MO Democratic Insider – December 19, 2020

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Volume 2, Issue 36 – December 19, 2020

We’re Wishing You a Safe and Joyful Holiday Season

The challenges we have faced this year – as Missourians and as Americans – have uprooted our lives and rearranged our priorities. As we reflect on the turbulence of 2020 and prepare for the work ahead, we at the Missouri Democratic Party hope you and yours make time for rest and for celebration. Have a happy and healthy holiday season!

Choose a Design for our 2021 Membership Card!

A new year is just around the corner, thank goodness, so help us welcome 2021 by voting on a design for the official 2021 Missouri Democratic Party Membership Card

After you vote, you’ll be redirected to a page to submit your 2021 membership dues. We’ll mail all new and recent dues-paying members the winning design when the new year rolls around!

We Need YOU to Run for Local Office!

We’re building power from the ground up by heavily recruiting for 1,500 local offices all over the state. MDP is partnering with “Contest Every Race” to recruit Democrats to run for school board, county commissioner, assessor, city council, board of aldermen, and many more.

The filing deadline to run is coming up quick on January 19th and the spring elections will be here before you know it. Use your talent and dedication to make an impact on your neighborhood – and further the long-term investment Democrats must make on the ground in order to work our way up.

Submit your info and we’ll get back with you ASAP! And check out all our resources for folks considering a run for office here!

NDTC Training Guide for Local Leaders

The National Democratic Training Committee has compiled a handful of resources specific to Local Leaders (like you!) to assist with planning, evaluating, and growing your organization into a well-oiled, Democrat-electing machine. 

As your club or committee are gearing up to make improvements, check out their guide!

Find Your Local Democratic Club!

We all know politics is local, so if you haven’t gotten involved with your local-level Democratic club, check out our new Local Clubs page on our website to get connected!

If your active club isn’t on our page yet, shoot us an email with your contact info, name of president, and website or social media accounts to info@missouridems.org and we’ll make sure supporters can find you!

ICYMI: We’ve Elected New Officers

Michael Butler, Genevieve Williams, Manny Abarca, and Cydney Mayfield are your 2021-2022 Officers of the Missouri Democratic Party. 

We look forward to putting in the hard work it’s going to take to build power from the ground up, retain Auditor Galloway, and defeat Roy Blunt in the next election cycle!

If you’re not yet an official member, join us here.

If you’d like to invest as a sustaining supporter and keep our party organizing year-round, make a monthly contribution here!

Party Dues for New Members!

Friendly reminder to this cycle’s state and executive committee members, officers, and elected officials, you may get your 2021 dues out of the way right now! Dues amounts are listed below. 

Thank you so much for your support of a strong, robust state party.

Folks who have not paid their 2020 annual dues, may use the link below as well!

If you have any questions or if you’re unable to pay due to hardship reasons, please let our Finance Director Jordan Hunt know at jhunt@missouridems.org

U.S. Congress & Statewide Offices: $1,000
Executive Committee: $500
DNC Member: $500
State Committee: $200
State Reps & State Senators: $100

You may pay online here or by mail to:

Missouri Democratic Party
4218 Roanoke Rd., Suite 306
Kansas City, MO 64111

Dressed to Chill

Stay cozy, show off your politics, and support the Missouri Democratic Party all winter long! Check out our merch store today!

Have You Lent a Hand to Georgia Yet?

Taking back the U.S. Senate is critical in order to accomplish our goals over the next four years. By helping out our fellow Democrats in the Peach State, you can transform the entire country! 

Here’s what you can do to help deliver a Democratic majority to our new President:

  1. Be a  Digital Volunteer! If you’re social media savvy, Georgia Democrats need you to help mobilize, amplify, and get-out-the-vote online! Sign up here to start organizing!
  2. Make phone calls to Georgia voters! Virtual volunteers like you can have a huge impact in these races, so please sign up now
  3. Chip in $5 bucks 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!

Run a Better 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. If you would prefer a paper copy of the manual, please email TLogan@missouridems.org

Join or Renew Your Membership Today!

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! Become a bonafide member right now! Dues are $35 for most and $25 for Seniors and Young Democrats.

We Have Online Training Resources for You!

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.

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!

Community COVID Testing Events

The Missouri Dept. of Health & Senior Services offers free coronavirus testing pop-ups in communities both urban and rural all across the state. Find one near you here and stay safe!

Stay in Touch!

Don’t forget to follow the Missouri Democratic Party on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram! Know folks who might want to receive this newsletter? Get them signed up here!

IMPORTANT DATES & EVENTS

  • 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!

Mask up and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

Onward,

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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