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HamCo Connect—February 2024

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, the HamCo Dems opened the doors wide at the Noblesville Friends Church, welcoming an impressive turnout of 50+ enthusiastic members from our vibrant community for our monthly HamCo Connect meeting.

We welcomed our new County Chair, Jocelyn Vare, to her inaugural HamCo Connect gathering. We also had the pleasure of hearing some pearls of wisdom from our former chair, now the new Executive Director of INDems, Dayna Colbert.

Jocelyn took a moment to address a few housekeeping items:

  1. City and HamCo Dems dues are due:

    1. Carmel

    2. Fishers

    3. Noblesville

    4. Westfield

    5. All other parts of the county

  2. Volunteer with Us: We've got many opportunities to volunteer with the HamCo Dems; check them out here.

We were thrilled to have the inspiring Dr. Victoria Garcia Wilburn join us to share her insights on the current Indiana legislative session. Dr. Wilburn came directly from a 12-hour day at the statehouse fighting hard on our behalf with the state's supermajority. But she made it to Noblesville and put us on the edge of our seats as she fired us up about the importance of staying engaged at the state level. Her message was crystal clear: each and every one of us has a vital role to play in shaping the future of our communities and state.

Her message was crystal clear: each and every one of us has a vital role to play in shaping the future of our communities and state.

In addition to motivating us, Dr. Wilburn shared some actionable ideas to keep the momentum going:

  • Volunteer with a campaign: There's nothing like getting hands-on to make a difference! We cannot afford to just retweet and post through this election season.

  • Choose the Democratic ballot in the primary: Make your voice heard by choosing a Democratic ballot in the primary! With outstanding candidates across Hamilton County this season, it's crucial to show your support by selecting a Democratic ballot.

  • Show your support by donating: Every dollar counts in the fight for a more balanced Hamilton County and state.

One of the attendees summed up the visit from Dr. Wilburn perfectly:"I felt the speaker was inspiring! I will be supporting her from now on. I saw her heart, passion, and compassion, often missing in politics." So let's roll up our sleeves and get to work, folks! Together, we can make waves and ensure our voices are heard loud and clear in this upcoming election season.

Are you with us?

In addition to Dr. Wilburn, we were introduced to HamCo and statewide candidates:

If you've been looking for like-minded individuals where you live, come join us! If you're like another attendee who was "involved in political volunteering years ago and miss it..." we welcome you back! And if you're not sure where or how you fit, know there's a place for you here in the Hamilton County Democratic Party!

Our next HamCo Connect meeting will be Tuesday, March 26, 2024. Register here and you will receive updates as they become available.

Many thanks to Noblesville Friends Church for opening their doors—and then opening their sanctuary when it was clear we were going to have more people than would fit in the fellowship hall.


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