Dec 03 2019
The $20 for '20 Campaign Has Launched
For the last several months, the Jackson County Democrats have been analyzing data, testing campaign messages, recruiting candidates, and building a team of volunteers to do everything we can to retake state and local offices come election night next November. Learning lessons from the past several elections and using the momentum against the damaging policies of Republicans at the federal and state levels, we are poised to have major victories here in Jackson County just like we saw recently in Virginia, Kentucky and Louisiana.
But, of course, we need the resources to get the job done. The JCDC has evaluated a budget from summer through the November election that requires $20,000 more than we raised and spent for the 2016 races. Since we aren't Republicans with billionaire donors who fund PACs for a year with the stroke of a pen, we have to get our donations the hard way: a little bit at a time from many different sources. So how do we get to $20,000 in a grassroots campaign?
If we can get 100 unique donors to pledge $20 a month from now til the November election, we will meet our goal AND get a bonus of $5,000 from a great donor who is challenging us to get this done. This extra funding will make a HUGE difference in supporting our candidates up and down the ballot as we know we will be outspent by our Republican opponents and their special interest money.
By coming together and pledging $20 per month, we can show our Republican opponents we will challenge them everywhere in Jackson County and for every statewide office. Join the fight now and invite other friends and supporters to do the same. Onward to victory in 2020!
Make Sure to Attend the JCDC Annual Holiday Party
Come on out on Tuesday December 17th as we celebrate our accomplishments of 2019 and build momentum into 2020. 6:00-8:00pm at 8600 Hillcrest KCMO. Food and drinks provided. Any donation would be appreciated and will go to cover campaign expenses exclusively in Jackson County next year. Thank you to our sponsors: Pipefitters Local 533 and Nate Hogan! Special guest speakers to be announced shortly. All are welcome so bring friends!
Upcoming Club Meetings and Events:
Rep. Greg Razer Town Hall: Join Representative Razer for a public town hall ahead of the 2020 legislative session on Wednesday December 4, 6:00-7:00pm at the New Reform Temple (7100 Main St. KCMO).
Hon. Judy Baker for State Senate: Join former Boone County State Representative and friend of Jackson County Judy Baker as she builds momentum for her State Senate race to defeat the Republican Majority Leader in one of Missouri's most competitive districts. Bier Station (120 E Gregory Blvd KCMO) Wednesday, December 11, 5:00-7:00pm.
Jobs With Justice "Scrooge of the Year Party": Join JwJ for their 10th annual 'holiday party with attitude' Thursday December 12, 5:00-7:00pm at IBEW Local 124 (301 E 103rd Terr KCMO). Tickets are $20 and includes appetizers and soft drinks with 20 votes toward 2019's Scrooge of the Year. Contact Jameson Wells for more information at 816-210-2640 or firstname.lastname@example.org
United Eastern Democrats: Holiday party, December 18 at Courthouse Exchange (113 W Lexington Ave. on the Independence Square), 7pm. All are welcome.
Freedom, Inc. Holiday Party: Thursday, December 19th 5:30-8:00pm at the Negro League Baseball Museum in the Jazz District. See flyer below for more information.
Greater KC Women's Political Caucus
Annual Holiday Party
Please join the Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus for our annual holiday party at the Simpson House. We'll have live music, appetizers and beverages. Please bring your favorite dessert to share. Optional tax-deductible donation to fund 2020 campaign workshops. Guests are encouraged. Please RSVP so we have a head count!