Democrats don’t always get to put their name on legislation as a superminority, but these ideas would not likely be going into law without our legislators advocacy, expertise, and hard work. Our Democratic Legislators worked to pass many of these policies for years, and they finally managed to get them across the finish line. Here are some of the big wins in 2023:
Extended postpartum MOHealthNet Medicaid coverage
Eliminated the cliff effect
Protected I-70 expansion project
Directly contributed about $450 million to this year’s budget, including $250 million to raise wages for in-home care providers
Supported pay raises for state employees
Finally passed a meaningful, positive piece of gun reform in Blair’s Law to put harsher punishments on celebratory gunfire
Supported Worker’s Compensation for PTSD for First Responders
Established conviction review units
Increased restitution for those wrongfully convicted
Supported raises for police officers in Kansas City
Removed restrictions on the manufacture and sale of goods for fentanyl testing
Defined telecommunicators as first responders so they can receive benefits, and allowed PTSD to be classified as an occupational disease for first responders
Passed tax credits for seniors, adoption, entertainment and films and entertainment
Joined the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
Required consent from patients for sensitive medical exams
*The following information was shared from the Missouri House Democratic Caucus
On Monday, Governor Mike Parson signed the second supplemental budget into law. This $2B spending plan helps the state pay for the rest of its bills/financial obligations for this fiscal year. It includes $275M for school nutrition programs and $75M for charter schools. Missouri’s Interstate 70 will be expanded to three lanes across the state as part of a roughly $50 billion state budget approved Friday by lawmakers.
Read more at: KansasCity.com
‘There’s no point in staying’: Transgender Missourians describe toll of legislative session
One mom of a transgender child said the last few months have been especially hard, and ‘if people can leave, they’re trying to leave’
Republican lawmakers have become laser focused on legislation affecting transgender Missourians. That reality is pushing some to flee with their families or send transgender teenagers to out-of-state universities.
Read more at: Missouri Independent
Join the MDP and MO Housed Dems as we meet to discuss the 2023 Legislative session, and the path to victory for Missouri Democrats in 2024! Scan the QR code to RSVP, or use this link: MoHouseDems.com
“Awesome crowd & energy at the Northland Democratic Club. People are fed up w/ 20+ years of GOP mismanagement in Jeff City. As always, Piper For Missouri spoke truth to power & brought the fire!” said State Representative Maggie Nurrenbern.
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Blue Dogs in the Park Fundraiser for the Johnson County Democratic Central Committee.
Attorney General Candidate Elad Gross and US Senate Candidate Lucus Kunce have been invited.
Bring your dog and kids to play in the park and join us for hotdogs, chips, drinks and a cookie. Relax and enjoy hanging out with your fellow democrats.
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Blue Dogs in the Park
Cave Hollow Park
1001 W Gay St, Warrensburg, MO 64093
This is a candidate focused event featuring our Elected Democrats and Candidates running for office in 2024. This is your first chance to get to know them better!
When: Sunday, June 11th, 2023
Registration begins at 11:30am, Food service starts at 12:30, Stump Speeches starts at 1:00 pm
Where: Twin Lakes Recreation Shelter House (bring your comfy lawn chairs!)
2500 Chapel Hill Road, Columbia, MO 65203
For more information, visit the event Facebook page.
Join the Ray County Democrats for its Annual BBQ Fundraiser and Banquet. purchase your tickets by June 9th. Contact information is on the flyer below, and please be sure to share this information with other Democrats!
It’s that time of year again
tickets for the 36th Annual Truman Gala on June 10th, 2023 are on sale now!
If you want to be in attendance for the biggest annual Democratic fundraiser in Missouri, make sure to purchase one of our ticket options! In the coming weeks, we will be announcing speakers and award winners for this year’s event, so stay tuned for more information.
If you are a candidate or organization that would like to purchase an advertisement in this year’s program, you can also do that at the link below.
The St. Louis County Democrats Annual Gala
The St. Louis County Democratic Central Committee is proud to announce our 42nd Annual Gala. This year we’ll be holding it at the beautiful LiUNA Event Center, Saturday July 15, 2023.
LiUNA Event Center
4532 S Lindbergh Blvd
Sunset Hills, MO 63127
For tickets, visit: St. Louis County Democrats
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