September Meeting

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You are reading this right - there are over 100 elected position in Cass County in 2018.  The change we need at the local, state and national level isn't going to happen if new people with new ideas don't step up and RUN FOR OFFICE!  Filing for municipal elections (city, school board, fire, water, sewer districts) begins on December 12th.  There is so much going on right now in Cass County we want you to be informed and engaged, join us Thursday night!  


Run for Office

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Renee Hoagenson - US House of Representatives

Renee is a native Missourian. As a child, her family moved to Warrensburg where her father attended what is now the University of Central Missouri after serving in the Army during Vietnam. The Kennedys then moved to Greenwood, a small town near Lee’s Summit.

At 18, Renee moved to Columbia to attend the University of Missouri where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She continues to make her home in Columbia.

Renee’s professional expertise is in small business marketing and development. After a career including work in radio, television and newspaper, Renee created Columbia Marketplace Magazine and Jefferson City Marketplace Magazine in 2003 and 2004, respectively. She created additional niche marketing products to contribute to the growth and success of small business owners.

Recently Renee sold the magazine she created in Sedalia, Showcase Sedalia, which she started in 2011, to concentrate full time on her campaign for the US Congress. Renee understands that business is ultimately people, people working hard to build something of value for others, create jobs and be successful.

Renee believes in the value of service to others as a principle of a happy life. She seeks to understand the plight of others and to create community. She is proud to be a Rotarian, an organization focused on service. Renee joined Columbia Metro Rotary in 2003 and served on the board for four years. Currently, she is a member of the Sedalia Rotary Club where she has served as a board member. She served on the board of the Phoenix Programs for many years. She has been active in fundraising events for Great Circle, a behavioral health organization for children.

Renee is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Columbia where she has served as a wedding coordinator and communion minister.

Renee, a single mother, has three children born in Columbia. Alicia is starting her masters in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Missouri, Eric is in his first year at the University of Missouri and Jenna is at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia.


McCaskill Town Hall Tour Comes to Harrisonville

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Join us as we welcome Claire McCaskill to Cass County! 2 p.m. Friday in the sheriff's office training room inside the Cass County Justice Center, located at 2501 W. Mechanic St. in Harrisonville.


July Monthy Meeting

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Join us Thursday night, at Brierly Hall, 277 W. 1st St. in Peculiar, Missouri.  Do you want a say in what we stand for as Missouri Democrats?  Now is your chance.  Jalen Anderson, the Chair of the Platform Committee, will be joining us to get our input on issues that are important to us and what we think should be in the Platform of the Missouri Democratic Party.  

We'll also have a representative from Clean Missouri to explain the petition to end gerrymandering and implement real campaign finance reform.  

Dinner is catered at 6:30 pm for $12.00.  The meeting starts at 7:00 pm.  

See you Thursday night!  


Happy 4th of July

To all of those who fought for our freedoms and to all of those who continue the fight today, we remember and thank you.  

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June 2017 Monthly Meeting

Please join us Thursday, June 17th.  We have a catered dinner provided by A Thyme for Seasoning at 6:30pm and then our meeting and speaker at 7:00pm. 

This month we are very excited to welcome Jessica Ayala.  Jessica is a native of Colombia South America, a Kansas City poet, writer, activist and artistic director. She has served Kansas City in many capacities from her work as a youth director to leading several GOTV campaigns. Her debut book of poems I'm Just A Kid From Ipiales will be released in 2018 highlighting the journey of an immigrant youth.

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May Meeting

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Thursday Night, May 25th

6:30 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Meeting

If not you, who?  We can't win if we don't run! We'll talk about all the offices that will be up for election in 2018. Are you interested? Do you know someone who is? The time is now to start planning a successful campaign.  


April Meeting

Please join us Thursday night, April 27th for our regular monthly meeting.  We are pleased to welcome Ms. Renee Hoagenson who is running for US Congress in the 4th Congressional District.  We will also have petitions for you to sign to place a citizens repeal of SB 19, the recently passed Right to Work for Less law, on the November 2018 ballot.  Hope to see you there!

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Cass County Ballot Forum

Join us Thursday, March 23rd, for a ballot forum.  Municipal elections are non-partisan and the Cass County Democratic Party does not endorse any of the candidates running in these elections.  We simply want to provide an opportunity for candidates to tell us why we should vote for them and also discuss what the ballot measures mean for us as residents.  Voting is always important and voting in Municipal Elections have a direct impact on our everyday lives.  Come and get informed so you can be an educated voter when you head to the polls on April 4th.  

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