Monday Morning News Nov. 7, 2016

Here we are --


This image says so much about this election, the women on whose shoulders we stand today and tomorrow, the woman who will become the President of the United States, and the future women who will carry on.  It's parts of this image, sprinkled with those of our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and cousins, teachers and mentors and friends that we'll carry into the polls with us on Tuesday. And the women who are running for office this year, also hold the work of these women with much inspiration.
To find out more about the creation of this image and the women depicted (can you name them before you look?!) use this link:

Now there's only one thing left to do. THIS IS IT!

Let's work to find just a few more votes for our endorsed candidates.  Just an hour or two could help!
You've heard the folks talking about the difference a couple of votes per precinct makes. It adds up to a win!
Please sign up to help in two-hour shifts, distributing a "point of sale" flyer that highlights all of the DWC candidates. We have an online sign up through a doodle poll at  The polls we're planning to staff are:

Unitarian Universalist Church  2120 Fee Lane
Union Center  445 N Union
IU Football complex 45/46 Bypass
Genesis Church  801 E SR 45/46 Bypass
Bloomington High School South  S Walnut
Summit Elementary School 1450 W Countryside Lane
Binford Elementary School 2300 E 2nd St
Fairview Elementary School 500 W 7th
University Elementary School 1111 N Russell Road
Evangelical Community Church  503 S High Street
Free Methodist Church  Grimes/Lincoln

This effort REALLY helps. It's amazing how often people come out of the polling place indicating they voted for our women!!  
Just two votes per precinct can make a difference in the outcome!
Please contact Jillian Kinzie at [email protected], or Philippa Guthrie at [email protected]. We will make sure you are signed up.

If you see these women before, during or after Election Day, please thank them for running!!
We're proud of their dedication and hard work in these races!

PENNY GITHENS, candidate for State House District 60   [email protected]
JESSICA McCLELLAN, candidate for County Treasurer    [email protected]
AMANDA BARGE, candidate for County Commissioner 3  [email protected]
JULIE THOMAS, re-elect to County Commissioner 2  [email protected]
LEE JONES, re-elect to County Council at-large  [email protected]
CHERYL MUNSON, re-elect to County Council at-large  [email protected]
JOANI SHIELDS, candidate for County Coroner  [email protected]

Action Item


MONDAY, November 7 today!
~Last Chance to Vote Early~
8:00am to NOON at
Election Central (401 W. 7th St., Suite 100, Bloomington) and
Satellite Location (North Showers Bldg., 501 N. Morton Street, Room 201-202, Bloomington)
NB: There is dedicated parking for voters in the parking lots at both locations

TUESDAY, November 8th Election Day
We've been waiting for this for over a year. Let's get it done! Polls open 6am to 6pm

DWC activity is to work Point of Sale persuasion at the polls - see note above.

DWC member Catherine Stafford has assembled a Voter Protection Team who will be on the ready all day to address any issues you may find at the polls.
501 N Walnut, 317-556-5789
PLEASE consider making calls, especially today, Monday. Drop by, call sheets and phones are ready!
PLEASE consider taking some food or bottled water for those who are still canvassing and making last minute calls.
Call for the current list of needs.

To schedule a ride call or text 317-556-5789.
Se habla espanol? Necesitas un aventon a los precintos? Llamanos al 812-856-8135
Questions? Call the Democratic Campaign Headquarters at 317-556-5789

After the Polls Close:
Radio coverage of returns, interviews, and chat about the day's events -- DWC Member Don Moore invites you to tune in to his coverage (and others) starting at 7 pm. WGCL AM1370.
Additional local radio coverage on WFHB Community Radio 91.3fm and
Election Returns Watch Party - Democrats and their friends are gathering at OPIE TAYLORS on the Square.

WEDNESDAY, November 9th
Sophia Travis Community Service Grant Hearings
5:30 pm, Nat U Hill Meeting Room in the Courthouse
From Cheryl Munson, County Council President:     
     The day after the election, the Sophia Travis Community Services Grants will be voted on at the County Council meeting.
Last year we had many protesters re: Planned Parenthood's application, and I expect the same this year. There will be public comment at the meeting, with individuals limited to 3 minutes.
     Think about showing up at this meeting. Think about contributing $10 to Planned Parenthood for every protester that speaks. You'd be in good company in doing so.

There is nothing more important today or tomorrow. See note above.
sign up here: zgpqtem9r

One more thing....
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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Deadline for MMN is noon on Sunday.

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Democratic Women's Caucus