The Democratic Insider

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Republicans have not kept their commitment to Missouri families. They have a choice to make as we head into one of the most important elections in our history. The policies of the far-right Republican party who have been in the super-majority for more than 20-years haven’t provided any positive change to move our state forward. 

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is hosting its Fall Meeting in St. Louis from Wednesday, October 4 (setup) through Saturday, October 7 this year and we need your help with exciting volunteer opportunities!

This event is a fun and exciting opportunity to watch DNC Members and leadership in action, and it will be a historic meeting as the future of the presidential primaries is considered. 

Please fill out this Volunteer Interest Form, if you are interested in volunteering. We will be in touch soon with more information and to sign up for specific shifts. 

Reach out to with any questions.

Join the Missouri Democratic Party for the 10th Annual Truman Dinner on October 4, 2023, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand. Dinner will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Truman Dinner is the largest Missouri Democratic Party event of the year and this year will be one for the books. Not only will we be celebrating 10 years of this amazing event but we will also be hosting some very special guests from the Democratic National Committee (DNC)!

You won’t want to miss the biggest Missouri Democratic Party event of the year with special guests from the DNC. Visit to secure your tickets!


Mail-in ballots, ranked-choice voting part of Missouri Democrat plan for presidential primary 

Instead of reverting to a caucus-only system, the process used in most elections prior to 2000, the Missouri Democratic Party is seeking comment on a plan that will use mail-in ballots and four hours of in-person voting on a Saturday – March 23 – to gauge party sentiment.

Russ Carnahan, chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party, said in an interview Wednesday that the cash-strapped party has a projected budget, along with donors lined up to help finance the party-run primary, but he declined to reveal either.

Proud Boys’ Enrique Tarrio gets record 22 years in prison for Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy 

Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in prison for orchestrating his far-right extremist group’s attack on the U.S. Capitol in a failed bid to stop the transfer of presidential power after Donald Trump lost the 2020 election.

Tarrio’s sentence is the longest so far among more than 1,100 Capitol riot cases, topping the 18-year sentences that Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and one-time Proud Boys leader Ethan Nordean each received after juries convicted them of seditious conspiracy and other charges.

Read more at Saint Louis Post Dispatch

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 


Extremist politicians create culture of fear at university, Missouri hospitals

A Missouri law went into effect Aug. 28 that bans gender-affirming care for minors across the state. This anti-transgender legislation was driven to the governor’s desk by those willing to ignore the dozens of families with transgender children who have repeatedly come to the Missouri Capitol to testify against the harm these bills will do.

The Columbia community intimately knows the dangers posed by this legislation, thrust upon us by politicians happy to play politics with people’s lives. While hospitals around the state have complied with the new law as its legality is tested in our courts, it seems MU Health Care unfortunately felt forced to go further than the letter of the law when it ended gender-affirming care for transgender minors.

Red more at Columbia Missourian

Unions are the backbone of our party, our state, and our country. Without Unions, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

We are in good company if we have the support of Unions as we work to #fireJoshHawley in 2024. #VoteBlue2024


36th Annual Governor James T. Blair Awards Dinner


September 8, 2023 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM CT 

DoubleTree by Hilton, Magnolia Room, 422 Monroe St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

This annual awards dinner and fundraiser will feature keynote speaker Russ Carnahan, chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party and former U.S. Congressman, on how we’re strengthening the Democratic Party in Missouri for success in the future. Cole County Democratic Central Committee will also honor local Democrats Ralph and Barbara Kalberloh for their lifetime contributions. Learn more, register and purchase tickets at:

Saturday promises great weather and a perfect opportunity for a stroll with Democrats to show our support for Labor. 

We have a strong economic message to bring to Labor and the spectators. Biden is bringing billions to Missouri to re-build roads, expand high speed internet across rural MO, clean up our water and more that will provide good jobs for working families. Let’s show Cole County that the Democratic Party is the political party that has their backs.

The Labor Day parade is an easy parade for our group. Just show up with your Cole County Democrats t-shirt or a blue t-shirt, comfortable walking shoes and some water to promenade with us. The parade route is short and will take an hour or less. Bicycles, wagons, strollers, well-behaved animals of all varieties are welcomed and encouraged!

