The Dispatch 12/30/2021

In This Edition:

  • Upfront - Acting Chair's Notes

  • Caucus Save The Date

  • VAN Training

  • Events

  • More

 

In This Edition:

  • Upfront - Acting Chair's Notes

  • Caucus Save The Date

  • VAN Training

  • Events

  • More


UPFRONT - Acting Chair's Notes:  Many of you know I work in government project management and consulting, and nerd out on technology. I am not an IT guy, but I do like new tools to get the job done. Over the past year, I was looking into some new technology that will help us improve on our use of VAN for voter file management and canvassing, and I think we are close to a solution on that. But we also have to use the tools we have and are required to use in order to keep a tidy voter file.

We will have our first VAN training for the 2022 election cycle in January, which will also include a demo on the "Hustle" app used in some campaigns and is also available to us from the state party. In the interim, our team is currently cleaning up county-level access for VAN and will have a more systematic process for requesting access and removing access to assure data integrity. More details below!

This week, we also launched our new website at monroedems.org. This format was initially developed by my predecessors but never quite got going as the work of the party can interrupt tidying a website. I am happy to have a new look for our new campaign season on the website. I have no pride in ownership and am open to suggestions! If you have comments or corrections, consider them heard. There is a webform on the site for feedback, or, you can always go direct to me. - David


SAVE THE DATE : VACANCY CAUCUS FOR MCDP CHAIR


MCDP Chair Vacancy Caucus
Sunday January 23, 2022, 2:00 PM
Location: TBD

Pursuant to the Indiana State Democratic Party by-laws, upon the resignation of the chair of the county party, the Central Committee of the party must convene to elect a new chair to complete the term no later than 30 days from the resignation date. Candidates for chair may submit their statement to [email protected] For questions, contact [email protected].

 


EVENTS CALENDAR


MCDP VAN, MiniVAN and Hustle Training
MCDP Headquarters
Thursday January 20, 2022 7:00PM
Zoom Link Forthcoming

MCDP will host a training on VAN for Precinct Committee members, declared candidates and designated staff to prepare for 2022. Registration is required. We will review VAN, MiniVAN, Hustle and new technologies to get folks back to canvassing in 2022. We will also discuss the new process to request access to VAN and the code of conduct and paperwork required for the resource.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click HERE for the registration link.

SAVE THE DATE
County Councilpersons Kate Wiltz, Peter Iversen and Jennifer Crossley Campaign Launch Party
Saturday January 22, 2022 1:00PM
Location: TBD

The incumbent Democrats on the Monroe County Council who are running in 2022 will have a joint launch party on Saturday, January 22 at 1 PM. County Council’s four district seats are up for election in 2022; and the three campaigns represented will be Jennifer Crossley, Peter Iversen, and Kate Wiltz for Council Districts 1, 2, and 4, respectively. District 3 does not have an incumbent Democrat.

Have an event? Email [email protected] to share.


HQ Updates


Our Landlords are using the holiday to upgrade our restroom facilities. As such, we do not have restrooms at HQ at this time. If you are looking to schedule HQ for an event, please go to [email protected] prior to scheduling. Thank you.


DONATE IN KIND SUPPLIES TO MCDP


'Tis the Season. Your MCDP is cleaning up HQ in preparation for campaign season. As we come back from COVID-19, we are no different than any business or non-profit that shuttered for a year. If you have items below that you are willing to donate, please contact MCDP Vice Chair David Henry at [email protected] Have some ideas on what we could use? Share with David too.

Have some ideas on what we could use? Share with David too.

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