The Dispatch 5.23.19- Upcoming Party and Community Events

This issue of The Dispatch includes upcoming Democratic Party events, as well as upcoming community events and announcements. 

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The Dispatch 5.16.19- General Election Announcements and Upcoming Events

General Election Announcements

Democrat Sue Sgambelluri in City Council District 2 faces Republican Andrew Gunther in the fall General Election. The Monroe County Republican Party has until June 30 to field challengers in the other races as well. Our Democratic candidates may also face Independent challengers, and we will keep you updated on the status of those races as we learn more about them. Turnout among Bloomington registered voters was revised to around 10.23% in the May primary election.

*Note:Last week’s Dispatch incorrectly stated the date by which the Republican Party could caucus in challengers. The correct date is June 30th.

 

Democratic Party Events

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The Dispatch 5.9.2019- Congrats to Tuesday's Primary Winners!

Congratulations to our Newly Nominated Democratic Candidates!!!

Below is the list of Democratic candidates who won their races in Tuesday’s city-wide primary municipal elections. They will all advance to the general election this fall.

John Hamilton, Mayor

Nicole Bolden, City Clerk

Kate Rosenbarger, City Council District 1

Sue Sgambelluri, City Council District 2

Ron Smith, City Council District 3

Dave Rollo, City Council District 4

Isabel Piedmont-Smith, City Council District 5

Steve Volan, City Council District 6

Susan Sandberg, City Council At-large

Jim Sims, City Council At-large

Matt Flaherty, City Council At-large

We congratulate these candidates, and we wish to thank every candidate who ran for making this an informative, issues-based election.

 

General Election Announcements

At this point, Sue Sgambelluri in City Council District 2 is the only candidate to face a Republican challenge this fall in Andrew Gunther. The Monroe County Republican Party still has time to field challengers in the other races. Our Democratic candidates may also face Independent challengers, and we will keep you updated on the status of those races as we learn more about them. Turnout was only 9.55% of registered voters this Primary, and we know that a civically-minded city like Bloomington can do better!

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The Dispatch 4.4.2019 - Early Voting Dates/Times, Events, and Announcements

Election Announcements:

A complete list of Democrats putting their names forth for public service by seat sought is now available at www.monroedems.org. Visit our site and keep up on the Dispatch to get the latest from Monroe County Democratic candidates!

Primary Election Day is on Tuesday, May 7, 6am-6pm.

Early Voting is held at Election Central, 401 E. 7th St, and begins on Tuesday, April 9th. A full schedule for early voting can be found here: http://www.monroedems.org/early_voting

It’s not too early to think about working the polls on May 7th. The Monroe County Election Team is looking for people to work as Inspectors, Judges, Clerks, and Sheriffs on Election Day. These positions are critical in making elections run smoothly and to help voters have a good experience when filling out their ballots. You can spend a rewarding day helping the people of Bloomington vote and make some money at the same time. Call Election Central at 812-349-2690 to find out more or sign up.

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The Dispatch 3.28.2019 - A Statement from MCDP, plus Upcoming Events

 A Statement by the Monroe County Democratic Party:

“In light of the recent article that was published in the Indiana Daily Student, we are left feeling disheartened and upset. Let us be extremely clear, sexual harassment and abuse of power should have no place anywhere in our city and county and we take accounts of such very seriously.  It is our moral obligation and duty to lead by example and hold ourselves accountable for our actions, no matter who we are. Our community is currently feeling a range of emotions and there is a deep need to come together, regardless of party, to learn and grow from this. Our leadership staff is working quickly to put together an event on the topic of sexual harassment and abuse of power for all to attend.  Furthermore, we call on the city and county to review, rewrite, and strengthen their policies to ensure that a situation such as this does not occur in the future.

If anyone has experienced sexual harassment or assault, please contact the Middle Way House 24/7 hotline at 812.336.0846.”

Municipal Candidate List

A complete list of those putting their names forth for public service by seat sought is now available at www.monroedems.org. Visit our site and keep up on the Dispatch to get the latest from Monroe County Democratic candidates!

Primary Election Day is on Tuesday, May 7, 6am-6pm. Early Voting is held at Election Central, 401 E. 7th St, and begins on Tuesday, April 9th. A full schedule for early voting can be found here: http://www.monroedems.org/early_voting

It’s not too early to think about working the polls on May 7th. The Monroe County Election Team is looking for people to work as Inspectors, Judges, Clerks, and Sheriffs on Election Day. These positions are critical in making elections run smoothly and to help voters have a good experience when filling out their ballots. You can spend a rewarding day helping the people of Bloomington vote and make some money at the same time. Call Election Central at 812-349-2690 to find out more or sign up.

For people who may have questions about the legal and electoral ramifications for the mayoral race moving forward, Indiana Public Media has an informative article on the subject and it can be found here: “What Comes Next in the Bloomington Mayoral Primary Election”.;

A list of current candidate forums, campaign events, and other local events and opportunities is below:

 

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The Dispatch 3.21.2019 - Forums, Campaign Events, and More!

Municipal Candidate List

A complete list of those putting their names forth for public service by seat sought is now available at www.monroedems.org. Visit our site and keep up on the Dispatch to get the latest from Monroe County Democratic candidates!

Primary Election Day is on Tuesday, May 7, 6am-6pm.

Early Voting is held at Election Central, 401 E. 7th St, and begins on Tuesday, April 9th. A full schedule for early voting can be found here: http://www.monroedems.org/early_voting

A list of upcoming Candidate forums, debates, campaign events, and community events is below: 

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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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