Cathy Fuentes Rohwer, Chair
Indiana Coalition for Public Education, Monroe County
Cathy will talk about the important place of Public Schools in the history of our society and providing the sense of community. She will also talk about the impact of vouchers and charter schools on our public schools as well as the demonstrable impact on our society. Finally, she will also discuss the rationale and nature of the Federal lawsuit ICPE-MC filed against Indiana and Seven Oaks Classical School. Go to http://www.icpe-monroecounty.org to see the press release and the lawsuit as well as a Q&A sheet.
LOCATION: ***** Runnin Crab, 2038 N. Walnut ******
DATE: 11 May 2017
TIME: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Runnin Crab is a new restaurant in town serving Cajun Fusion. While it is mainly seafood, they have vegetable soup and a very good salad bar for vegetarians. And they serve beer and wine, yahoo yahoo. Runnin Crab is on the east side of Walnut just south of 24th Street (the bypass). It is the next restaurant north of La Charreada restaurant.
Julia Vaughn, Common Cause, talked to us two months ago about both the importance and the difficulty of getting the legislature to pass a law establishing an independent redistricting panel. Join us in watching this 75 minute documentary that hammers home just why politicians – those in the majority — want to control the drawing of legislative districts. It is a 4 star movie described as:
“Right now, across the country, our two major political parties are gearing up for a once-a-decade war whose winner will control Congress for the next ten years, and possibly more. There will be battles in every state, and each will be kept carefully hidden from the prying eyes of average voters who only become more disenchanted with their government with each meaningless election. Democrats and Republicans collude to keep these skirmishes private so that they can maintain total control over the ultimate political weapon: the ability to directly determine the outcome of elections. Why bother stuffing ballots when they can just draw districts? For the first time, GERRYMANDERING exposes the most effective form of manipulating elections short of outright fraud.
We will have cookies and water to sustain you for the hour — as well as good fellowship and discussion.
See you there
Gerrymandering, the movie
DATE: 4 May 2017
TIME: 7:00 PM
Location: Library (Kirkwood), Room 1B
Sponsors: Democracy for Monroe County, Reverse Citizens United, and League of Women Voters Bloomington and Monroe County