Dispatch 7/4/18--Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! We hope you have had a safe and wonderful holiday. Thank you to everyone who marched in today's parade and supported our entry: "This is What Democracy Looks Like!" We had a fantastic turnout; watch this video to see our proud marchers.

Each and every person marching with us is a reminder that we must keep up our work to ensure that everyone can enjoy a meaningful Fourth of July and find solace in the arms of Lady Liberty:

See more photos from the parade here.

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Don't forget to check us out at the Monroe County Fair this week too!



DWC Breakfast and Lunch!
Friday, July 6th at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Breakfast - Village Deli
Lunch - Grazie Italiano

Special guest for the breakfast will be immigration attorney Christie Popp who will be presenting the latest on immigration issues. Christie is a partner with the law firm of Popp & Bullman, where she practices exclusively immigration law. Christie has been in practice since 2005, when she graduated from Vermont Law School with her J.D. Before going into private practice, Christie was previously the Directing Attorney at the Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center of Indiana Legal Services.

For lunch, Dee Owens will address some inside information on the recent plan to re-organize the Federal Government... you've heard a couple of things: Privatize the USPS, merging of Labor and Education Departments. There's more and she'll talk about it. Reservations please at: [email protected]. 


Beyond the Basics Campaign Training
Sunday, July 8th from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Clubhouse at Sherwood Green, 985 E. Buckingham Drive

The DWC will host a campaign training for their endorsed women candidates, key team members, potential 2019 and beyond candidates, and others who may be interested in working on campaign. Kristen Self, finance director for both Liz Watson for Congress and Jim Harper for Secretary of State, will join Regina Moore for a "Beyond the Basics" training.

This is not a drop-in session, and you’ll need to be registered ahead of time to make the absolute most of this training. Kristen plans to send out ‘homework’ ahead of the session so that the class time will be more meaningful to participants. Please email [email protected] with your reservation asap!

If you are a candidate, please bring your campaign plan, and a profile of your race so that Kristen can help you with meaningful feedback!



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]

DWC Women's Equality Day Celebration
Friday, August 24th, Time TBD
The Old (but newly refurbished) Woolery Mill


Kate Wiltz for County Council CAKE WALK!
Saturday, August 25th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
MCDP Headquarters

SAVE THE DATE! Stop by the MCDP headquarters for a cake walk to benefit the Kate Wiltz for Monroe County Council campaign! Hosted by Amanda Barge and Eric Spoonmore.


Power of the Black Vote featuring Dana Black
Hosted by the Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus
Saturday, September 8th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus (MCBDC) is hosting a discussion about "Why Black Voices Matter in the Political Arena” featuring Dana Black as the keynote speaker and Dr. Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, Associate Professor of History and Gender Studies, as moderator. This panel discussion will be an opportunity for members of the community to share concerns and to offer a pathway to solutions through policy and being involved with our party. Go to Facebook for more information.


Fourth Annual Hamilton Family Picnic 
Sunday, September 9th
Bryan Park

Join our fantastic local, state and federal Democratic candidates for a day of music and food to build political momentum building for the critical mid-term elections coming up.


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