We are celebrating the 100th anniversary (1920-2020) of Women gaining the Right to Vote. Posts throughout the month will honor and tell some of the stories of events and the women who fought so long and so hard for women’s suffrage.
Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906)
Susan B Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17.
In 1851, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who became her lifelong friend and co-worker in social reform activities, primarily in the field of women's rights.
In 1863, they founded the Women's Loyal National League and conducted the largest petition drive in US history to that time, collecting nearly 400,000 signatures in support of the abolition of slavery.
In 1866, they initiated the American Equal Rights Association, which campaigned for equal rights for both women and African Americans.
In 1868, they began publishing a women's rights newspaper called The Revolution and in 1869, they founded the National Woman Suffrage Association.
In 1872, Anthony was arrested for voting in her hometown of Rochester, New York, and convicted in a widely publicized trial. She refused to pay the fine.
In 1878, Anthony & Stanton arranged for Congress to be presented with an amendment giving women the right to vote. Often called the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, it was ratified the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution in 1920.
When first campaigning for women's rights, Anthony was harshly ridiculed and accused of trying to destroy the institution of marriage. Public perception of her changed radically during her lifetime. Her 80th birthday was celebrated in the White House and she became the first female citizen depicted on U.S. coinage when her portrait appeared on the 1979 dollar coin. Women’s suffrage was her life’s work. She died 14 years before the 19th Amendment passed.
When preparing for our Back to Blue event, which was eventually canceled, Barb Davis did a great deal of research on the women and men in the women's suffrage movement. We wanted to share the stories and thank Barb for her research, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
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.
I’m Raymond Kinney, a proud resident of Raymore, father and humbled candidate for Missouri state senate. Throughout the long history of the United States and its democracy, we’ve moved our nation’s backbone ideal of “we the people” in and out of the foreground and broken it with a “win above all” attitude.
The freedoms, infrastructure, and transparency our great state citizens deserve is being muddled in between personal agendas and arm twisting. My goal is to bring those core values back to the government by staying in touch with my constituents.
Each of us has a unique perspective on policies and current issues, and those perspectives deserve to be heard. It shouldn’t matter if you spend your days in a college classroom or plowing fields, working the train tracks or running a small business — you deserve to be heard and to have a candidate who represents you.
I was born and raised in Cleveland, Missouri to James and Deanna Kinney. From a young age, I witnessed my parents’ civic-mindedness and strong involvement in our small community. This instilled a strong value in me to remain involved in my community in every way possible. I graduated Cass-Midway high school in 1980, then enlisted in the United States Navy and served honorably from 1980-1984. I was first assigned to the USS Lexington from 1980-1982 as an Airman and then aboard the USS Tarawa from 1982-1984 as an Intelligence Specialist. After an honorable discharge in 1984, I returned home to Missouri.
In 1990 I married my wife, Debra Kinney, and we have two incredible children, of whom I am very proud. Christopher is also a military veteran, having proudly served in the USAF, and JacqueLyn, who is currently studying medicine in New Jersey. We moved to Sweet Springs in 1996 to raise our children.
During our time in Sweet Springs, I served as Mayor from 1998 to 2013. When I took over as Mayor, our city council was in so much turmoil, we were making the papers in other states. Fights and arguments during city council meetings, personal agendas, and disorder ruling the day. During my tenure, we turned things around, and our council meetings became cordial, professional, and productive. Upon my leaving office, a great honor was bestowed upon me as the council voted June 28, 2013, as Raymond Kinney Day. We chose to move to Raymore in 2013, after our children graduated high school, to be closer to family and work.
In 1998 I began working for Allied Systems as a Union Car Hauler transporting Ford trucks out of the KC Ford Assembly Plant in Claycomo. During this time I learned what it meant to be a Union member. I’m thankful that it afforded me the ability to provide a comfortable living for my family.
Through the years I witnessed others who have not been so fortunate and have struggled to make ends meet. I realized that I was the beneficiary of the hard work and sacrifices made by people who came long before me. I want to return the favor and continue the fight for the workers that are coming behind me.
Between the lessons learned from my parents and my union job, I have learned that the job is not only about one person; it’s about fighting for yourself, your fellow man, and the ones who follow behind you.
To learn more about how you can help Raymond win this race go to www.raymondkinney31.com
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