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August 15th, 2021




39th Annual First Capitol Day Banquet Sponsored by the St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee “Democrats are Doing Great Things!” featuring guest speaker

The Honorable Judge Ted House Friday, August 20th @ 6 pm New Location: Christy Banquet Center 9000 Veterans Memorial Parkway O’Fallon, MO 63366

To Promote Responsible Gathering during the Covid-19 Pandemic:


• Disposable masks and hand sanitizer will be readily available.

• Banquet seating will provide additional space.

• Per CDC guidelines, participants should maintain social distance when possible, and should be masked while socializing, when standing in the buffet line, and when not eating/drinking.


Let’s all set a proud Democratic example of responsible behavior.


The Christy Banquet Center follows guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, including increased certified sanitizing, and increased frequency of hand sanitizing stations. Buffets and food stations are equipped with acrylic barriers between servers and guests. All food items are served by trained staff to the guests as they come through the line, which is monitored to ensure fewer crowds.


As of July 27, the CDC has updated Covid-19 recommendations, regardless of vaccination status: To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html


The St. Louis city and St. Louis Co indoor masking mandates – regardless of vaccination status – is currently in effect, despite ongoing efforts to overturn it.





WHAT'S HAPPENING IN JEFFERSON CITY?



Join the Democratic Legislative Network!


The Democratic Legislative Network is building a community of dedicated activists to support our ideals, our message and our candidates in Missouri. Fill out this form to help us put more Democrats into office! Sign up for our concise and actionable weekly newsletter here: DLN Newsletter Sign Up

What you can do for Missourians this week:


Call Gov. Parson (573) 751-3222 and tell him to pardon wrongfully convicted Missourians Kevin Strickland and Lamar Johnson. The story of these wrongfully convicted Missourians has made national news, as Governor Parson prioritized the pardon of the McCloskeys, the gun-toting couple who pleaded guilty to assault just recently. Meanwhile, Kevin Strickland has maintained his innocence for 43 years. We cannot stop advocating for Mr. Strickland and Mr. Johnson’s freedom.


Continue talking to your vaccine hesitant friends and family about the vaccine. Don’t pressure, don’t shame, just begin the dialogue about vaccines and offer them support and resources. If anyone has questions about the vaccine they can call 877-435-8411, or Click Here to Get the Facts. Remind them, they are loved, their life matters, and their health matters. #GetVaxxed


Let people in your network know, Medicaid has now been expanded in Missouri and they can now apply for MO Healthnet. You can be pre-approved regardless of the timeline the Governor is stating, and Federally Qualified Health Centers will/can pre-approve eligible individuals.


Equity Education Partnership


Missouri Equity Education Partnership is a grassroots organization founded in 2021 to promote anti-racist and anti-bias approaches to education. We believe that:

· Diversity and equity education belongs in our schools as much as math, science, and language arts.

· Our students need equity education to engage in a diverse world.

· Equity education empowers teachers and students to learn accurate history as well as gain skills needed to engage with people who come from different experiences and backgrounds.

· Education is about preparing children for the rest of their lives, and equity education gives them essential skills.

We are all stronger when we #LetThemLearn

To learn more:

https://www.missouriequity.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MOEquityEducationPartnership


DEMOCRATS ARE DOING GREAT THINGS


Stay up-to-date on what is happening with the Democratic Party in St. Charles County by liking the Face Book Page: https://www.facebook.com/stcdems and the St. Charles Co Progressive Democrats Club: https://www.facebook.com/SCCProDems

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1843971662557612


Ever thought about running for office?

Know someone who might be interested in being a candidate?

The St. Charles Dems are ready to help!

Call St. Charles Co Democratic Central Committee

Candidate advisory committee at 636-345-0256


What Else is Going On in & around St. Charles County?


Ongoing right now -

Indivisible We Will Persist St. Charles – Post Card Campaign

A NEW POSTCARD CAMPAIGN HAS STARTED! We are now writing to get Democrats registered to vote in swing states. First up is AZ. Instructions, a very short script and addresses will be emailed to you.

Note: ► Rate Increase: On August 29, Postcard Stamps will go from 36 cents to 40 Cents. Get your Forever stamps before the 29th!

During these financially stressful times, if you need assistance with postage costs, we can help.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Linda Scroggin, Co-Leader Indivisible We Will Persist, at Lescrog@aol.com.


Mon Aug 16 – Critical Race Theory in Missouri – 7 p.m.

Virtual event hosted by the Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights Township Democrats

Educator and State Rep. Paula Brown will explain CRT and what is happening in MO Leg regarding it, followed by practical advice from the Urban League's Farrakhan Shegog. Presentation will be followed by audience Q&A.

Please register in advance for this meeting: REGISTER HERE

You don't have to be a member to attend.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Fri Aug 20 - 1st Capitol Dinner

Hosted by the St Charles County Missouri Democrats

New Location: Christy Banquet Center, 9000 Veterans Memorial Parkway, O’Fallon, MO 63366

The First Capitol Day Banquet is a longtime tradition and the organization’s largest annual fundraising event. And after a year of being away due to COVID-19 safety precautions, we’re excited to host this year’s event and gather again. This year’s event theme is “Democrats are Doing Great Things" and the event will feature: Pre-dinner cocktails and mingling, Full buffet dinner, Open bar with snacks available until 10 pm, 50/50 raffle, Silent auction baskets, and the Honorable Judge Ted House as special guest speaker, along with special guests Michael Butler, Chair of the Missouri Democratic Party; MO SD13 Senator Gina Walsh; and Dan Kandlbinder of the UAW. 3 awards will be presented to distinguished guests including a Lifetime Achievement Award presented to the Honorable Judge Ted House, the James C. Kirkpatrick Award, and the all-new Robert J. Kelley Labor Hero Award.

For tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/1stcap2021


Thu Sep 16 – Indivisible We Will Persist informal get-together – 7-8:30 p.m.

Location: Cuivre River Electric Coop, LSL Branch, 8757 Hwy N, Lake Saint Louis, MO

At this informal gathering, you’ll be able to meet other Indivisible members from our area and provide input on future program needs. Water and light (after-dinner) snacks will be provided.



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