hoping to attend to augment Vi's report from their own unique perspectives.


Another reason to come to the breakfast?
You can also purchase tickets for the Fired Up and Ready to GO! event on August 21.


AUGUST 21, 1 pm -- A Sunday Brunch with Sheila Kennedy!  You will not want to miss this incredible event!
     Our annual fundraiser event celebrating Women's Equality Day will be held at 1 pm in the Fountain Square Mall Ballroom.
 You should be receiving a Facebook and/or Evite invitation soon. Come and plan to bring a friend!

Sheila Kennedy has probably the best political blog written in the ENTIRE State of Indiana! Sign up to get them in your mailbox daily!
You will not be sorry. Column for 7/30/16:     

At the event we're planning a silent auction to help finance our local women candidates.
Please think of an item YOU can donate! Hot items in the past have been home baked goods, wine baskets, Hillary swag!
This is such an easy and FUN way to support women! Email [email protected] with your items or ideas.
TICKETS are available from Steering Committee Members, or at our website:
and at the DWC Breakfast this Friday.

Sponsorship levels are available to help support this effort.
Hillary Clinton Sponsor $500 (4 tickets to the brunch with VIP seating)
Elizabeth Warren Sponsor $250 (2 tickets to the brunch)
Vi Simpson Sponsor $100 (1 ticket to the event)
You can arrange monthly payments through Act Blue on our website or email Julie Thomas at [email protected]



VOLUNTEER for DWC endorsed candidates.

Cheryl Munson for County Council at-large
Cheryl is in needs of funds for her mailings and signs.
You can contribute via snail mail (6707 W. Rockeast Rd, Bloomington 47403) or by credit card via website (

You can volunteer to help Cheryl ([email protected])

to walk in your neighborhoods (or other neighborhoods) in September, October, and the first week of November;
to deliver (and post-election collect) campaign signs;
to write letters to the editor in support of Cheryl's re-election; and
to hand out literature at the early voting site and at select polls on Nov 8.

Lee Jones for County Council at-large
Lee needs help in finding good yard sign locations, and then help in getting them out to places just after Labor Day. Remember she's up to her ears in plants and harvesting right now, so your help is especially appreciated! [email protected]

Julie Thomas for County Commissioner
Julie needs volunteers to walk in the parades in Ellettsville & Stinesville in September, canvass door-to-door beginning in September and to canvass at the Farmer's Market. Volunteers will receive a beautiful campaign t-shirt – with a spine (while supplies last)! Send a note to Julie and let her know you are ready to help!

Penny Githens for State Representative District 60
Do you live in District 60? Penny needs YOU to help her meet your friends within the District. Could you host a coffee help her get acquainted with voters there?
Penny would like to have a few volunteers to help her spin the wheel of Indiana Knowledge for kids. And if you could donate bags of Smarties candy, (Smarties for Smart Kids!) it would be appreciated.
If you are near the Morgan County Fair and would like to help Penny there, contact her at [email protected]
Amanda Barge for County Commissioner
Can you walk for Amanda Barge this fall? If so, she has created a handy Doodle Poll with shifts to sign up! If you've never walked before, this can be a great way to get involved in the political process, meet voters and learn about concerns in our community! This door to door effort is the most important aspect of her campaign--it shows how committed Amanda will be to connecting with residents once she becomes our commissioner! So join in and her team will get you started!
     Amanda is working hard to meet as many voters as possible! She would love to attend your neighborhood association or local organization to learn more about what's going on in the community and to meet voters. If you would like to invite Amanda to meet your group, please message her at: [email protected]
     And lastly, if you haven't yet RSVP'd for Amanda's Fall Campaign Kickoff fundraiser, please do! It will be tons of fun including massage, hanging out at the lakeside, canoeing and swimming! Don't miss this afternoon of summer fun on August 28th!


Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?
This HBO Documentary by Alexandra Pelosi looks at the big, Big, BIG, BIG money donors in political campaigns. The Koch Brothers are not the only ones!
Monday (TODAY!) August 1, 9:00 pm. The film will be available on HBO On Demand the following day.

Reception to Support Indiana Senate Democrats
Wednesday, August 17, 5-7pm -- Upland Banquet Hall (350 W. 11th St)
     Please join Vi Simpson, Mayor John Hamilton, and State Senator Mark Stoops for a reception to support the Indiana Senate Democrats.  The event will be help at the Upland Banquet Hall.  Suggested Contributions: $1,000, $500, $250, $100 ($50 for Young Democrats). Checks payable to Indiana Senate Democrats Committee. If you can't attend, please send contributions to: 115 W. Washington St. Suite 1165, Indianapolis, IN. 46204


If you are in agreement with Elizabeth Warren, please sign the petition below.
This is offered by the BOLD PAC, a political action committee working to increase
diversity in Congress.


Have you paid your DWC Dues for 2016?
     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:

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