On the State of the Union Address from the State Party
Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday was highlighted by a bewildering attack on the legitimate function of Congress to provide a check-and-balance. The President’s assertion that there cannot be legislative progress on our shared priorities unless investigations into the President and his campaign’s corruption are halted was not only concerning, but downright scary.
In addition to investigating Trump’s own corruption, Democrats are also investigating his harmful policies, like his family separation policy, and holding hearings on how to improve the lives of Americans across the country through policies addressing climate change, gun violence prevention and increasing access to affordable health care.
Here at the Missouri Democratic Party, we’re taking a similar approach. MDP is rolling out a new effort, the Missouri Government Accountability Project, to hold our lawmakers accountable and shine the spotlight on bad governing. The success of this effort relies on YOU. Send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have information on the actions of Republican elected officials that we should be aware of.
Fundraising for Staff: Keep Jackson County Democrats Strong
More than ten years ago, the Democratic Committee made a bold decision to hire a full-time Executive Director, setting Jackson County apart from other counties and allowing for year-round development and more long-term goal setting. Funding the Executive Director position comes through many small donations from engaged voters across the region. The county committee invested heavily in our candidates in 2018 so our funds are very low. To keep our county party working, we need to keep our staff funded. Please donate now to keep us as the leading county committee in Missouri.
Join us for the annual Wiggins Fund event February 28th 5:30pm at Crane Brewing Company in Raytown. This event will feature a number of elected and party officials discussing what is on the horizon for 2019 and the 2020 elections while supporting Jackson County Democrats staff.
2019 Truman Gala is Scheduled
Save the date for the 32nd annual Truman Gala: June 1, 2019 at Arrowhead Stadium. A line-up of speakers including a nationally prominent name will be announced closer to the event. Tickets will go in sale in March.
Upcoming Club Meetings and Events:
40 Club Lunch: Tuesday, February 12th, noon at Sheet Metal Local 2 (2902 Blue Ridge Blvd. KCMO 64129). $15 supports labor local's educational fund.
Our Revolution: monthly meeting at new location (Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St KCMO). Monday (tonight), 6:00pm. Board elections are next month.
Lee's Summit Democrats 1st Quarter Social: Join this brand new local club as they host their first social event of the year at Lakewood Oaks County Club February 12 from 7-9pm. 651 NE St. Andrews Cir. Lee's Summit MO 64064.
Moms Demand Action Advocacy Day: February 19, 10am at 422 Monroe St. Jefferson City, MO. Their biggest advocacy event of the year and the best chance to fight two expansive "guns everywhere" bills that have been introduced this year. Keep up with more information on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MomsDemandActionMO/
Heartland Alliance for Progress: Monthly meeting (4th Monday of the month) February 25, 5:15-7:15pm at Californo's (4124 Pennsylvania Ave KCMO). Meet the KC City Council candidates for April's election. With a large number of candidates, this is a great opportunity to see who is running and learn a little about their campaigns. Bring friends!
Greater KC Women's Political Caucus: Candidate forum for Mayor, City Council and School Board followed by an endorsement vote. Thursday, February 28 at 5:30, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (4501 Walnut St. KCMO).