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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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Sisco_ad.jpg Jackson Day is April 10 and 11, and on April 11 Marideth will tell stories and share her music with those present at the Sponsors Luncheon. If you have heard Marideth on These Ozark Hills on NPR, you know the power of her stories; and if you have heard her music on Winters Bone or with her band "Blackberry Winter," you know the beauty of her voice. Please join us if you can.


New hours, buttons and bumper stickers
At Democratic Headquarters 


Democratic Headquarters will be open Monday through Friday.  Monday, Tuesday and Friday the hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Wednesday and Thursday the hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Buttons and bumper stickers are now available.  If you need to contact someone when the office is closed, call 417-886-8980 and leave a message or send us an email at execdirector@gcmodemocrats.org.  


February  2015

 

 

 

7th District Women's Democratic Clubs  Democratic Valentine "Banquet" HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL LATER THIS SPRING, DUE TO WEATHER. CHECK HERE FOR NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

 

Plan to be part of Greene County's Chili Cookoff on Friday, February 27

Agree to make chili and compete for 2015's Best Chili honors. Bring desserts for the meal or the auction. Volunteer to plan the event or to help with the evening's fun. Put the evening on your calendar so you can arrive at the IBEW Hall, 2902 E. Division, at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 27. If you wish to be involved, reply to this e-mail, say that you would like to help with the Chili Cookoff, and leave your contact information. Food and drinks will be provided. Tickets, which can be purchased at Democratic Headquarters or the door, are $10 per person.

 


On April 7 Springfield voters will elect members of the city council and school board and will determine the future of the city's nondiscrimination ordinance. Your involvement in the election of your choice is welcome.

 


Local News

SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR DEMOCRATS in 2015

 

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.
 

Upcoming Election News

 

Mike Schilling is running for the Zone 3 seat on the Springfield City Council.

Mike is a Democrat who served eight years in the Missouri House of Representatives from Springfield's 136th district. If anyone in Zone 3 wants a yard sign when the time comes, or wants to help out with the campaign in other ways, call Mike at 862-2262. If you are interested in giving a check, make it out to Schilling for City Council, and send to Schilling for City Council, 1027 S. New Ave., Springfield, Mo. 65807

 

Len Eagleburger is running for General Seat C on the Springfield City Council.

Len is a long-time member of the Greene County Democratic Central Committee and a frequently published contributor to the Springfield News-Leader editorial section. In a resume Len sent to the Springfield News-Leader, he wrote that his objective is "to help make Springfield a better city to live in and help create a better future for our children and grandchildren and future generations." Eagleburger is currently a member of the Springfield Landmarks Board. He said he retired in 2000 after 33 years in the local movie industry, including both management and union projectionist experience. People may contact Len at leneagleburger@sbcglobal.net. He is on Facebook at "Len Eagleburger for City Council" (Len-Eagleburger-for-Springfield-City-Council). If you would like to help Len with a one-time post-card mailing to registered voters in Springfield before the election, make out a check to Eagleburger for City Council and send it to Eagleburger for City Council, 923 S. Missouri Ave., Springfield, MO 65806.

 

Join Senior Democrats, the Democratic Alliance, the Greene County Democratic Central Committee, the Springfield News-Leader editorial board and One Springfield in opposing the repeal of expanded equal rights protections in Springfield's nondiscrimination ordinance.

 

Before the City Council voted to pass the ordinance, the editorial board of the Springfield News-Leader called for its passage: "...Even today, members of our community, many who have lived in Springfield their entire lives, can be denied housing, employment or public accommodations based on nothing more than their sexual orientation or gender identity.

"The expectation of having the same basic rights as others is central to our notion of freedom, and we see no rational or legal basis to deny anyone their rights based on these things.

"In passing this bill, Springfield can be known as a community that stands together to protect its own: Our family, our friends, our neighbors, our co-workers...."

Following are ways to volunteer for the OneSpringfield campaign (https://www.facebook.com/OneSpringfield)

 

Speaker's Bureau
Learn how to talk about the campaign, talk to groups, or be a public spokesperson. All training sessions will be held at Wilhoit Plaza, 431 S. Jefferson Ave., Ste 124. They will be held February 4 from 5:30 - 8, February 10 from 1:30 to 4, February 18 from 5:30 to 8, and March 4 from 5:30 to 8. Email to sign up - Crystal@OneSpringfield.org.

Phone Calls
If you want to talk directly to voters and persuade individuals to vote NO Repeal, the phone banks are your best bet. These are very different calls than the ones you may have made before. They will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 - 8:30, at the Downtown Artists Collective, 308 South Ave. Email to get involved - Lindsey@OneSpringfield.org 

 

Host a House Party
Help the campaign raise money and involve your friends and neighbors:
You invite your people, arrange snacks and food, and prepare to tell your guests why the campaign is so important to you. The campaign helps you. Someone will be there with you to help answer questions, provide fact sheets, help ask for money. Email to schedule your house party - Krista Moncado, krista@glocenter.org

Volunteer with ProVote to campaign for Medicaid expansion

Please contact Kay Mill at ProVote to get involved in the campaign for Medicaid expansion. ProVote is organizing a lobby day in Jefferson City Feb.10th and a day of action at the Capitol on Feb. 25th. They will also be doing canvassing on Feb. 21st in Springfield. For more information, please contact Kay at ProVote, 417-873-9943 or kay@missouriprovote.org

 


Save the Date for Jackson Day, April 10 and 11, 2015.

Jackson Day this year will be at the Oasis Convention Center. Put the date on your calendar for a fun-packed weekend! If you'd like to help on the Jackson Day Committee, the next meeting is February 5th at 6 p.m. at Democratic Headquarters. Call 417-886-8980 with any questions.

We are also beginning to collect items for the Jackson Day Auction. Popular items are political memorabilia or political books, gift certificates to a favorite restaurant or store, working electronics or jewelry. Please bring any thing you'd like to donate by the office.

 

 

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.