MO Democratic Insider – March 26, 2021

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Volume 3, Issue 5 – March 26, 2021

The Missouri Democratic Party condemns all forms of racism, xenophobia and hate directed at our AAPI brothers and sisters. Moreover, we stand in solidarity with Rep. Emily Weber, the first Asian American woman elected to the Missouri legislature, who has had to endure hateful language spewed by members of the Republican Party from the House Floor. The MDP calls on the GOP to condemn such hateful and dangerous language. Words have power and can result in deadly violence, we are better than this. #StopAsianHate

#MOLEG NEWS: What to Expect Over the Next Eight Weeks

Returning from Spring Break there are a number of big items to come before the State Legislature including Medicaid Expansion, the Budget and Education Reform. Read more about it in this article.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/government-politics-issues/2021-03-22/missouri-lawmakers-return-from-legislative-spring-break-busy-eight-weeks-ahead

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN:

President Biden and Democrats have secured a major and consequential victory: successfully passing the American Rescue Plan (ARP), a bold and historic legislative package that will provide much-needed relief to millions of working people across the country.

Because of Democrats, working families bearing the brunt of this crisis will see $1,400 direct checks in the mail, thousands more in individual benefits, funding to get more Americans vaccinated, the resources to get our kids and teachers safely back to school, access to more affordable health care and so much more.

This is a huge accomplishment, but we still have so much work to do to help our country recover from this pandemic. One thing is clear: we have to keep electing Democrats up and down the ballot to get critical, progressive legislation like the American Rescue Plan across the finish line.

When we elect Democrats, working people have more opportunity and better support. Our fundamental rights are restored and protected. But we have to make sure that voters know how we delivered for them when it counted most, and how Republicans did not, when they next head to the ballot box. That’s where you come in!

Without you, these victories aren’t possible. To win elections in 2021, 2022 and beyond, we need trusted voices like yours to spread the word now about this  incredible victory and what it means for people across the country. This is our time to help our friends and neighbors understand how the ARP benefits them, and what Democrats are able to deliver with their support.

CONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENT:

The IRS is issuing the third payments in phases.

Find when and how your third Economic Impact Payment will be sent with the Get My Payment application by going to: https://sa.www4.irs.gov/irfof-wmsp/login

HDCC NEWS – DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATIVE NETWORK

The Democratic Legislative Network (DLN) is a sustainable, ground-up, year-round, volunteer messaging program with a presence in every county and every house district across the state.The purpose of this network is to build coalitions and volunteer infrastructure centered around issue advocacy, in order to align our allies, and engage voters prior to an election year. The DLN will allow us to streamline Democratic messaging, making sure that Democrats from every corner of the state know what is happening in Jefferson City.To join the network, Click Here.

NEW IDEAS FOR MDP?

Do you have ideas for the Missouri Democratic Party? Want to join our new Ideas Committee? Head to http://missouridemocrats.org/ideas and fill out our form.  

TRAININGS & TRAINING RESOURCES – NEW INFO THIS WEEK!

MDP VAN Training (updated info): If you need to get set up with VAN, email VANsupport@missouridems.org and be sure to check out our VAN and data resources webpage at www.missouridemocrats.org/data-resources for training materials, VAN user agreements, pricing and policies, etc. 

MDP Training Resource – Portal: 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.

Within the Portal, a great resource you’ll find is the MDP’s County Committee Manual – 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.

DNC Training Newsletter: Sign-up for the monthly DNC/ASDC BPI Newsletter to stay updated on training opportunities available to activists, volunteers, candidates, and more.

DNC Training Resources: Sign-up for the DNC/ASDC BPI Victory Vault for on-demand training resources, tailored towards activists, volunteers, entry-level staff, and candidates! New members added each Wednesday. 

Bookmark and check out the new training calendar made available by our friends at GAIN Power, to share public training events and stay updated on training opportunities from our allies and partners. 

NDTC Local Leaders On-Demand Courses: NDTC’s curriculum team has been working nonstop to develop on-demand trainings for our local leaders (county party chairs, caucus leaders, etc). We believe these trainings are critical in a year like 2021 to strengthen and grow our local level infrastructure after a long presidential election. Already launched courses I want to highlight include: 

REMINDERS & ALWAYS HELPFUL ITEMS

Political Job Resources: The DNC Talent Bank is a resource to help state parties and campaigns find the best applicants for a wide range of positions, from field organizers to digital directors to communications staff, and more. 

If you are interested in pursuing a campaign position, please sign up for the DNC Talent Bank in order to receive information on available positions and other career opportunities. All levels of experience and fields of interest are encouraged to apply.

Also check out LeadMO and HiredUpMissouri.

Membership Dues

U.S. Congress & Statewide Offices: $1,000
Executive Committee Member: $500
DNC Member: $500
State Committee Member: $200
State Representatives & State Senators: $100
County and City Elected Officials: $50
General Party Members: $35
General Party Members Youth (35 & under) & Senior Rate (65+): $25

You may pay online here or by mail to: Missouri Democratic Party, 4218 Roanoke Rd., Suite 306, Kansas City, MO 64111

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!

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

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!

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

  • March 27: March Missouri Democratic State Committee Meeting
  • April 6: Municipal elections & HD45 special election 
  • May 22: May Missouri Democratic State Committee Meeting
  • July 24: July Missouri Democratic State Committee Meeting
  • September 18: September Missouri Democratic State Committee Meeting
  • November 20: November Missouri Democratic State Committee Meeting

Respectfully,

Randy Dunn
Executive Director
Missouri Democratic Party

Paid for by the Missouri Democratic State Committee, Cydney Mayfield, Treasurer.Missouri Democratic Party
4218 Roanoke Rd.
Suite 304
Kansas City, MO 64111
United States


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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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