Events – December 2017

Events – December 2017

The following is a list of December 2017 events you may be interested in attending. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at

Thursday, November 30
Mel Hall for Congress Fundraiser
5:30–7:00 p.m.
The Armory (Northside Blvd. and Beyer Ave., across from Farmer’s Market)
Suggested donation: $50

Friday, December 1
Bears in the Air Fundraiser
6:00 p.m.
South Bend Airport
Tickets at the door

Thursday, December 7
Mishawaka Democrats Holiday Dinner
6:30 p.m.
Oliva’s Restaurant, Mishawaka

Friday, December 8
Indiana Democratic Party Holiday Party
See IDP Website for Details

Monday, December 11
Building Trades Holiday Lunch
11:30 a.m.
Building Trades HQ on Northside

Wednesday, December 13
SJCDP Women’s Democratic Club Holiday Party
5:00 p.m.
MR Falcons in South Bend

Thursday, December 14
Cichowicz for Judge Fundraiser
5:00 p.m.
Agostino, Anderson, & Keller

Wednesday, December 19
SJC Young Democrats Holiday Party/Indivisible
6:30 p.m.
CJ’s Pub

Take 2 Minutes: The GOP Tax/Health Plan

Republican efforts in the House and Senate to rewrite the tax code are ramping up, and like so many others across the country, we are disturbed by what we’re seeing.

Things were bad enough when this was just an effort to give huge tax breaks to the rich and, well, the super rich.

Then, on Tuesday, Nov. 14, we got word that the Senate version of the plan will also seek to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. (If you’re not sure what that would mean, Senator Warren’s video above and the other resources on this page are a good primer.)

And if all that weren’t enough, it turns out Medicare is also vulnerable to billions in cuts.

As Democrats, we find what Congressional and Senate Republicans are proposing wholly unacceptable. If you’re reading this, we figure you do, too.

So why not take two minutes and call one (or even both) of our Republican representatives and tell them to VOTE NO on the tax bill?

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski: (202) 225-3915

Senator Todd Young: (202) 224-5623

You can also call our Democratic Senator, Joe Donnelly, at (202) 224-4814 to encourage him to keep fighting this tax plan on behalf of all Hoosiers.

In the meantime, if you want to read more about the Republican plans before you call, here are some resources:

(Click the tweet below for a thread)

And finally, this one would be funny if it weren’t so sad:

Events – November 2017

Events – November 2017

The following is a list of November 2017 events you may be interested in attending. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at

Wednesday, November 8
Monthly Party Action & Update Meeting
5:30 p.m.
Democratic Party HQ, 135 S. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend

Friday, November 10
Corbett for Sheriff Fundraiser
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
DeAmicis Italian Club, Mishawaka

Saturday, November 11
Conversation with Dana Black – IDP Deputy Chair
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Civil Rights Heritage Center

Sunday, November 12
Redman for Sheriff Fundraiser
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pat’s Irish Pub, Granger

Tuesday, November 14
SJC Young Democrats Meeting
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Democratic Party HQ, 135 S. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend

Wednesday, November 15
SJC Democrats African American Coalition Meeting
5:30 p.m.
Democratic Party HQ, 135 S. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend

Your Vote Counts! Meet & Greet Rally

Your Vote Counts! Meet & Greet Rally

party logoHosted by the St. Joseph County Democratic Party African American Coalition


Wednesday, October 18
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

UAW Local 5
1426 South Main Street
South Bend, Ind.

Food, music, and drinks will be provided. Show your support and learn how you can make a difference in 2018!

Events – October 2017

Events – October 2017

The following is a list of October 2017 events you may be interested in attending. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at

Friday, October 6
NAACP Hazel Hunter Luncheon
Century Center
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 7
Golf Outing – Apprentices of the IBEW Local 153
Whispering Pines
Check in at 9:00 a.m. with golfing to begin at 10:00 a.m.

Golf Outing – Redman for Sheriff
South Bend Country Club
12:00 p.m.

Tailgate – Women’s Democratic Club
Clay Democratic Club
2:00 pm – ???
$10 at the door

Wednesday, October 18
“Your Vote Counts!” Meet & Greet Rally”
UAW Local 5 (1426 South Main Street, South Bend)
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Music, food, drinks

Thursday, October 19
Yatish Joshi for IN02 Announcement
218 Sycamore St., South Bend
5:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 21
Latino Caucus – IN02 Meeting
Party HQ
10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, October 24
Sean Coleman for Portage TWP Trustee
Macri’s Bakery, South Bend
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Suggested Donation: $25/$50/$100/$250

Wednesday, October 25
League of Women Voters Friend-Raiser
First Unitarian Church, 801 E Washington St., South Bend
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Corbett for Sheriff Fundraiser
Sweeney Julian
5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 26
Hess/Kruszynski for Council Fundraiser
American Legion Post 357
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Food, drinks, prizes, raffles

Friday, October 27
Mel Hall for IN02 Party
Westside Democratic Club
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
$20 at the door
Music, food, drinks

Saturday, October 28
SJC Young Democrats HCA Marketplace Training
Party HQ, 135 S. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend
9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, November 1
Pat Hackett for Congress Announcement
Century Center, South Bend
5:30 p.m.

