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September 10th Blue Notes

Be Aware of Voter Registration Deadlines

Keep these dates in mind if you need to vote absentee or if you have recently moved and need to update your registration:

October 10: last day to register

September 25: first day of absentee voting

You can always check the Secretary of State's office for the forms to register or update registration HERE.  You can also confirm your registration, which is recommended, HERE. Don't wait until it's too late; confirm everything is in order!

Real ID Gets Another Extension

The Department of Revenue was told last week that the Department of Homeland Security is granting a grace period for the continued use of current Missouri identification through January 22, 2019. This means that your state-issued ID, such as a driver's license, will still be acceptable for federal purposes such as boarding a flight at least through that date. The state of Missouri has applied for a full extension that would run through October of 2019. Missouri Department of Revenue will not be able to issue Real ID compliant identification until March.

If you weren't aware of this issue, it is based on Bush-era mandates that state issued identification go through additional checks and screenings.  Missouri legislators decided against becoming compliant mostly feeling that the Federal Government overstepped their reach. If Missouri does not become compliant, Missouri citizens would not be able to gain access to spaces under federal protection, including airplanes.

Do Your Part to Ensure Victory in November

From knocking doors, making phone calls, donating money or helping to provide rides to the polls, we all need to do something to get big wins in November. Visit one of the field offices and see what you can do.  Coordinated campaign offices are staffed at 3600 Broadway in Kansas City, 221 W Lexington in Independence, and 519 SE Melody Lane in Lee's Summit.  Every bit helps!

 

Upcoming Club Meetings and Events:

  • Clean Missouri Fundraiser and Information Event: Monday September 10th, 5:30-7:00pm at Californo's (4124 Pennsylvania KCMO). Learn about this ballot measure to reduce money in politics, draw fair lines for legislative districts and more.
  • 40 Club Lunch: Tuesday, September 11 at noon, Sheet Metal Workers Local #2 (2902 Blue Ridge Blvd.). Guest speaker is State Senate Candidate Hillary Shields. $15.
  • Heartland Alliance for Progress: "Who and What's on the Ballot" informational event featuring candidates in contested races and ballot issues, specifically Amendment 1 (Clean MIssouri, to limit the influence of money and lobbyists in politics and and to draw district boundary lines according to fair and competitive standards), Proposition B (to raise the STATEWIDE minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023), and Proposition D (the Gas Tax Increase, Olympic Prize Tax Exemption, and Traffic Reduction Fund Measure). Monday, September 24th 5:15-7:00pm at Californo's (4124 Pennsylvania KCMO). RSVP to heartlandallianceforprogress@gmail.com
  • Keri Ingle Reception with Jean Peters Baker: Join one of our top candidates and Jackson County's Prosecutor Tuesday September 18 at Stockyards Brewing Co (1600 Genessee St KCMO) from 5:30-7L00pm.
  • Jackson County Democratic Committee: Regular business meeting, October 9th, Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City (415 E. 12th St), 7pm.
  • United Eastern Democrats: Regular meeting September 26th, social hour at 6pm, meeting at 7pm. Courthouse Exchange (113 W. Lexington on the Independence Square).

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Campaign Kick Off Event
Hosted by
Hon. Scott Wagner Kansas City Mayor Pro Tem Senator Lauren Arthur
Katheryn Shields, KC City Council David Mecklenburg, KC Parks & Recreation Board
Jared Campbell Larry Bradley Karen Crutcher John & Teresa Polito
Marlin & Linda Roberts Stacey Johnson-Cosby, candidate for KC City Council
DaRon McGee, Mo. State Representative Ingrid Burnett, Mo. State Representative
John Burnett Mark Morales
TOM GORENC
Candidate for HD 16
 
Wednesday, September 26th
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
The Brass Rail
 
 
CLICK HERE to donate on line
Mail checks to:
TOM GORENC for MISSOURI
 
FYI: Tom's last name is pronounced "Gor- ence"
 
 

 

27th Annual Torch Dinner
First We Marched, Now We Vote!
Friday, September 21, 2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
 
Cocktails & Silent Auction 6:00 pm, Politician & Candidate Recognition 7:00 pm, Followed by Dinner
Admission Includes Dinner and Open Bar.  Free parking on site.      

Reservation Deadline: September 17th
Ad Deadline: September 14th

Purchase tickets and ads online here.

 

27th Annual Torch Dinner
First We Marched, Now We Vote!
Friday, September 21, 2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
 
Cocktails & Silent Auction 6:00 pm, Politician & Candidate Recognition 7:00 pm, Followed by Dinner
Admission Includes Dinner and Open Bar.  Free parking on site.      
Reservation Deadline: September 17th
Ad Deadline: September 14th