Monday Morning News 09 November 2015

CALL FOR STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
     If you are interested in helping with the Steering Committee of the DWC, we'd like to hear from you!
OR, 
If you'd like to serve on the nominating committee, we'd like to hear from you!
Please email Julie at drjuliethomas@gmail.com 
     The Nominating Committee will talk with you about information on time commitment, your interest, and how you could contribute to the work of the DWC! This is some of the most rewarding work you can imagine! Please consider one or both of the above calls! 

WE MISSED YOU AT FRIDAY'S BREAKFAST!
     First off we celebrated the fact that for the first time in a number of years we will have four4FOUR! women on the city council.  It only took us three election cycles to get there, but we did it!  Congrats to Dorothy GrangerIsabel Piedmont-Smith andAllison Chopra who will serve along with incumbent Susan Sandberg on the 2016-2020 council. Congrats to Nicole Bolden who will serve as City Clerk for the same four year term. 
     Our program speaker, Rachel Guiglielmo, local Mom's Demand Action for Gun Sense member, spoke about organizing to influence state legislators to pass common sense gun laws that will help prevent mass shootings. 
     Rachel also answered questions and told us about the group's next activity, a discussion on ending gun violence on campus, and screening of film "Living for 32" -- a documentary on the Virginia Tech shooting and the efforts of one of its survivors, Colin Goddard, to educate and advocate on the issue of gun violence prevention in its wake.
     If you want to follow the national action on this issue, try this Facebook link:https://www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction/?fref=ts
Local action can be found at this Bloomington Moms Demand Action Group. 
It says secret link, but it's not a secret!https://www.facebook.com/groups/1442351939356223/ 
     Hannah Miller, IU College Democrat President, DWC member, and frequent breakfast attender, has also written on this topic. 
Check out her article in the Indiana Business Journal.  Very proud of you, Hannah!
http://www.ibj.com/articles/55608-miller-gun-violence-can-be-prevented-so-why-arent-we-doing-it

SUFFRAGETTE!!
Last, we announced the plan to have a private screening of the film"Suffragette" next week. We're negotiating with AMC on the West side where the movie will be shown starting on November 20th.  We'd like to have a PREVIEW private showing for youyour friends, and your guests.  
     Julie Thomas has agreed to open the festivities with a brief introduction to the British women's suffrage movement in relation to the US efforts, keying us on on what to watch for and contributing to the all 'round enjoyment of the film.  
We'll be selling tickets and sending out info as we finalize the event.  We'll have special door prizes and other special delights!  
     If you're interested in the private screening tentatively set for 7 pm on Thursday, November 19th, please email your intent to Dorothy Granger at dorothyg@mail.com.  We need to guarantee 50-75 seats, but if response is good, we may need a bigger theater!

IN THIS ISSUE:

EVENTS

  • Caucus for County Council District 4
  • Fundraiser for John Gregg
  • Patten Lecture by feminist political economist
  • Community Conversation with the Bloomington Police Department
  • What They Didn't Tell You in Civics Class
  • Patten Lecture #2
  • Living for 32 - screening of Documentary on Gun Control
  • Democrats' Club Lunch
  • SUFFRAGETTE!
  • Keeping an Eye on What Your Elected Officials are Doing for you!
  • Reunion and Book Signing with Tomi Allison


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Monday Morning News Nov. 2, 2015

PLEASE VOLUNTEER FOR A SHIFT AT THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY
We still need help handing out quarter-page sheets about DWC and DWC-endorsed candidates on November 3 at the most active polling sites.  Many have stepped up to volunteer but we still have shifts open early morning, mid-day and late afternoon. If you can help, please email Penny Githens at pgithens.1@comcast.net.  When you contact Penny, please include your cell phone number.  Thank you!


