MO Democratic Insider – July 5, 2020

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Volume 2, Issue 16 – July 5, 2020

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Thank you, Missouri Democrats!

You helped us smash our end-of-quarter fundraising and digital goals! Thanks to your generosity, we’ve had an incredibly successful 2nd quarter even with the hard times we’re all facing. 

Here’s a quick update of some of our Q2 stats:

  • Received over 2,500 online contributions
  • Average online contribution is $33 bucks
  • Over 270 donors giving on a monthly, recurring basis
  • Surpassed 36k followers on Facebook
  • Had over 26k engagements on Twitter
  • Put targeted ads in front of 142,238 voters
  • Reached over 9,000 views of our virtual event with Stacey Abrams

MDP’s Candidates’ Corner Webinar Series

Rural Director Tara Logan will be joined by Digital Director Sadie Jess to talk all about Social Media 101, strategy, and best practices next Wednesday, July 8th at 7PM. Candidates’ Corner occurs Wednesdays at 7PM until the August primary and is open to Democratic candidates and their staff and volunteers. If you would like to join us, please email: TLogan@missouridems.org

August 4th Election Alert! 

This Wednesday, July 8th is the LAST day to register to vote before the August 4th election! Get registered or update your registration immediately

If you’re registered and ready to cast your ballot, absentee voting is already open! You can ensure the Missouri GOP will lose their fourth ballot initiative in a row by voting today. Request your absentee ballot today and then text three of your friends to do the same.

Know The Deadlines!

We’ve created a handy graphic that includes all the important elections-related deadlines and relevant dates. Help us keep Missourians informed by sharing it on your social media! You can find a version sized for Instagram stories in our Instagram story highlights, and you can download the FB-sized version here. Share away!

Fight Back Against Voter Suppression Tactics

Our fumbling Republican leaders have created new absentee voting rules that require a flow chart to follow and they pat themselves on the back for it. It’s designed to discourage you from voting, plain and simple. But the more new folks we bring into the fold, the more immune we are to their voter suppression tactics.

There are about 154,000 identified likely Democrats in every part of this state – rural, suburban, and urban potential voters that YOU can ask to step up and join the fight. $2 is all it costs to send a tracked, postage-paid, pre-filled registration form to one of these potential voters and get one new person added to the rolls.

Make a huge impact in the next 129 days – give to send new voters to the polls in November!

Calling All Notaries!

We are organizing notary publics all around the state who want to volunteer their services in a coordinated effort to notarize every absentee ballot that requires it as we head into the August and November elections. Are you a notary and want to join our ranks? Please email your contact info to volunteers@showmechange.org

If you’re not a notary, but would like to become one and help out the effort, check out all the details here.

Online Training Resources Available Now!

“The Portal” is an online library of resources provided by the MDP where you’ll find training docs, guides, and best practices for candidates, county committee members, volunteers, and staff. Get trained up today and make an impact in your community! To access the Portal:

  1. Go to https://missouridemocrats.org/portal-login/ 
  2. Click on Request Portal Access and fill in your info

Note: Please allow a couple of days to get approved as MDP staff vets all requests to make sure everyone accessing our materials is a Democrat in good standing.

Get Refreshed with MDP’s County Committee Manual 

Another important resource available on the Portal is the County Committee Manual, a 60-page comprehensive guide for Democratic County Central Committees. Topics include: laying out goals for your central committee, how to organize and run meetings, manage conflicts, how to run phone banks, how to recruit volunteers, how to write press releases, and tons more.

If you’re involved in a county committee, take your organization to the next level by utilizing these resources. Request access to the Portal today!

Be Counted!

Filling out your census is the single most important thing you can do to ensure fair representation for your community for the next decade. It takes only TWO minutes online or over the phone at https://my2020census.gov/. Remember, we lose or gain seats based on these numbers, so please check with your friends and family and share the link above!

MDP Data Resources & VAN Help

Have questions about VAN or any data and tech needs? Check out MDP’s Data Resources page or email vansupport@missouridems.org. Interested in improving the data, analytics, and technology infrastructure for Democrats in our state? Get more info and sign up here!

Show Your Pride All Summer Long!

You can show your pride and support Democrats at the same time by checking out our webstore.

Missouri Democratic Party + “It Starts Today” = A Brand New Legislature

Your support can go twice as far and reach all corners of the state with the Blue Missouri project, a partnership between the Missouri Democratic Party and It Starts Today. You can fund every Democratic nominee running for the Legislature and support a strong state party at the same time with a single monthly contribution. Our philosophy is to leave no Democrat behind – join us today!

Black Lives Matter Organizing Resources

It’s been just over a month since Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd, and the outrage over his death and those of countless other Black Americans who have been unjustly killed has understandably not wavered. In order to make sweeping, lasting changes to our structures, the work to undo systemic racism must be a life-long commitment. We’ve compiled a list of resources to continue working toward racial justice. The items on this list are not the end of our to-do list, but they’re a good starting point. Please take a look and share with others.

Submit an Event!

Are you a Democratic club, county committee, or allied group that’s hosting an event? Let us know so we can publicize it on our website. A sense of community is even more important these days as we’re staying home and not gathering together in person. Submit your event here!

IMPORTANT DATES & EVENTS

As cases rise all across the country and all across Missouri, please stay home as much as you can and always wear a mask when in public.

Solidarity,

Lauren Gepford
Executive Director
Missouri Democratic Party


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The Missouri Democratic Party holds the distinction of being the oldest political party in the United States established west of the Mississippi River. For the last century, we’ve led the fight for working families. Today, we’re organizing in communities across Missouri to protect and build on our progress.

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