monday morning news May 30, 2107

BREAKFAST FRIDAY! This and more!
Summer Reading List!
or the Topic of our June 2nd meeting
7:30 am at Village Deli and/or NOON at Grazie Italiano
please rsvp to [email protected]

Trade in the light-hearted beach reads for something a bit more useful in our work to change our political atmosphere.  
So…..  What are you reading this summer?  
Can you share a 2-3 minute summary about your book with the DWC members?
Do you have a favorite you'd like to pass on to a DWC member for reading?
Let us know if you are going to share a book! [email protected]

Here's a list of suggestions to get you started!

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, Johathan Allen and Aime Parnes
It’s Up to the Women, Eleanor Roosevelt
The Destruction of Hillary Clinton, Susan Brodo
Pantsuit Nation, Libby Chamberlain, ed
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, J.D.Vance
White Trash. The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg
Talking Politics? What You Need to Know before Opening Your Mouth, Sheila Suess Kennedy
Broad Influence: How Women are Changing the Way America Works, Jay Newton-Small
This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class, Elizabeth Warren
Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton
Listen Liberal, Thomas Frank
Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy, David Daley
Don’t Think of an Elephant, George Lakoff
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, Jonathan Haidt
Can't We All Disagree More Constructively? from The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt (a $.99 ebook)

More Reading! This from Commissioner and DWC member Julie Thomas about gender parity in politics.
Are we really making progress???

Action Item


From members Rachel Guglielmo and Regina Moore:
The following statement will be released nationally today. We're excited that a pilot will be in Bloomington


Rachel Guglielmo [email protected], 812-361-1610;
Regina Moore [email protected], 812-340-2496

Applications for the City of Bloomington Women's Commission
There is an opening on the city women's commission.
Information about meeting times, past minutes and programs are located on the City of Bloomington's Commission on the Status of Women's webpage. Check it out for more information, and consider this opportunity to serve your community.
Application at link:

Application for the State Democratic Emerging Leaders Project is Now Open!
     Between now and June 15, 2017, applications are being accepted for the Indiana Democratic Emerging Leaders Project. The project is a free, year-long leadership development program designed to help build the Indiana Democratic Party’s bench of future public servants. The program will include four conferences throughout the year starting in September geared toward honing the skills of leaders ages 21 to 40 in the areas of campaign management, public policy, public service, and party building. Click here for more information on how to apply.
     Several women from the DWC are graduates of this program, including Darcie Fawcett, Allison Chopra, Kaisa Goodman, and Jessica McClellan. We're sure they would be willing to share their impressions of the program, and encourage you to apply.  


National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Friday, June 2nd at 11:00 a.m.
Monroe County Courthouse Square, Bloomington
     National Gun Violence Awareness Day is a time for us to come together and wear orange (the color of gun violence prevention) and show our elected leaders that we demand to be seen and we demand to see change.

Working Class Studies Conference
May 31 to June 3, IU Campus
The annual conference of the Working Class Studies Association will take place May 31 to June 3, 2017, on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The theme of this year’s conference is “Class Struggle: Race, Gender and Revolution"
The link below offers deep discounts to local residents to sit in on sessions!

Your Voice Matters
County Democratic Party groups in Southern Indiana are working on reaching out to voters this summer. Our own MCDP canvassing will take place on the second Saturday of each month from June to September. If you are interested in volunteering, please plan on attending one of the trainings. Details below.

Your Voice Matters: Canvassing Trainings
Wednesday, May 31, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Monroe County Public Library, Room 1B
MCDP canvassing will take place on the second Saturday of each month from June to September. If you are interested in volunteering, please join us for one of our two informative canvassing trainings. Let’s show our community how much we care!
Saturday, June 3, 11:00 a.m. - Noon, Monroe County Public Library, Room 1C
This will be our second training opportunity for all those ready to help us listen to our fellow citizens around Monroe County on the issues that matter to them!


Tell Joe what you think!
Senator Joe Donnelly is part of a bipartisan group crafting the Senate healthcare bill and he's going to be under great pressure to cave on essential protections for pre-existing conditions and other essential health care issues, as well as opposing cute to Medicaid.  
Thursday, June 1, 2:30 to 3:30 pm.
702 North Shore Drive, Suite LL-101 Jeffersonville, IN
Drive on your own OR meet up and car pool at noon at the Hoosier Action office, 1461 W. Bloomfield Rd, Bloomington
For more information check out Hoosier Action on Facebook

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.
     Only $20 for one year’s membership.  Join online here:

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