Dispatch 5/25/18--Memorials

There are not adequate words to describe days like these. Our hearts are broken for the children in Noblesville who were exposed to gun violence in their middle school. This is the third Friday in a row we have begun our day with a horrific school shooting: on May 11th, a shooting occurred at Highland High School in Palmdale, California; on May 18th, 10 were killed at Sante Fe High School in Texas; and today it happened at Noblesville Middle School. The question for all of us:  How many more?

Next Friday on June 1st, Moms Demand Action will host a Wear Orange event on the Monroe County Courthouse Lawn at Noon to honor those that have lost their lives to gun violence. We hope you will make some time to remember and honor all of those that have lost their lives, as we also honor those that have given their lives in service to our country this weekend.

And if you missed it last year, please take a moment to reflect on the essay written by our own Matthew Bumbalough about Memorial Day and 'The Last Roll Call.' 


Events Around Monroe County:

Delegate and Precinct Committee Member Meeting
Thursday, May 31st at  6:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers, Bloomington City Hall

Please mark your calendars for a Party meeting on Thursday, May 31st.  The meeting will take place at the Bloomington Council Chambers (401 N. Morton) from 6pm to 7:30. The first part of the meeting will be geared towards delegates and what we need to do to prepare for the convention on June 16 in Indianapolis. The second part of the meeting will be an orientation for Precinct Committee People.

REMINDER: PCPs need to appoint a Vice PCP of the opposite gender prior to the meeting or MCDP Chair Mark Fraley will appoint someone. PCPs should email Mark at chair@monroedems.org to officially state their appointment.


Grillin' & Chillin' With Clerk Browne
Sunday, June 10th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
4755 S. Dunlap Road, Bloomington, IN 47403 (Home of Linda and Terry Robbins)

Monroe County Clerk candidate Nicole Browne hopes you will support her first fundraiser of the summer season: Please RSVP to Linda Robbins at lindarobbins5@icloud.com.


2018 Big Dem Weekend
Friday, June 15th and Saturday, 16th
Indiana Convention Center, Indianpolis

The Big Dem Weekend occurs every two years and includes the Hoosier Hospitality Dinner on June 15th and the State Convention on June 16th. Click here to visit the Indiana Democratic Party site and learn about the 2018 Big Dem Weekend. 

***Please note: if you would like a ride to either of the Big Dem Weekend Events, please email Executive Director Kaisa Goodman at kaisa.goodman@monroedems.org to be put on a ride list.


MCBDC Juneteenth Fundraiser
Friday, June 22nd at 5:00 p.m.
Griffin Realty, 735 S College Ave, Bloomington

Please join the Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus for our second annual Juneteenth fundraiser at Griffin Realty. Last year's event raised nearly $4,000 to help support Black candidates in Bloomington and we hope to beat that this year. 

Join us for a fun evening for a great cause! 

Suggested Contributions: 
$50, $100, $250, $500

Please make checks payable to:
Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus 
PO Box 3471
Bloomington, IN 47402