Sandberg announces re-election campaign

Susan Sandberg to file for Bloomington City Council, At-Large, announcing re-election campaign

Susan Sandberg will seek a third term on the Bloomington City Council. She has served as a councilmember at-large since 2007 with a history of strong leadership roles on Council committees and within the Bloomington community. She currently serves as Council Parliamentarian, is the chair of the Community Development Block Grants Social Services committee and will again chair the Jack Hopkins Social Services Fund committee in 2015.  Sandberg is vice chair of the Monroe County Democratic Party.

If re-elected Sandberg will pursue several priorities including using policy initiatives and community partnerships to increase affordable housing stock and reduce the number of residents paying over 30% of their earned income for housing.  Sandberg hopes to advance legislation to enhance housing developments and social programs for aging-in-place and elder wellness, thereby positioning Bloomington as a desirable retirement destination.  She will continue to help local nonprofits reduce and alleviate poverty through public funding and community partnerships.  She will work to maintainBloomington's status as a respected arts destination, strengthening the economy through quality performing and visual arts as well as incorporating the arts into streetscapes and new building design.  Sandberg will facilitate diverse, community-wide participation in civic affairs by including the broader public in planning discussions and through appointments to boards and commissions. 

Sandberg has led the research and community outreach for several council resolutions including support for marriage equality and the expansion of Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act.  Sandberg's social services background is the foundation for her Council priorities.  “I’m confident in my active listening skills," she says, "and in my ability to study complex issues, set long-term goals, and make the tough, independent decisions required to meet these goals.” 

Before her election to the City Council, Sandberg served on the Bloomington Utilities Service Board.  She also served as president of the board for the South Central Community Action Program, was an advisory member for Centerstone and their Project Care and Project Hope, and was a long-time volunteer with the Addicts in Recovery Program for New Leaf/New Life.  Sandberg is a founding member of the Democratic Women’s Caucus and a lifelong advocate of equality.  Since 2004, Susan Sandberg has worked for Indiana University at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs where she is currently an advisor in the Career Development Office.

When asked why she sought a third term, Sandberg said, “I’m proud of my contributions as a member of the Bloomington City Council, but there is more work to do.  With each year of public service comes more opportunity to build partnerships, solve community problems and plan for the long term.”

 

For more information, please contact:

Susan Sandberg

812-320-8552, sjsandbar@juno.com

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  • commented 2015-05-12 21:49:52 -0400
    Nice to get the email that reads Bruce —

    Today, Susan Sandberg tendered her resignation as the vice chair of the Monroe County Democratic Party. It is with great sadness that MCDP accepts her resignation, effective immediately. Susan will no longer carry the title as Party Vice Chair, but she will remain an exceptional public servant, a dedicated activist, and a woman of admirable character. In the coming weeks, the Party will hold a caucus to fill the vacancy in the position. In the meantime, we wish Susan our very best and look forward to her continued public leadership.

    Mark Fraley, Chair
    Monroe County Democratic Party

    Letter of resignation form Susan Sandberg:

    April 28, 2015

    Monroe County Democratic Party

    Efrat Feferman, Secretary

    Dear Efrat,

    It is with much regret that I tender my immediate resignation as vice-chair of the Monroe County Democratic Party. I have been greatly rewarded by the collegial friendship of the entire leadership team that began with inspired leadership by our former chair, Trent Deckard, and now in support of the equally brilliant leadership of current chair, Mark Fraley. And, Efrat, I will certainly miss your collegiality and friendship. Todd Lare has been a long-time colleague in our shared service to low-income residents, and I was looking forward to working with him again in his new position as party treasurer. We have built a remarkable team with outstanding deputies, and I am sad to step off in the best interest of personal, family and campaign priorities.

    As everyone knows, this has been a difficult year for my family because of the healthcare issues surrounding my Dad’s fall in November and subsequent journey through failed rehabilitation efforts. After many months of additional harm and subsequent healing, my sister and I have been caring for my Dad’s healthcare needs at home since April 4. This is an added responsibility that we take on lovingly, but with additional demands on our time and energies. The transition is a stressor all on its own without additional strains caused by a difficult election year.

