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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.

 

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August 2014 Calendar

 

Aug 7 at 5:30 pm. Join the committee planning the September Greene County Democrats picnic. The first planning meeting will be Thursday, At Democratic Headquarters, 1764 S. Fremont. E-mail Lanae Gillespie to tell her you want to be part of the committee: lanae.gillespie@gmail.com.

 


Aug 12.  Senior Democrats of the Ozarks
Donna Walmsley, Springfield Chapter Leader of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, will be the guest speaker. 2 pm at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell. Please join us for this very important program.

Aug 13. Democratic Alliance
Voter Registration is the topic, with a general overview; then Marla Marantz will demonstrate the famous "Marla Method" of expanding the Democratic voter base. We'll also hear campaign updates from our candidates. 6 pm for food and socializing;meeting starts at 7 pm. Prima's Mexican Grill, 2101 W. Chesterfield Blvd.

 

 
 
Election Information 

 

Nine Democratic election judges are needed for the August 5 primary, which also includes votes on five proposed Missouri constitutional amendments.


Six judges are needed in Springfield, two in Republic and one in Rogersville. If you are willing to be an election judge, or if you're willing to be a backup judge if an assigned judge cancels, contact Madison McFarland at the County Clerk's office.  Her direct line is 417-829-6295.

 

 

Locations where judges are needed:
1. Knights of Columbus Hall on West Scenic.
2. Immanuel Baptist Church on W Nichols.
3. The Venues on E Battlefield.
4. Brentwood Library on S Brentwood.
5. Republic Fire Station #2 on E Sawyer in Republic.
6. Grace Chapel Church on Plainview.
7. R-3 Middle School on E Hines in Republic.
8. The Summit Church on State Highway 125 (on eastside of Springfield).
9. Rogersville Middle School on Farm Road 174 in Rogersville.

 

 

Training is scheduled by precincts. Judges attend one session at 1 pm between July 28 and August 1.

 

 

STUDY THE FIVE AMENDMENTS TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION, MAKE UP YOUR MIND AND BE SURE TO VOTE!

 

 

Sample ballots can be read here: http://www.greenecountymo.org

 

 

News-Leader discussion of three of the proposed constitutional amendments: http://www.news-leader.com/story/opinion/editorials/2014/07/22/voice-consider-ballot-issues/13015221/

 

 

Link to opposing views on "Right to Farm" amendment: http://www.news leader.com/search/right%20to%20farm/


 

 

IF YOU WISH TO HELP AT DEMOCRATIC HEADQUARTERS OR WITH 2014 CAMPAIGNS, PLEASE CALL VICKY TRIPPE AT 865-6333.


Contact information for 2014 area Democratic candidates can be found below. THANKS TO ALL 
WHO ARE ALREADY HELPING DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES!

 

Yard signs for Jim Evans, Richard Buchli and Vote No on Amendment 1 are available at Democratic Headquarters. Pick them up Mon- Fri, 10-4.Vote No signs are $7 apiece, with money going to the Vote No committee.

 

Contact candidates to arrange a time and place for canvassing or calling. We need more Democrats in the Missouri House, and you can help!

 

 

Join the mobile community and phone bank for Jim Evansprimary candidate for the 7th Congressional District US House seat The Evans campaign will begin a phone bank in the next week. Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to assist with this effort.  Please contact the campaign to volunteer. Email: jimevansforcongress@gmail.comPhone: 417-846-3309  Stay connected with Jim's campaign!! Text EVANS to 24973 to join his mobile community!


Join Missouri House candidate Marlee Yant as she canvasses the 131st legislative district Volunteer at

rep.yant@gmail.com or at 987-6886 

  

 

20-30 election judges are needed for the August 5 primary. If you are willing to be an election judge, contact Madison McFarland at the County Clerk's office. Her direct line is 417-829-6295.  Training is scheduled byprecincts one afternoon from July 28 to August 1.(Please also call Vicky Trippe at 865-6333 to let me know you are willing to be a judge. Then, if Madison needs a Democratic judge at a later election, I'll know you are interested.)

 

 

Contact information for area Democratic candidates: 

Democratic Primary Candidates for U.S. Congress from the 7th Congressional District:
Jim Evans, candidate for Congress
:   

jimevansforcongress@gmail.com     417-846-3306     http://jimevansforcongress.com/ 

Listen to our campaign radio ads: https://soundcloud.com/jim-evans-6/ballad-of-jim-evans

Genevieve Williams, candidate for Congress  

417-850-0656  gen@genforcongress.com   genforcongress.com facebook.com/genforcongress

https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/36895


 

Democratic Candidates for Missouri House of Representatives:

Marlee Yant, candidate for state representative in the 131st district   

Faceboook: Marlee Yant for state rep-dist 131 rep.yant@gmail.com    987-6886 

Charlie Norr, state representative in the 132nd district

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/charlienorr  

Kevin Knox, candidate for state representative in the 134th district 

417-987-8897

Angie Fillbeck, candidate for state representative in the 135th district 

angie@angiefilbeck.com  417-619-3404   angiefilbeck.com    

Sandy Grogan, candidate for state representative in the 137th district 

electgrogan137th@gmail.com     417-860-7002  Facebook:  Sandy-Grogan-for-State-Rep-Mo-House-137th 

Jim Billedo, candidate for state representative in the 140th district

Facebook:  Jim Billeo works for you  jrb140@yahoo.com     417-343-7826 


 

Democratic Primary Candidates for Greene County Clerk:

Rick Buchli, candidate for Greene County Clerk  

http://www.buchli4greene.com/ rick4greene14@gmail.com     417-379-4427

Rusty Aton, candidate for Greene County Clerk

rda160@yahoo.com    rustyaton.org

 

Democratic Candidate for Greene County Presiding Commissioner:

Donna Bergen, candidate for Greene County Presiding Commissioner 

868-8280     dbergen3@mchsi.com     donnabergen.com 

     

 

Democratic Candidate for Associate Circuit Judge, Division 2:

James Owen, running for re-election as Associate Circuit Judge, Division 2

417-496-1924     Facebook:  Keep Judge Owen for Webster County "Citizens to Keep Judge Owen"

PO Box 209, Marshfield, MO 65706

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

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    
 
Genevieve Williams  -"I believe there are great ideas in Missouri that need to be shared, including our state motto: "the welfare of the people shall be the supreme law." visit website
 

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
 
Richard Buchli  - "Keep politics out of the clerk's office, make decisions based on the best interests of the county's residents, not based on the next election cycle."  If you would like to volunteer for Richard's campaign call him at 417-379-4427. To learn more about the campaign or make a donation 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.