Dispatch 6/22/18--We're Not Finished Yet

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Kaisa —

President Trump reversed course and, as usual, left a wake of chaos. Make no mistakethe decision to stop separation of children from their parents was because all of you joined forces with the outcry across the nation. But we are not finished yet. There are conflicting reports about what is happening now at the border, yet it is clear that our government is intent on indefinitely detaining families by fighting its Flores settlement. There are more local events planned to fight the administration's policy. This includes a rally to be held in downtown Indianapolis on June 30th. The Families Belong Together rally will start at 10 a.m. at the Statehouse in Indianapolis

We also need to keep up the pressure by contacting our reps (you can find a toolkit from the ACLU here): 

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

Don't forget about 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 3rdDecorate 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:

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

Monroe County NOW Dine and Donate
Tonight! Friday, June 22nd until 11:00pm
Mother Bear’s Pizza - Both Locations

Purchase a large pizza from Mother Bear’s, either location, and Monroe County NOW will receive $5. 
You must have a printed coupon to participate.

Women for Joe!
Sunday, June 24th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The Venue Fine Art & Gifts, 114 S. Grant St

The stakes are high for this Senate election. Groups backed by Karl Rove and the Koch brothers are pouring millions of dollars to defeat Joe Donnelly. But, with a strong grassroots effort, we know that we can win! But we need your help. 

Join us this Sunday afternoon to talk about how to get involved with the Donnelly campaign. We will go over campaign updates and talk about how to engage our community in the vital effort to re-elect Joe Donnelly to the U.S. Senate. Click here for more information, and RSVP by email to [email protected].


Get Down With Clerk Browne Fundraiser Event 
Saturday, July 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
6415 E. Wellston Drive, Bloomington, IN 47408  (Home of Tree Martin)

This event will feature DJ Thomas Marshalek and a raffle drawing for a big-screen television. All raffle proceeds will go to the Committee To Elect Nicole Browne. The raffle will be held at approximately 2:45 p.m. and you must be present to win.

This will be a rain or shine event. RSVP: [email protected]

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