Recess Can Wait Campaign - Call-in Blitz
Dec 5 – Dec 10 Call Your Senators
Senator Blunt: 202-224-5721 / 417-877-7814
Senator Hawley: 202-224-6154 / 417-869-4433
Make sure the staff member agrees to write down your comments and convey them to the Senators. Demand that the Senators stop attacking voting rights, and that they pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
Senator Manchin 202-224-3954 / 304-342-5855
Senator Sinema 202-224-4521 / 602-598-7327
Tell them that we in Missouri need the Senators’ help to protect against voter suppression, and to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
Dec 8 Call the White House 888-724-8746
White House Comment Line is open Tue-Thur 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CT
When you reach a staff member, give them your name and say that you are a constituent. Then demand that President Biden do everything in his power to help overcome the filibuster, and pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
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.
Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act
is open NOW
Enroll in expanded Medicaid!
In the spirit of the holidays we invite you to make a charitable gift
to Youth In Need in St. Charles
And then you can join us...
Join us on zoom
Thursday Dec 16 at 7 p.m
For fun, community, and Free Online Bingo
with gift card prizes.
Sign up here by MIDNIGHT Dec 14 ...
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for submission guidelines.
Rev. Susan Shumway
"Susan is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Susan is grounded in her faith and love for all of God’s children, no matter how they identify or who they love. She is a proud supporter of public schools. Her two boys attended Green Tree Elementary, South Middle and now Timberland High School. When COVID hit in 2020, she not only began an initial campaign for State Representative but she focused on family and friends... helping with their health issues and settling estates. Now, she’s ready to take on 2022 to bring Missouri the balance it needs in Jefferson City. Susan is a compassionate advocate and listener. We need to BUILD bridges, not burn them, or admittedly stand proud against folks on the other side of them. When in Jefferson City, Susan hopes to show us that we are only as good as our word and will not make promises she cannot keep. We hope you’ll join us in bringing integrity, respect, and compassion back to our community’s voice in Jefferson City. For more information, visit Susan's website:
Spotlight on Activism
MO Equity Education Partnership is continuing efforts to place a MoEEP chapter into every school district in the state. In order to do so, we need a committed Educational and Youth Council (EYC) district captain and teams of concerned parents and citizens who deeply believe in equity education in our schools. Our goals are to create teams to attend and speak at board meetings in support of equity education, support candidates for school board positions who are in favor of providing equitable learning opportunities, support equity education from a grassroots level, and support teachers and administrators who are in favor of equity education. If you are interested in serving as a district captain or co-captain, please contact us at email@example.com.
What Else is Going On in & around St. Charles County?
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).
Wed Dec 8 – MO JWJ 2021 End of the Year Virtual Celebration Fundraiser – 6-7 p.m.
Virtual meeting hosted by Missouri Jobs With Justice
2021 marks another year that has tested us all, and shown the power of solidarity. You already know that we showed up on the picket lines, made calls, marched in the streets, met with our elected officials and more - because you are a big part of this movement! Through this solidarity, we will keep showing up for each other. Join us to celebrate and prepare for the next year. Tickets start at $25 and include multi-level swag bags. Purchase here: TICKETS
Wed Dec 8 –Jingle Bell Virtual Bingo – 7-8 p.m.
Hosted by Tracy Grundy for Missouri
Join #TeamTracy for an evening of Virtual/Zoom Bingo on December 8, 2021 at 7:00pm. Wear your best (ugliest) Christmas Sweater! Prizes will be awarded after each round of bingo, and a special prize will be awarded for best sweater!
Get your Jingle Bell Bingo cards here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jinglebingo
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.
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!
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:
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Graphic Art.”