Monday Morning News Oct. 3, 2016

Breakfast Friday, October 7th. 7:30 am, Village Deli
What to say when your neighbor puts up a Trump sign........

How do people make their decisions about who to vote for?  
Do debates just validate political preferences?
Is there any way you could possibly persuade your neighbor (above) to vote for Hillary?
What about those people who say they are independents?  
We'll hear a presentation on this, and will have a panel to give some suggestions on how to talk to 'the other side' without raising your blood pressure!

Here's a little background reading:

Please join us!

The following forums are cancelled...

League of Women Voters Forum -- State House District 46 and 60
Wednesday, October 5, 7:00 p.m., MCPL Auditorium

League of Women Voters Forum -- State House Districts 62 and 65
Thursday, October 6, 7:00 p.m., MCPL Auditorium

There are no chances of your seeing your state representative candidates side-by-side with their opponents.
Why? The Republican incumbents have declined to appear at the LWV forums for 4 out of 5 house districts that cover Monroe County.
These Republicans effectively are silencing debate and democracy.
Because the LWV is committed to being even handed and NON-partisan in their approach, the debates cannot be one-sided, i.e., even a Q&A session with one of the two candidates.
If you are angry with these tricks of the incumbents to silence their opponents, get busy!!
DWC endorsed candidate Penny Githens could use your help in contacting voters in District 60!

Don't let her opponent's silence drown out Penny's message of true representation, public education, and attention to infrastructure!

NOTE: YOU CAN WATCH THE LWV FORUMS for Treasurer, Auditor, County Commissioner, County Council-At-Large, State Representative District 61 and MCCSC School Board online at and listen to Candidate Conversations on WFHB's Standing Room Only online at

Action Item


MCDP CAMPAIGN Headquarters:
Ph: 317-556-5789
Current Office Hours:
Mon-Thu: 10am to 9pm; Fri & Sat: 10am to 6pm; Sun: Noon to 4pm
The Monroe County Democrats Clinton/Gregg/Bayh/Ritz/Githens and all other local candidates working out of the HQ at 9th and Walnut need:
Help with Phone Banking, Canvassing, Delivering yard signs to voters, Office needs and donations of supplies and food.
Special Needs This Week: Coffee and Paper Towels!
Call or stop by to see how you can help!

2016 GOTV (Get Out The Vote) Driver/Rider Project  -- A Monroe County Democratic Party Program
Do you have a car and would you be willing to drive someone to the polls for early voting or on election day, or to help people get an ID or get registered to vote? Volunteer Days/Hours vary depending on your work, school, personal schedule, location, and availability. Drivers and riders matched based on locations. Call Pat Slabach at 317-796-1820 and leave a message, or email at [email protected]
Do you need, or know someone who needs help getting an ID to vote; or need, or know someone who needs a ride to the polls?
Call or text (317) 556-5789 for information or to schedule a ride.
Note: The League of Women Voters will help you put together what you need to get an ID and can help with financial aid if needed.

Tuesday, October 11

Wednesday, October 12

(All dates are 8 AM to 6 PM except Nov. 7)
At Election Central only (401 W. 7th St., Suite 100, Bloomington):
Oct. 12-14 (Mon., Oct. 10 is Columbus Day)
Oct. 17-21  

At Election Central and Satellite Location (North Showers Bldg., 501 N. Morton Street, Room 201-202, Bloomington):
Oct. 24-29
Oct. 31-Nov. 5
Nov. 7 - 8am - noon

And if you want to work at the polls on election day...
Please contact Rod Yandt at 812-340-2261 or [email protected]


Tuesday, October 4, 5:30-7:00 pm, Noodles in Eastland Plaza
Jean Capler and Kathy Byers are hosting an event for Amanda Barge for County Commissioner called "Social Workers Mobilizing for Amanda." If you are in the health, service or social work fields, or are just interested in supporting Amanda, come to Noodles on the Eastside, Monday, October 4 from 5:30-7:00 pm! Social workers get stuff done!
Come and learn why having a commissioner with a social work background is sorely needed right now!
Event Link:
Or, RSVP to: [email protected]

Tuesday, October 4, 9:00pm
Longwood University, Farmville, VA
LOCAL DEBATE WATCHING PARTY: 8pm - 11pm at Opie Taylors, 110 N. Walnut St., Bloomington
RSVP Requested: call/text Teri at 812-361-7250 or online at

Sunday, October 9th, 12:00-2 pm.
Penny needs help with the parade in Martinsville! Please contact: Morgan: [email protected]

Friday, October 14, Liberty Ballroom, Bloomington
Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, is the keynote speaker.  Tickets are $60 and $25 for students.  Tickets can be purchase online HERE.  The event is open to the public.  For more information or questions, please contact [email protected]

Lt Gov Candidates Forum on the Arts & Quality of Life
Monday, October 17, 8-9 p.m.
Studio 6, IU Radio and Television Building, Bloomington
A live event exploring the positions of Christina Hale (D) and Suzanne Crouch (R), Candidates for Lieutenant Governor, on the arts and quality of life issues and their relationship to the development of Indiana communities and the State economically and culturally.  The event will be moderated by Joe Hren and taped for broadcast.  Produced by WTIU/WFIU Public Media.  Sponsored by IU SPEA, home of IU’s Arts Administration Program.
Register to Attend:

Log on to your candidate's website to find ways to help YOUR candidate of choice
Display a yard sign at your home
Attend a Candidate Forum
Write a Letter to the Editor about why it's important to support YOUR candidate of choice
Embed a widget in your blog or join the online discussion on someone else's blog
Help your candidate campaign door-to-door, passing out literature
Offer a ride to the polls to others who are supporting your candidate
VOTE - it's the best thing you can do to help ensure that YOUR candidate is elected
Plan to take a friend to vote

Penny Githens, candidate for State House District 60  Contact her at [email protected]
Penny thanks EVERYONE who came out for her "Day of Action" last week! Hundreds of doors were knocked in District 60!
If you have time on Sunday, October 9th, Penny needs help with the parade in Martinsville! Please contact: Morgan: [email protected]

 Jessica McClellan, candidate for County Treasurer Contact Jessica at [email protected] or through Facebook.
Host a yard sign. Offer to walk with her!

Cheryl Munson and Lee Jones, candidates for County Council at-large
Contact Cheryl at [email protected]. Lee can be reached at [email protected]
Cheryl and Lee mostly need good yard sign locations and donations. No amount is too small!

Amanda Barge and Julie Thomas are looking for yard sign locations as well!  [email protected], [email protected].
Remember -- They are both running for commissioners but from different districts. Everyone who votes can vote for them BOTH!
Amanda's Facebook page calls for volunteers to walk with her and to help with phone calls and with upcoming fundraiser (see Events above).
Julie has helped SO many women with advice, hosting fundraisers, serving on their committees, and leading the caucus. Please send her your best yard sign locations, and offer to put them up for her!

Joani Shields, candidate for County Coroner, [email protected]
Joani needs yard sign locations!

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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Democratic Women's Caucus