IN THIS ISSUE:

EVENTS

    • Last Day of Early Voting/Working the Polls
    • MCDP Election Day Party
    • DWC Monthly Breakfast: Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America
    • Navigating the Caregiver Challenge
    • Gun Control: Screening of Documentary

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Monday Morning News October 26, 2015

Early Voting Runs Through November 2nd

Vote at Election Central at 401 W. Seventh Street in Bloomington.  Call 812-349-2612 or 812-349-2690 for questions. Hours are:

  • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, November 2  8 a.m. to Noon 

If you are able to work the polls, please contact Mary Norman at 813-679-9606 orMcnorman2015@gmail.com


IN THIS ISSUE:

EVENTS

  • Landlord Expo
  • Middle Way House Fall Luncheon
  • MCDP Election Day Party
  • Navigating the Caregiver Challenge
  • Gun Control: Screening of Documentary

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Monday Morning News October 19, 2015


Early Voting Starts October 19th and Runs Through November 2nd

Vote at Election Central at 401 W. Seventh Street in Bloomington.  Call 812-349-2612 or 812-349-2690 for questions. Hours are:

If you are able to work the polls, please contact Mary Norman at 813-679-9606 or Mcnorman2015@gmail.com


IN THIS ISSUE:

EVENTS

  • Raise the Wage Forum
  • Monroe County Democrats Club Luncheon
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
  • Landlord Expo
  • Middle Way House Fall Luncheon
  • Navigating the Caregiver Challenge


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Monday Morning News Oct. 5, 2015

IMPORTANT!!
Voter Registration Ends TODAY

  • at close of business (4 pm) in person at the voter registration office, county clerk's office, BMV or FSSA office. 
  • by midnight if registering online at www.indianavoters.com

IN THIS ISSUE:

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Early Voting and Deadline for Registering Voters Coming Up
  • Openings on County Boards and Commissions
  • What are you doing on Election Day?

EVENTS

  • D4MC Link up
  • Hospital Community Outreach Committee to Host Two Public Input Forums

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Monday Morning News September 28, 2015


Don't forget the DWC breakfast at the Village Deli, 7:30 AM this Friday, October 2nd! 
Our speaker is Kathy Davis, the first woman to serve as Lt. Governor of Indiana. Davis graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978 and earned her MBA from Harvard in 1982.  After Harvard, Davis worked at Cummins Engine Company in Columbus. In 1989, Davis became Deputy Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation. From 1995 to 1997, she served as state budget director, and in 1997 became secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. Davis also managed the start-up of the Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund in 1999. She was named controller for Indianapolis by Bart Peterson. As Lt. Governor, Davis served as president of the Senate, director of the Indiana Department of Commerce, the commissioner of Agriculture, and chair of Indiana's Counter Terrorism and Security Council. 

Among other things, Davis will speak about her time as a Lt. Governor, her experience as a woman in Politics, and her decision to resign as Joe Donnelly’s Treasurer after his recent Planned Parenthood vote. You can learn more about Kathy at her website: http://davisdesignllc.com/  

See you on Friday!

IN THIS ISSUE:


ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Early Voting and Deadline for Registering Voters Coming Up
  • Openings on County Boards and Commissions
  • Apply for Indiana Senate Democratic Internship

EVENTS

  • Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor to Speak on "Understanding the Teenage Brain"
  • Candidate Forums @ City Hall Council Chambers
  • MCDP JJ Dinner 
  • Dedication for Women in Government Plaza honoring Sophia Travis
  • Hospital Community Outreach Committee to Host Two Public Input Forums


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Monday Morning News - September 21, 2015

Early Voting starts soon.  Deadline to register voters is Monday, October 5
The Monroe County Election Board has approved the hours for Early Voting:

  • October 19 – 23  (Monday through Friday) 9 a.m. to 6 pm..
  • October 24 (Saturday) 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • October 26 – 30  (Monday through Friday) 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • October 31  (Saturday) 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • November 2  (Monday8 a.m. to Noon 

Go to Election Central at 401 W. Seventh Street Bloomington.  Call 812-349-2612 or 812-349-2690 for questions.
*Register prospective voters online at IndianaVoters.com with a valid Indiana driver’s license or state identification card.

IN THIS ISSUE:


ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • September 30 deadline for showing support
  • Apply for Indiana Senate Democratic Internship

EVENTS

  • DISCUSSION: “Voices of Economic Justice,”
  • Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor to Speak on "Understanding the Teenage Brain"
  • Candidate Forums @ City Hall Council Chambers
  • MCDP JJ Dinner - RSVP by 9/24
  • Dedication for Women in Government Plaza honoring Sophia Travis

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Monday Morning News 7 September 2015

Thanks to all who came out for our Labor Day Breakfast meeting on Friday.  Thanks to Carolyn VandeWiele for preparing the music, to Regina Moore, Amy Swain, Charlotte Zietlow, Senator Vi Simpson and Dee Owens who reported on the few women of labor we talked about: The women of Lowell, Mother Mary Harris Jones, Frances Perkins, The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire victims and Lilly Ledbetter. 

