Celebrate Pride in Cass County!

Our 2nd Annual Celebrate Pride event is on Thursday, June 23rd, at Wallace Park in Belton.
We're extremely happy to announce our special guest, State Senator Greg Razer! Sen. Razer has been in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the state of Missouri for over 20 years while working for PROMO, Sen. Claire McCaskill, the Missouri House and now as the only openly gay Missouri State Senator. Sen. Razer has continued to champion legislation to pass the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act, known as MONA.
Join us at 6:00pm for a potluck dinner and meet Sen. Razer at 7:00pm! A short meeting will follow.

Pot Luck/Meeting Thursday, May 26th

We'll be having our monthly meetings at different parks throughout Cass County! This month we are kicking this off at Lord's Park (Large Shelter House) on Thursday, May 26th. 

If you'd like to join us for a pot luck meal we'll see you at 6:00pm. Bring a side dish and your dinner service. We'll provide hot dogs and drinks.

We'll recap the legislative session, talk about ways we can all fight back and look at all the events we have planned for this summer.

Hope to see you on Thursday night, May 26th in Harrisonville. 


April Meeting

Sorry for the late notice, we normally don't have a meeting following Back to Blue...but we're too inspired and energized to take off a month!
Things we'll discuss...
  • Needs for May Community Service with Free Hot Soup (if you'd like to help out, but can't make the meeting email us at: [email protected])
  • Locations for meetings this spring/summer (particularly Harrisonville, P-Hill, Peculiar etc.
  • Location for 2022 Headquarters
  • Summer Family Day
  • Upcoming community events
  • Summer Fundraiser
  • Action Saturdays
Bring a friend and your ideas!

Back to Blue - Good Trouble - SUCCESS

To our amazing volunteers who put this all together, thank you! To all who bought tickets and donated to our auction, we appreciate you.
Jessica Podhola, Manny for Kansas City, Piper For Missouri and Mayor Quinton Lucas you guys brought the energy, we will PUSH BACK and we will TAKE BACK our county and state for the people.
To our Senate candidates, we'd be proud to have any of you representing us Spencer Toder for Senate, Dr. Gena Ross for US Senate 2022, Jewel Kelly For U.S. Senate and Lucas Kunce thank you for joining us!
Dr. Alan K. Green for Missouri Auditor will carry on the duties of that office with the same integrity and competence we truly enjoy. Emanuel Cleaver II, you always inspire us "Rev", thanks for sending your greetings. Trudy Busch Valentine thank you for the video, we hope to have you visit very soon.
To those who traveled to join us and support us, so much thanks. State Representative Ashley Aune, Emily Weber for Missouri, Keri Ingle for Missouri and Patty Lewis we are going to make certain, with your help, that you will have some more Democratic fighters with you in Jeff City. Corn Fed Threads, there are some decked out Democrats in Cass thanks to your amazing progressive t-shirts. It was great to have Adam from The Heartland POD with us, we'll keep tuning in! And, last but not least Lindsey Simmons, your continued support for us means more than you could possibly know. Thanks for always having our back.

 


Still Time to Buy Your Tickets!

There's still time to get your tickets for Back to Blue - Good Trouble! BUY TICKETS HERE

In addition to this amazing line-up of speakers, 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

we will also be joined my 4 of our terrific candidates for US Senate! 

Join us to help fund our Community Outreach programs, Voter Registration activities, and support our local candidates with a headquarters in Cass County this year! 


VOTE Tuesday, April 5th

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Municipal election day in Cass County is Tuesday, April 5th.
Polls Open at 6:00am to 7:00pm
Check you Voter Registration:  https://s1.sos.mo.gov/elections/voterlookup
Find Your Polling Place:  https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/localelectionauthority 

March Meeting

We would love to have you join us Thursday night, March 24th for our monthly meeting. If you'd like to come to have dinner and visit, be there at 6:00pm.
At 7:00pm we will be talking about the upcoming Municipal Elections and the filing deadline for State and County offices which is March 29th.
Lots of opportunities to volunteer, we'd love to have you! 

