MO Democratic Insider – October 25, 2020

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By Julie Frontera

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Volume 2, Issue 29 – October 25, 2020


***9 Days Out – Here’s What We Need You To Do!***

We’re now 9 days away from kicking out Donald Trump, electing Nicole Galloway, and sending Jill Schupp to the U.S. Capitol. But it is absolutely critical that you do everything in your power to push these candidates over the finish line. Here’s what we need:

  1. Contribute! Make sure we can turn out every eligible voter – we must shatter turnout records to bring these victories home!
  2. Volunteer! Join a phone bank, text bank, or lit drop. Sign up right now and start turning out the voters we need to win today.
  3. Vote Absentee In-Person! Getting your vote in early is easy and it’s critical information for campaigns. Most Board of Elections and County Clerk’s offices are open M-F, 8AM-5PM. Some areas of the state, especially Kansas City and St. Louis have satellite locations, extended hours, and weekend hours to accommodate mass enthusiasm. Find your Board of Elections or County Clerk’s office here and head to vote tomorrow.
  4. Share Voting Info! Share, where voters can see what’s on their ballot from top to bottom, find their absentee and election day polling places, and more! 

Gov. Parson Refuses to Denounce Republican Accused of Sexual Abuse

Gov. Parson has still said NOTHING about the Missouri GOP’s State Rep candidate, Rick Roeber, who was accused by his own children of sexually abusing them. Roeber is the Republican nominee for an open seat in the 34th District in the Lee’s Summit area. Chris Hager is our Democratic nominee hoping to flip this seat blue and keep a credibly accused man out of the State Capitol. 

Read our latest release on this situation here.

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. 

You can use the Missouri Democrats Voter Guide to find all candidates top to bottom on your ballot too!

Race for Governor Remains Neck and Neck

Polling shows Nicole Galloway just 2 points down and well within the margin of error against Gov. Parson! She is exactly the leader we need, and she’s running a strong race that’s closed the gap to make this a true toss-up race. 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!

Missouri Dems Head into GOTV Strong

We released some of our final fundraising numbers from the past quarter and full cycle this week. We’re so happy with how we’ve doubled our grassroots donor base compared to previous election cycles as we’ve re-tooled the Missouri Democratic Party to be a long lasting organization that helps our candidates year round. 

Read the press release highlighting our accomplishments here!

Thank You for Making our Tour de Yard Signs a Success!

Thank you for coming out and getting your yard signs, stickers, and buttons! We distributed 7,500+ yard signs – big and small – for Nicole Galloway, Joe Biden, No on 3, and Alissia Canady over 27 stops and 3,500 miles from Kennett to Kansas City and everywhere in between. Thank you for supporting the Missouri Democratic Party and showing pride in our entire slate of Democratic candidates by decorating your houses and neighborhoods. We could not have done this without your support and enthusiasm. 

Thank you, Missouri Dems! You can check out photos from the events here.

In-person Absentee Voting Information

You can vote absentee in-person everyday 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. Pick whichever fits you best.

If your plan is to vote on Election Day on Tuesday, November 3rd, know what time you’ll go beforehand. Polls are open from 6AM-7PM. If you are in line by 7PM, stay in line, you can still vote! There is tremendous interest in this election. If you can vote absentee in-person, go ahead and get it out of the way!

Volunteers Needed Everyday Through Election Day!

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 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!


  • EVERYDAY – Absentee In-Person voting open across the state!
  • 11/3 – Election Day! Polls open 6AM-7PM.
  • 11/7 -Senatorial Committees meet to elect new State Committee members
  • 12/12 – 4th Quarter State Committee Meeting (Virtual)
  • 1/19 – Filing Deadline for spring municipal races. Interested in running?!

We’re in the midst of a third wave under ineffective and mostly nonexistent leadership from our Governor. Please remember to mask up diligently, maintain extra distance, and wash your hands often. We need everyone safe and healthy for GOTV!


Lauren Gepford
Executive Director
Missouri Democratic Party

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