December 12th, 2021



Help keep everyone safe this holiday season

Get the Kids Vaccinated! Most Children and All Teens Can Get COVID-19 Vaccines

Find a COVID-19 vaccine: Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.


 

Enroll in expanded Medicaid!

https://dss.mo.gov/mohealthnet/index.html


 


In the spirit of the holidays we invite you to make a charitable gift

to Youth In Need in St. Charles

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/youthinneed



 


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 and thank your school board members and county health department. This week we have seen the harassment of local leaders increase in the wake of AG Schmitt’s lawsuits. These local leaders have been working to protect our communities, thank them for their service.


We worked for ten years to expand Medicaid in Missouri, and now that we have expanded eligibility to an additional 270,000 Missourians we have to ensure they sign up. Missouri has allocated zero dollars in advertising and making sure that Missourians know they can enroll in Medicaid, and that’s why we have to share the news on Facebook and Twitter.


Call Gov. Parson (573) 751-3222 and tell him to forgive the state unemployment overpayments! Through no fault of their own, Missourians who applied for unemployment received overpayments and the Governor is now threatening to garnish wages right before the holiday season. Punishing Missourians for mistakes made by the state is wrong, tell Gov. Parson to forgive the overpayments and let families enjoy their holiday season.

 

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



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

 

From the Candidates


CANDIDATES: If you are a Democratic Candidate affecting St. Charles County, we invite you to share some of your thoughts here. Each week we will try to include submissions from candidates at the county, state and federal level. Order of publication is based on order of receipt of the submission. Disclaimer: This is for the benefit of voter engagement, and does not represent an endorsement of any candidate by the St. Charles Co Democratic Central Committee. To participate in this opportunity, please contact Dawn Banks at dawn.banks@sbcglobal.net for submission guidelines.


 

Spotlight on Activism



The St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee Welcomes

Clayton Herbst

Social Media & Special Projects Director


Clayton has lived in St. Charles County for more than 6 years, previously living in Columbia, MO and Florida. Clayton first became interested in politics and government in his 8th grade civics unit, and again at the Missouri Youth and Government Conference, where he eventually ran for governor. He has served as an intern for Elad Gross for Missouri and in the Missouri House of Representatives. He is currently studying Political Science with an Emphasis in Pre-Law and International Relations at Lindenwood University, as well as minoring in Economics and Digital Marketing. Clayton is working on digital marketing, social media, youth engagement, and whatever else he can to help the community and the central committee. Clayton enjoys reading, spending time with his fraternity, Delta Tau Delta, helping his school as Senator for the College of Arts and Humanities, and his involvement in other organizations. When not studying, working to better his community, or spending time with friends, Clayton also works at Starbucks.

 


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


From the League of Women Voters - Upcoming School Board Meetings:

December 15 7:00 p.m. Washington School District

December 16 6:30 p.m. Francis Howell School District

December 16 6:30 p.m. Wentzville School District

December 20 6:00 p.m. Fort Zumwalt School District

December 21 7:00 p.m. Orchard Farm School District

Stay involved. Support your local school board and your public schools.


Ongoing Postcard campaign – Indivisible We Will Persist

We’re pivoting our postcarding program to a message that emphasizes the key elements of the infrastructure bill: Fixing roads and bridges; Providing clean water, faster Internet and better transit;

Creating good-paying union jobs. We’re starting in Wisconsin, where Trump Republican Senator Ron Johnson and every Republican Member of Congress in the state voted against the bill.

Due date for completing is the end of January. Interested in making a difference?

Contact Linda Scroggin (Lescrog@aol.com).


Mon Dec 13 – Moms Demand Action Statewide Virtual Vigil – 7p.m.

Organized by rural Missouri Moms Demand volunteers across the state

We'll gather on Zoom to honor the Newtown anniversary and remember all who have been affected by gun violence–those who have been killed, those who have been wounded, those who are grieving, and those who have been witnesses–as well as entire communities traumatized by gun violence. All are welcome.

Registration for our events is a two-step process. You must RSVP and register for the Zoom link, which will be sent automatically to you via email.

1. Statewide Virtual Newtown Vigil RSVP HERE

2. Register here for the Zoom link


Wed Dec 15 – St. Charles County Progressive Democrats – 7-7:30 p.m.

Zoom event

Just regular people who want to learn more about politics in our region, and how they can become involved. Join in the conversation and plans for action with like-minded people. We’ll be talking about the County Council!

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84746876299?pwd=ZXh5NjQzanVaTGtFSEVkQ0NxeFdzZz09


Wed Dec 15 - National Mobilization Leadership Development - 7 p.m.

Virtual event hosted by NARAL Pro-Choice America

Our volunteer leaders are essential to our efforts to mobilize members to fight for reproductive freedom. The goal of this training is to give you the tools necessary to train volunteers to take a more active role in NARAL’s work and become leaders in the fight for reproductive freedom in their communities. Register here:

https://www.mobilize.us/naral/event/405711


Thu Dec 16 – Free Holiday Bingo with the St. Charles Co Democrats – 7-8:30

Zoom event hosted by the St Charles County Missouri Democrats

Sign up by MIDNIGHT Dec 14!

Join us on zoom for fun, community, and Free Online Bingo with gift card prizes.

Sign up here by MIDNIGHT Dec 14 to receive the zoom link and the link to your online bingo card on event day, limit one reusable online card per email address: http://eepurl.com/hMTFC9


Thu Dec 16 – Legislating Equity: A Town Hall Discussion – 7 p.m.

Zoom event Hosted by MO Equity Education Partnership

Join MoEEP for a discussion with State Reps. Ashley Aune, Rasheen Aldridge, Ashley bland Manlove, Kevin Windham, and State Sen. Jill Schupp on DEI and the upcoming legislative session. Moderated by Amy Hunter, Vice President of DEI at Caleres. Register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcocuyrqD0jGdM94EVM9HJx2qEXEmTopFR-

 


Are you a digital artist, or someone handy with digital graphics?


Would you like to donate some Democratic themed work for display on the St. Charles County Democrats newly redesigned website? If so, please send your contact information to info@stcdems.org, with the subject line “Graphic Art.”





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