We've heard several nice comments from folks who liked the program, including this blog from 'elderblogger', aka Dee Owens' dad Gerald E. Stinson (age 88.5) who attended. https://elderblogger.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/frances-perkins-fdrs-secretary-of-labor-and-first-woman-cabinet-member/ 

As we promised, here is a list of resources we used: books, music, and a few other things we've found along the way. 
Have a great time exploring some of these for your Labor Day 'holiday.'  

Books:

  • Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do, Studs Terkel
  • Triangle: The Fire that Changed America, David Von Drehle
  • The Woman behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage, Kirstin Downey
  • Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond, Lilly Ledbetter with Lanier Scott Isom.
  • A People's History of the United States, Howard Zinn
  • Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich

Music – Labor Related Songs

Other internet sources:

 

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Monday Morning News August 31, 2015

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • ANNOUNCMENTS

DWC Hoedown thanks!

Openings on city Boards and Commissions

Leadership Bloomington - Monroe County

  • EVENTS

DWC Breakfast Meeting

D4MC Meeting

An Evening with Glenda Ritz on Making our Schools Safe for LGBTQ Students

IFDW Fall Meeting

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor to Speak on "Understanding the Teenage Brain"

Candidate Forums @ City Hall Council Chambers

MCDP JJ Dinner

  • ACTION ITEM THIS WEEK

Breakfast this Friday, September 4th, 7:30 am at the Village Deli!

Be there!

Final details are being worked out for this program, but be sure to highlight this date on your calendar!

 

HOEDOWN BREAKS RECORDS FOR A FESTIVE, FUN AND FROLICKING GOOD TIME!

Thanks to all who came to the DWC Women’s Equality Celebration, a good old fashioned hoedown. 

Thanks to all who supported this fun event! Entwyned played wonderful music, we learned just what a contra dance really is, won cakes and goodies to take home at the traditional cake walk, auctioned several really nice things (Susie Johnson will paint walls, Friends of Sophia will work 3 hours for a candidate!), ate wonderful hoedown grillings and had a great time! Thanks to Susie Johnson and Dee Tuttle for hosting us all! It was great to see old friends, meet new ones, and the weather was lovely, too!

 Check out our facebook page for more pictures, but here are two for starters! Dancing and Cakewalk!

Hoedown_2.jpgHoedown_cakewalk.jpg

 

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Monday Morning News - August 17, 2015

Ready for a Hoedown?
You had a great time at last year’s event, and this year promises the same…The DWC's annual fundraiser will be August 30th from 4PM - 7PM at Susie Johnson and Dee Tuttle's house at 3974 S. Garrison Chapel Road.  Invited special guests include gubernatorial candidate Karen Tallian…up close and personal!
Be entertained by the rollicking music of Entwyned and learn how to square dance!  Enjoy wonderful food, adult beverages (non-alcoholic as well), the ever popular cake walk and a silent auction. In case of rain, the event will be held inside. Bring your kids, lawn chairs and wear your cowboy boots, hats, etc.
 
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  You can purchase tickets online at http://www.democraticwomenscaucus.org/calendar.  Please mark the date, get your tickets and spread the word!  Even if you can't attend, please share the event on Facebook and Twitter.

Needed: Donations for the silent auction.  Contact Dorothy Granger at dorothyg@mail.com
Needed: 5 more cakes for the cake walk.  Only one cake per person please!  Contact Julie Thomas at drjuliethomas@gmail.com.
 
Please sign up ahead of time to donate an item or cake.  It is very difficult to accommodate unexpected gifts at the door.  Thank you so much for your support!

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  • Leadership Bloomington - Monroe County

EVENTS

  • DWC End-of-Summer Cookout & Hoedown
  • August Meeting of Monroe County Democrats Club
  • IDEA Conference in French Lick
  • An Evening with Glenda Ritz on Making our Schools Safe for LGBTQ Students
  • IFDW Fall Meeting
  • Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor to Speak on "Understanding the Teenage Brain"

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