We will gather at 10:30am in the parking lot of the Truman Building and across from the Capitol Plaza Hotel. Look for the blue, antique Ford Galaxy convertible with all of your Democratic friends standing around it. The parade starts at 11am. We will have banners and candy to pass out. Be sure to bring water bottles and umbrellas or anything you need to keep comfortable. Please join us!

Help us show the Cole County that we are the party of the people!

Disney Trivia Night


Friday, September 8, 2023 6:00 PM –  9:00 PM CT

Reichmann Pavilion, Stepehn’s Lake Park, 2300 E WALNUT, Columbia, MO 65201

Hosted by Seth Jarboe

Doors open at 6 PM, Trivia Begins at 7. Theme is I’m Going to Disney World. Come Dressed for a Disney Vacation Tickets $35 each or a table of 8 for $250.

Pulaski County

Community Event

Saturday, September 9, 2:00 p.m.

Hog Roast & Toast by Pulaski County Democratic Club, Sat., Sept. 9, 2 p.m. St. Robert Municipal Park. To see more details and buy tickets: Pulaski County Democratic Club’s 1st Annual Hog Roast & Toast Tickets, Sat, Sep 9, 2023 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite

Barry County Democrats Meeting


Tuesday, September 12, 2023 6:00 PM –  7:00 PM CT

El Mariachi Restaurant, 482 State Highway 76, Cassville, MO 65625

Hosted by Christopher Foster

Come join us for the Barry County Democratic Central Committee’s monthly meeting. If you intend to eat, please arrive early (5:30ish) to make your order. We will covering action items, upcoming events, candidate recruitment/training & initiative petitions.

Colin Lovett HD100 Campaign Kickoff Party


Thursday, September 14, 2023 6:30 PM –  8:00 PM CT

The Wolf Cafe, 15480 Clayton Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011

Hosted by Mike Gallagher

Join Colin Lovett to learn more about his vision for the future and build support among the West County community as he kicks off his 2024 campaign to represent the 100th District in Missouri’s House of Representatives. Please visit for additional information.

Truman Day


Saturday, September 16, 2023 11:00 AM –  4:00 PM CT

Kabell Family Farm, 4094 Highway Uu, Miller, MO 65707

Hosted by Christopher Foster

Sponsored by the Lawrence County Democrats. Saturday, September 16, 2023. Lunch starting around 11:30 AM. Meal Tickets available at the door. $20 each (children five and under are free.) Pulled Pork, Burgers, Side Dishes, and Dainty Desserts 1:00 PM Confirmed Speakers include: Crystal Quade – Candidate for Missouri Governor Lucas Kunce – Candidate for United States Senate Wesley Bell – Candidate for United States Senate Plus other Sate Wide, State House, and State Senate candidates And Russ Carnahan – Missouri Democratic Party Chair Auction – Pies, cakes, a one-of-a-kind Eleanor Roosevelt Bust, and other items. For Questions/Directions: 471-452-3286 or 417-848-4640

Platte Dem Fall Fest


Saturday, September 16, 2023 5:00 PM –  8:00 PM CT

Alldredge Orchard, 10455 N Highway, Platte City, MO 64079

Hosted by Sharen Hunt

Family friendly event including kids activities, introduction of office holders and candidates, hot dogs and s’mores.

Phelps County Democratic Committee General Meeting


Thursday, September 21, 2023 5:00 PM –  6:30 PM CT

Phelps County Courthouse, 200 N Main St, Rolla, MO 65401

Hosted by Tara Anura

Our September meeting is Thursday the 21st. 5:00 to 6:15 pm at the Phelps County Courthouse first-floor municipal room. 200 N Main St, Rolla, MO 65401. Please join us in person or message us for the Zoom link. You are welcome to stay for the September General Club Meeting and Potluck Dinner. We’re joined Contest Every Race with many #Democratic County Committees across rural America. Come check out how you can help register voters and recruit grassroots progressive candidates. You deserve better. You deserve choices up and down the ballot each and every election. We proudly support progressive candidates in Phelps and surrounding counties across central Missouri. Committee meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. We work closely with the Democratic Club of Phelps County which offers voter registration events, fundraising opportunities, and guest speakers at their public meetings. Stay for the September General Club Meeting and Potluck Dinner: September 21st, 6:30 -8:30

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