Dispatch 6/17/18--Father's Day Call to Action

To everyone, we wish you a happy Father's Day! As you celebrate family, we are also asking you to do one more thingcall your representatives. You have heard of the amoral and atrocious practice at our borders of splitting children from their families, which is being done in our name. As Senator Donnelly has already stated, this is against our values as a country. There is also no basis for this practice in the law. Already, there is legislation in the Senate to Keep Families Together, but it needs support.

We want you to join others across the country, including late night talk show hosts, in letting our representatives know that we cannot allow this inhumane treatment to continue. You can find a list of talking points and a sample letter here to get you started. And there is no better time than today, Father's Day: 

Senator Joe Donnelly:
Washington D.C. Office: (202) 224-4814
Indianapolis Office: (317) 226-5555     
115 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 100  
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Senator Todd Young:
Washington D.C. Office: (202) 224-5623
Indianapolis Office: (317) 226-6700                       
46 East Ohio Street, Suite 462  
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Representative Trey Hollingsworth:
Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-5315
Greenwood Office: (317) 851-8710                       
720 Executive Park Dr., Ste 3000B
Greenwood, IN 46143

We are just a couple of weeks away from Bloomington's Fourth of July Parade. MCDP plans on having a strong presence at the parade. In the meantime, we are looking for anyone that could help us borrow golf carts for the parade. If you have access to a golf cart, plea contact Executive Director Kaisa Goodman: [email protected]. Here are the details for the parade:

Evening of July 3rd: Decorate our float

9 a.m. Bloomington Community Band plays on the Monroe County Courthouse lawn

10 a.m. Fourth of July Parade begins

11:15 a.m. Parade Awards announced at the reviewing stand, downtown on Kirkwood Avenue

Parade Route:

The parade begins at the corner of Seventh Street and Indiana Avenue, marches west to Walnut Street, north to Eighth Street, west to College Avenue, south to Kirkwood Avenue, east on Kirkwood Avenue, and ends at Indiana Avenue.

Events Around Monroe County:

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. The Club will hear from Matt Pierce about the recent session of the Indiana State Assembly--and about his run for keeping his seat in the Indiana House of Representatives. The public is invited to attend. 

MCBDC Monthly Meeting
Thursday, June 21st at 6:00 p.m.
MCDP Headquarters, 116 S. Madison St.

On the eve of their second annual Juneteenth Fundraiser, the Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus will hold their monthly meeting at MCDP Headquarters. All are welcome.

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

Save the Date: MCDP Fall Dinner & Fundraiser 
Thursday, October 18th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Liberty Ball Room & Banquet Center2100 S Liberty Dr, Bloomington