Dispatch 5/31/18--Hoosier Women Forward

Whether locally or nationally, record numbers of talented, qualified women are signing up as candidates. But as we have been reminded, there is still so much ground to cover. That is why the Indiana Democratic Party has launched Hoosier Women Forward. Hoosier Women Forward is a new political and civic leadership program designed to prepare Democratic women to assume a position of leadership in public service, is now accepting applications for their inaugural class. The deadline to apply is July 3rd. There is nothing more important than having your voice heard and using your talent for the betterment of your community and country. We hope you consider applying to this program: http://hoosierwomenforward.org/appl

Events Around Monroe County:

DWC Breakfast
Friday, June 1st at 7:30 a.m.
Village Deli, Bloomington

The traditional DWC breakfast program after an election is to have DWC endorsed candidates speak about their experiences. You will get the scoop on their races, highlights of their efforts over the past 4 months, and hear how their association with the DWC affected their campaigns. Some of the questions that might be asked are: why they decided to run, who helped them make that decision, how they found folks to help them in their races and what they need from DWC members going forward. 

Please come, bring a friend, AND WEAR ORANGE!

Wear Orange Event by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America 
Friday, June 1st at Noon
Monroe County Courthouse

Join the Bloomington chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America in marking National Gun Violence Prevention Awareness Day at our Wear Orange event on the Courthouse Square at noon on Friday, June 1st. You will hear from survivors in our community, local high school leaders, and city and county officials who support our movement to demand common sense gun policy reform. RSVP here. Wondering why we are wearing orange? Watch this video. 

4th Street Block Party
Friday, June 1st from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
4th Street between Madison and Jackson

MCDP is participating in the 4th St. block festival! 4th St. will be closed from Madison to Jackson and local businesses will be set up with fun, family-friendly activities. MCDP will have a booth on 4th right in front of HQ! Come join us in celebrating our great neighborhood!

Raising Awareness of the Need for Foster Families in Monroe County
NOW and The Commission on the Status of Black Males
Saturday, June 2nd from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Monroe County Public Library

Monroe County National Organization for Women is teaming up with The Commission on the Status of Black Males to hear from a Foster Care Specialist Supervisor. We’ll learn how the foster care system works and ways we can help the Indiana Department of Child Services in Monroe County. For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected].

Grillin' & Chillin' With Clerk Browne
Sunday, June 10th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
4755 S. Dunlap Road, Bloomington, IN 47403 (Home of Linda and Terry Robbins)

Monroe County Clerk candidate Nicole Browne hopes you will support her first fundraiser of the summer season: Please RSVP to Linda Robbins at [email protected].

2018 Big Dem Weekend
Friday, June 15th and Saturday, 16th
Indiana Convention Center, Indianpolis

The Big Dem Weekend occurs every two years and includes the Hoosier Hospitality Dinner on June 15th and the State Convention on June 16th. Click here to visit the Indiana Democratic Party site and learn about the 2018 Big Dem Weekend. 

***Please note: if you would like a ride to either of the Big Dem Weekend Events, please email Executive Director Kaisa Goodman at [email protected] to be put on a ride list.

Monroe County Democrats Club Luncheon
Tuesday, June 19th at 11:30 a.m.
DeAngelo's Restaurant, Eastland Plaza

The Monroe County Democrats Club will meet on Tuesday, June 19th at 11:30 am at DeAngelo's Restaurant in Eastland Plaza. Speaker TBA. The public is invited to attend. 

MCBDC Juneteenth Fundraiser
Friday, June 22nd at 5:00 p.m.
Griffin Realty, 735 S College Ave, Bloomington

Please join the Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus for our second annual Juneteenth fundraiser at Griffin Realty. Last year's event raised nearly $4,000 to help support Black candidates in Bloomington and we hope to beat that this year. 

Join us for a fun evening for a great cause! 

Suggested Contributions: 
$50, $100, $250, $500

Please make checks payable to:
Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus 
PO Box 3471
Bloomington, IN 47402