    Another conflict of interest is the effort I must now place in my own campaign, something that I have put on hold in the interest of party neutrality during the primary season. As a two-term incumbent with no primary challengers, I have willingly stayed in the background while other Democratic races took shape. In recent weeks, I have found it increasingly difficult to maintain my responsibilities as an at-large councilmember on the Bloomington City Council and remain neutral during the various campaign forums. It is time for me to speak up. Regardless of the outcomes of the Democratic primaries, I am prepared to roll up my sleeves and work for the good of all as we approach our challenges in November.

    In my role as former vice-chair, I will join all on the MCDP leadership team to bring about the party healing and unity that we all will need in order to make peace with the election process. In these remaining days, I will add my voice to the many choices and the hard decisions ahead with the same honor and integrity I have maintained as an MCDP officer. You may call on me for the same level of support and dedication to the Democratic Party as I have willingly given as a member of the leadership team. I will miss our regular standing meetings! But….you all have my number, and I hope you will call on me for comfort, advice, and straight talk. See you on the campaign trail!

    Yours in primary healing,

    Susan Sandberg
  • commented 2015-04-01 15:45:05 -0400
    Given Indiana views of instruction by the people to the reps and in light of your signing the boy notice back in may 2010 Mrs. Sandberg and or your support of Obama which the courts and the state should have voted to impeach remove and prevent you from holding office ever again which I am still actively pushing for I do not think your worthy to ever hold any office , being your still actively holding , I ask your Section 31. Right of assemblage and petition
    Section 31. No law shall restrain any of the inhabitants of the State from assembling together in a peaceable manner, to consult for their common good; nor from instructing their representatives; nor from applying to the General Assembly for redress of grievances. “Obama’s executive amnesty is the most public and egregious example of immigration lawlessness to date.” Heather Mac Donald offers a critique of the current administration’s attempt to circumvent constitutional limits on executive power and the rule of law. Read her article: you may learn something https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw8e7ee2fqc
  • commented 2015-04-01 15:20:22 -0400
    In her Imprimis article “Practical Thoughts on Immigration,” Heather Mac Donald states, “Immigration policy should be forged with one consideration in mind: America’s economic self-interest.” Do you agree? Why or why not? http://ow.ly/L3KNP Try reading it she make about the same point I do and that the even the federal courts have backed the same in the injunctions. I my view this woman is worthy far more to replace Eric Holder then any I have read about yet. Or more over would do better at becoming the 1st Female President.
  • commented 2015-02-22 22:14:09 -0500
    Well Mr. Nichols being we are talking about whats she’s done as I would cite { the expansion of Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act} being its being torn apart because it was done unconstitutionally or that even the effort she has made did nothing to formally ban the use’s with I respect of the constitutional order , So Why did not she petition the state to petition the congress to formally stop the use of the self embalming effect of fluoride in the public water that seams to be a link of causes of problems for induced form as of Autism, Some of which is tied to the very Eugenics laws that started in Indiana in 1907 I mean being preventable health care was to have been some concern our selves with or even emr conductive dental amalgam made with silver tin an mercury some of the very stuff that drove Hitler nuts slowly. Mind you while she was in office as was in the time frame stone belt was forced to take what was it 700,000 in cut backs all the while the city was willing to vote the Mayor a pay hike or heck lets looks at the twin lake sport complex that was bought and paid for more or less by the tax payers where as the real context of funding was to be some thing to come from the state to direct the city. Seams to be me I.U. Basket ball Jared Scott Carter Jeffries and or iu coach tom crean could have bought and paid for it in light of the point they was used to seemingly placate the public.

