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September 19th, 2021






Public Schools: League of Women Voters policy position on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education

The League of Women Voters, a premier non-partisan organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy, has taken a policy position on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education (DEI), in response to the ongoing disinformation campaign on Critical Race Theory (CRT). “Schools with policies that are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and practice are working to achieve racial and socio-economic balance and equality. DEI are fundamental values that are needed for the future success of engaging all individuals, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.” For the League of Women Voters’ Power Point presentation about CRT and DEI, use this link: What's all the Fuss about Critical Race Theory? For the League of Women Voters Fact Sheet on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Teaching, explaining CRT and DEI, use this link: DEI Teaching Info Sheet

Please consider joining the Education Town Hall with Reps. Appelbaum and Mackey & Guests on Thursday, Sept 23 at 6 p.m.


Let's gather together and deliberate strategically about how to keep our schools safe, and how to ensure that all of our children receive the best possible education.

Submit your questions by sending either of us a message! Or, email your questions to ian@imackey.com

Register for the zoom meeting here: Register Here

Face Book event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/570181537740490



Covid-19 Resources


https://www.cdc.gov/



https://www.sccmo.org/2105/COVID-19

Free Flu Shots


The St. Charles County Department of Public Health will partner with several area organizations to provide free flu shots for those ages 6 months and older during a vaccination clinic from 2-7 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 8 in the College Center building at St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville.


Appointments are necessary for this flu clinic and can be scheduled online at https://bit.ly/SCCFluFighters or by calling 636-928-WELL (9355). In accordance with Community College policy, individuals within all indoor public spaces on campus must wear a mask or other face covering, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.


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 Gov. Parson (573) 751-3222 and tell him to pardon wrongfully convicted Missourians Kevin Strickland and Lamar Johnson. The story of these wrongfully convicted Missourians has made national news, as Governor Parson prioritized the pardon of the McCloskeys, the gun-toting couple who pleaded guilty to assault just recently. Meanwhile, Kevin Strickland has maintained his innocence for 43 years. We cannot stop advocating for Mr. Strickland and Mr. Johnson’s freedom.


Call Sen. Hawley and Sen. Blunt and tell them to PASS THE PRO ACT NOW! The U.S. Senate has just come back from recess and it’s past time we pushed our electeds to stand up for working people and to pass the PRO Act.

Sen. Blunt 202-224-5721

Sen. Hawley 202-224-6154



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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1843971662557612


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


We have invited Democratic Candidates (or, at the county level, “friendly” candidates) affecting St. Charles County to share some of their 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.


From Jessica DeVoto, Candidate for MO House District 104 (pending redistricting)

"Healthcare is something every Missourian should have. Missourians voted to expand Medicaid this past election, but the House tried to overturn the will of the people simply because they hate Obama, who signed the Affordable Care Act into law. There was no benefit to doing this, and in fact, the ensuing lawsuits wastedtaxpayer money. The pandemic has beautifully illustrated why everyone needs healthcare. Public health doesn't happen in a vacuum. We're only as healthy as our least-well-cared-for person. When people have good healthcare, they can go to doctors sooner before their conditions become an emergency or require more extensive care than if they had been treated early, or in the case of infectious diseases, before they spread too far. Moreover, the Declaration of Independence clearly states that we all have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and lack of healthcare can pose a threat to all of those. Every other developed country in the world has universal healthcare. It's high time we join them. I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas about healthcare and other important issues. For contact information, please visit my website: jessicadevoto.com. "


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

A Lot of Exciting Things!


Ongoing right now -

Indivisible We Will Persist St. Charles – Post Card Campaign

A NEW POSTCARD CAMPAIGN HAS STARTED!

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.


Thu Sep 23 – Education Town Hall with Reps. Appelbaum and Mackey & Guests – 6 p.m.

Facebook live event

Hosted by Ian Mackey and LaDonna Applebaum

While we continue to witness political attacks from Jefferson City on our schools and teachers, let's gather together and deliberate strategically about how to keep our schools safe, and how to ensure that all of our children receive the best possible education.

Submit your questions by sending either of us a message! Or, email your questions to ian@imackey.com

Register for the zoom meeting here: Register Here

Face Book event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/570181537740490


Sat Sep 25 – League of Women Voters – Metro St. Louis Kick-Off – 10 a.m.

Stacy Park Pavilion, 9750 Old Bonhomme Rd. just south of Olive, Olivette

10 A.M., Registration/Gathering

10:30 A.M., Program, Short Business Meeting, followed by picnic lunch from Miss Piggies’ Smokehouse,

a minority-owned family business. Because of the League’s longstanding support for public education, the newly-adopted study of public education finance, masking and critical race theory controversies, and member interest in the pandemic’s impact on schools, we present KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. Margie Vandeven, Commissioner of Education, State of Missouri.

Register here by Sep 15 to reserve your spot:

https://my.lwv.org/missouri/metro-st-louis/event/2021-fall-kickoff


Tue Oct 12 – Senate Candidate Forum

Zoom details to follow soon! Mark the date!

Hosted by the Chesterfield Township Democrats, featuring all 6 current Democratic candidates, hoping the win Roy Blunt’s vacated seat next year.


Thu Oct 14 – Bingo Night - Indivisible virtual fundraiser.

Zoom details to follow soon. Mark the date!

Hosted by Indivisible We Will Persist


Thu Oct 14 – League of Women Voters St. Charles Unit meeting – 6:30

Zoom details to follow soon. Mark the date!


Thu Oct 21 – Candidate Forum – 7-8:30 p.m.

Hosted by Indivisible We Will Persist

Even though the primary will not be held until August of 2022, this forum will be an opportunity to learn about and meet some of the early-declaring Democratic Candidates for U.S. Senate. This event will be held via Zoom. Register here for the zoom meeting:

https://indivisible.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kdOqqrDIjEtdIfLHyJG2aV6vbfjINjzPa


Sun Oct 24 – Golf Tournament – noon-9 p.m.

Saint Peters Golf Course, 200 Salt Lick Road, St. Peters, MO

Hosted by Meggie Biesenthal for Judge

Gather your family and colleagues and join #teammeggie for a fundraiser golf tournament. Shotgun tee time 12noon, reserve your spot by sending your RSVP. Ticket price is $125 per player, hole sponsor is $100.

Event page: https://www.meggiebforjudge.com/events/event-one-ek6cd

Tickets here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=UMN245XD8A3T2

Sponsor a hole here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeotXogqy-x7Ag4DgGzt2N2SGL7lhCjEXWv5IOZwW-5KBfd7g/viewform

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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