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
Location: Monroe 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
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.
Bernie Sanders is coming to Bloomington for a rally with our own Liz Watson. After the rally, we will march with Bernie over to the Monroe County Election Office to vote.
Date: Friday, October 19, 2018
Time: 11:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Dunn Meadow on the IUB Campus – Corner of 7th and Indiana
City Council Members Dave Rollo and Andy Ruff will discuss their proposal to create a city commission to deal with labor issues within the City of Bloomington. Some of the issues that will concern the commission are fair labor practices, wage theft, and more.
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Crazy Horse – 214 W. Kirkwood Av, Bloomington
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.
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
For our March Link-up on March 1, we will be joining Indiana Coalition for Public Education–Monroe County for a free, ticketed screening of the acclaimed documentary, Backpack Full of Cash.
Narrated by Matt Damon, this feature-length documentary explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville, and other cities, Backpack Full of Cash takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013–14 school year, exposing the world of corporate-driven education “reform” where public education—starved of resources—hangs in the balance.
This is a ticketed event, so, to get your FREE ticket go to the Event Page and click on the green Register Button. Seating is limited for this event (as of this writing there are only 41 tickets left), so be sure to reserve your ticket soon.
February 1, 2018, 6:00 PM
Monroe County Public Library, Room 2A
Come hear a power point presentation by Board Member Chaim Julian about wage theft, a crime that is constantly under the radar. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with Liz Feitl, the AFL-CIO Community Service Liaison,with United Way of Monroe County. This crime is one that people do not talk about, but we need to talk about it and Liz has been on the front line dealing with this in our community. This topic is especially timely, because if the US Chamber of Commerce and its allies get their way in front of the US Supreme Court wage theft could become rampant throughout the country.
Prior to the program DFMC Members will elect DFMC Officers and Board of Directors
You are invited to join us once again at the Runnin Crab for our next Democracy for Monroe County Link-up on July 13, at 6:00 PM. With health care on the radar for so many concerned citizens, we will be showing Michael Moore’s 2007 documentary “Sicko” which documents the tremendous advantages of a single-payer health care system.
While we are fighting against the death-care legislation that is currently moving through Congress, it’s important to remember that defeating it is not enough. The Affordable Healthcare Act (AKA Obamacare) may have been a big step in improving healthcare in America, but it was not nearly enough. Even without all the efforts to sabotage the program, it still left millions either uninsured or under-insured. As a result, more and more people have come to realize that Medicare for ALL is really the only way to go.
So, even if you’ve already seen “Sicko,” come on over and enjoy some good Cajun seafood and a movie with your favorite local progressives. Call it an important reminder of why America needs to join the rest of the Western World in providing universal healthcare. It’s time to spread the word and act! Special announcement of upcoming events will be made. Venue is kid friendly so bring the whole crew! Let us know you’re coming! Facebook Event Link: July Link-Up-Sicko the Movie
LOCATION: ***** Runnin Crab, 2038 N. Walnut ******
DATE: 13 July 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.