October 15, Monday
Rooster Club Meeting HENS night
Hdqts. Doors open at 6:00
Meeting at 7:00
October 15, Monday
Dave Cravens for Senate
At Oakley Brothers
Oakley Brothers 6 to 9
34 W. 8th St. Anderson
October 19, Friday
Tim Lanane for Senate
Terri Austin for State Rep
Union Hall on 29th St.
6 to 9
Joyce will open Hdqts every Monday and Friday starting March 5
Hdqts 10 to 4
Open Mondays and Fridays
2018 Democrat News from across the nation
Energy Conservation Jobs Come to Coal Country
Mason Adams, YES! Magazine: With the rise of mechanization and triumph of fracking, the coal industry in many communities has collapsed. But a new energy efficiency internship program is helping retrain coal workers who have lost their jobs over the last decade. The program, run by the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, is designed to build on related skills used in mining that can be adapted for energy efficiency.
We Need a "Marshall Plan" for Climate Change, Says Climate Expert
Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!: A new report from the United Nations' climate panel warns humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate global warming and limit the scope of global catastrophe. Otherwise, millions will be imperiled by increasing droughts, floods, fires and poverty.
Islamophobia Under Trump: The New McCarthyism
Juan Cole, TomDispatch: While the Trump administration has made Muslims an enemy of the first order, the president himself oscillates between abusing and fawning over the elites of the Muslim world. The Islamophobia promoted by this administration is reinforced by an ugly resurgence of fascism in Germany, Italy, Hungary and other European countries.
Kavanaugh Is Confirmed. Only Mass Organizing Will Save Us Now.
William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh is a victory for corporations, polluters, gun manufacturers, union busters, homophobes, anti-choice extremists and every misogynist who believes might makes right. As the Supreme Court tips sharply to the right, the rest of us must lay ourselves upon the gears of this violent machine to prevent a judicial stripping of our rights.
Friendship Alone Cannot Deradicalize Fascists
Elizabeth King, Truthout: Ever since fascism went mainstream under Donald Trump, the idea of deradicalizing Nazis through friendship has been floated as an alternative to anti-fascist tactics, often wrongly depicted in terms of violent confrontations. However, deradicalization through friendship only works if there is a genuine desire to change on the part of the fascist.
How the Environmental Movement Can Better Engage Women of Color
Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin, Earth Island Journal: Women of color have been on the front lines of environmental justice advocacy since the beginning because their communities are disproportionately impacted by environmental harm. However, their contributions are often erased in the larger narrative of the mainstream environmental movement.
It’s Not Just Antifa: Now GOP Wants to Lock Up Liberal Women
Kelly Weill. Daily Beast: Anti-Brett Kavanaugh protesters are a “mob.” They’re “angry leftists,” “crazy,” and “bullies.” That’s according to prominent Republicans, who’ve spent the past month attacking liberal protesters with a zeal previously reserved for anti-fascist demonstrators.
Women of Color Are Running for Office in Record Numbers
Mike Ludwig, Truthout: White men have long been overrepresented in Congress and US elections. But recent organizing efforts have led to a record number of women of color running for office, almost entirely concentrated in the Democratic Party. The number of LGBTQ candidates are also at an all-time high. The midterm elections could potentially lead to a historic demographic shift in the US legislature.
Welcome to the new sites for the Madison County Democrat Party of Indiana. More pages and information are forthcoming so check back. Contact Democrat Webmaster