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October 31st, 2021


Covid-19 Booster Shot Update


CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H. endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccines in certain populations.


For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:


65 years and older

Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings

Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions

Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings


For people who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.


Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. CDC’s recommendations now allow for mix and match dosing for booster shots.



WHAT'S HAPPENING IN JEFFERSON CITY?



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What you can do for Missourians this week:


Call Gov. Parson (573) 751-3222 and tell him to finally appoint members to the newly established Missouri Cybersecurity Commission. The commission is tasked with identifying risk and vulnerability from cyberattacks on critical infrastructure in Missouri.

Tell the redistricting commission that using total population is the only acceptable way to redistrict in Missouri. Click Here to submit public testimony for the House. Click Here to submit public testimony for the Senate.



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.



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


Tue Nov 2 – Special Municipal Elections Dardenne Prairie and St. Charles Ward 1

Polling place hours: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

See voting information and sample ballots here:

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


Tue Nov 2 – Campaign Kickoff - Jenna Roberson for MO Senate District 2 – 4-7 p.m.

Hosted by Jenna Roberson for State Senate District 2

Location: Progress Park Recreation Center, 986 Meyer Rd, Wentzville

Jenna is running for State Senate in SD2 which encompasses West St. Charles County. This will be a kid-friendly event and Jenna is encouraging costumes.

Face Book event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/400309128431675


Ongoing right now with Indivisible We Will Persist St. Charles – Post Card Campaign

Indivisible We Will Persist is working with Indivisible Philidelphia to inform PA voters about the American Rescue Plan. Surveys show that voters across the country are unaware of what was provided to them through this bill nor that NO Republican voted for this bill. If voters do not see a reason to vote Democratic in the 2022 elections, then the US Congress could shift to GOP control.

100 pre-printed postcards will be mailed to your home. You will write 2 SHORT sentences and the voter's address on the postcard and stamp and mail. You have 2 months to complete and mail the postcards. That is only 15 a week.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Linda Scroggin, Co-Leader Indivisible We Will Persist, at Lescrog@aol.com.


Mon Nov 8 – Building beyond 2022 with the JWJ Ballot Fund– 6-7 p.m.

Virtual event hosted by Missouri Jobs With Justice

JWJ has led the grassroots coalition that delivered health care to thousands of Missourians. For the past three years, JWJ has defeated nearly a hundred bills that have sought to undermine our democracy by destroying the ballot initiative process. The event will feature former Congressman Russ Carnahan and Former Supreme Court Justice Mike Wolff to help explain exactly what is at stake with our democracy, and Brooke Adams, the movement and politics director of People’s Action who will explain how grassroots groups like JWJ do the work needed to connect with voters. Register here: REGISTER HERE


Tue Nov 9 - NARAL Wisconsin Lunch & Learn: Combatting Disinformation –noon

Virtual Event

Hosted by NARAL Pro-Choice America

Join NARAL Pro-Choice America for an in-depth training on disinformation surrounding reproductive freedom. Together, we will learn what disinformation is, how to identify it and respond to it in our everyday lives. Register here:

https://www.mobilize.us/naral/event/424090


Tue Nov 9 – Regional Candidate Recruitment Meeting, St. Louis Region – 7 p.m.

Zoom event hosted by the Missouri Democratic Legislative Network

This includes HD65 in St. Charles Co.

Register here: REGISTER


Thu Nov 11 - Voter Sabotage: Will YOU be able to Vote? – 7 p.m.

Online event hosted by Indivisible St. Louis, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis (LWV), Missouri Voter Protection Coalition (MOVPC), and National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis (NCJWSTL)

The right to vote is taken for granted. For too many, however, that right is being suppressed. Voter suppression is a strategy used to influence outcomes of elections by discouraging or preventing specific groups of people from voting. How do we see it today? In laws that restrict voter access.

Speakers:

Denise Lieberman is a nationally recognized voter rights lawyer, director and general counsel for the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition (MOVPC).

Mo Del Villar, the legislative associate for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri. Register here to receive the link for the event: REGISTER HERE


Thu Nov 11 – Moms Demand Action MO Statewide Virtual Meeting – 7:30 p.m.

Join Missouri Moms Demand Action supporters from across the state for our virtual November meeting via Zoom. This month we will learn about City Gun Violence: what it is, how it impacts our state, and the work being done by community partners to reduce it. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom registration via email. Register here: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/42703/signup/


Wed Nov 17 – 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.

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


Wed Nov 17 - National Mobilization Team 1:1 Conversation Training –7 p.m.

Virtual event hosted by NARAL Pro-Choice America

One of our most crucial tools as activists is our ability to have intentional conversations with the people we care about, about issues we care about. The goal of this training is to walk away feeling like you can engage in a 1:1 conversation with coworkers, friends, family, etc. with a purpose. We hope to give you the confidence to build relationships, share personal stories, and generally get people excited about reproductive freedom. Register here:

https://www.mobilize.us/naral/event/405735


Thu Nov 18 – Whiskey, Wings and Wild Card Fundraiser – 5:30 p.m.

CWA Local 6300, 2258 Grissom Drive, St. Louis

Hosted by the Committee to Elect Paula Brown

Join Rep Paul Brown MO HD70 and Rep Gretchen Bangert MO HD69 for a fundraiser to kick off the holidays with whiskey tastings, sharing fantastic food, and playing games - including the chance to win a basket of prizes! RSVP here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wwandw


Thu Nov 18 – Holiday Mingle and Crafts with Meggie Biesenthal– 7-9 p.m.

1359 Sunburst Drive, O'Fallon

Hosted by Meggie Biesenthal for Judge

Come create a holiday sign for your home or for a gift. Bring a drink, some friends, your creativity and just relax! Please be sure to fill out the registration form, so you get the holiday decoration of your choosing. 21+ event, masks strongly encouraged.

RSVP and register by 8 November HERE


Thu Nov 18 - Public Education listening session – 6-8 p.m.

18 N Central Dr, O'Fallon

Hosted by Missouri Prosper

Missouri Prosper is a pro-privatization, anti-truth-in-teaching parent group. They have been supporting the Republican nationwide campaign to defund public education and to control/eliminate equity education through state legislation, and have given a platform to Republican legislators for their manufactured crisis about Critical Race Theory. If you support public education and our public educators, you will want to attend this “listening session.”

Follow the Face Book event page for meeting and scheduling updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/4701485216552509


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




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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