Monday Morning News - August 17, 2015

Ready for a Hoedown?
You had a great time at last year’s event, and this year promises the same…The DWC's annual fundraiser will be August 30th from 4PM - 7PM at Susie Johnson and Dee Tuttle's house at 3974 S. Garrison Chapel Road.  Invited special guests include gubernatorial candidate Karen Tallian…up close and personal!
Be entertained by the rollicking music of Entwyned and learn how to square dance!  Enjoy wonderful food, adult beverages (non-alcoholic as well), the ever popular cake walk and a silent auction. In case of rain, the event will be held inside. Bring your kids, lawn chairs and wear your cowboy boots, hats, etc.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  You can purchase tickets online at  Please mark the date, get your tickets and spread the word!  Even if you can't attend, please share the event on Facebook and Twitter.

Needed: Donations for the silent auction.  Contact Dorothy Granger at [email protected]
Needed: 5 more cakes for the cake walk.  Only one cake per person please!  Contact Julie Thomas at [email protected].
Please sign up ahead of time to donate an item or cake.  It is very difficult to accommodate unexpected gifts at the door.  Thank you so much for your support!


  • Leadership Bloomington - Monroe County


  • DWC End-of-Summer Cookout & Hoedown
  • August Meeting of Monroe County Democrats Club
  • IDEA Conference in French Lick
  • An Evening with Glenda Ritz on Making our Schools Safe for LGBTQ Students
  • IFDW Fall Meeting
  • Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor to Speak on "Understanding the Teenage Brain"

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Join the Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County Class of 2016

Enhance your leadership skills and improve your community!  Offered in partnership by Indiana University and the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County prepares emerging leaders to address current and future community needs through a seven-month experiential learning program. In LBMC, participants learn leadership skills they can apply to their career and community involvement. LBMC session topics will include project management, ethics, conflict resolution, communications, and strategic partnerships, as well as spotlight community strengths and needs.
Applications are due September 15 and class begins October 16. A limited number of scholarships are available for those who would otherwise not be able to participate. For more information and an application, visit or call Kyla Cox Deckard at (812) 855-1182.


EVENTS DWC End-of-summer Cookout& Hoedown Sunday, August 30, 4-7 p.m.
August Meeting of Monroe County Democrats Club Tuesday, August 18, 11:45 a.m., Bobby's Colorado Steakhouse Glenda Ritz, State Superintendent of Schools, who is running for re-election, will be the speaker. The $11 cost of the luncheon includes the all-you-can-eat salad bar (including a choice of three soups), a beverage and gratuity. As always, you can opt not to eat, but cannot bring in "outside" food. We encourage folks to come early to "beat the rush" at noon. Please contact Club Secretary, Marcia Harlow, at [email protected] for numbers.
135th IDEA Conference August 20-23, French Lick Join Democrats from across the state, including your elected officials and candidates, for this annual convention. Monroe County typically has a strong presence there, and we make the most of it! Reserve your accommodations now and learn more here.

An Evening with Glenda Ritz on Making our Schools Safer for LGBTQ Students Tuesday, September 8, 6:30 p.m. , Bloomington High School South Auditorium The event is free and open to all. Superintendent Ritz will speak on educational policies that affect LGBTQ students and how to make our schools safer for them. To RSVP and invite others, visit Facebook at IFDW Fall Meeting Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Indiana Federation of Democratic Women (IFDW) is having its fall meeting at IBEW Local #481, 1828 N. Meridian St., Suite 205.  Registration fee is $15. The meeting will include a public speaking workshop and issues discussion. Send registration fees to Brittany Solis c/o the Indiana Democratic Party, 115 W. Washington St., #1165, Indianapolis, IN 46204,  email her at [email protected], or call 317-504-2853. For questions, email Leona Glazebrooks at [email protected], or Sue Althouse at [email protected].
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor Presentation
Monday, September 28, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Bloomington High School North Auditorium The Youth Service Bureau is thrilled to announce that Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, neuroanatomist and best-selling author of My Stroke of Insight, will be presenting on “Understanding the Teenage Brain.”  Dr. Taylor is a Harvard-trained brain scientist and was featured in the first TED talk to go viral.  She experienced a rare form of stroke in 1996 and took 8 years to fully recover.  She has been an advocate for those who have experienced neurological trauma and created a not-for-profit organization focused on providing educational services and promoting programs related to the advancement of brain awareness, appreciation, exploration, education, injury prevention, neurological recovery, and the value of movement on mental and physical health.

The event is free but you must get tickets at Up to 10 tickets can be reserved at a time, and printed or shown on a smart phone. INVITE A FRIEND TO JOIN THE DWC 
The DWC is open to progressives regardless of gender or sexual orientation.  Join any time.  Only $20 for one year’s membership.  Join online here.
Ask a friend, co-worker or colleague who is interested in learning more about making a positive impact on the presence of women in office to accompany you to our monthly breakfast or to one of the local political events.  Invite them to join you at the cookout and hoedown!

Stand with Elizabeth Warren: Tell Congress to rein in Wall Street with the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act.

For decades, the original Glass-Steagall Act separated general banking, like savings deposits and small business loans, from the kind of high-risk speculative trading done by investment banks that crashed the economy. But ever since banks first started chipping away at the law in the 1980’s, we’ve seen a resurgence of risky gambles and financial crashes. The new, “21st Century Glass-Steagall Act” would help fix that problem by declaring that Wall Street mega-banks can engage in high-risk trading all they want – but not if they also take out federally-insured deposits.
Sign the petition here.

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