New Albany, Ind. -- J.S. Miller announced his candidacy for Indiana’s 9th congressional district at Floyd County’s Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner on Nov. 20 at the Grand (138 East Market Street) in New Albany.
Miller, a former political strategist, author, and school teacher, is spearheading a coordinated campaign themed “Don’t Sell the Farm.” Kevin Dolan, of Boston, MA has been appointed Campaign Treasurer.
The Monroe County Board of Commissioners is pleased to invite the public to attend the dedication of the County’s Peace Monument to Warren Henegar on Friday November 29th at 5:30pm. A plaque dedicating the statue to Henegar will be unveiled preceding the annual Canopy of Lights event on the Courthouse Square.
Please save the date for the 9th District Holiday Party. It is an extra special one for MCDP this year, as we will host the district in our home Headquarters. All 9th District Democrats are invited, Sunday, December 15th, at 2:00pm, to MCDP Headquarters at 335 S College Ave, Bloomington. There'll be good food, good company, and good music provided by the Uketones (featuring our own Vice Chair Susan Sandberg!), among other surprises. You need bring only yourselves, and friends/family are welcome, too. We look forward to seeing you there!
The GE layoffs will have a huge impact on out community. Please join our brothers and sisters tomorrow:
Rally in Solidarity with members of IBEW 2249 Saturday, October 5, 11 AM GE Plant, Curry Pike, Bloomington.
Bill Bailey will be announcing his bid for Congress in the 9th District this Wednesday, October 2nd at 10:00 a.m. outside the Social Security Office in Bloomington at 515 West Patterson Drive. Come and hear Bill as he begins his race for Congress. This seat is currently held by the incumbent Congressman Todd Young, known for his attempts to take away healthcare from Americans and shut down the government in one fell swoop. Read Bill's statement below:
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mark Fraley (812) 822-1783
September 20, 2013
Monroe Democrats Decry Congressman Young’s Vote to Slash Health Funds
Deckard: Young broke promise to work across party lines
Bloomington, IN – Local Democratic Party condemns Congressman Todd Young’s vote to strip funds from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, summing it up as “Just another attempt to score political points off the backs of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens,” Trent Deckard, party chair said today.
The Affordable Care Act will allow Indiana University students the opportunity to keep healthcare insurance by staying on their family plan. It also sets up insurance exchanges to reduce rates while finally prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage to consumers based on pre-existing conditions. House Republicans, joined by Young, voted to defund the health care bill while simultaneously setting the stage for another GOP attempt to shut down federal government.
“This vote is a devastating blow to people with chronic illnesses who are unable to obtain health care on their own” said Mark Fraley, deputy chair of the local party. “Worse, it threatens the livelihoods of students, working families, and members of our armed services who show up to defend our country but will ultimately be punished by Republican negligence to fund the budget”.
Susan Sandberg, party vice chair and member of the Bloomington City Council added: “As someone with the ear on the local social services activities, the poverty rates in this city alone would give anyone pause about taking people already on the edges further down the hole by cutting essential support services. The victims are women, children, families, neighbors we know!”
This vote comes less than two months after Congressman Young openly pledged in The Herald Times to work with “legislators from both parties…to craft policy to make the government work”. In the same piece, Young condemned those who misread their mandate to govern “by pushing partisan agendas that seek to score political points instead of policy victories”.
“Congressman Young had the opportunity to keep his word by joining a bipartisan push to avoid a government shutdown”, said Deckard. “Instead, he fled to the extreme fringes of his own party with a political gimmick that will put Hoosier families in jeopardy. Young broke his promise and is turning his back on his district”.
The beloved Monroe County Fall Festival kicks off this Thursday evening, in downtown Ellettsville. The full schedule may be found here.
The parade will take place on Saturday, 9/21, at noon, and all are invited to join our proud delegation. Line-up begins at 11am by Edgewood Junior High School. Candidates and Elected Officials, please let us know ASAP if you will be marching/riding with us, so we can submit our roster to the announcer. E-mail us at email@example.com to RSVP, or for further information. Don't forget to wear your Democratic Blue! We'll provide the candy and flags.
MCDP will also have a booth at the Festival, where we'll be registering voters, selling buttons and bumper stickers, and handing out treats.
Our very special next installment of Shop Talk will take place there, especially for our folks in Richland Township. No set time, except the times our booth is open during the Fall Festival. Come find us - we have a quick survey for you to fill out, which will help us direct our efforts in the Ellettsville area in 2014 and beyond. Your help in spreading the word is much appreciated, too. See you there!
Monroe County Democratic Party welcomes Congressman Andrè Carson as our 2013 Jefferson Jackson Dinner Keynote Speaker!
Friday, September 6th, doors open at 5:30pm with program at 7:00pm
Terry's Banquets and Catering, 3124 N Canterbury Ct, Bloomington
Drop by our booth, 7/27-8/3, where we'll be greeting visitors, registering voters, selling buttons, and handing out popsicles. Looking forward to seeing you there! http://www.monroecountyfairgrounds.net/
July 7, 2013
Headline: Local city, county government to announce
support for immigration
BLOOMINGTON, IND.--Bloomington and Monroe County officials
are following the progress of comprehensive immigration reform with interest and
concern. On July 10, 2 p.m., at the Monroe County Courthouse, representatives
from the mayor’s office, the county commissioners, city council, and county
council will hold a press conference to share their reasons for urging Congress
to finalize an immigration bill this legislative session.