April Meeting

Hope to see (in-person see!) you all next Thursday, April 22nd, at Wallace Park in Belton. We reserved the large pavilion so there is plenty of room for social distancing (but you might want to bring lawn chairs too). We won't be serving food, but you are welcome to bring your own dinner and drinks. Masks are required when you are not eating or drinking. AND bring the kids, we are right next to the playground equipment!
We'll begin gathering at 6:00 pm and will have our regular meeting at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be live-streamed on ZOOM and a link will be provided in the monthly newsletter. If you can't attend, click JOIN US above and you'll be added to the newsletter. We will also stream live on our private Facebook page.  

The American Rescue Plan: Impacts on Missouri

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The pandemic and the associated economic crisis have had a severe impact on Missouri.
The need for action is clear:
• Since the pandemic began, more than 480,913 people have been infected with COVID-19 and more than 8,161 people have died.
• The unemployment rate is 4.4%, up from 3.6% before the pandemic.
• Since February 2020, more than 68,416 fewer people are employed.
• 384,000 adults – 9% of all adults in the state – report not having enough food to eat. This includes 132,000 adults living with children, or 8% of all adults living with children, who report that the children in their household do not have enough to eat.
• An estimated 206,000 renters or 17% of renters are not caught up on rent.
• An estimated 1,350,000 adults or 31% of all adults statewide report having difficulty covering normal household expenses.
President Biden’s American Rescue Plan will provide Missouri with:
• $2.838 billion in state fiscal relief
• $2.237 billion in local fiscal relief
• More than $2.010 billion in relief for K-12 schools
• Economic impact payments of up to $1,400 per person (above the $600 per person provided in December) for more than 3,977,000 adults and 1,505,700 children. This is 90% of all adults in the state and 89% of all children in the state.
• Additional relief of up to $1,600 per child through the Child Tax Credit to the families of 1,262,000 children, lifting 73,000 children out of poverty
• Additional relief of up to nearly $1,000 through the Earned Income Tax Credit to 361,000 childless workers, including many in frontline jobs
• Marketplace health insurance premiums that are $1,503 lower per month for a 60-year old couple earning $75,000 per year
So the next time you see Blunt, Hartzler, or Hawley pushing their lies, show them the truth! #HelpIsHere

Meet Tim Shepard this month at our monthly meeting.

With Roy Blunt not seeking reelection, the race for Senate in 2022 is wide open. So far four Democrats have announced and we hope to bring them all to Cass County several times between now and the Primary in August 2022.
First up this month is Timothy Shepard. Tim grew up in Kearney and Excelsior Springs just north of Kansas City. He is an entrepreneur, husband, father, and activist. Learn more about Tim in the link below and then join us on March 25th to welcome him to Cass County!
The meeting ZOOM link will be sent out in our newsletter on March 21st. To get the link, click JOIN at the top of the page.
Learn more about Tim Shepard here: https://tshepard.com/meet-tim/ 

Really? A Photo Op?

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The same group that ignored the citizens of Cass County, and their own health department, when we begged for a mask mandate. The same group that invited the Chiefs to have a super spreader parade here, and were mocked by the Chiefs and many others for their science-denying stunt.

By adopting the Trump Covid Plan, 82 of our neighbors, to date, have died from Covid in Cass County. 

Bob Huston is up for re-election in 2022, who is going to run against him? 

 


February Meeting

We invite you to join us on Thursday, February 25th. The Zoom link to join will be sent out in an email on Feb. 21st. Click "Join Us" at the top of this website to be on our email list.
Our special guest is the new Secretary of the Missouri Democratic Party, Manny Abarca. Cass County has known Manny since he joined the Missouri Coordinated Campaign to help re-elect Senator Claire McCaskill in 2012. He also served as a National Delegate to the DNC in 2012 for President Barack Obama. After the McCaskill race turned tides, with the (then) craziness of Todd Akin, Manny left the Missouri Coordinated Campaign to work with Jim White, Patty Johnson, and Charlie Burton for state offices here in Cass County.
Manny currently serves as a Jackson County Democratic Committeeman and Kansas City Public School Board member.
We watched Manny rise to leadership in the Missouri Democratic party. Please join us as we welcome him "home" to Cass County.

Building Back Better

We are committed to building back better in Cass County. Learn how to be part of the Central Committee and local Democratic Party. Hear about our exciting new goals and ways you can help. What would you like to learn about Democratic strategy and outreach? Join us as we work together to build our party to better serve the citizens of Cass County.
Click Join at the top of this page and receive our newsletter, the Zoom link will be in the newsletter sent out on January 24th. 

Jan. 18th MLK Day of Service

JOIN US! In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, and in conjunction with the Biden/Harris inaugural events, Cass County Democrats will be participating in "a day on, not a day off" on Monday, January 18th. Here are several ideas and places where you can donate your time, food goods, or other items to benefit our community.

  • Call Hope Haven in Harrisonville and see what their immediate needs might be
  • Do some clean-up at area parks and green spaces.
  • Bright Futures in Harrisonville needs bottled water.
  • Caring Hearts in Peculiar, and the small food pantry across from the Peculiar Police Dept.
  • Harrisonville Food Pantry and Ministerial Alliance
  • Food Pantry in Belton at VOX Church 622 2nd St.
  • Family Resource Center of Cass County

Happy New Year

To all the frontline workers, the healthcare workers, teachers, EMTs, first responders, store workers, you’ve made a lot of sacrifices for us in 2020 and so to every single one of you THANK YOU so much. You’ve been our heroes this year, and we’ll forever be grateful!
We're also grateful that we were able to pass Medicaid expansion, which will help so many Missourians gain access to affordable healthcare! And while November didn't bring the outcome we'd hoped for in Missouri, it is such a relief to know that very soon we'll once again have honorable and honest leadership in our great country with President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris!
The Cass County Democrats will begin having monthly Zoom gatherings again in January and we'd love for you to join us. The lack of leadership in Cass County and the state of Missouri has been tragic this last year and we could sure use your help in bringing back a government that works for the health and welfare of ALL of us. Click the join button at the top of this website and you'll receive our monthly newsletter for dates and times of our meetings.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, may 2021 bring health, peace, and happiness to you and your families!

Election Day 2020

If you have any questions about voting, check out the FAQ's tab at the top of this page. Get out there and VOTE (D) from the top of the ticket all the way down the ballot. And, don't forget - #VoteNoOn3! 


GOTV Rally and Raffle Drawing

Join us on the 17th for a Get Out The Vote Rally in the parking lot of our headquarters at 549 N. Scott in Belton.
Meet your local and state candidates for State Representative and State Senate, as well as County Commissioner. At 3:00 pm Lindsey Simmons, our next Congresswoman for the 4th District will join us for a postcard signing party.
The drawing for $500, $250, and $100 gift certificates to Farrar Family Farms will be at 3:30, so you'll have plenty of time to grab some last-minute tickets to support this local family farm and the Cass County Democrats.
We've also got some great items in our silent auction and we'll be giving away free pumpkins for the kids!
Free notary services available too, if you still need to get your ballots notarized.
All attendees must wear a mask and practice social distancing.