This year, DFMC's Board of Directors decided that we should be more systematic in the allocation of funds to our endorsed candidates. We have, therefore, set up an application process (which has already been sent to our endorsed candidates) by which we will determine who will get funds from us, and how much. This will be based upon need, commitment to grassroots activism, and a clear plan for using our funds in order to win election.
You may be wondering just who will be teaching us how to become effective activists at the DFA Campaign Academy. Here is the faculty list.
KENDRA-SUE DERBY – FIELD (ROSWELL, GA)
I just came from the Occupy Bloomington event over at People's Park. The turnout was impressive - over 200 people from all walks of life. After some speeches (there was no set program of speakers) the bulk of the crowd marched down Kirkwood to the Chase Bank branch at Kirkwood and College. When they returned to the park they were chanting "This is what Democracy looks like."
July 31, 2011 -- DFMC held our second annual Frisbee Golf Tournament at Karst Farm Park. We had lots of wonderful people attend the picnic. (And special thanks to Dale Jones for manning the grill!) Four of us stuck around for the tournament: Chaim Julian (chair), Mike Drescher (treasurer), Eric Schmitz (past chair), and Steve Volan (Bloomington City Councilman). A good time was had by all!
Click here to see the exciting photos!
This morning, I was informed by a friend of mine that Public Question #1, that abominable Constitutional Amendment which will now be polluting the Indiana Constitution, actually lost narrowly here in Monroe County. This surprised me because at the polling place at Read Center, where I served as the poll's Inspector, it actually won even though all the Democrats on the ticket won.
Last Saturday (June 26) the Delegates to the Indiana Democratic Party Convnention nominated three extraordinary candidates for statewide office. Sam Locke (for State Auditor), Pete Buttigieg (for State Treasurer) and Vop Osili (for Secretary of State) have all put an energy into their respective campaigns unlike any other candidates for those offices.
Today is Primary Election Day. DFMC encourages all Democrats to vote for:
- Linda Robbins - Monroe County Clerk*
- Chris Gaal - Monroe County Prosecutor
- Mike Szakaly - Monroe County Recorder
- Vic Kelson - Monroe County Council, District 1
- Cheryl Munson - Monroe County Council, District 2
- Larry Barker - Monroe County Council, District 3
- Sam Allison - Monroe County Council, District 4
- Linda Sievers - Bloomington Township Trustee
- Terry Robbins - Van Buren Township Trustee*
- Vickie Sorensen - Indian Creek Township Trustee*
I'm sure you have all heard by now that Congressman Baron Hill will be voting yes on the current Health Care Bill. I just thought that I would post his statement here, just in case you haven't seen it.
This is an excerpt from very interesting article about Howard Dean on Politico.
On a Florida progressive listserv, one poster urged readers to donate to DFA instead of the DNC, which in the days before the Senate’s pre-Christmas vote to pass health reform, urged the 13 million subscribers on Obama’s campaign e-mail list to call their senators in support of the Senate bill.
A week from tomorrow (November 17), the Monroe County Plan Commission will meet to discuss the proposed Monroe County Comprehensive Plan (also known as the Growth Policies Plan). The purpose of this document is to guide development in Monroe County in such a way that our rich natural heritage is preserved for generations to come.