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February 21st, 2021



THIS NEWSLETTER CONTAINS IMPORTANT UPDATES ON COVID-19 VACCINE REGISTRATION AND AVAILABILITY. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS AND SHARE IT IN YOUR SOCIAL NETWORK.

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR: MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS INFORMATION


From the St. Charles Co Election Authority – April 6, 2021 General Municipal Election Candidates and Issues - FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY:


https://www.sccmo.org/DocumentCenter/View/16554/April-2021-Candidates-and-Issues-1-28-2021?bidId=


Absentee Voting in the April 6 General Municipal Election Begins Tuesday, Feb. 23

St. Charles County Election Authority

397 Turner Blvd., St. Peters, MO 63376

8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday, Feb. 23–April 5

8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 3


Last Day to Register to Vote in the April 6 General Municipal Election is Wednesday, March 10

Questions about the registration/election process? Call the Election Authority Office at 636-949-7550.

Questions about issues or candidates? Call the St. Charles Co Democrats at 636-896-5813.



Action items from the Missouri House Democratic Legislative Network (DLN):


1. Prop B passed in 2018 with 62.3% of the vote, raising the minimum wage in MO. HB 726 seeks to cut the minimum wage back to the 2006 standard that Missourians have already said wasn’t enough. Call Representatives Nick Schroer 573-751-1470, Danny Busick 573-751-3647, Allen Andrews 573-751-9465, Mitch Boggs 573-751-4077, Chris Brown 573-751-9458, Bill Falkner 573-751-9755, Jim Murphy 573-751-3719, Chris Sander 573-751-9766, Bruce Sassman 573-751-1344, Adam Schwadron 573-751-1452, Brian Seitz 573-751-1309, and Travis Smith 573-751-2042 and tell them to vote NO on HB 726. Stand with MO workers, and tell these reps to vote NO.


2. Call your Representative and ask them to support HB 1083. Missourians who filed for unemployment in good faith should not be punished for a state error. You can find your representative here: Find Your Rep


3. And while you’re on the phone with your Rep, tell them to vote NO on changes to the Initiative petition process. There are a dozen bills that will drastically erode citizens ability to take part in and influence their democracy. See bills HJR5, HJR2, HJR9, HJR15, HJR14, HB333, HJR20, HJR25, HJR26, HJR27, HB566, and HJR22 here: Bills


Want to follow important bills and receive updates? Sign up for email updates here:

https://fastdemocracy.com/shared-bills/?sharing-bill-list-id=FBeua9T5ubnD&emci=b74e380c-9d62-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&emdi=71a3920b-a162-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=15867974


Join in on the DLN Monthly training on Sat Mar 20th, 10:30-11:30am. You can register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYocOmopzMpH9RECIjzD2hWSZtiK-Wbw1kM?emci=9538a6bd-f55c-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&emdi=28f48ded-075d-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&ceid=15867974


Learn more about the Democratic Legislative Network by emailing your interest to win@mohousedems.com and/or by signing up for their newsletter here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnsvO7yjNiSHG0KrvmprCDHfH8chNGJVjZBWe3GxGnj4CXXA/viewform?emci=6c2a5c19-5151-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&emdi=108d121a-5551-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&ceid=15867974

Want to know when hearings on bills in Jeff City are scheduled, including details and links for the live feeds? Link to the Jeff City Hearing schedule https://house.mo.gov/AllHearings.aspx




THE COVID-19 VACCINE SITUATION CHANGES DAILY


VACCINE NAVIGATOR

Because we are unsure how much vaccine we will receive and when, we encourage you to go to the Missouri Vaccine Navigator or call the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 877-435-8411 for assistance in connecting with additional avenues in which to receive a vaccine. Sign up here: MO Vaccine Navigator

Missouri now has a Mass Vaccination Event Map


This map shows Missouri by region, with vaccinators identified, and scheduled mass events where available. Per Mo.gov: “The purpose of the mass vaccination sites is to provide an additional vaccination source for eligible Missourians that may otherwise have a hard time receiving a vaccine. Hospitals, pharmacies, and local public health agencies may host other events in your area.”

Click here for the map: MO Mass Vaccination Events

Per St. Charles Co Dept of Public Health:


For questions about COVID-19 or assistance with registering to receive the COVID-19 vaccine,

please call the Information Hotline at 636-949-1899, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon-Fri.

Whatever phase you are in, you can sign up NOW to be placed in a virtual queue. We urge you to also sign up through your health care provider’s hospital affiliation (such as SSM, Mercy or BJC) so that you can receive a vaccination in the timeliest manner.


