DFMC Candidate Forums and Meet and Greet

As we have done every election cycle since our founding, DFMC will be hosting Candidate Forums in order to provide the voters insight to the candidates for mayor and the City Council at-large.  We will also hold a Meet and Greet event with the candidates running for district seats. Here are the details.

Mayoral Candidates Forum

Date: Monday, March 18, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
LocationMonroe County Public Library – 303 E. Kirkwood Ave

City Council At-Large Candidates Forum

Date: Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Monroe County Public Library Auditorium – 303 E. Kirkwood Ave

City Council District Candidates Meet and Greet

Co-sponsored by the Indiana Latino 9th District Democratic Caucus and Indivisible Bloomington and 9th District

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Upland Brewing Company Reception Building –  350 W. 11th St

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March Link-up: The New Tax Code and You

With the new tax code, the process of filing your tax returns may be
mystifying. For our March link-up, we will be hosting a panel of experts to talk about ways the new tax codes impact your tax returns and refunds. We will have Elizabeth Ruh from Personal Finance Services, a representative from the IU Law School to talk about tax law, and representatives from organizations who offer free tax help to low-income individuals and families.

Please come to have your questions answered! Don’t forget that the deadline to file taxes is April 15.

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: Social – 6:00 PM; Program 6:30 PM
Location: Noodles Eastland Plaza – 2530 E 3rd St.

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Sixth Annual DFMC Picnic and Disc Golf Tournament

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.

Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Karst Farm Park, Shelter #2

Tickets are $15 per person and $25 per family (one or two adults with children 17 and under), and you can purchase them on line by clinking on the link below,

or by asking one of our Board Members.

The the entry fee to the Disk Golf tournament is $10, 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.

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August Link-up: Passing the Microphone to the Youth: The Bloomington South Young Democrats

Join DFMC as we host Nidhi Krishnan, Co-President of the Bloomington South Young Democrats and Vice Chair of the Ninth District Indiana Young Democrats; and Darby FitzSimmons, a member of the Bloomington South Young Democrats, and a volunteer for the Liz Watson campaign.  These two young activists will talk about their experience in navigating their way into political activism, and about the actions they have taken. Some topics will be gun violence and youth, working with school administration, and volunteering on local and statewide campaigns.

Date: August 2, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Crazy Horse – 214 W. Kirkwood Ave

 

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June Link-up

Charles and David Koch are two of the most dangerous men in America. They don’t threaten us with guns or bombs or anything like that.  Their weapon of choice is money.  For our June Link-up, we are going to show a documentary about these two men and how they use their vast wealth to subvert and, if they get their way, destroy our American Democracy.

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location Crazy Horse – 214 W. Kirkwood Ave

After the documentary, we will hear from Victoria Lincourt from the student organization Un-Koch IU who will tell us about the dangerous influence they have here at IU.

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Responses by our Endorsed Candidates to our 2018 Questionnaire

As part of DFMC’s Endorsement Process, we send all candidates Questionnaires for them to fill out and send back to us.  Their responses are then shared with our members. Click on the link below to read the responses of our Endorsed Candidates who are currently involved in contested primaries.

DFMC Endorsed Candidates Responses to the DFMC Candidate 2018 Questionnaire

After the Primary Election, we will post the responses of those Endorsed Candidates who have Republican opponents in the General Election.

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May Link-up: May Day and the Workers Project

In honor of May Day our May Link-up will be on May 1 instead of our usual first Thursday. Jobs with Justice is co-hosting this event.

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Upland Brewing Co. Reception Room – 350 W. 11th St

Our guest speaker will be Tom Lewendowski co-founder of the Workers Project in Fort Wayne Indiana. This project seeks to create a bond between union members and non-union members – workers of all stripes – white, Latino, black, Asian, undocumented, unemployed – and to organize them all into one community. Long before Trump came along with his bigoted fear mongering which pitted union workers against non-union workers, whites against people of color, and everyone against undocumented people, the Workers Project was working on the premise that they all are in the same boat and that, as Tom so colorfully put it, “if they’re f—d, we’re f—d.”

Free beer and hors d’oeurves will be served.

For more information about the Workers Project go to:
https://www.thenation.com/…/in-gop-country-a-small-labor-o…/
and
https://www.nytimes.com/…/american-working-class-future.html

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