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April Link-Up and Endorsements Voting

Democracy for Monroe County is pleased to announce our April 2015 Link-Up, to take place on 9 April 2015, 6pm, at Bobby’s Colorado Steakhouse, on North College Avenue in Bloomington.

This is the Link-Up at which we will be voting on endorsements of candidates in the 2015 Bloomington municipal election. All members in good standing are eligible to vote on endorsements. “Good standing” means that you have paid your year-2015 dues of $20 on or before 10 March 2015.

All candidates who have chosen to seek our endorsement have submitted responses to several questions. Those responses are attached to this post. DFMC members are encouraged to read over these responses before attending the Link-Up. In addition, our endorsements committee will deliver their report at the Link-Up, which will include any recommendations that they have made.

We are also offering the option of voting early for endorsements this year, for the first time ever. Current members will receive an email explaining the rules of early-voting. However, we encourage members to attend the meeting and cast your votes at that time, after hearing the report of the committee, so that you may make a fully-informed decision. Those who know that they will be unable to attend may cast their votes between 8am on Monday and 11:59pm on Wednesday. (Details on submitting your vote will be in the email that you should receive soon.)

Please join us! If you are on Facebook, please click here and submit your RSVP so we know to expect you.

Candidate responses are here: Candidates-responses-2015

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LINK-UP MARCH 5TH, 2015

Please join Democracy for Monroe County for an exciting and timely link-up on public transportation in Monroe County.

Our panelists are Kerry Conway (Director of Area 10 Agency on Aging, the provider of Rural Transit), Lew May (General Manager of Bloomington Transportation), and Kent McDaniel (executive director of the Indiana Transportation Association and chair of the Bloomington MPO).

Our panel will discuss existing services, possible expansion plans, and statewide funding issues related to public transportation.

Come join us for great conversation and (optionally) dinner and drinks at Bobby’s Colorado Steakhouse (1635 N College Ave, Bloomington IN 47404) from 6PM-7:30PM on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

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Link-Up February 5th, 2015

Come join us at Bobby’s Colorado Steakhouse on Thursday, 5 February 2015, at 6pm, as we explore the topic of Affordable Housing and Homelessness in Bloomington as an issue in the upcoming municipal elections.

We are interested in looking at the scope of the issue, how Bloomington is addressing the issue(s), and possible solutions or recommendations for dealing with this issue. Our three guest speakers will be Jennifer Osterholz (Executive Director of the Bloomington Housing Authority), Carmela Garcia (Manager of Re-store), Todd Lare (Executive Director- South Central Community Action Program). Come have a beer, dinner, salad bar, a glass of wine and stimulating conversation about real problems here in Bloomington.

Bobby’s is on North College Avenue, across from the park.

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