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August 8th, 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:


Wednesday Aug. 4th, Minority Floor Leader Crystal Quade was on Maddow show with guest host Ali Velshi to discuss Governor Parson's abuse of the justice system. The Governor's refusal to pardon wrongfully convicted Missourians like Kevin Strickland and Lamar Johnson while prioritizing pardoning GOP US Senate candidate Mark McCloskey is a disgusting, horrific, injustice. Our justice system shouldn't be abused to score political points. If you want to help Kevin Strickland you can donate to his gofundme here.


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


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."



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 9 – MO Statewide Moms Demand Action Meeting – 7:30 p.m.

Virtual event on zoom

Please join Missouri Moms Demand Action supporters from across the state for our virtual August meeting using Zoom. Our agenda features lifesaving training from the Be SMART program—a gun safety campaign created to bring together all responsible adults to reduce the number of shootings that occur when kids access unsecured firearms. With back-to-school preparations underway, we’ll also hear from local groups around Missouri about how they have been sharing the Be SMART message with their neighbors and school communities.

RSVP Here and then REGISTER Here for the Zoom Link!

You must register for the zoom link which will then be sent automatically to you via email in order to join the meeting on Aug 9th.


Thu Aug 12 – St. Charles Moms Demand Action Meetup – 7 p.m.

Location: Massa's at Winghaven, 3072 Winghaven Blvd, O'Fallon, MO

We are setting up outdoors at Massa's at Winghaven for an informal, in-person monthly meeting. Those of you who are able to safely participate are invited to come re-energize with fellow volunteers, or ask questions about how to participate in the movement to end gun violence. Food and drink pricing is available at massasofcourse.com/food. Bring a friend! REGISTER HERE for the event.


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



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