Democrats to highlight importance of Latino vote

Democrat Lorenzo Arredondo, a Lake County Circuit Judge running for attorney general, will join Monroe County activists to emphasize the importance of the Latino vote in the current election.

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More than 2,200 Monroe County residents have already voted

Herald-Times: Just over 950 people voted early on Friday as the first week of early voting for the upcoming general election came to an end.

 

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Press Release: Local Dems Offer Rides to Early Voting & Election Day - Starting Oct 12

Bloomington – Volunteers for the Monroe County Democratic Party will be offering rides to the polls for local residents in Monroe County who want to vote early.   The effort is meant to encourage all local residents, regardless of party affiliation, to take advantage of the early vote.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Issues

INDIANAPOLIS — For the first time, gubernatorial candidates Democrat John Gregg, Republican Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell took the stage together Sunday at Indianapolis’ Central Library to discuss issues regarding public transit, school choice vouchers and recent perceived police violence.

 

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Democratic congressional candidate discusses platform

Indiana Daily Student: In an effort to keep Indiana’s 9th congressional district in the hands of a Hoosier, Shelli Yoder is running for Congress again.

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Gary Mayor, Karen Freeman-Wilson to Keynote Local Democratic Fundraiser

John Gregg and Shelli Yoder, Candidates for Governor and Congress also to address local Democrats

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Local Democrats Launch African American Caucus


A group of local Democrats have started a local chapter of the Indiana Democratic African-American Caucus (IDAAC). Organizers say they formed the new organization to increase representation of African-American voters at the polls, and to raise the participation of African-American leaders in the local Party.  

“I am thrilled to work with other leaders within our community to ensure African Americans are involved at every level of Democratic politics,” said Nicole Bolden, Bloomington City Clerk and one of the organizers of the new group.  She noted that the group differed from other groups such as the NAACP due to the strictly political focus of the new organization. “We are working within the Democratic Party to bridge the gap between public education and political action”, she added. 

Local resident and fellow member, Valerie Hosea added, “At a day and age in which the Republican nominee for President scores political points by insulting minority voters, I can't think of a more important time to engage African-American voters in the Democratic Party”. 

Mark Fraley, Chairman of the Monroe County Democratic Party, expressed enthusiasm about the new organization, “I am very excited that Democrats are organizing and expanding the democratic party base. The African-American caucus will fill a vital role in building our party and continuing to move Monroe County in the right direction”.  

The group, IDAAC-Monroe County, will meet on a monthly basis. Individuals interested in getting involved are encouraged to contact Nicole Bolden at (812) 361-1005 or e-mail to fnicole.bolden@gmail.com.


9th District Race - Yoder Hoping to flip Red to Blue!

“How many Wilmas do we have?” Shelli Yoder asks during a tour of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters training center in Greenwood.

The answer from Todd Pancake, who’s just finished telling Yoder about Wilma, a 52-year-old woman who inherited a construction company and came to the center to learn the inner workings of the business, comes quickly: “Not enough.”

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Students devote summer, fall semester to political campaigns

Indiana Daily Student: In a big year for both state and federal politics, many politically-inclined students are putting their knowledge to the test by joining campaigns at all levels.

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College Dems at IU Endorse Hillary Clinton

Wearing a blue “H” sticker and calling Donald Trump the most “unfit and underqualified candidate to ever run” for president, junior and IU Democrats President Terry Tossman made it clear who the organization would be supporting from the very start of last night’s callout meeting.

College Democrats at IU adopts the Democratic party’s platform and endorses its official candidates, Tossman said. This means the organization will support Hillary Clinton in the general election.

 

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