    Lets look at some cases that seams to cite my views , After doing some back ground research The Book Where White Men Fear To Tread page 458 paragraph 4 line 8 , What I ran across was silver nitrate eye drops , what I found was a correlation of facts that maybe over looked as for the matter and or the debates of long term reaction to vaccinations and or immunizations , when I looked at another case that was to have been settled in court as for to be or would be direct links and or causes of induced forms I am citing the work of , Article ,Family gets millions for vaccine-induced autism Pediatricians continue denying role in worldwide epidemic by Steven Higgs September 19, 2010, What I saw or read in Mr. Means Book as with Eye Drops what I see it the Joint factors not being told as to clear up the facts Silver nitrate is reportedly incompatible with (- thimerosal is a type of preservative used in some Shoots to date still, benzalkonium chloride, halogenated acids and their salts … .
    [American Hospital Formulary Service-Drug Information 88. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, 1988 (Plus supplements)., p. 1529] PEER REVIEWED

    So Yes lets Ask how much good has she been apart of for Bloomington
  • commented 2015-02-22 19:33:13 -0500
    Oh yes one more thing. I would have made correction if this cite was not run like the Obama care or any one of the other names its called. Where is the edit button?) Oh yes I for got to add it seams the Judge gave the injunction out side of the for gone conclusion Obama had not power to do what he did this time or the last for it violated simple things as like separation of powers or {supremacy clause ?} or the constitutional order of the Alliances treaty and or compact clause, The Judge granted it for a few other reasons like national Security Risk or possible harm like say the laws to stop them at the border is meant to protect not only American’s yet them as well as like say the spread of infectious disease like say in light of Ebola or small pox et al. Or to prevent or stop attacks from say any number of nations and or people that hate us , Try reading up on the laws as like say U.S. Title 42 usc section 1985 or 1986
  • commented 2015-02-22 18:54:20 -0500
    Well Mr. Nichols. I thank you kindy for pointing out any of my err’s as you see them. Other wise I very sure Mrs./ Ms. is a fine human being. Other wise I disagree she’s a worthy of teacher in the jails or as a Elected officer or official . Not after they way I saw the city and or the county maintain the War memorials or monuments and a few other things. I would say by what I have see of her record she is not worthy to hold the office she has held or would ever want to hold and more over it seam as if my general statement I made shows me the constitution and the courts agrees with me more then you or her citing the federal Judge Hanen’s injunction with the last week. It seams to be me The judge was smart enough to understand the meaning of a Constitutionally elected Representative republic of inalienable rights et al. knowing the possible liabilities with duty writ of mandamus by the very likes of impeachment removal and prevention as Obama is liable for. Have a Nice Day. By the way if your view of her or Obama ? is the value of the context you see is what a official should be like which it seams to America would over night change from republic the to very mod democracy that befell German with Hitler. Citing Kearns Executive Orders functions: Executive orders are not mentioned by the Constitution. EO’s are NOT law. “In Article I Section I of the Constitution we learn that all legislative powers reside in Congress. The executive branch has the responsibility to execute the laws passed by Congress. An executive order is not legislation. It is an order issued by the president to enforce laws passed by Congress.
    This is backed by the declaration that the president ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed’ made in Article II, Section 3, Clause 5. Thus, executive orders can only be used to carry out the will of Congress (which is only supposed to be passing laws in line with the Constitution), and not to issue new policy.” A typical EO might instruct the government to do no business with a country we are at war with. Executive orders ARE subject to judicial review, and can be declared unconstitutional.
    Congress is still letting EOs pass without actively stopping them. As they arre subject to judicial review, they can and should be (like the gun control EOs) declared unconstitutional and unlawful. A local (City) appropriately appointed judge can overturn any Executive Order as unconstitutional, illegal and uninforceable. If your state doesn’t have a State Defense Force – start one now! Michael Boldin on the Tenth Amendment Center news media WND 2012.

    May Be its his perspective on the type of system we are Citing, he says the most important job in a democracy is the job of citizen CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has cast his vote early for the 2014 midterm elections

    Democracy v/s, Constitutionally elected Representative republic of inalienable rights et al.
    Just after the completion and signing of the Constitution, in reply to a woman’s inquiry as to the type of government the Founders had created, Benjamin Franklin said, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” http://www.c4cg.org/republic.htm
  • commented 2015-02-09 13:30:40 -0500
    Seems to me, Mr. Anderson has issue with President Obama. Mr. Anderson barely touches on anything Susan Sandberg has done for the community of Bloomington. Ms. Sandberg cares about the people, all the people, and will make sure the community and its citizens are well informed and have plenty of opportunities to succeed. Susan Sandberg has worked hard to make Bloomington a better place for all its citizens. It would be a big mistake not to elect Susan Sandberg for a third term.

