Dispatch 10/31/18--Be a Poll Worker

Help at the polls on Election Day!

We still need quite a few people to work the polls on election day! This is a rewarding opportunity to serve our community and keep our Democracy safe and moving forward. Please email Rod Yandt at ryandt@commercialservice.com as soon as possible if you're interested in helping. 


Dispatch 10/26/18--Vote!

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Voting is underway. We need everyone to show up to the polls and vote this year if we want to keep Senator Joe Donnelly and turn the Ninth District blue for Liz Watson. These races will be close, and it will take every Democrat in Monroe County to support these candidates. You can even use our handy voter guideMonroe County Election Central, 401 W. 7th Street, Suite 100is open for early voting with the following schedule:

  • Sat., Oct. 27:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Mon., Oct. 29 through Fri., Nov. 2:  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sat., Nov. 3:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Mon., Nov. 5:  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • ELECTION DAY: Tues., Nov. 6:  6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Dispatch 10/12/18--Early Voting Beings

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Sponsor a Dem for the Fall Dinner!

We are all greatly excited for our flagship fundraiser!  We want this event to be inclusive as possible.  That means providing seats to campaign volunteers, interns, students, and low-income Democrats.  At our events, we want to make sure no-one is excluded based on the ability to pay.  You can help us by pledging $70 to send a Dem to the dinner.
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Dispatch 9/6/18--An Economy that Works for You

Looking at a chart of our GDP over the last 50 years, our economy appears to be better than it ever has been. But that is not the reality for many of us and our loved ones. That is why, as Democrats, our goal isn't just for more GDP—we want an economy that works for everyone.

The truth is that income inequality has risen to astronomical levels. This trend has tracked with the decline in labor unions. We have weakened protections for the middle and working classes, and we have given free reign to forces and pressures in our economy that make life harder for Hoosiers. ...

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Dispatch 9/1/18--Speak Up!

Leading up to the election, we will be trying to engage more of our neighbors to spread the word about

  1. What our candidates stand for;
  2. The great things our office-holders are doing; and
  3. Who we are as a local Democratic Party.

To be successful in building momentum for the midterms, we need you to join in the discussion!

We are proudly announcing our progressive goals for our community, our state, and our country. If you have upcoming events or suggestions for topics, please share them with us through the following submission form:
www.monroedems.org/submissions

Additionally, we will produce content around a theme each week and give you opportunities to share and repost all of the exciting things going on around the MCDP, the 9th District, and the State of Indiana. Together, we can make this a successful midterm election!

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Dispatch 8/23/18--Exciting Campaign Opportunities

We have some exciting campaign opportunities for you:

Canvass in Bloomington for Senator Joe Donnelly, Liz Watson and All of our Candidates

Join the Indiana Democratic Party and the MCDP for a Day of Action this Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th. 

Click here to RSVP for Saturday.

Click here to RSVP for Sunday.

MCDP Day of Action for Joe Donnelly

The MCDP will also be hosting a Day of Action for Joe Donnelley on Saturday, September 8th. Shifts will be from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, and from Noon until 3:00 p.m.

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Dispatch 8/16/18--What we Need to Know

 

While Washington is mired in its reality show fallout, an important question remains: What should we know before we appoint someone to the Supreme Court for life? At the very least, we should probably know what he wrote while on the public payroll. Right? Unfortunately, the GOP is arguing that Judge Kavanaugh's work during President George W. Bush's administration aren't relevant to Kavanaugh's appointment. This must be a deal breaker. There are just too many questions. Call the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today.

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Dispatch 8/9/18--Turn to Blue

Help us beat the heat as we turn Indiana blue!

As we get closer to the election, we have a large number of volunteers and campaign staffers at MCDP headquarters every day. One thing that's a big help is prepared food for headquarters--especially home cooked meals! If you are interested in signing up to provide a meal for our volunteers and campaign staff, please email MCDP Executive Director Kaisa Goodman at kaisa.goodman@monroedems.org. We are also in need of bottled water to give to volunteers knocking doors in the heat

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Dispatch 8/2/18--Canvas the Town

Join the MCDP and Canvass for Liz Watson! 
The Monroe County Democratic Party will be hosting a canvass to support Liz Watson for Congress on Saturday, August 11th. Please come out and support Liz Watson and all of our local Democrats. Candidates/volunteers for local candidates who walk for Liz this day may also identify for themselves or their local candidate. Here are the details:

When: Saturday, August 11th
Where: Meet at MCDP Headquarters, 116 S Madison St.
Shifts:
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Noon
  • 3:00 p.m.
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Dispatch 7/26/18--Volunteers Needed

     
While President Trump’s cohort slowly turns one by one, there are serious risks for Hoosiers. We are locked in trade wars, and even if the effects are not yet fully felt, the White House knows these chickens will come home to roost. $12 billion in aide for farmers is both absurd in light of the trade war he started and simply not enough to cover the losses. Indiana exported $38.9 billion worth of goods last year, including soy beans, corn, and pork. Nearly half of all soybeans raised are exported. Our auto industry relies on steel and exporting cars abroad. In other words—these bad trade policies could be catastrophic for Indiana farmers and workers. As candidate Liz Watson has noted, "The first priority in any trade policy must be safeguarding good-paying jobs for American workers." We are the party who will fight for Hoosier families, farmers, and workers. Now, let's get the word out. 
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