Back to Blue - Good Trouble

Dear Fellow Democrats,

Are you ready to start some Good Trouble? The Cass County Democratic Central Committee is hosting its annual Back to Blue Dinner on April 23, 2022, at Memorial Station in Belton and we would love your support. We will honor Good Troublemakers past, present and future with a social hour at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner and program starting at 6:30pm. This event is a fundraiser for our Central Committee and will allow us to open a headquarters during the 2022 election cycle and support our local Democratic candidates.

Our inspiring line-up of Good Troublemakers includes Jessica Piper, a rural Progressive running for Missouri HD1, Manny Abarca, KCMO school board & MDP Treasurer, a special video message from Congressman Emanuel Cleaver and our special guest, Kansas City, MO Mayor Quinton Lucas. Jessica Podhola, IUPAT Government Affairs, returns as our emcee. Join us for a fun evening of great food, great entertainment, and phenomenal Democrats! You especially don’t want to miss our silent auction or a chance to win a locally made Gaddup the Democratic donkey quilt.

Your support is always critical to the success of Democrats in Cass County and this support is essential in 2022. We really need your help as an EVENT Sponsor. Four sponsorship levels are available. Please see the enclosed reply form for details. You may purchase individual tickets or sponsorships online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/b2b2022.

If you’d like to purchase extra tickets, or if you purchase a sponsorship and won’t be using all of your tickets, please indicate on the form that these tickets may be given to our volunteers and/or students.

Your contribution is greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you for an eventful evening of Good Trouble!

Sincerely,

Patty Johnson

Chair, Cass County Central Democratic Committee

PS:  The safety of our guests is of utmost importance to us. We ask that all attendees be up to date with their Covid-19 vaccinations. We will closely monitor Covid-19 cases here and if there is more than a 5% positivity test rate, masks will be required inside the venue when not eating or drinking. 


February Meeting

You can order a meal starting at 6:00 and we'll have our meeting at 7:00pm.
-If you are running for a seat in the municipal elections, stop in and see us.
-Filing for the August Primary begins Tuesday the 22nd and runs through March 29th.
-The Municipal Elections are on April 5th. We need Democratic poll workers.
-Make sure you are registered to vote if you've moved. We'll have all the details.
-Volunteers needed for upcoming events

See you Thursday night, February 24th, at El Dorado Restaurant in Raymore.


RUN FOR OFFICE

Filling for State and County Office runs between Feb. 22 and March 29th.

County office candidate file in Harrisonville at the old courthouse on the Square. State office candidates file in Jefferson City.

Please let us know if you have any questions at [email protected]! We want and deserve a DEMOCRAT running in every single race.

Qualifications to run for State Rep:
-At least 24 years of age
-Qualified Missouri voter for 2 years before the election
-A resident of the district which he is chosen to represent for 1 year before the election
-Is not delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence as stated in the declaration of candidacy
-Is not a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the state
-Has not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under the federal laws of the United States of America
-Has not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under the laws of this state or an offense committed in another state that would be considered a felony in this state

Qualifications to run for ANY County Office:
•Citizen of the US
•Resident of the state 1 yr. next preceding election
•Registered Missouri voter
•Is not delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence as stated in the declaration of candidacy
•Is not a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the state
•Has not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under the federal laws of the United States of America
•Has not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under the laws of this state or an offense committed in another state that would be considered a felony in this state

Presiding Commissioner
•Resident of the county.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
•Resident of the county 3 months next preceding election
•Over 21 years of age

Recorder of Deeds
•21 years old
•Registered voter
•Resident of the county 1-year next preceding election

County Auditor
•21 years old, United States citizen
•Resided in Missouri for one year and the county for 3 months before the election.
•Must be familiar with the theory and practice of accounting by education, training, and experience

Collector
•21 years old,
•Resident of the county for at least one year prior to the date of filing for such office.
•Must present to the county clerk a signed affidavit from a surety company authorized to do business in Missouri stating the candidate meets the statutory bond requirements for the office of collector.

County Clerk
•Over 21 years old
•Resident of the county 1-year next preceding election

Prosecuting Attorney
•At least 21 years of age
•Licensed to practice law in Missouri.
•Resident of the county 1-year next preceding election

Associate Circuit Judge
•25 years of age
•Qualified Missouri voter
•Resident of the county for at least 1 year before the election
•Licensed to practice law in Missouri