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The Greene County Democratic Central Committee is actively opposing three amendments on the November 4 ballot, urging voters to vote "no" on Amendments 3, 6 and 10.
Amendment 3, if passed, would implement teacher performance evaluations that would be used to determine whether a teacher should be dismissed, retained, demoted or promoted. It would also prevent teachers from collectively bargaining over the terms of these evaluations. All local teachers organizations including the Missouri National Education Association and the Missouri State Teachers Association, the Missouri Association of School Administrators, the Missouri School Boards Association, and close to 100 school boards around the state have come out against this measure.This amendment takes local control of our schools away from parents, teachers and school districts, and hands it over to politicians.
Greene County Democrats also passed a resolution opposing Amendment 6, noting that this measure only allows 6 days of early voting, does not allow for any Saturday or Sunday voting and that it will only go into effect if the Legislature funds the measure, which they have not yet agreed to do.
The Committee passed a third resolution opposing Amendment 10, urging voters to vote NO. This amendment places a number of limitations on the Governor's powers to propose a budget and to allocate funds without legislative consent. This amendment prohibits the governor from reducing funding passed by the general assembly without legislative consent.
Oct. 27 and Nov. 2 and 3: GET OUT THE VOTE PHONE BANKS
In 2010, two State Legislative races were decided by 100 or 200 votes in Greene County. Voter turnout is going to be critical again this year. Help us Get Out the Democratic Vote in Greene County from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on October 27, November 2 and November 3 at the Democratic Headquarters, 1764 S. Fremont. Each of these nights we will call people who support our candidates throughout Greene County and remind them to vote. Please let us know if you can make it, so we can get the lists ready.
Election Night Watch Party, Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Double Tree, 2341 N Glenstone
Join us on election night to watch the results roll in at the Double Tree, 2341 N. Glenstone. We'll have free appetizers, a cash bar and tvs to watch the local and national results. All the Greene County Democratic candidates have been invited to attend. Join us to celebrate their hard work! Call 886-8980 with any questions. If you want to bring your yard signs back that night, we'll collect them and store them.
House Parties to meet Greene County Democratic Candidates October 28 and 29
On October 28 from 6 to 8 p.m., Carrie Brauch is hosting a house party at 743 S. Delaware (rsvp to email@example.com) and on October 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.., Sue Conine is hosting a house party at 920 S. Sparks, (rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.) At both parties, we'll have 4 Democratic candidates: Angie Filbeck, Democrat for state representative, 135th district, Jim Evans, Democrat for Congress, Rusty Aton, Democrat for County Clerk, and Donna Bergen, Democrat for Greene County Presiding Commissioner. Call 886-8980 with any questions.
Support Democrats in Webster County Saturday, November 1 at 6 p.m.
2nd Annual Heritage Dinner, Saturday, November 1 at 6 p.m. at . Sheila's Place (a restaurant), 915 S. Marshall Street, Marshfield, MO.
Honoring: Retiring Collector of Revenue, David Young. (He is the longest serving elected Democrat is Webster County.)
Speaker: Judge Kenneth Thompson
Topic: Being a Democrat in Webster County: David Young Style.
Cost: $17.50 per plate. Call 417-859-4171 by Monday to attend.
THANKS FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR AREA DEMOCRATS IN 2014
WE HAVE 12 MORE DAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
If you think we can take any election for granted, remember 2010, when Sara Lampe won by 100 votes, and Charlie Norr lost by 200 votes.
If you meant to help Charlie Norr or any of our other Missouri House candidates, but you haven't done all you intended to do, remember that we need only ONE OR TWO MORE VOTES to uphold the governor's veto of many harmful Republican bills.
If you haven't helped Rusty Aton compete against Shane Schoeller for County Clerk, remember that Rex Sinquefield gave Schoeller over $400,000 in 2012 and that Schoeller campaigned on policies that would restrict voting rights.
If you haven't told your friends, family and neighbors about Jim Evans or Donna Bergen, think about what happened to government in both Washington, D.C. and Greene County after right-wing Republicans increased their power.
If you haven't helped James Owen, remember the impact of recent judicial decisions at all levels of the courts.
Every candidate needs help--money, phone calls, canvassing or dropping campaign literature, letters to the editor, political signs. Contact the candidate(s) of your choice and volunteer to do what you can.
*contact JIM EVANS at email@example.com or 417-846-3309
*contact RUSTY ATON at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-9271
*contact DONNA BERGEN at email@example.com or 868-8280
*contact CHARLIE NORR at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-831-6944
*contact ANGIE FILBECK at email@example.com or 417-619-3404
*contact MARLEE YANT at firstname.lastname@example.org or 987-6886
*contact SANDY GROGAN at email@example.com or 417-860-7002
*contact KEVIN KNOX at 417-987-8897
*contact JIM BILLEDO at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-343-7826
*contact JAMES OWEN at 417-496-1924
If you're willing to volunteer at Democratic Headquarters...
