Dispatch 8/23/18--Exciting Campaign Opportunities

We have some exciting campaign opportunities for you:

Canvass in Bloomington for Senator Joe Donnelly, Liz Watson and All of our Candidates

Join the Indiana Democratic Party and the MCDP for a Day of Action this Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th. 

Click here to RSVP for Saturday.

Click here to RSVP for Sunday.

MCDP Day of Action for Joe Donnelly

The MCDP will also be hosting a Day of Action for Joe Donnelley on Saturday, September 8th. Shifts will be from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, and from Noon until 3:00 p.m.

Penny Githens for State Representative District 60

Penny has a Day of Action planned for Saturday, August 25th. There'll be two shifts: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meet at MCDP Headquarters.  

Penny will also need some help tabling at the Student Involvement Fair in Dunn Meadow on Monday, August 20th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.. Please email her volunteer coordinator to participate: [email protected].

Ashley Pirani for County Council District 3

Ashley Pirani, Candidate for County Council District 3, needs volunteerswalkers, letters to editor, yard sign locations (Bean Blossom, Clear Creek, Indian Creek, Richland, Van Buren Townshipsor highly visible locations near there), etc.  If you can assist with any (or all!) of that, please email:  [email protected]

Liz Watson for Congress: Canvass this Weekend!

  • Help Liz Watson:   7 days per week, 9am-9pm
Contact:  Marten Stein, 317-201-2846, [email protected]
  • Help the Coordinated Campaign:
Phone banks:  Daily: 11am - 2pm and 5pm - 8pm
Door-to-door canvassing: Weekdays 5pm - 8pm, Saturdays 9am - 3pm
Questions/RSVP: Terry Tossman at (301) 525-1010

Shelli Yoder for County Council District 1

Shelli is looking for the volunteers for the following:

  • Volunteers to canvass with Shelli on weekend shifts
  • Volunteers for a Meet the Candidates event this fall
  • Submit a letter to the editor in support of Shelli 
If you would like to help, please email Alison Pitt Polley, campaign chair, at [email protected].


Could you help us by sponsoring a new printer?

MCDP is expanding its infrastructure to provide more support and resources to candidates and community groups! We are looking to purchase a sound system and a color all-in-one laser printer. If you are interesting in helping MCDP with a full or partial sponsorship of these important investment pieces, please contact Executive Director Kaisa Goodman at [email protected]. Thank you so much for your support!

You can also take a moment and consider donating to the MCDP through Act Blue! Every donation helps*:

Donate to MCDP

Thank you!


Events Around Monroe County:


DWC Women's Equality Day Celebration
Friday, August 24th at 7:00 p.m.
The Fields, 1333 S Fenbrook LnBloomington

To commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment, the DWC will host its annual Women's Equality Day Celebration. State Representative Linda Lawson will be the keynote speaker.     


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.


MCDP at Bloomington PRIDE
Saturday, August 25th from 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.

MCDP will be tabling at Bloomington PRIDE on Saturday, August 25th from 3-9pm, and we need volunteers to staff the table.  Interested persons should email Kaisa Goodman at [email protected].


Fundraiser*: Coffee with County Clerk Nicole Browne
Saturday, August 25th from 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Home of Wanda & William Hosea, 5468 Brigadier Boulevard, Bloomington

RSVP by e-mail or text message: [email protected] | (812) 369-7379. 

*All contributions will go to the Committee To Elect Nicole Browne.
Political contributions are not tax deductible.


House Party for Amy Swain
Friday, August 31st at 6:00 p.m.
House of Devin and Sharon Galloway, 2901 N Pierce Drive, Solsberry, Indiana 47459

Come support Amy Swain for Statehouse District 62 at the home of Devin and Sharon Galloway. To get to the neighborhood, drive West on State Road 45; at two miles west of the Greene County line, turn left onto Timbertrace Drive (use caution at the bend). To RSVP, please contact [email protected] | (812) 929-3039.


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.
Council Chambers, Bloomington City Hall

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.


Fundraiser to Support of Liz Watson
Sunday, September 16th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Home of Vicki Veenker & Tim Crockett, 1658 Russell Road, Bloomington, IN

Please join us for a fundraiser to help Liz Watson become our next U.S. Representative for the 9th District. The fundraiser will feature special guests Hon. Lee Hamilton and Hon. Baron Hill. Music will be provided by Carrie Newcomer & Robert Meitus. 

All contributions are welcome and appreciated

Please RSVP to [email protected] or 317.709.1228. More information can be found on Facebook.

Second Annual Opioid Summit
Tuesday, September 18th and Wednesday, September 19th
Monroe Convention Center, 302 South College Avenue

This event brings the best and brightest together to examine issues around Harm Reduction, Medication Assisted Treatment, Abstinence Based Treatment, The Criminal Justice System's Approach, Housing First Models, Overdose Prevention, Legislative Issues, Supporting Families and MUCH MORE! This year a hands on project planning session, and more opportunities to network! Day One: $40.00 -- 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Breakfast and Lunch provided

Day Two: $40.00-- 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m./ Breakfast and Lunch provided

If you register for BOTH days at the time of registration, the cost is only $75.00 for both days!

  • Day One will include keynote speakers, a legislative panel, breakout sessions, and more information will be announced soon! We also plan to host a networking dinner in the evening!

  • Day Two will include keynote speakers, breakout sessions and an afternoon of networking and project planning. More information will be provided here and on social media!

DFMC Picnic and Disc Golf Tournament
Sunday, September 30th from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Karst Farm Park, 2450 S. Endwright Rd, Shelter #2

Get out your discs and start practicing for the Sixth Annual Democracy For Monroe County Picnic and Disc Golf Tournament. Enjoy good food, good music, and good friends while helping support Democracy for Monroe County (DFMC) in its mission to recruit, train, and support socially and economically progressive candidates at the local, state, and federal levels.

Tickets are $15 per person and $25 per family (one or two adults with children 17 and under).

The Disk Golf tournament is $10 to enter, and the winner will receive a $50 BloomingBucks certificate, redeemable at many of our fine local establishments.

There will also be a silent auction of fine gifts.

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

*Paid for by the Monroe County Democratic Party (www.monroedems.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

Contributions or gifts to the MCDP are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.