Dispatch 4/19/18--Rides to the Polls

In an effort to ensure that every person who wants to can vote, the MCDP is offering rides to the polls both for early voting and Primary Day on May 8th. If you want a ride, know someone who could benefit, or are interested in serving others, please contact our Executive Director Kaisa Goodman at 812.272.3439 or [email protected].


After the polls close on Primary Election Day, head over to MCDP headquarters to await the election results! On Tuesday May 8th we will host a Primary Watch Potluck from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bring a dish to share if you can, and we will provide the drinks!

We will have a projector set up to watch the election results on, and all candidates are invited to give acceptance or concession speeches. 

Events Around Monroe County:

Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus Meeting
Thursday, April 19th at 6:00 p.m.
MCDP Headquarters, 116 S. Madison St., Bloomington
Join the MCBDC for the monthly meeting! Check Facebook for more information.

Bloomington students join the National School Walkout
Friday, April 20th at 10:00 a.m.
Monroe County Courthouse Lawn

On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest, including students here in Bloomington. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.

Fundraiser for Catherine Stafford For Judge
Friday, April 20th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Cascades Inn, 2601 N. Walnut St.

Join the Committee in supporting Catherine Stafford for Judge!  Featuring home brews, homemade pork sliders, chicken, and vegetarian options, plus onsite childcare and a chance to check out one of Bloomington's newest event sites: Cascades Inn! Rsvp on Facebook or on Evite or by calling (812) 320-2035.  


Rally for Liz Watson
Sunday, April 22nd from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The Fields, 1333 S Fenbrook Ln, Bloomington, IN 47401

Please join the Rally in Support of Liz Watson, Candidate for U.S. Congress. This event has 68 hosts and the list is growing. There will be food, fun, games, and more! Donations are welcome and appreciated.  Please RSVP: Brian Peters at [email protected] or (724) 858-5120. Click here for more information.


Dessert Pot-Luck Fundraiser to support the IU College Democrats
Tuesday, April 24th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Home of John Hamilton and Dawn Johnsen

Bring a donation or dessert or both. (You know college students will welcome desserts to take with!) If you can’t attend, consider a donation, of any size, to support the IU College Democrats and our future.


DFMC May Link-up: May Day and the Workers' Project
Tuesday, May 1st from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Upland Brewing Company Reception Room, Bloomington

In honor of May Day, Democracy for Monroe County's May Link-up will be on May 1st. Jobs with Justice is co-hosting this event. DFMC and Jobs with Justice will host guest speaker Tom Lewendowski, co-founder of the Workers Project in Fort Wayne Indiana. This project seeks to create a bond between union members and non-union members - workers of all stripes - white, Latino, black, Asian, undocumented, unemployed - and to organize them all into one community. 

Free beer and hors d'oeurves will be served. Click here for more information (Facebook).


Fundraiser for Penny Githens for Indiana State Rep District 60
Sunday, May 6th from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
2616 East Poplar Court, Bloomington

The Persisterhood Workshop presents "Smashing the Patriarchy One Ceramic Piece at a Time!" Wine stoppers, necklaces, brooches and decorative garden stakes priced to sell and support our candidate--preview below! 100% of sales go to Penny Githens for Indiana. Can't make the event but want a Persisterhood Workshop piece? Contact [email protected].