First Things First
The special election to fill Senate District 17 is just two weeks away and is where the whole state is watching now. Our candidate, State Representative Lauren Arthur, has built a strong coalition of working class families, public education supporters, and independent voices from Clay County that have been working hard for her since this was announced. Thousands of voter contacts have been made and the results are starting to show. Over the weekend, a new poll showed Arthur leading her opponent 47% - 41%. But those numbers mean nothing if we don't keep working hard through election day on June 5th. Jackson County must do everything we can to help our friends to the North. Visit http://arthurformissouri.com for more info and to volunteer or donate.
Field Offices Opening - Supplies Needed
Senator McCaskill and the Democratic Party's coordinated campaign have opened many field offices across the state and more are planned later in the summer. These local offices will be buzzing with activity between now and the November election and the main points for volunteers to get put to work. Here in Jackson County, offices have been secured at 3600 Broadway in KC, 221 Lexington Ave on the Independence Square and at 291 and 50 Highways in Lee's Summit. But for these offices to function while staying on a campaign budget, they need supplies donated from people like you. Just about anything can be put to good use; printer paper, pens, clipboards and of course, the fuel that will keep campaign staff running, food and drinks. Contact us to find out what you can send where. Every bit counts!
Here's What We Have Scheduled for the Next Few Days:
Post Card Writing Campaign: FINAL DAYS. Do you want help voter turnout for the June election in Clay County? Do you have legible handwriting? Contact Geoff and learn how you can help get postcards out at the end of the month: firstname.lastname@example.org. It's super easy! We'll be using the same strategy in November too.
Town Hall on 2018 Legislative Session: Hosted by Rep. Judy Morgan and featuring Jeremy LaFaver from the Missouri Budget Project. Thursday, May 31 at 6:00pm. All Souls Unitarian Church (4501 Walnut St. KCMO). Pizza, soft drinks and light refreshments will be served.
Town Hall with Rep. Greg Razer: Listening session and review of the 2018 legislative session. Thursday, May 31 from 6:30-7:30. Research Medical Center, Brookside Campus (6601 Rockhill Rd. KCMO).
40 Club Lunch: June 12, noon at Sheet Metal Workers Local #2 (2902 Blue Ridge Blvd. KCMO 64129). $15.
United Eastern Democrats: Monthly meeting, June 27th at Courthouse Exchange (113 W Lexington Ave on the Independence Square), social hour 6pm, program begins at 7pm. Guest speaker TBA.
Jackson County Legislature, 3rd District: Per county laws, filing has re-opened for the 3rd Legislative District until close of business Friday May 25th. Filing must be done in person with the County Clerk.