After years of Republican inaction and millions of dollars lost, Missouri voters approved Medicaid expansion yesterday once again showing how citizens will take matters into their own hands when elected officials refuse to take responsibility.
The Yes on 2 campaign, which was endorsed by the Jackson County Democratic Committee and other parts of the party infrastructure, was a statewide collaboration that got the job done. The victory came in a few critical areas: St. Charles County, Green County, Platte County and Eastern Jackson County. As we saw with other ballot issues in 2016, areas that used to be Republican strongholds are coming around steadily to issues championed by Democratic officials and voters. This is great news for the thousands across the state who will now have access to health care and for the prospects of the November election in areas most important to our state-wide and local Democratic candidates. Thanks for your vote!
Congratulations to the Primary Winners
Our full slate of candidates for November is now set:
Governor - Nicole Galloway
Lt. Governor - Alissia Canady
Secretary of State - Yinka Faleti
Treasurer - Vicki Lorenz Englund
Attorney General - Rich Finneran
US Congress (5th) - Emanuel Cleaver II
US Congress (6th) - Gena L. Ross
State Senate (7th) - Greg Razer
State Senate (9th) - Barbara Washington
State Senate (11th) - John Rizzo
State House (19th) - Ingrid Burnett
State House (20th) - Mike Englert
State House (21st) - Robert Sauls
State House (22nd) - Yolanda Young
State House (23rd) - Michael L. Johnson
State House (24th) - Emily Weber
State House (25th) - Patty Lewis
State House (26th) - Ashley Bland Manlove
State House (27th) - Richard Brown
State House (28th) - Jerome Barnes
State House (29th) - Rory Rowland
State House (30th) - Art Schaaf
State House (31st) - Rhonda Dolan
State House (34th) - Chris Hager
State House (35th) - Keri Ingle
State House (36th) - Mark Sharp
State House (37th) - Annette Turnbaugh
County Sheriff - Darryl Forte
County Prosecutor - Jean Peters Baker
We will be featuring info on all our candidates each week leading up to the election including ways you can help with races in your area. Congratulations and THANK YOU to all candidates on the ballot yesterday for engaging voters and building your community.
Yard Signs and Other Campaign Materials Now Available
Starting tomorrow, we are featuring Joe Biden for President yard signs in our Independence office. Our offices will be open on a limited basis if you would like to buy one for $6 (compared to $25 from Biden's website). Contact us for the most up to date schedule. These signs will go fast so schedule a time sooner than later to get yours. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
The United Eastern Democrats, also located at 308 W. Maple in Independence, will be selling new campaign buttons and bumper stickers during weekdays. Get yours now, supplies limited! More variety coming in as we get closer to November.
Our office is open for sales this week Monday noon to 4pm, Tuesday 11am to 3pm, Wednesday 10am to 2pm and Friday from 10am to 2pm.
Can't make it in but want to reserve your sign? Order online here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jcdcbiden#
National Convention Update
National Convention is almost here! This year’s events will take place virtually from August 17-20th, but the DNC is putting together a really cool slate of events, many of which are open to the public. The official Schedule of Events has just been released here.
In addition, the MDP will be hosting several of our own events with delegates and supporters featuring some exciting and interesting guests! Stay tuned, we’ll be making announcements very quickly.