Two Times the Tailgating

Looking for a great Notre Dame football tailgate? The St. Joseph County Democratic Party has you covered. Twice.

For the game against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Notre Dame Stadium, we will be at the corner of Angela and Twyckenham, right near Belmont Beverage and the ‘Backer.

On Saturday, Oct. 7, the Fighting Irish will be in Chapel Hill, N.C., to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels, and the St. Joseph County Democratic Womens Club will be hosting a tailgate at the Clay Democratic Club on E. Pendle St. in South Bend.

Details for both events are below. We hope to see you there. And of course:


Sept. 30 vs. Miami (Ohio)

Time: 7:00 a.m. – ??? (you know it’ll be good when there’s question marks)
Corner of Angela Blvd. & Twyckenham Dr.
Cost: FREE
Breakfast: Provided by Party Chairman Jason Critchlow
Provided by Indiana House Rep. Joe Taylor
Music, food, games, TV, and more!

Oct. 7 @ North Carolina

Time: 2:00 p.m. – ??? (we like to keep you guessing)
Location: Clay Democratic Club, 109 E Pendle St, South Bend IN 46637
Cost: $10 per person, tickets at the door
Admission includes food (hot dogs, sloppy joes, chips, and cookies), Piggy Raffle, Tip Boards, and 50/50
Cash Bar

Take 2 Minutes: Graham/Cassidy

Republicans in the Senate have introduced the Graham/Cassidy healthcare repeal bill, and this last ditch attempt at repeal is picking up momentum. Once again, they are trying to push through a secretive, partisan bill at the last minute. We stopped them before, and we must pull out all the stops to do it again.

For an overview of what’s in the bill, including the negative impact it would have on people with pre-existing conditions and those who get their coverage through Medicaid, you can read this summary from CNN.

Then, call Indiana’s Republican Senator, Todd Young, at 202-224-5623 and ask him to oppose Graham/Cassidy.

You can also call our Democratic Senator, Joe Donnelly, at 202-224-4814 to encourage him to keep fighting to protect the Affordable Care Act.

This affects everyone. Thank you in advance for your efforts on behalf of Hoosiers and all Americans.

SJC Democrats Respond to Trump DACA Decision

St. Joseph County Democratic Party logoToday (Tuesday, Sept. 5), the Trump administration announced the end of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)—a program that had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation.

These individuals have been protected from deportation under the current policy enacted by President Obama in 2012. This policy allowed these young immigrants to emerge from the shadows and obtain valid driver’s licenses, enroll in college, secure jobs, and even pay income taxes. Although it still fell short of providing a path to citizenship, it was a common sense approach that worked to help make our country stronger.

In response to the news, St. Joseph County Democratic Party Chairman Jason Critchlow said:

“President Trump’s decision to end this policy without so much as even the semblance of a realistic immigration plan is short-sighted, irresponsible, and without cause. Today, he is choosing dogmatic ideology over common sense, practical solutions. We stand with the DACA Dreamers and look forward to supporting common sense immigration reform.”

The St. Joseph County Democratic Party urges everyone to contact Congresswoman Jackie Walorski at 574-204-2645 to ask that she protect DACA Dreamers and reject the president’s position.

A demonstration of action and a call for proper immigration reform has been planned by community members at the office of Congresswoman Walorski tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 6) from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. The office is located at 202 Lincolnway E. Suite 101, Mishawaka, Indiana 46544.

Standing With Charlottesville

Standing With Charlottesville

In the wake of the hateful demonstrations, violence, and act of terrorism perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., the weekend of August 12–13, communities across the country have been coming together to #StandWithCharlottesville. Ours is no different.

Organized by Indivisible Indiana District 2, the Charlottesville Solidarity Vigil drew hundreds of people to South Bend’s Jon Hunt Plaza on the evening of Monday, August 14. Among them were Pete Buttigieg, South Bend’s mayor, and members of the St. Joseph County Democratic Party.

Below are just a few images from the vigil.

Events – August 2017

The following is a list of August 2017 events you may be interested in attending. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at

Wednesday, August 16
Corbett for Sheriff Campaign Kickoff
12:30 pm
Courthouse Steps

SJC African American Coalition Monthly Meeting
5:30 pm
Democratic Party HQ

Monthly Party Action/Volunteers Meeting
5:30 pm
Democratic Party HQ

Friday–Sunday, August 18-20
Osceola Bluegrass Festival

Sunday, August 20
American Legion 357 Corn and Sausage Roast
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, August 22
Sen. Joe Donnelly Campaign Kickoff
5:30 pm
CJ’s Pub

Thursday, August 24
Redman for Sheriff Pasta Fundraiser
4:30 pm
DeAmici Club

Saturday, August 26
Joe Taylor Backyard BBQ Fundraiser
2:00 pm

Wednesday, August 30
Mayor Pete Golf Outing
Blackthorn Golf Course