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Eric Schmitz Selected as the 2014 Sophia Travis Grassroots Champion

eric schmitzDemocracy For Monroe County’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Eric Schmitz, the Democratic Candidate for Monroe County Recorder, has been selected as the 2014 Sophia Travis Grassroots Champion.  Eric was inspired to become politically active by Howard Dean  and led the Dean For America Campaign here in Monroe County when the former Vermont governor ran for President in 2003-2004   When Dean’s campaign came to a close in March of 2004 and Dean For America changed to Democracy For America, Eric was a founding member of Democracy For Monroe County, DFA’s local affiliate.  Since then Eric has worked hard for DFMC, serving as Chairman, Treasurer, and internet host.  While Chairman of DFMC, Eric led the host team that brought DFA’s nationally-known Campaign Academy to Bloomington. Eric has also worked with the Monroe County Democratic Party in both official and unofficial capacities.  For a number of election cycles he coordinated the operations that got candidates’ yard signs out to the polls on Election Day, a difficult and somewhat thankless job.  He also served as Deputy Chair in charge of the Party’s technology. For more information about Eric visit his campaign website at http://ericschmitz.com/.

What Is The Sophia Travis Grassroots Champion Award?  The late and much-loved Sophia Travis was a stellar example of progressive grassroots activism. She was also a strong supporter of Democracy For Monroe County and our mission.  In 2012, the Board of Directors decided to elevate one candidate who also exemplifies that trait, much as Democracy For America elevates certain candidates to the Dean Dozen; and they felt natural to name that award after Sophia with her husband Greg’s permission.

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DFMC September Link-up – Indiana Education in the Balance

We have three candidates running for State Representative in districts that include parts of Monroe County, that are educators, Jim Mann, Jeff Sparks, and Daymon Brodhacker. Come  enjoy meeting them and Online! ask them questions, offer advice, and maybe find out why and education policy in Indiana for both K-12 and our Universities going forward is probably the most important issue wholesale nfl jerseys to be decided by this election. Daymon Brodhacker, unfortunately has a conflict and will be unable to attend, but both Jim Mann and Jeff Sparks will be there.

As usual we will Mask meet at cheap jerseys from China Bobby’s Colorado Steakhouse.  Come at to 6:00 PM to Up order food and talk with your fellow wholesale mlb jerseys progressives.  The program wholesale nfl jerseys will start at 6:30 Alfa PM.

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