We are really excited to welcome Attorney General candidate Elad Gross For Missouri as our special guest this month. Elad is a constitutional attorney. He served as an Assistant Attorney General until the end of 2016 and represented Missourians in courts throughout the state.
Since then, Elad has fought for better government in Missouri by investigating and suing a corrupt dark money organization trying to buy Missouri’s government. He won a landmark Sunshine Law decision against the current Attorney General and Governor to stop the government from hiding public records.
In addition, we'll talk about our plans for providing notary services the next several weeks, our new headquarters, the August 4th Primary and more.
See you Thursday, July 23rd at 7:00 pm, if you aren't on our mailing list, you can get the link by sending us a message from this page.
The Cass County Democratic Central Committee voted unanimously to endorse Amendment 2 on the August 4, ballot.
Passing Amendment 2 will bring our tax dollars home that currently go to other states. "By bringing our tax dollars home, we can protect thousands of frontline healthcare jobs, help keep rural hospitals open, and deliver healthcare to Missourians who earn less than $18,000 a year. That includes thousands of veterans and their families, those nearing retirement, working women who don’t have access to preventive care, and other hardworking Missourians whose jobs don’t provide health insurance."
To learn more you can visit www.yeson2.org
Help with registering to vote - Contact Cass County Democratic Party at cassdemocrats at gmail dot com or DM this page.
Request a mail-in or absentee ballot - https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/howtovote#mail
Find a notary for your absentee or mail-in ballot in Cass County - contact the Cass County Democratic Party at cassdemocrats at gmail dot com or DM this page
If you decide to vote in person
Find your polling location - https://www.casscounty.com/2210/County-ClerkElection-Authority
Acceptable forms of ID - https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/howtovote#forms
We are incredibly excited to announce our Special Guest for our June meeting, Mr. Yinka Faleti. Yinka Faleti is the Democratic Nominee for Missouri Secretary of State. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, he immigrated to the United States at the age of seven, arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport. Yinka’s story is one that is inspiring and truly an American dream come true.
We'll be announcing some volunteer opportunities, a MAJOR fundraising event and you'll get to know Yinka, so join us on June 25th!
Please join our mailing list to receive the Zoom meeting link at https://www.casscountydemocrats.com/join and we'll also post the link in our private Facebook group.
It's still going to be a bit before we can all get together in person but, we miss seeing you, and let's face it, we've got work to do! It's never been more apparent or important to change the politicians in Missouri and this country. It's time to get busy!
Click the "Join Us" button at the top of this page and fill out your contact info we'll send links to the Zoom Meeting w/agenda to follow, we'll see you on the 28th!
We deserve the right to vote safely in Missouri!
Did you know…
· 5 states automatically mail ballots to their voters
· 28 states allow no-excuse absentee voting but, voters must ask for a ballot
· 7 of the remaining 17 states have waived their requirements of needing an “excuse” due to Covid-19
· And, then we have our state, Missouri, where our Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft, has failed to act and decide so counties are making their own rules. Some election boards around the state, including KCMO, already are allowing COVID-19 to be a reason to vote absentee.
CALL TO ACTION
Governor Michael Parson - (573) 751-3222 or https://governor.mo.gov/contact-us
Missouri Secretary of State - Jay Ashcroft - (573) 751-2301 or email at [email protected]
Ed Emery - SD 31 - (573) 751- 2108 [email protected]
HD 33 – Donna Pfautsch - 573-751-9766 – [email protected]
HD 37 - Joe Runions - 573-751-0238 – [email protected]
HD 55 – Mike Haffner – 573-751- 3783 – [email protected]
HD 56 – Jack Bondon - 573-751-2175 – [email protected]
HD 57 – Rodger Reedy - 573-751-3971 – [email protected]Read more
These delegates have been split proportionately between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden based on the vote in Missouri's 4th Congressional District. We will be electing 13 delegates for Joe Biden and 6 Delegates for Bernie Sanders.
Please consider becoming a state delegate for Cass County. As a state delegate, you will vote on the 4th District delegates to the national convention, vote for the automatic delegates to the DNC, vote for the Missouri electors and also any other business as it arises at the Missouri State Convention. After reviewing CDC projections and following CDC guidelines, the Missouri Democratic Party has decided to make the 2020 Missouri Democratic Party State Convention a virtual event. We will pass along the information about the state convention as it becomes available. In addition, if you plan on running to be a District-Level delegate, PLEO delegate or At-Large Delegate to the Democratic Convention in August, you will 1st need to run to be a state delegate.
This link should be used to run to become a State Delegate, District Delegate, At-Large Delegate or PLEO Delegate. You can also request an application be mailed to you that you can return via US Mail. The deadline for this application to be turned is APRIL 30TH. If you are unable to submit this form on your own, please contact the Missouri Democratic Party at 573-777-1364 or [email protected] for assistance. https://secure.ngpvan.com/XqHeI6yIuUmc4hDvXV-02A2
If you voted in the March 10th primary, even if you don't want to be a State, District, PLEO or At-Large Delegate, you should request a ballot to choose the delegates to represent Cass County! AND, of course, if you are running to be a delegate you will want a ballot to vote for yourself and the other delegates! You have until May 2nd at 5:00pm to request your ballot at: https://secure.ngpvan.com/5xpqRjv_A0ur8SHe-kTepg2
As many of you know, before we had to postpone our Back to Blue fundraiser, Nicole Galloway was scheduled to be our keynote speaker. So you can see why we are very excited to have her with us next week as part of her Virtual Town Hall Tour! Join us Thursday night, April 30th at 6:30pm.
Nicole wants to hear from you too, so please submit your questions in advance so we have the best chance to get to them! Zoom call information will be sent after you sign up to attend at this link -
See you all Thursday, April 30th!
There will not be an in-person meeting for the Cass County Democratic Central Committee this month and most likely not in April. The Missouri Democratic Party has asked that all meetings be canceled until the end of April. We are looking at other options to get together in other ways.
There will not be a Mass Meeting on April 6 for delegate selection. Anyone who wishes to be a delegate to the State Convention must come to the 4th Congressional District Convention on May 30. We are working on a location and time. When I have more information, I will provide that to you.
The most important thing for us all is to act for our common good. Stay home if you are sick. If you can work from home, do so. Support our local businesses as best as you can. Order take out from the local restaurants. Check on your neighbors. Take food and supplies to someone you know is homebound. We are all in this together.
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 6 PM – 9 PM
ElDorado Mexican Restaurant, 404 W. Pine St, Raymore, MO
Lots of dates with democracy are coming up. Whether you are running for office, running to be a candidate delegate or using your power to vote, we'll be here to support you every step of the way!
Come and join us, we'll give you all the necessary tools to participate as a voter, a volunteer or a candidate during 2020!
See you on Thursday, February 27th.