HAPPENINGS AT THE VANDERBURGH COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

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Vanderburgh County Democratic Party

Vanderburgh County Democratic Party
Central Committee
Edie Hardcastle, Chair; ediehardcastle@gmail.com
Nick Iaccarino, Vice Chair
Alex Burton, Political Director
Cheryl Schultz, Treasurer
Melissa Moore, Secretary
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TAKE ACTION:

OUR FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS

We welcome volunteers!
And we especially NEED YOU heading into the
General Election.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator
Alisha Aman
mobile: 812-604-7980
email: ohpoo29@twc.com
A message from Vanderburgh County Democratic Party Chair, Edie Hardcastle

We Need YOU!
Help Us Mobilize Democrats
to
Vote for Democrats

Join the Biden for President Campaign as we make calls into Vanderburgh County! We will begin the session with a brief Phone Bank Training via Zoom, led by the Biden campaign’s midwest regional organizer, Jake Brett-Turner. The Biden campaign has an infrastructure that makes it simple and fun to call. Whether you’re a Newcomer or a Veteran Phone Banker, all are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Register to join us HERE, then
1) Look for an email confirmation for the phone bank that will contain a link to join the training and
2) a second link in the same email that will allow you to access the phone numbers of voters
3) Feel free to ask others to join us as well.
4) Thank you so much for volunteering.

Congratulations to Sloane Standley, our Democratic candidate for Vanderburgh County Clerk! We are thrilled to have Sloane round out a powerhouse candidate slate for the Democrats in November. But to get these fantastic candidates into office, we must mobilize our voters!

Vote By Mail Will Help Revitalize American Democracy

Now, more than ever, Hoosiers must demand their right to vote safely and conveniently. With the certainty that we will still be dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic this fall, we must remind our elected representatives that it is the government’s responsibility at both the state and federal level to provide a safe, fair, and easily accessible voting system for its citizens

Some form of Vote By Mail is already used in 32 states, yet Indiana is one of 18 states still erecting barriers to voting by requiring an excuse to vote by absentee ballot. Vanderburgh County Democrats call on Governor Eric Holcomb to ensure this right for all Hoosiers this Fall by making the No Excuse Absentee Ballot a permanent fixture of our state elections.

Contact Governor Eric Holcomb

Contact Secretary of State Connie Lawson

The Fall General Election takes place Tuesday, November 3. Register to vote online, check your registration status, or make changes to your registration HERE.

***You must be registered by October 5 to vote in the General.

REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT 

Contact Cheryl Schultz
phone: 812-459-7645
email: cherylschultz611@gmail.com

You’ll need to provide your name, address, phone number, and date of birth.

Dr. Woody Myers and Linda Lawson introduced their Criminal Justice R.E.F.O.R.M. Plan, a six-tenet plan designed to combat racial disparities in Indiana’s criminal justice system.

Here’s the plan:

R- Repair the criminal justice system by expanding intervention efforts to keep people out of traditional courts and prisons

E- End police brutality with new training procedures to eliminate excessive force

F- Funding an intersectional approach to public safety by reprioritizing taxpayers dollars

O- Oversight through no-tolerance accountability policies and procedures

R- Rebuild our communities by investing in sustainable community development

M- Marijuana decriminalization

In Indiana, Black adults are 5 times more likely to be sent to prison than white adults. This plan introduces a holistic, more equitable approach to criminal justice designed to eradicate the disproportionate effects of the system on Black and Brown Hoosiers.

You can read Dr. Myers’ full plan here: Criminal Justice R.E.F.O.R.M.

Candidate Profiles
Thomasina Marsili

 

U.S. Congress, Indiana 8th District

A lifelong Hoosier from southern Indiana, Thomasina Marsili’s life began in rural Spencer County, where at 16 she not only built trails at the Lincoln National Boyhood Memorial, but also earned a spot in the trail-blazing movie, A League of Their Own. Thomasina saw early success in her two decades managing multi-million-dollar corporations, earning the title of Hotel General Manager by age 20. A graduate of Marian University, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and is a member of Psi Chi and Phi Theta Kappa honor societies. She is an educator, small business owner, nationally registered EMT, certified life coach, and motivational speaker. It is her passion to bring recognition to the inequities within our rural areas and give voice to the voiceless.
Thomasina’s vision for the future as 8th District Representative includes bringing higher-paying jobs to the district through improving access to high-quality education and apprenticeships, diversifying economic development efforts, and securing a living wage. She will improve public education by increasing teacher salaries, expanding education funding to specifically assist low income and rural areas, stop the privatization of public schools, and expanding student loan forgiveness programs for public school educators. She will fight for healthcare for every Hoosier.

Website: https://www.hopein8.com/news
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hopein8/
Donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hope-in-8-1

Steve Folz

State Representative, Indiana House District 76

Steve Folz grew up on the west side of Evansville, attending St. Agnes Grade School and graduating from F.J. Reitz High School. He has worked in the construction industry for 40 years, currently as an employee/International Representative for Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), working with various construction contractors and companies Indiana and surrounding states. Steve was raised to value hard work and has lived those ideals, from running jackhammers, helping to build roads, bridges, and buildings, to negotiating contracts with employers so that employees can earn a fair wage with affordable benefits.
Steve wants to bring a problem-solving approach to State politics and believes that Democrats, Republicans, and Independents need to work together to solve problems for our communities and families. He strongly believes that we must bring our democratic form of government back to the people – and on their front porches. He’s running for State Representative out of his concern for the lack of well-paying jobs in the region, the declining high school graduation rate, the ever-increasing cost of a college education, and the growing opioid epidemic.
Steve has served on the Vanderburgh Redevelopment Commission, supports Dollars Against Diabetes, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Riley Children’s Hospital. He and his wife, Jackie, have been married 43 years and reside on Evansville’s West side.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sfolzhd76/
Donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/neighbors-for-steve-folz-1
Email: sfolzhd76@gmail.com

Vanderburgh County Democratic Party
P.O. Box 3208
Evansville, IN 47731
812-453-8949
vancountydems@gmail.com
Paid for by the Vanderburgh County Democratic Party, Cheryl Schultz, Treasurer.

 

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