Call Democratic Headquarters at 886-8980 and schedule a day and time to volunteer.
15-20 additional Democratic polling judges are needed for the Nov. 4 election
If you are willing to be a Democratic polling judge, contact Madison McFarland, who schedules Democratic polling judges, at email@example.com or at 417-829-6295. We can't ensure a fair election if we don't have Democrats in every polling place.
Let's put all political signs where they can be seen
Yard signs for Jim Evans, Rusty Aton, Charlie Norr, Angie Filbeck, Sandy Grogan, Kevin Knox and Medicaid expansion are now available at Democratic Headquarters. Pick up yard signs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Donna Bergen has large signs for high-traffic areas. Contact her at 868-8280 if you have a location.
If you have time to put up yard signs for Charlie Norr, call Democratic Headquarters, 886-8980, and tell Kay or a volunteer the days and times
you are available.
If you're willing to canvass for Charlie Norr or Angie Filbeck ...
Pick up a walking list at Democratic Headquarters from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
on Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
For the next three weekends James Owen will need help canvassing
If people are comfortable in doing so, they can knock on doors. If not, they can just do lit drops. James could also use volunteers to call into Webster County. Contact James at 417-496-1924
Stop Shane Schoeller from controlling voting in Greene County
Canvass, lit drop, phone bank, or write letters to the editor (The campaign can help with letters.)
Donations are still welcome. The campaign has purchased radio time and is now closing in on other goals.
To volunteer, contact Rusty Aton at 417-877-9271, Rustyaton2014@gmail.com or 1336 W Plainview Rd, Springfield, MO 65810, or Marla Marantz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-849-8607.
Oct. 25: Jackson Days West Banquet, hosted by Southwest Missouri Democrats. There will be a buffet-style dinner and live and silent auctions. Briarbrook Country Club, 502 Briarbrook Dr., Carl Junction, MO. Cocktail Hour --5:30, Buffet -- 6 p.m. Speaking program-- 7p.m. Silent and Live Auction. Suggested donation: $25 per person, $200 for a table of 8.
The keynote speaker is Crystal Brinkley, Executive Director of the Missouri State Democratic Party.
Other speakers include:
-Jim Kabell, President of the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Teamsters
-State Senator Scott Sifton (D), Missouri 1^st Senatorial District
-Jim Evans (D), Candidate for the 7th Congressional District
Executive Director for the Southwest Missouri Democrats and recently elected Chair of the 7th Congressional District Democratic Committee, Krista Stark will provide the welcome speech.
Please RSVP to Krista at email@example.com
(mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) or 417-437-8433 by October 17^th.
Oct. 28 or 29: Bring friends and neighbors to meet Angie Filbeck, Rusty Aton, Jim Evans and Donna Bergen and to learn more about Amendment 3, another Rex Sinquefield attack on public schools . Oct. 28 at the home of Carrie Brauch, 743 S. Delaware, from 6 to 8 p.m. RSVP: email@example.com. Oct. 29 at the home of Sue Conine, 920 S. Sparks, from 6 to 8 p.m. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 27 and Nov. 2 and 3: GET OUT THE VOTE PHONE BANKS
Voter turnout is essential, so from 5:30 to 8:30 on these nights we will call people who support our candidates and remind them to vote. If you have scheduled no other times to make calls for Democrats, schedule these nights.
Angie Filbeck needs volunteers to drop literature and invite voters to the Meet and Greet events and to mail postcards to voters in the 135th. Volunteers can pick up the flyers or Meet and Greet invitations at HQ and drop them off at targeted households. No knocking is required! Volunteers can work on their own schedule, any day of the week.Angie has t-shirts for volunteers interested in doing this.
There are postcards at Democratic Headquarters for supporters to mail to voters in the 135th, encouraging them to vote for Angie. Come to Headquarters and help when you can.
Vince Jennings needs help reaching voters in Lawrence County. Every race is important to protect women's rights and keep "Right to Work"out of Missouri.The Jennings campaign needs postage to mail flyers to targeted constituents.Jennings is asking for $100 a person, but would welcome what people can afford.
Story on Mike Moon, Vince Jennings' opponent: Mike Moon https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/vincent Democratic candidate for the Missouri House in the 157th email@example.com
Join Jim Evans as he campaigns against Billy Long
If you are willing to help with any of these events, contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org, jimevansforcongress.com or 417-846-3309.
The Southwest Missouri Democrats booth will feature Voter Registration information and GOTV (Get Out the Vote) information. High School Young Democrats from area high
schools will be on hand with a "pin the tail on the donkey" game.
Saturday, October 25: Jackson Days West (Carl Junction)
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
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!
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/
Hosting the Missouri Medicaid Coalition - Medicaid Expansion Phone Banks are scheduled Click here to contact Crystal 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.