MO Democratic Insider – October 17, 2020

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Volume 2, Issue 28 – October 17, 2020

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Final Stops on the Yard Sign Tour!

We’re on a mission to get yard signs big and small to every corner of the state – and we’ve enlisted the help of Special Guest Nicole Galloway! Check the schedule below and come grab yours TODAY!  

West St. Louis County
Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:30 – 1:15 PM CT
CWA Hall, 2258 Grissom Drive St Louis, MO 63146

St. Louis City w/ Special Guest Nicole Galloway
Saturday, October 17, 2020 2:45 – 3:30 PM CT
Laborers Local 42 Hall, 301 S. Ewing Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103

North St. Louis County
Saturday, October 17, 2020 5:15 – 6:00 PM CT
Dunegant Park, 1930 Derhake Rd, Florissant, MO 63033

Yard signs are available for a recommended donation of $5 for regular size and $20 for 4×4 size. 

You’re Invited to a Special Reception with Sen. Elizabeth Warren!

The Missouri Democratic Party is partnering with our good friends in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska to bring you our “Campaign Everywhere” reception with Sen. Elizabeth Warren this coming Thursday, October 22nd at 1PM CST. An Oklahoma native, Sen. Warren is determined to help us flip seats and turn the entire heartland blue!

We’ll be joined by a few extra special guests to be announced. There is a $5 minimum donation to attend. Please give generously and support the infrastructure work of your Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma Democratic Parties!

Grab your ticket here!


Catch Nicole Galloway in Fenton THIS MORNING at 11AM

Auditor Galloway is visiting her hometown of Fenton this morning (Saturday) for an outdoor meet-and-greet at 11AM. Mask up and meet at the Hitzert Shelter of Fenton City Park, located at 1215 Larkin Williams Rd.

Jill Schupp to Debate Ann Wagner Live on Tuesday!

Jill Schupp will take on Rep. Ann Wagner in a head-to-head forum this Monday, Oct. 19th at 10AM, sponsored by the St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce. Sen. Schupp, her staff, volunteers, and supporters have worked hard to move this race to an official toss-up and we have a truly terrific chance of adding her to our congressional delegation. 

You must RSVP to watch, so please sign up and put it on your calendar and let’s cheer on Jill!

What’s on the Ballot?

Get knowledgeable about the constitutional amendments on your ballot this year! 

Amendment 1 would create term limits for the State Auditor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General. The Governor, State Treasurer, and House and Senate members are already subject to term limits. 

Amendment 3 would undo some of the Clean Missouri ethics reform and anti-gerrymandering rules that passed overwhelmingly with 62% of the vote in 2018.

Big News in the Governor’s Race

New polling shows Nicole Galloway down by just 2 points against Gov. Parson! She is exactly the leader we need, and she’s running a strong race that’s closed the gap from double digits down to well within the margin of error.

We know this race will come down to a razor-thin margin. Help us make sure we have the resources to reach every  single voter when it matters most. Make a $5 grassroots contribution today!

Have You Made A Plan to Vote?

In-person absentee voting is open until 5PM on Nov. 2nd in every county across the state! 

Visit your local Board of Elections or County Clerk’s office during their normal business hours – generally 8AM – 5PM Monday through Friday. Click here to double check the address and hours and then head to the voting booth on Monday morning!

You may be asked verbally or asked to check a box giving your qualified excuse. Qualified excuses include: being away on Election Day, being a caregiver to an incapcitated person, having contracted COVID or being in an at-risk category for contracting COVID, amongst others. 

If you’re voting by mail, remember to mark your ballot, read the instructions carefully, sign anything that needs to be signed, notarize if required, and return it ASAP.

If your plan is to vote on Election Day on Tuesday, November 3rd – know what time you’ll go beforehand. There is tremendous interest in this election. If you can vote absentee in-person or by mail, go ahead and get it out of the way!

Volunteers Needed Right Now!

We’ve already made thousands of phone calls, had thousands of one-on-one conversations, sent thousands of text messages, and have safely hit thousands of doors, but we need to do more.

Sign up right now and hit the pavement, the phones, and the keyboard THIS WEEKEND!

Candidate Recruitment Begins Again!

Municipal elections in the spring of 2021 will be here before you know it! The filing deadline for the general municipal election is January 19, 2021, so MDP is partnering with “Contest Every Race” to recruit Democrats to run for small, local offices like school board. 

Outreach will begin on November 14th to start recruiting for these races. Our point-of-contact with Contest Every Race, Gracie Fleming, will be contacting County Chairs over the next few weeks to talk about this process!

Voting Questions? Visit ShowMeVotes.com 

Showmevotes.com has all the info you need to request an absentee ballot, check out all the candidates up and down the ballot, and make a plan to vote! October may be a spooky month, but nothing’s scarier than missing your chance to make a difference.

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!

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!

IMPORTANT DATES & EVENTS

  • EVERYDAY – Absentee In-Person voting open across the state!
  • 10/9 – 10/12 – First leg of the Tour de Yard Signs!
  • 11/3 – Election Day!
  • 12/12 – 4th Quarter State Committee Meeting (Virtual)
  • 1/19 – Filing Deadline for spring municipal races. Interested in running?

Many parts of the state are seeing dramatic increases in cases and hospitalizations. Please remember to mask up diligently, maintain extra distance, and wash your hands often. We need everyone healthy for GOTV!

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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