To get information about the county’s response, and to access the sign-up survey, follow this link. The registration survey is accessible in a red box marked “Register for COVID-19 Vaccine.”

https://www.sccmo.org/2162/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information


As of February 4, 2021, the St. Charles County Department of Public Health (DPH) is authorized by the State to administer COVID-19 vaccine to:


Phase 1A

Phase 1B - Tier 1

Phase 1B - Tier 2


When your phase is reached and enough vaccine has been allocated to the DPH, you will receive an email or automated voice message telling you that you can schedule an appointment for a vaccine.

Please check your email (inbox and spam folders) and phone messages daily for notification. It is important for you to understand that appointment time slots are limited. Respond quickly. The message will include information about the appointment, the vaccine administered, and how to contact the DPH if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.


Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and Sam’s Club are beginning to show intermittent vaccine availability, and provide search options on their websites.


Hospitals are not adhering strictly to the state phase guidelines, and may still be in earlier phases/tiers due to lack of vaccine supply. Area hospitals which have sign-up sites for vaccines are:

BJC: https://www.bjc.org/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Vaccines

Mercy: https://www.mercy.net/forms/vaccinations/

SSM: https://mychart.ssmhc.com/mychart/

St. Lukes: https://lukesvaccine.com/

LET'S KEEP HAMMERING THE DEMAND TO REMOVE HAWLEY AND HILL!


Call Governor Parson: and urge him to remove Senator Hawley from office. Call: (573) 751-3222


Call Majority Floor Leader, Rep. Rob Vescovo: ask him to remove Rep. Justin Hill from office immediately. Call: 573-751-3607 Email: Rob.Vescovo@house.mo.gov


Call Sen. Josh Hawley: (202) 224-6154


Call State Rep. Justin Hill: (573) 751-3572


Sign this petition calling for the resignation of Sen. Hawley for his role in the incitement of insurrectionists against the United States: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/josh-hawley-resign?emci=8a6665f0-d951-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&emdi=be91f1de-0952-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&ceid=15867974

What Else is Going On in St. Charles County?

Tue Feb 23 - Absentee Voting Begins in the April 6 St. Charles Co General Municipal Election

St. Charles County Election Authority

397 Turner Blvd., St. Peters, MO 63376

8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday, Feb. 23–April 5

8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 3

Election Authority Website: https://www.sccmo.org/410/Election-Authority

636-949-7550


Fri Feb 26 – Teacher Appreciation BINGO! – 7 p.m.

Virtual event on zoom hosted by the St. Charles Co Democratic Central Committee

Shake the Wintertime Blues at Bingo Night on Feb. 26th and support the campaign to hire an Executive Director! And teachers and retired teachers get 2 bingo cards for the regular 1-card donation of $10 – twice the fun! ** Teachers be sure to write-in “Teacher” or “Retired Teacher” in the “Occupation” field when you sign up, so we can identify you!** Chip in $10 (or more!) and we'll supply the camaraderie, a reusable virtual Bingo card, and prizes that support St. Charles County restaurants and merchants (or generic gift cards for players from outside the area)! Space is limited so you must sign up by Thursday, Feb. 25th at 5PM! Limit one Bingo card per email address (unless you are a teacher or retired teacher!).

Tickets available here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bingo-2-26


Tue Mar 2 – Moms Demand Action Virtual Advocacy Day – 10 a.m.

Please join us for a variety of activities, including virtual meetings with legislators. We are hoping for 500 "Moms" around the State joining together to advocate for common sense gun legislation.

RSVP here: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/39611/signup/?akid=&source=mdmo_event-search


Sat Mar 6 – STL Womens March 2021

Virtual event hosted by STL Womens March

Join the STL Women's March for a Virtual gathering on Saturday, March 6th at 10am. We have an incredibly exciting lineup of of speakers and entertainment. It's a new year, with a new President, and new events in the works from STL Women's March. Streaming on the following platforms:

https://stlwomensmarch.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/174253131126644

Instagram: @stlwomensmarch


Sat Mar 6 – Cities Around the World Trivia Night – 7-9 p.m.

