This week the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Rochelle Walensky called it “a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” The seven-day average of Covid-19 cases has jumped almost 70 percent in the last week. Fully vaccinated people still have a small chance of contracting the virus, although with milder symptoms or no symptoms, and they can transmit the virus to others who are unvaccinated. While the CDC’s June recommendations that vaccinated people can stop masking (except where required by local regulations) has not changed, the World Health Organization urges vaccinated people to continue to wear masks in indoor situations. For updates from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/whats-new-all.html
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN JEFFERSON CITY?
In an effort to keep people informed on Medicaid expansion we have also launched THIS PAGE as a one stop shop for updates on Medicaid expansion and the court case. We will update this whenever we have new information, or new action items, in regards to Medicaid Expansion.
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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."
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
What Else is Going On in & around St. Charles County?
Ongoing right now with Indivisible We Will Persist St. Charles -
There is a big push in Florida right now for the Vote By Mail campaign. We need volunteers willing to be postcard writers. Addresses will be emailed to you (25 per packet). We would ask that you provide (4x6, lined or unlined) index cards, a stamp ($.36) and mail your cards. During these financially difficult times, if you need assistance with postage, we can help.
Here is the short script:
“Vote By Mail in FL - Broward County
You're always ready to vote when your ballot arrives by mail.
To enroll in Vote By Mail, call (954) 357-8683 or email Elections@BrowardSOE.org
When Broward County Dems vote by mail, Dems win!”
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Linda Scroggin at WeWillPersist@aol.com. Thanks!
Tue Jul 27 - Train on "How to Raise Money When You Can't Meet In Person (Call Time)" – 6-7 p.m.
Virtual event hosted by MO House Democrats and the National Democratic Training Committee
Are you considering running for an office, or helping a campaign?
You will learn the following in the training:
Recognize how to rolodex, organize, and prioritize your donor list
Practice a fundraising hard ask
Understand call time best practices
A recommended (but not required) course is Making the Ask.
Have accessibility questions? Reply to your registration email to confirm your requirements or request more information. Register here:
Thu July 29 – Summer Fundraiser for Paula Brown, MO HD70 – 6-8 p.m.
Hosted by the Committee to Elect Paula Brown
Location: Hollywood Casino, 777 Casino Center Dr., Maryland Heights
Have a great time for a great cause, and contribute to keeping the voice of St. Charles County in Jefferson City! Join State Representative Paula Brown of District 70 for a night of fundraising fun at Hollywood Casino!
Face Book event link for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/563798577949028
RSVP with a donation today: bit.ly/HollywoodPaula
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Fri Aug 20 - 1st Capitol Dinner
Hosted by the St Charles County Missouri Democrats
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. 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 ticket and event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/4254066184652005
Do you have any raffle items to donate, or would you like to volunteer to help with this event? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org .