In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Missouri Democratic Party is taking all necessary steps to help curb its spread in Missouri and to do our part to protect the health and well-being of our staff, supporters, and fellow citizens. As of Friday, March 13th, MDP has postponed all in-person party events, meetings, and fundraisers through at least Friday, May 1st. MDP offices will be closed and all staff will be working remotely until at then as well. Wherever possible, we will hold events and meetings virtually; those that cannot be held virtually will be rescheduled.
We urge all county parties, Democratic clubs, and allied organizations to postpone or cancel in-person events and follow the guidance of the CDC and state and local Departments of Health. We’re practicing social distancing, rigorous hand-washing, and staying inside as much as possible, and we encourage you to do the same.
This epidemic again highlights so many inequities in our state and gives us a renewed sense of urgency in our fight for paid sick leave, healthcare access for all, expanded worker protections, expanded voting rights, and rural broadband access.
Even in these unprecedented circumstances, the important work of this organization moves forward. This is an election year and we are continuing a robust advocacy of our candidates, policies, and values. We will monitor the situation closely and adjust steps as necessary but until we’re through the thick of this, we’re making a quick transition to online campaigning. While door-knocking is on hiatus right now, we are committed to making more phone calls, sending more texts, creating more digital content, and connecting to even more voters online.
As we transition into an online-focused presence, here’s how you can stay involved and updated:
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
- Forward this email to like-minded friends who can sign up for email updates here.
- Sign up to volunteer for phone banks, text banks, letter writing campaigns, and postcard campaigns.
- Follow your local newspaper online and consume the most credible information out there.
We need our volunteers and supporters now more than ever. Be safe and stay healthy. Get in touch with us via email and social media.
Jean Peters Baker
Missouri Democratic Party
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