Virtual event hosted by In Purpose Educational Services

Join us for a night of virtual trivia and hilarity! Your team should choose a city and, without appropriating or stereotyping, honor that city through your outfits and decorations! Register your team of up to ten people for just $80!. Don’t have a team? That’s okay! Buy an individual ticket for $10, and we’ll place you on one. Silent auction will be from 7:00 to 7:30 with a number of items to bid on. There will also be a raffle and 50/50 game. All proceeds benefit In Purpose Educational Services and LEAP Institute. Sign up for tickets here: http://www.inpurposeea.com/tickets-and-products/cities-around-the-world-trivia-night


Wed Mar 10 – Last day to register to vote in the St. Charles Co April 6 General Municipal Election

St. Charles County Election Authority

397 Turner Blvd., St. Peters, MO 63376

Election Authority Website: https://www.sccmo.org/410/Election-Authority

636-949-7550


Wed Mar 10 – Scheduling Meetings with Your MO Legislator – 6-7 p.m.

Virtual event hosted by PROMO

With over 1,000 bills filed in the Missouri Legislature so far, elected officials rely on the community and constituents to learn what issues are most important Missourians whom they represent and how they impact us. Join the PROMO team to learn more about using the strategy of in-district meetings to build relationships with your State Representative and Senator, share your experiences and priorities, and advocate for LGBTQ Missourians.

Register here: https://secure.everyaction.com/GU42kbiLLkmlp2T_bMMd6Q2


Wed Mar 10 - A “Reely” Fun Night for a Cause! – 7 p.m.

Virtual event hosted by Indivisible We Will Persist

Enter an original video of 15 seconds or less for a chance to win a $10 Panera gift card. Submission of a video is NOT required to join in the fun. All paid attendees have a chance to win a $10 Panera gift card. Cost to attend is $10 which supports Indivisible We Will Persist’s efforts to expand the vote! Submit an original video of 15 seconds or less to Mary Ann Gatto-Bingham (mgattobingham@gmail.com). DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: NOON, MARCH 6. Contact Mary Ann for rules and categories. Enter here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/indivisiblewwp668323979

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?


Take Back Missouri, supported by our friend Elad Gross, is a hub of resources for activism to remove our state from the hands of big donors, and give it back to We the People. Take Back Missouri has 3 main focus areas: 1. SUPPORT the strengthening of currently-existing organizations through outreach, fundraising, organizing and education 2. DEFENDING Missouri’s values 3. ENGAGING Missourians of all backgrounds. Learn more at https://www.takebackmo.org/ and contact Elad@TakeBackMO.org

From Indivisible: We have officially launched our new Indivisible Guide!

If you’re reading this, you’re part of that movement. Maybe you formed an Indivisible group. Maybe you showed up at a town hall, or a protest, or a congressional office. Maybe you knocked doors, raised money, or ran for office yourself. Whatever you did, you’re a part of history. Together, we’ve defeated Trump. Now, it’s time for us to defeat the forces that allowed him to rise—and that continue to threaten our democracy. Now, we have a short window to save our democracy. Getting it done depends on all of us, and this new Indivisible guide provides a blueprint. Get it here: https://indivisible.org/democracy-guide AND THIS ISSUE STILL NEEDS OUR ATTENTION

Missouri's COVID-19 voting provisions expired on Dec. 31, 2020. This law allowed voters over 65 and those with certain chronic health conditions - such as diabetes or lung disease - to vote absentee, and allowed Missouri voters to cast ballots by mail. With upcoming municipal elections in early 2021, please join the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition's campaign to urge Missouri Governor Mike Parson to use his emergency authority to extend Missouri's COVID-19 safe voting provisions so that all Missourians can vote safely. LWV of Missouri and Metro St. Louis have signed on as signatories to the letter. Take Individual Action now by signing the petition to Governor Parson at: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-gov-parson-to-extend-covid-voting-provisions?source=direct_link&

Announcing the Indivisible We Will Persist Fundraising Website Art for a Cause


Indivisible We Will Persist was formed to fight for the equal rights and opportunities for all people. For the past four years, Indivisible We Will Persist has worked hard on projects promoting voter education and registration and to Get Out the Vote. Funds are needed to continue this work.

Linda Scroggin's Art For A Cause designs are available to be purchased on a number of different products, such as archival paper, canvas, metal, wood, coffee mugs, pillows, duvets, towels, totes, tech devices, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Plus 100% of the profits from each sale goes directly to Indivisible We Will Persist to fund our 2021 projects as we continue our fight.

If you need a gift for a friend or even yourself, see all the designs and products available by logging onto http://1-linda-scroggin.pixels.com

If you wish to donate directly to Indivisible We Will Persist through ActBlue, please go to

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/indivisiblewwp668323979

Thank you for your support!




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