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August 1st, 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:


Sign this petition and call Governor Parson at 573-751-3222 and use the script below to tell Governor Parson to keep his hands out of Missourians' pockets:

"Governor Parson, you have the power and authority to authorize the complete forgiveness of unemployment overpayments made in error to hardworking Missourians. You must recognize the harm that forcing repayment can and will cause for Missouri families, and immediately ensure the Department of Labor stops collections on both the federal and state portions of unemployment overpayments."



Racism in Policing A Guided Course by the ACLU

Want to know more about police, race, and the calls to divest? These are the issues the ACLU invites you to explore in our inaugural email course, “Racism in Policing” – a free four-lesson series taught by our experts and sent to your inbox every week. In four weekly emails, you will gain a foundational knowledge around the critical issues of U.S. policing, its inseparable ties to systemic racism, and solutions for change. Instructors are Paige Fernandez, Policing Policy Advocate in the ACLU’s National Political Advocacy Department, and Carl Takei, senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice and Equality Here’s a lesson breakdown:

Week 1: What is police divestment?

Week 2: Why is police militarization prominent in the U.S.?

Week 3: Who disciplines police in the U.S.?

Week 4: Why are communities over-policed – and can it change?

For information and to register: https://action.aclu.org/petition/want-know-more-about-police-race-and-calls-divest



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

There is a big push in FL right now for their Vote By Mail campaign. Let's get FL Democrats voting by mail so they will not have to take off work to go to the polls and stand in line forever.

Instructions, script and addresses will be emailed to you. You will write this on lined or unlined index cards.

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

The script is a short three lines.

We have 25 addresses in each packet but we need postcard writers.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:

Linda Scroggin

Co-Leader Indivisible We Will Persist

Lescrog@aol.com

314-956-6510 (C)

632 Falconcrest Drive

Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367


Wed-Fri Aug 4-6 – St. Louis Racial Equity Summit

Virtual event hosted by Forward Through Ferguson

The 2021 Racial Equity Summit is designed to build on the success of the inaugural summit in 2019 when over 500 advocates for equity gathered together. This year the event will move to a virtual platform, allowing more people to participate in sessions while adhering to safe gathering policies. Curriculum tracts will be available for all levels: from beginners in this work, to nonprofit leaders, to seasoned organizers. Keynote speakers: adrienne maree brown, writer-in-residence at the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute; Angela Davis, founding member Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex, deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice; Edgar Villanueva, a globally-recognized expert on social justice philanthropy; and featuring a workshop with Shelly Tochluk, an educator with a background in psychology, currently working with AWARE-LA (Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere-Los Angeles).

Register here: https://www.racialequitystl.org/


Thu Aug 12 - Statewide Virtual Voter Registration Training – 6 p.m.

Online event hosted by the Democratic Legislative Network Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwudOGoqT8rEtZlnzXQdvmPHGxOS5x0b2yF?emci=3bb1a6c0-1af2-eb11-b563-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=fafb57f8-1cf2-eb11-b563-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=1806855


Sat Aug 14 – Government 101 for Kids – 10-11:30 a.m.

Hosted by Sen Jill Schupp and Rep Tracy McCreery

Stacy Park Pavilion, 9750 Old Bonhomme Rd, Olivette

A fun & interactive event to explore our roles in government. We’ll read a book, “Sofia Valdez, Future Prez”, design our own park, and take votes! Parents, guardians, & grandparents are encouraged to bring children of all ages to this free event! RSVPs requested, call 573-751-9762 or email jill.schupp@senate.mo.gov

Face book event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/505628757378881


Sat Aug 14 – MO2 Dems Picnic in the Park – 11 a.m.

Hosted by MO CD2 for Change and CD2 Missouri Democratic Task Force

Muffin Shelter in Love Park, 2239 Mason Lane, Ballwin

Join MO 2nd District for Change and the 2nd District Missouri Democrat Task Force for a Picnic in the Park! Meet and greet with our neighbors, community members, Democratic party leaders, and candidates. Hear from Hon. Deb Lavender and Task Force members as we kick off our efforts to turn MO2 Blue! Bring your favorite dish and drink. Food and water provided. Email any questions to demsmo2@gmail.com

RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/2nd-district-missouri-democrats-picnic?fbclid=IwAR2rrQ0uahCcJXFHq_JpbfKjQnKgRvAA-LzzB0Ox4bOGp1r3ey98RXOI4V0


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


Do you have any raffle items to donate, or would you like to volunteer to help with this event? Contact info@stcdems.org .


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