Monday Morning News, Nov. 24th, 2014

As we approach this Thanksgiving holiday, we should remember to be thankful for all of the female Democratic candidates who ran strong and effective campaigns, but did not win on the national level in this past election. There is a lot at stake for women now that the Republicans have control in Congress. Whether it is anti-choice legislation, raising the minimum wage, or other women's civil rights issues, we have to continue to fight and recruit women to run for office to represent our interests. For now, let's be thankful for those who put themselves out there and ran at all levels this year.

We hope that you all have a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving and thank you for being part of the DWC!

In this issue: 
Open House Sessions 
December Breakfast Program
Action Item: Thank Obama for Action on Immigration

Open House Sessions
The DWC is hosting two open houses for potential 2015 and 2016 candidates and their prospective campaign leaders on Sunday, December 7th, 1:00-3:00pm and Thursday, January 16th, 6:00-8:00pm at Democratic Headquarters. Women who think they might possibly run for office can learn more about the process, receive encouragement and early support, and ask questions of experienced, progressive Democratic women. The location is MCDP Headquarters, 335 S College Ave, Bloomington. Snacks will be provided. If you plan to attend, please let us know by emailing [email protected]. We hope to see you there!

December Breakfast Program 
The next breakfast meeting will be held on Friday, December 5th at 7:30 a.m. at the Village Deli. We will discuss the status of women in Bloomington, Monroe County, and the state of Indiana, with representatives of women's commissions at each of these levels of government. The goal will be to discuss how we can bring women together from various commissions and councils to work on common goals. 

Action Item: Thank President Obama for Taking Action on Immigration


Helen Chavez, the widow of one of the most important labor leaders in US history, Cesar Chavez, and an inspiration in her own right, has started a petition to thank President Obama for taking action on immigration. It simply states:

Please join me and thank the President for keeping his promise by letting hardworking, taxpaying undocumented immigrants temporarily stay in the country they sustain with their sweat and sacrifice.

Click here to read about the promise President Obama made to Helen Chavez and to sign her letter of thanks to him.