Dispatch 5/3/18--Volunteer and Vote

Primary Election Day is nearly here, and we are doing everything we can to make sure everyone who wants to can vote. You can do your part by helping out at the polls on election day. 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].

Also, please visit MonroeDems.org/our_candidates for your "one stop shop" to learn about your primary candidates! And don't forget: if you or someone you know needs a ride to the polls, let us know!

Events Around Monroe County:

DWC Breakfast
Friday, May 4th at 7:30 a.m.
Village Deli, Bloomington

Join the DWC for their regular breakfast with special guests, Bloomington Students Against Assault Weapons.

At the breakfast, you'll hear from the group of student leaders who traveled to Washington, DC for the March for Our Lives, and who haven’t paused in their organizing efforts since. Please join the DWC to hear about BSAAW's plans moving forward and to discuss how to support youth activism for gun violence prevention in Bloomington and beyond. A preview of this subject was covered by Noon Edition on WFIU Friday: https://indianapublicmedia.org/noonedition/political-activism-students/

After the discussion, join other members as we march to Election Central to vote together. (Please Note: This is an abbreviated meeting as the Deli needs to start serving the graduation weekend rush by 8:45 a.m. 


Calls and Canvass for Liz Watson for Congress
Sunday, May 6th from Noon - 5:00 p.m.
MCDP HQ, 116 S. Madison St., Bloomington

Volunteer with Team Liz this Sunday!  It's the last Sunday to knock doors or make calls before May 8, so come help out with our primary pitch-in!  

We'll have lots of calls, doors, food, and fun!  Stop by MCDP Headquarters (116 S. Madison) between 12p and 5p.  

You don't need to RSVP, but if you know you're coming, we'd love a heads up! Email [email protected] to RSVP or reach out via social media. For more information, visit Liz's Facebook page.


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].


Christine Talley Haseman for Judge Music Event
Sunday, May 6th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
648 Woodscrest Dr., Bloomington

Please join Christine Talley Haseman and friends for our Final Event before the Primary at the home of Christine’s Honorary CoChair, Charles Webb, Dean Emeritus of the I.U. Jacobs School of Music, on Sunday, May 6th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Dean Webb will play a short concert for us at 5:00pm. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Donations to Christine’s campaign in any amount are appreciated. The address is 648 Woodscrest Dr. We’d love to see you there!!


Election Night Gathering
Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30 p.m. 
MCDP Headquarters, 116 S. Madison

This has been a very spirited and engaging primary season.  We are enormously proud of the number of good Democrats who stood up to run for office in 2018.  On Tuesday, May 8th, we will gather with our Democratic friends and MCDP headquarters to enjoy food and drinks, while we wait for local election results.  All local candidates will be given the opportunity to address our Democratic family. Bring a dish to share if you are so inclined.

Liz Watson Election Night Watch Party
Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30 p.m. (open ended)
Nick's English Hut

Join the Liz for Indiana team after the polls close on May 8 to watch the returns and enjoy good company. Polls close at 6 p.m. The event will be kid friendly, and feel free to bring friends with you. The event is in the attic at Nick's. 

Black Democratic Caucus Meeting
Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00 p.m. 
MCDP Headquarters, 116 S. Madison St.

Join the MCBDC for the monthly meeting! Check Facebook for more information.