The Democratic Insider: June 4, 2023

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Democratic Insider

June 4, 2023


The Missouri Democratic Party is excited to join the Missouri House Democratic Campaign Committee as we kick off the Road to 2024 Tour! You will have an opportunity to meet with and speak to elected officials from across the state – to include MDP Chairman Russ Carnahan and House Minority Leader Crystal Quade. Party leaders will discuss the 2023 legislative session and energize our base ahead of the 2024 campaign election cycle. Bring your family and friends to one of the many great events planned. You can find a complete list of stops below. 

Road to 2024 Tour

When and where:

June 4th

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

St. Louis County, UFCW Parking Lot.

300 Weidman Rd.

Ballwin, MO 63011

June 5th

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Boone County, LiUNA Local 955

404 Tiger Ln.

Columbia, MO 65203

June 6th

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Clay County, Clay County Democrats

6065 NE Antioch Rd.

Gladstone, MO 64119

June 8th

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Jackson County, Jackson County Courthouse

415 E 12th St.

Kansas City, MO 64106

June 10th

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Platte County, Green Hills Library

8581 N Green Hills Rd.

Kansas City, MO 64154

June 11th

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Buchanan County, East Hill Library

502 N Woodbine Rd.

Saint Joseph, MO 64506

June 12th

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Greene County, Teamsters 245

1850 W Division St.

Springfield, MO 65802

June 13th

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

St. Charles County

1309 Sherbrooke Rd.

Saint Charles, MO 63303

How: For more information, or if you’re interested in participating, please contact the Missouri Democratic Party at


 Judge rules Missouri AG had no authority to order

Abortion bans are driving off doctors and closing clinics

The rush in conservative states to ban abortion after the overturn of Roe v. Wade is resulting in a startling consequence that abortion opponents may not have considered: fewer medical services available for all women living in those states.

Doctors are showing — through their words and actions — that they are reluctant to practice in places where making the best decision for a patient could result in huge fines or even a prison sentence. And when clinics that provide abortions close their doors, all the other services offered there also shut down, including regular exams, breast cancer screenings, and contraception.

Read more at: Saint Louis Post Dispatch

Missouri nonprofit launches initiative to provide free emergency contraception by mailMissouri Family Health Council will distribute over 5,500 kits containing emergency contraception pills in a pilot program launching Thursday

Anyone with a Missouri address can now request emergency contraception pills be shipped to them by mail, for free, under a pilot program launched Thursday by a health care nonprofit.

Missouri Family Health Council Inc. launched the “Free EC” initiative using federal Title X funds for family planning programs. Missourians can request the pills through an online form on the nonprofit’s website or pick them up at designated in-person centers.

Read more at: Missouri Independent

Ralph Yarl miraculously walks months after being shot in head

Ralph Yarl, the teenager who was shot in the head after mistakenly ringing the wrong doorbell, joined a Kansas City, Missouri walk for brain injury awareness on Monday.

The Staley High School honor student, joined by a pack of family members visiting from Minnesota and elsewhere, walked in the annual Memorial Day race at Loose Park, Going the Distance for Brain Injury.

Read more at: The Black Wall Street Times

Missouri rule takes effect putting library funds in jeopardy over ‘obscene’ materialKids’ library cards could be revoked in order to ensure parents get a chance to sign off on a library’s policy governing access to materials

Missouri public libraries survived a legislative fight over state aid but now face a new hurdle to obtain the money – they must certify to the Secretary of State that they have policies in place that put parents in charge of what their children read and see.

The most likely response from libraries, leaders of the Missouri Library Association said Tuesday, is to give parents a choice – either allow their child to have a library card, with full access to books and other materials, or monitor the selections in person and check out with the parent’s card.

Read more at: Missouri Independent


Become a Missouri Democratic Party Member today! We need you to invest in our Party! With your support we can build our county parties, foster relationships with community organizations, support our legislators in Jefferson City as they fight for us, and provide candidates with training and resources. Click here to join! For more information, email


Join Senator Tracy McCreery, Representatives Barbara Phifer and Jo Doll for a review of the 2023 legislative session.

Democratic Legislative Network!

We’re excited to team up with Missouri House Democrats to build a stronger Democratic Legislative Network!

We invite you to join us on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. to hear from legislators, get #MoLeg updates, and action items for you to take to make a difference. Sign up here 

St. Charles Democrats First Capital Dinner

Friday, June 9, 2023

6:00 p.m.

Christy Banquet Center

Featuring Keynote Speaker Jess Piper

The Honorable Paula Brown will be awarded the

Robert J. Kelley Labor Hero Award

Join MDP and the Jackson County Democrats Clay County Democrats ccDEMScc Missouri Senate Democrats Platte County Democrats Central Committee at this year’s Kansas City Pride Parade!

The parade will take place Saturday, June 10. We’ll make sure to share more information whenever it becomes available.

Register at

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 pmWhere: 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.  Purchase Tickets Purchase a Program Book

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. Location LiUNA Event Center4532 S Lindbergh BlvdSunset Hills, MO 63127 For tickets, visit: St. Louis County Democrats

Paid for by the Missouri Democratic State Committee, Glenda Bainbridge, Treasurer.

Missouri Democratic Party
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Suite 304
Kansas City, MO 64111
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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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