MO Democratic Insider – July 19, 2020

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Volume 2, Issue 18 – July 19, 2020


Our Quarterly (Good News) Report

Good news keeps pouring in for Missouri Democrats! Months and months of hard work and diligence is finally paying off. Check out these highlights!

  • Larry Sabato’s “Crystal Ball” is the latest election forecaster to upgrade Nicole Galloway’s chances of winning, moving her just one step away from declaring the race an official “toss-up!”
  • Secretary of State candidate Yinka Faleti outraised incumbent Jay Ashcroft by an astonishing 7-1 margin this quarter! 
  • Sen. Jill Schupp continues her winning streak by outraising unpopular Ann Wagner for the third quarter in a row.
  • Kathy Ellis has raised over $200,000 (with an average contribution of just $50) in her bid to unseat Jason Smith in Missouri’s rural 8th congressional district.
  • Rep. Judy Baker outraised Caleb Rowden for the second quarter in a row in her targeted, toss-up state senate race in Mid-MO.

These accomplishments would not be possible without a terrific slate of candidates and a dedicated team of staff, interns, and volunteers backing them up. Thank you!

Galloway Slashes Parson’s Lead!

A new poll out last week from SLU/YouGov shows Nicole Galloway in a statistical tie with Gov. Parson. With nearly 100 days to go, Galloway has dramatically slashed Parson’s lead down to just 2 percentage points — 41% to 39%. 

With the Governor on such shaky ground now, we’ve got to be able to strike while the iron is hot. We’re hiring digital and field organizers and recruiting hundreds of volunteers to make sure we bring this victory home. 

We’re just over 100 days out. Every moment counts. Chip in $10 or $25 or whatever you can and let’s elect Nicole Galloway as the next Governor of the State of Missouri.

Vote “Yes on 2” Today! 

Absentee voting for this election is already open and you can ensure the Missouri GOP will lose their fourth ballot initiative in a row! Request your absentee ballot and then text three of your friends to do the same. Requests are due back to your Local Election Authority by 5PM on 7/22. We have no time to spare, get yours in now!

Save the Date!

The 2020 Annual Truman Dinner is going all-virtual this year! Please mark your calendars to join us on Saturday, Sept. 12th for a voter outreach activity, an intimate VIP Q&A, and for the main program featuring a slate of statewide candidates and a special keynote speaker. This event is a long-time Democratic tradition that we look forward to every year – don’t miss out! 

Show Off Your Politics in Style

You can show you’re proud to be a Democrat and support our work at the same time! Check out our webstore

Calling All Notaries!

We’re 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

Final Stretch of our Voter Registration Fund Drive!

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 100 or so days – give to send new voters to the polls in November!

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 
  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.

Are You an Official Member?

If you’re not already a bonafide member of the Missouri Democratic Party, make it official today! Let’s show our strength in numbers to the GOP – become a member!

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

The outrage over George Floyd’s death and those of countless other Black Americans who have been killed by police has 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.

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 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 Interested in improving the data, analytics, and technology infrastructure for Democrats in our state? Get more info and sign up here!

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!

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!


As cases are again skyrocketing in Missouri and all across the country, protect yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow workers by always wearing a mask when in public.


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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