monday morning news Mar. 6, 2017

Totally sold out of these bumper stickers at breakfast on Friday!!


You are cordially invited to the:

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

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.
The problem is, one of you is a murderer!!!

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

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

Sponsorship Packages:
To take part in our sponsorship packages, or to get more information, please email Amanda, 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

Action Item


Get More Involved in the DWC!!
The DWC Steering Committee is the group that organizes and manages the business of the DWC. We do much of our work through smaller groups or committees, and we welcome help from the membership to bring fresh ideas and hands to the work of running our operation.
    •    Program Committee - Planning meetings and programs, outreach to build membership; inform current members; education; notification
    •    Fundraising and Events - track goals, inspire attendees to donate; analyze and expand efforts; plan social events (movie nights, etc.)
    •    Communications (Monday Morning News, website, Facebook, Twitter, blog, etc) - outreach to build membership; inform current members; education; notification
    •    Training - prepare candidates as well as workers to help candidates and causes
    •    Membership - outreach, goals, retention, renewals
To get involved, go to the DWC website at or email [email protected] and let us know what goals you want to work towards.  If you have special skills, please note that as well. We'd love to have you working with us!!
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City of Bloomington Citizen's Academy Class for 2017
Vickie talked about this class at the DWC Breakfast on Friday - there are 11 seats available for this fall's program.
Reserve your space now!
Vickie Provine at the City's HAND department is taking applications for this year's program. We've lost track of how many program graduates have gone on to run for office, apply for boards and commissions, or are otherwise engaged in their community, but this class is a great way to learn something about local government that you do not know. The program is open to the first 30 to sign up, and that roster is filling up quickly! Sign up today.

Rapid Response to Tennessee Trey
TUESDAY, March 7th, 5:30, Courthouse Square, Kirkwood side
Join with supporters of Planned Parenthood to let Hollingsworth know your feelings on this issue.
House Bill unveiled Monday 3/6 to repeal the ACA would not allow reimbursement to Planned Parenthood for Medicaid patients.

Day Without Women
WEDNESDAY, March 8, all day!
A Day Without a Woman will be a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity. Whether you take the day off, avoid shopping (except at small, women and minority owned businesses) or wear red, let’s come together to celebrate women.
Yarns Unlimited invites you to stop in during business hours on March 8th. Let’s gather together on March 8th: A Day Without A Woman and International Women’s Day
Activities, networking, sharing, and camaraderie

International Women's Day
Wednesday, March 8th

Democracy for Monroe County's Link-Up - Redistricting Ourselves out of a Corner: How to End Gerrymandering
Thursday, March 9, 6:00-8:00pm  Bobby's Colorado Steakhouse, Hoosier Room, 1635 N College Ave, Bloomington
Julia Vaughn, the Policy Director for Common Cause Indiana, will be speaking on HB1014 – the bill to establish an independent redistricting panel. Julia joined Common Cause in 1995 and is responsible for policy development, lobbying, grassroots organizing and coalition building in the Hoosier State.

ACLU People Power Resistance Training
Saturday, March 11, 4:30 pm, Monroe County Public Library
"Once democracies begin the slide into authoritarianism, institutions cannot save them. The only protection against total failure is the capacity of civil society to effectively mobilize collective action. So, basically, we’re it! The ability to protect (and improve) the republic depends on whether a diverse coalition of progressive groups can restore, sustain, and mobilize an effective civil society". Waleed Shahid, The Nation

Monroe County Democratic Party - Annual FDR Gala
Thursday, April 6, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fountain Square Ballroom
Save the date for the Monroe County Democratic Party's annual FDR Gala! This event is a great way to meet fellow Democrats and learn about the party organization. The fundraiser is an opportunity to support the party organization, as it works on behalf of candidates and office holders, and in the pursuit of advancing Democratic ideals and good governance at all levels. Admission to this evening of food, beverage, and good company is by suggested donation, but no one will be turned away if unable to contribute. RSVP here, or by e-mail to [email protected] today.

March for Science Indianapolis
Saturday, April 22, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Indiana State House
We are marching in support of publicly funded and publicly communicated Science as a pillar of Hoosier freedom and prosperity. We think it is critical that policymakers support and incorporate scientific research into their decision making. We are calling on policymakers to support Science that upholds the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.
     This is a nonpartisan march to highlight the mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which 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.


Make one call, write one letter, visit one elected official this week. Pace yourself.

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

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Paid for by DWPAC - Democratic Women's Political Action Committee
Democratic Women's Caucus