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Join Hoosier Democrats at the 140th annual IDEA Convention in French Lick, IN from August 19-21, 2021.

For a complete list of events and times look HERE.

Book your room HERE.

See you on the porch! 

Thank you to Edie Hardcastle, Todd & Mindy Kranpitz, Shawn Russell, Shannon Dierlam, Karen & Rick Reising, the Jason Ashworth Team, Jean Webb, Aaron Rodenberg, Robert Heiman, Katherine Rybak and the Noah Robinson Team for manning our booth last week for the 100th Vanderburgh County 4-H Fair!
One of the primary functions of the local Democratic Party is getting candidates elected!  We have many offices up for election in 2022 and our candidates need your help. If you would like to serve as a campaign manager or campaign treasurer (training will be provided), digital or social media aide, website designer, marketing strategist or campaign support member (canvass, phone bank , communications, etc), please contact Cheryl Schultz, 812-459-7645.  We want to provide our candidates the best support possible to run and win in 2022!

FOR CLASS OF 2021 – 2022

The goals of Hoosier Women Forward are to
  • Empower Democratic women to become more active, confident and valuable participants in politics and community leadership;
  • Grow a powerful network of engaged Democratic women across Indiana;
  • Develop Democratic women to run for office at the local, state and federal levels;
  • Increase the number of Hoosier Democratic women of influence in every level of government, and in seats at the tables where decisions are made.
Congratulations to these two remarkable Democrats!

Melissa Moore (Morehead) is a native of Evansville. Following her high school graduation she was honored to spend 9.5 years in the U.S. Navy and upon returning home began her career as a public servant, empowering and encouraging everyone she meets. An alumna of University of Evansville with a BS in Organizational Leadership, Melissa is also a graduate of Leadership Evansville, a CASA volunteer, a published author of the anthology, If These Walls Could Talk, a licensed minister serving Greater Hope Church in Evansville, and is the voice of Community Chat on 98.5FM WEOA Radio.

Melissa sits on the Board of Directors for Legal Aid Society, Evansville, ARG, CAPE, EVSC Foundation. She is currently the Secretary for the Vanderburgh County Democratic Party. She is also a Commissioner with the Social Status of African American Males, a member of the NAACP where she chairs the WIN and Veterans division of the local chapter, and a 2017-2018 recipient of the University of Evansville Office of Diversity Initiatives UEAAA Mentor of the Year Award.

Melissa has volunteered for several political campaigns and ran for EVSC School Board Trustee in Evansville, Indiana. She is a Fear Fighter Life Coach and the CEO/Founder of Melissa Morehead, LLC.

In her downtime, she loves reading, cooking, and journaling. Melissa lives in Evansville and is the mother of 3 children, Ashley, James, and Branden and grandmother to Marlee Lynn.

Stephanie Gerhardt is a travel advisor and owner of India Elaine Travel, co-owner of Gerhardt Farms, current member of the Warrick County School Corporation Board of Trustees, and Chair of the Warrick County Democratic Central Committee.

Stephanie has been a member of several local non-profit organizations. She currently sits on the board of ANEW, and the Warrick County Women’s Fund.  She is also a member of the ISBA’s legislative committee.

In her spare time, and when not traveling, Stephanie enjoys spending time with family and friends. She lives in Chandler, IN, on the family farm, with her husband and son.




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