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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.


LATEST OCTOBER NEWS

 

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 carriembrauch@gmail.com) and on October 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.., Sue Conine is hosting a house party at 920 S. Sparks, (rsvp to sueconine@att.net.)  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 jimevansforcongress@gmail.com or 417-846-3309 

*contact RUSTY ATON at rustyaton2014@gmail.com or 877-9271 

*contact DONNA BERGEN at dbergen3@mchsi.com or 868-8280  

*contact CHARLIE NORR at charlienorr@sbcglobal.net or 417-831-6944  

*contact ANGIE FILBECK at angie@angiefilbeck.com or 417-619-3404  

*contact MARLEE YANT at rep.yant@gmail.com or 987-6886

*contact SANDY GROGAN at electgrogan137th@gmail.com or 417-860-7002

*contact KEVIN KNOX at 417-987-8897
*contact JIM BILLEDO at jrb140@yahoo.com 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 mmcfarland@greenecountymo.org 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 mjmarantz@aol.com 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 swmodems@gmail.com
(mailto:swmodems@gmail.com)  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: carriembrauch@gmail.com. Oct. 29  at the home of Sue Conine, 920 S. Sparks, from 6 to 8 p.m. RSVP: sueconine@att.net    

 

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     peoplefirst2014@gmail.com 

   

Join Jim Evans as he campaigns against Billy Long  

If you are willing to help with any of these events, contact Jim at jimevansforcongress@gmail.com, 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) 

 

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.