2019 Holiday Party

However you celebrate the season, we can't wait to see you at our 2019 Holiday Party! Bring a veggie or dessert, we're providing the turkey and ham, there will also be a cash bar.  You can let us know what you'll be bringing at this link:  Holiday Party Sign-Up Sheet

We'll have a box for a cash donation the proceeds of which will be given to a local charity.  


Dress is casual. Ugly sweaters are perfectly acceptable ;)


Run for Something - Cass County Assessor

Cass County Assessor

Incumbent – Roger Raffety

 

Term – 4 years

 

Salary – $64,207.92

 

Filing begins on Feb. 25th and the filing deadline is March 31, 2020. The general election will be held on November 3, 2020. A primary is scheduled for August 4, 2020. 

 

Read more

Run for Something - Cass County Treasurer

Cass County Treasurer

Incumbent – Steve Cheslik 

 

Term – 4 years

 

Salary – $64,207.92

 

Filing begins on Feb. 25th and the filing deadline is March 31, 2020. The general election will be held on November 3, 2020. A primary is scheduled for August 4, 2020. 

 

Read more

Run for Something - Missouri State Senate

Missouri State Senate

District 31

(Cass Precincts All)

Incumbent – None

Term – 4 years

Salary – $35,915/yr. $115.20/day per diem while in session

The regular session of the Missouri Senate runs from January – May.  The filing deadline is March 31, 2020.  The general election will be held on November 3, 2020. A primary is scheduled for August 4, 2020.

Read more

Run for Something - Missouri House of Representatives

Missouri State House District Representative

(Yes, this is what gerrymandering looks like!)

 

 

 

 

 

District 33

(Cass Precincts 11, 12, 15, 17-22, portions of 10, 13, 14, 16, 23, 24, 28)
Incumbent – Open

District 37

(Cass Precincts 31, portions of 29, 30, 34)
Incumbent – Open

District 55

(Cass Precincts 26, 32, 33, 35, portions of 2, 3, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 23-25, 28-30, 34, 37, 47)
Incumbent – Mike Hafner

District 56

(Cass Precincts 7, 8, 9, 27, 36, 38-46, portions of 4-6, 25, 37, 47)
Incumbent – Open

District 57

(Cass Precincts 1, portions of 2-6, 15, 29,30, 34)
Incumbent – Roger Reedy

 

Term – 2 years

 

Salary – $35,915/yr. $115.20/day per diem while in session

 

The regular session of the Missouri House runs from January – May.  The filing deadline is March 31, 2020.  The general election will be held on November 3, 2020. A primary is scheduled for August 4, 2020.

Read more

Run for Something - Public Administrator

Public Administrator

 

Incumbent – Melody Folsom

 

Term – 4 years

 

Salary – $64,207.92

 

Filing begins on Feb. 25th and the filing deadline is March 31, 2020. The general election will be held on November 3, 2020. A primary is scheduled for August 4, 2020. 

Read more

October Cass Dems Meeting

Thinking about running, already made that decision to run? This is the meeting you don't want to miss!

Our special guest this month is our expert about running races in Missouri.

Lauren has been a Democratic campaign and non-profit strategist for the past decade. She began her political career in 2009 running red to blue state legislative races in Missouri. She's held positions in Missouri, DC, and Tennessee for candidate campaigns at all levels, issue and advocacy organizations, and technology organizations. Lauren has worked in all facets of politics and campaigns - management, field, political, advocacy, data, technology, and fundraising and has specialized in data, digital, and technology over the past four years. Prior to starting as Executive Director of the Missouri Democratic Party, she most recently served as Data Director for Governor Phil Bredesen's competitive US Senate race in Tennessee.


Run for Something - Cass County Commissioner

CO Commissioner Dist. 1 (South)

(Cass Precincts 1-25, 27, 28, 20, 37)
Incumbent – Monty Kisner

CO Commissioner Dist. 2 (North)

(Cass Precincts 25, 26, 29-36, 38-47)
Incumbent – Jimmy Odom

Term - 4 years

Salary - $64,207.92

Filing begins on Feb. 25th and the filing deadline is March 31, 2020. The general election will be held on November 3, 2020. A primary is scheduled for August 4, 2020. 

Read more

September Cass Dems Meeting

Brainstorming and strategy session to implement our 2020 campaign plan. Bring your ideas!

Also, bring SHOES! Please comb through your closets and bring all your new or gently worn shoes to the meeting. What is gently worn? Anything that doesn't have holes where it shouldn't have. Bring your boxes and bags..you can only wear one pair at a time anyway!

See you Thursday night, the 26th!

Crossroads UMC is collecting shoes; funds received from the shoes will go to fund their Back Snack program for Gladden Elementary in Belton. The shoes will go to micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries so they can have the income to feed and school their families.


Democrats have NEVER wanted to take your guns!

Democrats don't want to take your guns because quite frankly, we have our own! What we believe is that there is an overwhelming need for universal background checks, licensing procedures and a ban of high capacity magazines!  Here's some sensible gun talk from Dennis, a retired union carpenter from Belton who is a strong believer in our 2nd Amendment rights!

"I have been thinking of something with the never-ending mass shootings and the call for banning assault rifles. I am a Democrat and a gun owner. I want all my Democrat friends to not lose focus on what could really help limit mass shootings.

The weapon is unimportant, my Remington 30-06 deer rifle is a semi-automatic that operates EXACTLY the same way the AR-15 does. They are both gas-operated semi-autos. My 30-06 can shoot a much larger bullet than the AR can chamber. .30cal. vs. .22 cal. Much more devastating bullet. The AR is the weapon of choice for many coyote hunters because it is light, flat shooting and does very little damage to the fur so it can be sold. The biggest problem is large-capacity magazines. If the AR is banned the aftermarket industry will just pick another weapon to make them for, such as my deer rifle. What needs to be banned are the large magazines, bump stocks, cranks, anything that makes a gun fully automatic. Banned from manufacture, import, sale, and finally POSSESS. This must carry a felony charge. Convicted felons have to give up all weapons even down to long butcher knives and archery gear. So even if they are not turned in or bought back people won't take them out of hiding to play with for fear of losing everything. I also believe a buyback could get many AR-15's and their aftermarket add ons off the streets.

Just please don't focus as much on the gun as the attachments that make them so dangerous. Be educated on this subject if you choose to debate with a gun nut because when you say something that isn't accurate you lose all credibility. The guard at the Pulse night club said he could have shot the guy if he had had to stop and put a new 10 round magazine in. The guy had a 100 round drum magazine and the guard could never get a shot off."  

The Republican legislature has decimated reasonable gun laws in Missouri. Once again this last weekend we saw pictures of young men carrying guns with high-capacity magazines into stores and striking fear into folks who have just gone out to shop.  We're going to repeat this one more time - Democrats don't want to take your guns, but we must vote out the Republican lawmakers who answer to the NRA and not the citizens of Missouri!  We must have laws that require universal background checks, reasonable licensing procedures and a ban of high capacity magazines.