As the Indiana GOP Senate candidates continue their nasty attacks about who better resembles a Twitter troll in a red MAGA hat, Democrats have been out and working to show voters that we genuinely care about them.
This is true even in one of the most conservative districts in the country, Arizona's 8th Congressional District, where Democrat Dr. Hiral Tipirneni closed what had been a 21 point spread in 2016 for President Trump to just 5 points. But we can't become complacent. That is why we need everyone supporting our strong cast of Democratic candidates here in Indiana and in the 9th District. Let's have a great primary and then do our part to join a blue wave in 2018.
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].
Events Around Monroe County:
Sunday, April 29th from Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Kirkwood Ave. (Between Walnut St. and Indiana Ave.)
Kirkwood Avenue is closed for the Bicentennial Street Fair. Block ambassadors will host displays and events highlighting Bloomington's past, present, and future. Two stages feature music of all kinds, and pop-up performances include poetry reading, dance, gymnastics, and more. Food trucks and Kirkwood Avenue restaurants have plenty of delicious food. Celebrate community and togetherness at the Bicentennial Street Fair!
Von Lee lot
4th and Dunn
6th and Dunn
All street parking spots
Sunday, April 29th at Noon
608 W. Dodds St., Bloomington
Tuesday, May 1st from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Monroe County Public Library, 350 W. 11th St., Bloomington
Tuesday, May 1st from 6:00 - 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). For more information about the Workers Project go to: https://www.thenation.com/…/in-gop-country-a-small-labor-o…/ and https://www.nytimes.com/…/american-working-class-future.html.
Fundraiser for Penny Githens for Indiana State Rep District 60
Sunday, May 6th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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].
The Monroe County Democratic Party is still looking to recruit a few good individuals to work the polls on Election Day on May 8th. If you are willing to work the polls, please contact Rod Yandt at [email protected].
Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30 p.m. (open ended)