Category Archives: Events

September Link-up: A Message From Farmers Market Vendors

Join us for a special Link-Up: A Message from Farmers Market Vendors. Our guest speakers will be Lauren McCallister, owner of Three Flock Farm and Brandi Williams, owner of Primally Inspired Eats. They will discuss their experiences in farming, vending at local farmer markets, and more. Have you ever wondered what it takes to farm or to vend at the farmer’s market? Well, now’s your chance to learn!!

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided from Brandi’s  Primally Inspired Eats

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019
Social Time: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Program Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Monroe County Public Library – 303 E. Kirkwood Av


June Link-up: Knock Down the House

We are proud to host a showing of the new documentary that follows four determined candidates, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, throughout their campaign in the 2018 election. These progressive candidates take on big money and stagnant incumbents in the 2018 election with and without success. Join us for a great film, good company, and a good discussion following the film.

For more information about the film, please view the trailer: KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Gathering: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Program: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Monroe County Public Library, Room 1B – 303 E Kirkwood Av

This showing is co-sponsored by:

  • College Democrats at Indiana University
  • Indiana 9th District Latino Caucus
  • Democratic Women’s Caucus

Lived Experiences: The Undercurrent of Racism in the U.S.

Come join us for our May Link-Up! We are proud to host a panel of speakers from a range of communities in Bloomington to talk about their lived experiences as people of color in the United States. Speakers will discuss a variety of topics related to their lived reality and daily experience of racism and different forms of oppression. We hope that attendees will come away with a deepened awareness of the undercurrents of racism and a renewed commitment to racial justice.

Speakers TBA

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019
Social Time: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Program Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Crazy Horse – 214 W. Kirkwood Av, Bloomington


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


Vote! With Bernie!

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


October Link-up: A City Commission on Labor

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


September Link-up: The State of Education in Indiana and the MCCSC School Board

We have invited the candidates for MCCSC School Board to come and talk to us about themselves, their reasons for running for this office, and their views about the state of Public Education in Monroe County and Indiana in general.

Date: September 6, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Nick’s English Hut – 423 E. Kirkwood Av


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.


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



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.