If we’re going to fire Josh Hawley in 2024, it’ll take an unprecedented grassroots movement from every corner of Missouri.
That’s why I’m hitting the road as often as I can to rally Democrats and ensure they’re ready to organize and fire Hawley in 2024.
Last weekend, I joined a packed crowd of Cole County Democrats for their annual Gov. Blair Dinner. Every person in the room was ready to roll up their sleeves and work hard every day to win. I was honored to join them for dinner and even got a selfie of the packed house with the county chairwoman.
We are excited to announce that DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison will be a special guest speaker at the 10th annual Truman Dinner! This night is shaping up to be extra special and you won’t want to miss it.
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 TrumanDinner.org to secure your tickets!
Topic: Rural Organizing
Overview: Join the BPI Team for a presentation on how to effectively engage and reach rural voters. This training has been highly requested and we wanted to make sure you all have an opportunity to attend the session live.
When: September 28th, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. EST
Lawmakers consider boosting Missouri public education
funding by $300 million
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education releases new calculations to fund local school districts
Missouri lawmakers greeted a proposed $300 million increase to the formula that funds the state’s public schools with questions Wednesday, with some believing the figure seemed appropriate and others wondering if a change to the state’s accountability system drove estimates too high.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education unveiled its proposed budget for fiscal year 2025 during the State Board of Education meeting on Tuesday. If lawmakers approve the budget for programs, like literacy coaches, and fully fund the foundation formula, it will bring a $235 million increase in the education budget.
Read more at The Missouri Independent
We stand with all UAW workers.
UAW on strike at Wentzville GM plant as auto contracts expire
Members of the United Auto Workers union stand on the picket line outside the Wentzville General Motors plant on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. Joining the UAW strike in Wentzville were workers striking Friday at a Ford factory in Wayne, Michigan, and a Stellantis Jeep plant in Toledo, Ohio — making it the first time in the union’s history to walk out on all three Detroit automakers simultaneously.
Read more at Saint Louis Post-Dispatch
Democratic National Convention organizers tell visiting Dems inclusion of city neighborhoods is a top priority
DNC interim executive director Kaitlin Fahey said involvement of the
city’s diverse neighborhoods, a focal point in Chicago’s bid to land the convention, will continue to be a priority
Democratic National Convention organizers on Tuesday reminded visiting state party heads that there’s a big push to include all 77 Chicago neighborhoods in the sprawling political convention that will take over the city next August.
At a Democratic National Convention Committee preview event inside a bare-floored United Center — the future site of the convention’s main programs — DNC interim executive director Kaitlin Fahey said involvement of the city’s diverse neighborhoods, a focal point in Chicago’s bid to land the convention, will continue to be a priority.
Chairman Russ Carnahan and Executive Director Matt Patterson were in Chicago with other national leaders. Tuesday was the State Party Convention Preview Day where they leaders networked with party leaders on professional development and learned new ideas that MDP can use to conduct the important work of our party in August of 2024.
Read more at Chicago Sun Times
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Washington U. curtails transgender care to minors
in response to state law
Washington University officials announced Monday the school’s physicians will stop providing gender-affirming medications to minors who are technically eligible for those treatments under a new Missouri law.
While the new law bars puberty blockers and hormone therapy for minors who weren’t receiving care prior to Aug. 28, the law also exempted patients who were receiving medications before the law took effect.
Read more at Saint Louis Post Dispatch
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Hawley is a world-class hypocrite. After years of fighting to take away reproductive freedom, he knows his stance is unpopular and wants to leave this important issue to voters now that his political office is on the line. It’s disgraceful.
Don’t forget: Hawley has been a consistent opponent of abortion rights. He and his wife have fought hard to roll back abortion rights not just for Missourians — but for every American.
Republican candidate for Missouri governor vows to burn books after viral flamethrower video
While Democrats in Missouri and across the country are fighting to expand your freedoms and make progress for working families, this is what Republicans are doing:
This is ridiculous, and it’s another reason why we need to work as hard as we can to elect Democrats across our state next year. From the state house to the governor’s mansion to the U.S. Senate, we need to fire every extreme Republican who wants to burn books and turn back the clock on our freedoms.
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