Upcoming Events

Greene County Democratic Central Committee has a new logo:


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Turning Greene County Blue happens one voter at a time.

 

We are meeting and engaging people in our community who share the values of the Democratic party.

 

If you haven't visited one of our groups or attended an event, see the list at the bottom of this message. Want to help us with a donation?  We welcome any level of involvement in Turning Greene County Blue... (continue reading here)


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Greene County Democrats have an interim executive director at the headquarters now. Kay Mills will be filling in part time as director through the election. She's splitting her time between Greene County Democrats and Missouri ProVote, where she is the Springfield Regional Organizer. Call or stop by the headquarters if you have any questions, or just to say hi.



 A Message from the Headquarters

 

Thank you to all who helped in the Nov. Election

We are all disappointed with the outcome of the November election. Turnout was dismal, in Greene County and throughout Missouri, and Democratic voters were apathetic.

 

Although we have a lot of work to do for 2016, I saw a number of things that we as Greene County Democrats should feel proud of. We had an incredible slate of Democratic candidates who were dedicated, smart and hardworking. It's very tough to run for office. These candidates turned their lives upside down, working day in and day out to get the Democratic message out. In forums, at community events and at the doors, our candidates were shining stars.

 

We also had an incredible base of support for our candidates. We had volunteers in the headquarters daily making phone calls and answering phones, entering data, writing postcards, addressing envelopes. Volunteers were out going door to door with candidates, putting out and picking up yard signs and writing letters to the editor. Close to 100 Democratic election judges spent over 14 hours on Election Day making sure that our elections stay fair.

 

And we should be proud that Greene County voters re-elected Charlie Norr. On election night, Charlie vowed to speak out every day about the things that Republicans are doing in the legislature that are hurting working families.

 

Now we should all join Charlie in holding the Republican legislature accountable for their ideas that hurt public education, access to health care and voting rights. The ideas that the Republican legislature will introduce in January will be proposals that continue to produce income inequality and contribute to our ever shrinking middle class. By organizing and speaking out- to our neighbors and to our community - we can and will be stronger in 2016.    

 

 

Holiday Parties


Senior Democrats Holiday Lunch, Tuesday, Dec. 9

Senior Democrats Annual Holiday Lunch will be held December 9, at 12 noon

at the Tower Club, 901 E. St. Louis, Springfield.  Cost is $20.      

Speakers will be Jim Kabell, Teamsters 245, and  

Crystal Brinkley, Executive Director of the Missouri Democratic Party.    

Tickets are available at the Democratic Headquarters, or by calling 417-886-8980.      

 

 

Democratic Alliance Holiday Party, Wednesday, Dec. 10

The Democratic Alliance will have their holiday party on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at the home of Gale Clithero and Susan Hawkins, 4479 E. Summerfield Dr., 65802.  RSVP by Sunday, Dec. 7417-832-0043.  Cost is $10 per person.  Food will be catered by Bambino's Restaurant. Please bring your own drinks.


Christian County Democrats Holiday Party, Saturday, Dec. 6

The Christian County Democrats annual holiday party will be held Saturday, December 6, at the Fremont Hills County Club, 1953 Fremont Hills Drive, Nixa, MO
6-7 p.m. Social Hour and 7-9 p.m. Dinner and Program
Special Guest Speaker:  
Randy Bland--President of the United Auto Workers Local 710, Kansas City MO
$40 per person or $120 sponsorship includes 2 dinners and special recognition 
Make checks payable to Christian County Democratic Central Committee
Send to CCDCC, P.O. Box 816, Ozark MO 65721
Please RSVP by Dec. 1, 2014
Any questions please call Susan Billedo 417-343-7827



Local News

SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR DEMOCRATS in 2014

 

Please consider making a gift of financial support to the Greene County Democrats. Your donation can be   mailed to or dropped off at 1764 S Fremont, or you can give online at Act Blue - the online Democratic giving center,  click here ACTBlue Giving Link

 
 
The NAACP is non-partisan, but many Democrats like to stay informed about their activities. Click here to access the Springfield NAACP website.
 
 

 

Democrats are Committed to Moving Missouri Forward!


 

Show your commitment by volunteering in 2014. 
 
These candidates carry the banner and message of our party and they need your help. Will you commit to electing Democrats?

 

US Congress, 7th Dist


Jim Evans - "We the people can, working together, establish justice, ensure peace, defend freedom, expand opportunity, and secure the blessings of liberty for all."  To join the campaign or request a yard sign visit websiteIf you would like to attend a house party on June 29th at 6pm in Springfield contact 417-689-0341 for more info   
 

Greene County Presiding Commissioner


Donna Bergen "My focus will be on fiscal security, the long term over populated jail, county located job growth, and appropriate compensation for county employees." visit website
 

Greene County Clerk


Rusty Aton -  "The County Clerk's office is no place for career politicians with an agenda to promote. Trust your democratic right to a businessman who is dedicated to serving Greene County, not his own political interests." visit website
 

State Representative


District 131
Marlee Yant -  "It's time to take care of our incomes, our schools, and our planet." visit website
 
District 132
Charlie Norr -  In addition to his legislative duties, Rep Norr is a retired fire department Captain, having served 20 years as a firefighter and paramedic. Charlie Norr also served in the US Navy from 1961-65
 
District 134
Kevin Knox -  Working Hard for Working Families. 417-987-8897
 
District 135
Angie Filbeck  - Committed to fighting for our values, strong classrooms, great jobs.The 135th District is 53% Democrat, this is a seat we can win! Your support is essential to our efforts. For information about volunteering or to make a donation visit website   We'd  love for you to host a house party!
 
District 137
Sandy Grogan -  "The Republicans in the House have done nothing to help workers, women, or children but have done plenty to take away from them. I can't let one of those Republicans get back in office." 417-860-7002
 
District 140
Jim Billedo  - Works For You!  visit website

 

 Resolve to Connect with Democrats in 2014

All Democratic groups welcome visitors events. Feel free to attend, or call our headquarters to ask questions: 417-886-8980. Drop-ins are welcome too. Most days, headquarters is staffed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by volunteers, and our executive director can be found there as well. We are located near the intersection of Sunshine and Fremont at 1764 S. Fremont Avenue - our parking lot is behind Mr. Smith's auto shop. We look forward to meeting you!  

 

State News

 

Around the State

 

 

Please take the time to visit the Missouri Health Alliance website to read about the efforts of the Missouri Medicaid Expansion Coalition. 

 

Read the latest from the state Democratic party. Click here for their website. 

 

More Democratic news and opinions at : http://www.showmeprogress.com/

 

Planned Parenthood of Southwest Missouri

 

Hosting the Missouri Medicaid Coalition - Medicaid Expansion Phone Banks are scheduled Click here to contact Crystal for more details. 


ProVote continues to support the expansion of Medicaid in Missouri. Click here to contact Kay for more details.

 

Secretary of State Jason Kander has announced that he has set up a commission examining “the most efficient, fair and secure way to allow eligible Missourians to cast a ballot before Election Day.” Click here for the full article. 

 

What are Legislators in Jefferson City Doing to Missouri Workers?  Read about it here.