Welcome from the Chair!
Hello Fellow Democrats,
There is a lot to analyze from the 2018 election. Democrats won a majority in the U.S. House, while Republicans fastened their grip on the Senate. Monroe County voters renewed their commitment to Democratic leadership, though Republicans expanded their foothold in the state of Indiana. We have cause to celebrate, motive to mourn, and a reason for reflection.
For me, the most impressionable moment of the election was the sight of enthusiastic students eagerly waiting in massive lines outside the polling places at the Indiana Memorial Union. In Monroe County, 57% of eligible voters cast their ballot, a two-fold increase from our previous mid-term. This is due, in part, to the strong performance of students, who are overwhelmingly supporting Democrats. Whatever you take home from last night’s results, one thing is very clear: We have a vibrant Democratic future!
We now have new opportunities in a Democratic community as well as new challenges in an increasingly Republican state. More than ever, we need you to volunteer. We need good folks to make contributions, no matter how small, to strengthen our coalition of community allies.
In the weeks and months ahead, we will continue to our efforts at organization and mobilization. We have municipal elections in 2019 and and a critical Presidential election in 2020. We need you to be all in!
Chairman, Monroe County Democratic Party