    Mr. Anderson should also work on his use of the English language…
  • commented 2015-02-04 09:23:44 -0500
    To complete my stance with Mrs. Sandburg as I cited Obama and his unconstitutional abuses of powers with the 1st round of Immigration an the 2nd. Congress has clear grounds to call for Legal reviews to impeach remove and or prevent from holding another office , Citing Citing Kearns Executive Orders functions: Executive orders are not mentioned by the Constitution. EO’s are NOT law. “In Article I Section I of the Constitution we learn that all legislative powers reside in Congress. The executive branch has the responsibility to execute the laws passed by Congress. An executive order is not legislation. It is an order issued by the president to enforce laws passed by Congress.
    This is backed by the declaration that the president ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed’ made in Article II, Section 3, Clause 5. Thus, executive orders can only be used to carry out the will of Congress (which is only supposed to be passing laws in line with the Constitution), and not to issue new policy.” A typical EO might instruct the government to do no business with a country we are at war with. Executive orders ARE subject to judicial review, and can be declared unconstitutional.
    Congress is still letting EOs pass without actively stopping them. As they arre subject to judicial review, they can and should be (like the gun control EOs) declared unconstitutional and unlawful. A local (City) appropriately appointed judge can overturn any Executive Order as unconstitutional, illegal and uninforceable. If your state doesn’t have a State Defense Force – start one now! Michael Boldin on the Tenth Amendment Center news media WND 2012.

    May Be its his perspective on the type of system we are Citing, he says the most important job in a democracy is the job of citizen CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has cast his vote early for the 2014 midterm elections

    Democracy v/s, Constitutionally elected Representative republic of inalienable rights et al.
    Just after the completion and signing of the Constitution, in reply to a woman’s inquiry as to the type of government the Founders had created, Benjamin Franklin said, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” http://www.c4cg.org/republic.htm
  • commented 2015-02-04 09:16:16 -0500
    With all do respect. I would think she is not qualified to run, seam to be me in light of the pending Constructive treason suit coming out of congress with Obama immigration abuses of powers and or separations of powers seeking to over ride our constitutional republic . and thus replace it with mob democracy or sub forms of monarchy. Seams the state has grounds to call for impeachement hearing and remove of office and prevention of holding another . For Mrs. Sandburgs signing of the boy cott notice of Arizona May 2010 and the immigration bill. Seams to be me the state did not push what I think they should as I understand congress has the same powers if they are petitioned. It seams she and the Mayor acted out of the constitutional order seeking buy pass the petition to effect petition to the congress in any rebuke of Az. which would have been some what right given the point in reflection of say the Compact Treaties and or Alliances clauses. Where as not state alone may create such let alone a city. It seams she sought to back invasion of another nation to surrender American and its supremacy clause. It seams she let her personal private opinion let stand as a act of law or policy on offical letter head let it be sent out side the limited of even separations of powers.
    Which as I understand Violates the Oath office as read in

    Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii)
    “Any person who . . . encourages or induces an alien to . . . reside . . . knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such . . . residence is . . . in violation of law, shall be punished as provided . . . for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs . . . fined under title 18 . . . imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both

    Under the Logan Act that was:

    “Established back in 1799, the Logan Act makes it illegal for unauthorized American citizens to negotiate with foreign governments.

    Violation of the act is a felony, and comes with a punishment of up to three years in prison.

    In order to prosecute under the Logan Act, there would have to be sufficient proof that he was acting “without authority” 18 U.S. Code § 953 – Private correspondence with foreign governments “Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects."

    May Be its his perspective on the type of system we are Citing, he says the most important job in a democracy is the job of citizen CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has cast his vote early for the 2014 midterm elections

    Democracy v/s, Constitutionally elected Representative republic of inalienable rights et al.
    Just after the completion and signing of the Constitution, in reply to a woman’s inquiry as to the type of government the Founders had created, Benjamin Franklin said, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” http://www.c4cg.org/republic.htm