MO Democratic Insider – November 14, 2020

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Volume 2, Issue 32 – November 14, 2020

How to Help in Georgia!

The majority in the U.S. Senate will be decided by two run-off elections in Georgia on January 5th and folks have been clamoring to send help to our fellow Democrats in the Peach State! Here’s what you can do to help deliver a Democratic majority to our new President:

  1. Give $5 or $10 to take the Senate back! Chip in and your contribution will be split evenly between candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock and the Missouri Democratic Party. Triple your impact with just a few bucks!
  2. Make phone calls to Georgia voters! Virtual volunteers like you can have a huge impact in these races, so please sign up now

We’ve got all these resources and info on our dedicated webpage at: https://missouridemocrats.org/georgia/

Congratulations to Betsy Fogle in the 135th District!

After a too-close-to-call race and a recount, Democrat Betsy Fogle has FLIPPED the district’s seat from red to blue and she will join the Missouri House of Representatives as our newest member. Greene County Democrats and all our supporters, donors, and volunteers in the Greater Springfield area helped make this victory a reality. We are overjoyed to send a new member from SWMO to join House Democratic Leader Crystal Quade. Thank you, everybody!

Thank you for Looking Forward with Us

Thanks to everyone who jumped on our public debrief session on Thursday evening. It was an extremely productive meeting with tons of great feedback, constructive criticism, and the entire staff walked away with new ideas and goals. 

Reshaping our strategy, next steps, and long-term planning will be an ongoing process so please feel free to reach out and we can work together to move forward and put some more wins in our pocket.

**Calling all Democrats with Active, County-level or Township-level Clubs**

Do you have an active local Dem club in your area? Let us know – we’re compiling info to add to our website and have received lots of interest about how to get involved with very local, county-level or township-level clubs. Shoot us an email to info@missouridems.org so we can make sure your group is added and you have greater visibility!

Check Out Our Online Training Resources

The “Portal” is the MDP’s online library of resources 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! Access the portal here but please allow a couple of days for approval as MDP staff vets all requests to make sure everyone accessing our materials is a Democrat in good standing.

Are You a Leader in a County Committee or Democratic Club? 

MDP’s County Committee Manual is a 60-page comprehensive guide for Central Committees and Clubs. Topics include: goal-setting, how to organize and run meetings, manage conflicts, how to run phone banks, how to recruit volunteers, how to be active online, and tons more.

If you’re involved in a committee or club, take your organization to the next level by utilizing these resources. Request access today! If you would prefer a paper copy of the Manual, let TLogan@missouridems.org know! 

Our Sights are Set on Inauguration Day!

For something that will bring you extra peace of mind, mark your calendar right now for January 20th and prepare to hang out with us as we livestream the entire ceremony to swear in President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris!

We Need YOU…To Run for Local Office

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, county commissioner, assessor, and city council, and many more. 

Outreach will begin on November 14th to start recruiting for these races. Interested in running? Submit your info and we’ll get back with you ASAP!

Stay Cozy and Support Democrats

Stay warm, celebrate our new President, and show off your politics in style this winter. Visit our merch store!

Can We Make It Official?

Join our grassroots army of dedicated supporters like you to finish what we started and build on our wins in the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives! Will you join us? Become a bonafide member right now. Dues are $35 or $25 for Seniors and Young Democrats.

Submit Your Event!

Is your club, committee, or allied group 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

  • 12/12 – 4th Quarter State Committee Meeting (Virtual)
  • 1/5 – Election Day for Georgia Senate Runoffs
  • 1/6 – First Day of 2021 Missouri Legislative Session
  • 1/19 – Filing Deadline for spring municipal races. Interested in running?!
  • 1/20 – Inauguration Day!

As you’ve seen, autumn and winter are bringing disastrously high rates of COVID positivity, hospitalizations, and deaths. Please wear your mask anytime you’re out of the house.

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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