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Monroe County Democratic Party
Roosevelt Reception
Feat. Indiana Secretary of State Candidate Destiny Wells

Thursday April 7, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Candidates' Social Hour/Hors d'Oeuvres: 6:00 PM
Program: 7:00 PM

Monroe Convention Center 302 S College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47403

Individual Tickets - $35
Sponsorship starts at $150
Click Here for Registration

Your Monroe County Democratic Party is back in person for our newly re-imagined "Roosevelt Reception" annual spring event. Join MCDP and guest speakers for an evening exploring Bloomington's voice in international affairs. In 1950, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt came to Bloomington to present on US-Soviet relations at IU. We honor her time here in establishing the "Eleanor Roosevelt Keynote," with inaugural speaker Destiny Wells, a Lt. Colonel in the Army Reserve, attorney, Truman National Security Project alumna, and our next Indiana Secretary of State. Prior to the program, attendees will have a chance to "speed date" the candidates for a chance to win door prizes!
Monroe County Labor Candidate Forum
Hosted by the Southern Indiana Area Labor Federation


Monday, March 28, 2022
6:00 PM
Switchyard Park 1601 S Rogers St, Bloomington, IN 47403-3574


Ask your burning questions to candidates running for various offices in Monroe County. Check out the event on Facebook.
 

Poll Workers Needed

The primary election is almost here! Early voting begins April 5th and runs through May 2nd. However, more poll workers are still needed in Monroe County.

In order to work the polls, you need to be registered to vote in Monroe County and cannot be running for office in this election or have family members who are running for office. Democrats work half days, and the pay is $14/hr.

If you are interested, please contact Kathy Ruark at lillytee78@yahoo.com as soon as possible.

Thanks to everyone who came to the the Jobs Tour! It was a great night to talk with fellow Democrats and listen to David G. Henry, Nicole Bolden, Jon Hooker, and Destiny Wells discuss what Democrats are doing for the Hoosier economy.

Check out our Social Media

This month, we'll be highlighting trailblazing women from our community to celebrate Women's History Month. Make sure to check out our social media to learn more about these local figures. Follow us @monroedems on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Opportunities

City of Bloomington Redistricting Commission

The Bloomington Common Council is still accepting applications for the newly created Citizens Redistricting Advisory Commission, an independent, politically-balanced body whose purpose is to recommend new boundaries that divide the city into six council districts following the 2020 Census. This Commission has a specialized application which can be found here.

Serve on a County Board or Commission

Monroe County Board of Commissioners are looking for county residents to serve on Monroe County Boards and Commissions.  There are vacancies on the following:
 
Redevelopment Commission
Board of Zoning Appeals
Environmental Commission
Animal Management Board
Human Rights Commission
South Central Regional Sewer District
Affordable Housing Advisory Commission
Substance Use Disorder Advisory Commission
Women's Commission
Drainage Board
Licensing Board
 
If you are interested in applying, please complete the application at https://www.co.monroe.in.us/egov/documents/1578662413_72061.pdf

Resources
MCDP has posted the new precinct maps for 2022-2032 on our website. These files can be printed off for precinct committee person or candidate walks, or accessed via phone. Thank you to Ashley Pirani and Monroe County Government for working on this format and vital resource for our campaigns and committee work. 

Campaign and Candidate Info now on MonroeDems.org

MCDP will provide daily candidate filings on our website for the Month of January. In addition, under candidate info tab, you can find a list of seats up for election in 2022, listings for officially filed candidates (updated bi-weekly) and general candidate information including forms, state guidelines, campaign finance guides and state delegate information. Check out the additions to the website here.

State Delegate Planning

So you filed for State Delegate. Now what?

MCDP will hold a meeting for our eventual delegation after the May Primary. Delegates are reminded there is a modest fee of $35 to help defray the costs of the party convention after the primary. For financial hardship or questions on the fee structure, please contact chair@monroedems.org.

In the meantime, all Democrats are encouraged to review and comment on the State Party Platform, which will be voted upon by the State Convention in June.

Please check out the Platform on the IDP website, here.

VAN Office Hours and Access

MCDP VAN Training
Thursday March 24, 2022
8 PM
Via Zoom

MCDP's Deputy Chair for Operations Cory Ray will explain how to use VAN to target voters and manage volunteers as a part of our continuing series on VAN training. Register here.

MCDP VAN Office Hours
By Appointment

MCDP's Deputy Chair for Operations Cory Ray will hold office hours by appointment to review VAN, offer pro tips on setting up lists, and more. To schedule, reach out to deputychairops@monroedems.org.

MCDP VAN ACCESS for PCPs and Candidates

Are you a Candidate needing VAN Access help? Have questions on costs? Send requests to deputychairops@monroedems.org.

Precinct Committeepersons can be added to our county committee upon training. Candidates will need to sign forms and make payments to the Indiana Democratic Party prior to sign off by the county chair.

Upcoming
Candidate, caucus, and campaign events can be found on our
community calendar. Click this button for access.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Have an event? Contact information@monroedems.org or fill out this form.
Donate

In-Kind Donations

As we come back from COVID-19, we are no different than any business or non-profit that shuttered for a year, and seek in-kind contributions.

Whether moldering in your basement or something on the way out of your place of business, we hope your trash could be our treasure.

If you have items below that you are willing to donate, please contact MCDP Chair David Henry at chair@monroedems.org. Have some ideas on what we could use? Share with David too.

CLICK WISH LIST HERE

Click this button to donate through ActBlue.
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Thank you to our Four Freedoms Circle donors who contribute monthly to MCDP! In January 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt first spoke of the FOUR FREEDOMS in his state of the Union address.  He proposed four fundamental freedoms that people everywhere in the world should enjoy: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom From Want, and Freedom From Fear. Our belief in the Four Freedoms is fundamental to our identity as Democrats.  In much the same way, our sustaining donors – those who choose to support the Monroe County Democratic Party through ongoing, monthly gifts – are fundamental to the work we do every single day.  When you choose to make monthly gifts through ActBlue, our online giving portal, you provide critical support for the infrastructure, space, and staff on which we rely in all our work.

To make a donation and sign up for a recurring contribution, click here

THANK YOU

“For the Millions” donors ($25/month)
Phil and Elaine Amerson
Ruth Aydt
Sarah Bauerle Danzman
Richard Bauman & Beverly Stoeltje
Nicole Browne
Sarah Bruner
Dan Combs
Jennifer Crossley
Trent & Kyla Cox Deckard
Penny Githens
Kaisa Goodman & Nico Sigler
David G. Henry
Don & Carol-Anne Hossler
Peter Iversen & Leah Sinn Iversen
Jeff & Kim Kehr
Jessica McClellan
J. Apple Muncy
Cheryl Munson
Ashley Pirani
Eric Schmitz
Sue Sgambelluri
William Smith
Brad & Amy Swain
Christine Talley Haseman
Julie Thomas
Sue Wanzer & Melanie Payne
John Zody
Dion Baker

"New Deal” donors ($50/month)
Ashley Cranor
Lorraine Merriman Farrell
Lee Jones
Angie Purdie
Judy Sharp
Jim & Doris Sims
Catherine Stafford
Mark Stoops
Shelli Yoder & Josh Perry

“Franklin and Eleanor” donors ($75/month)
Betsy Greene
Geoff McKim

*as of 2/1/2022

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