The Joplin businessman released a statement Friday blasting Missouri’s chief election officer for how the referendum would appear on the ballot — should enough signatures be collected.
“Jay Ashcroft’s deceptively stated ‘exception’ for medical emergencies is no exception at all,” Humphreys said. “Physicians will have to risk their reputations and their livelihoods – and face possible imprisonment – for performing any post-eight-week emergency medical procedure that results in termination of a pregnancy. Women and girls could be deemed criminals without ever intending to abort their pregnancies.”
“The complete lack of exceptions to protect female victims of rape and incest is another flagrant example of Jay Ashcroft’s misstatements on his ballot summary of legislation that is deeply flawed and likely unconstitutional,” he said.
Upcoming Club Meetings and Events:
- Emily Weber Campaign Kickoff: Candidate for State House District 24. August 19th 6:00-8:00pm at Hamburger Mary's (3700 Broadway KCMO). https://www.facebook.com/events/924125057946363/
Clay County Women's Democratic Club: Officer elections and updated bylaws. August 19, 5:15 social, 5:45 meeting at Chappell's Restaurant (323 Armour Rd. NKC). Annual dues are $10.
Platte County Democrats "Good Government" Event: August 20, 6:30pm at KCPD North Patrol (11000 NW Prairie View Dr.). See below for more information.
Heartland Alliance for Progress: August 26, 5:15-7pm, 125 E 31st St. KCMO. Manny Abarca IV and immigration attorney Jessica Piedra discuss the life of immigrants and what can be done in policy at the local, state and federal levels.
Northland Democratic Club: Tuesday August 20, 6:30 sign in, 7:00 program and business. Featuring Lori Slettehaugh (Professor of Physical Therapy) to discuss Medicare for All. Sherwood Estates Homes Association Office (4120 NE Vivion Rd KCMO 64119).
National Democratic Training Committee Session: "Blue Bench Training" We will have three separate tracks for candidates, campaign staff, and local organizers. All three will include focuses in messaging, fundraising, field, and digital. This event is open to anyone interested in running for office, is staff on a campaign (or hopes to be), or for anyone within the local party infrastructure. September 7, 9am-4:30pm at UMKC. Click here to RSVP: https://traindemocrats.org/event/ndtc-blue-bench-training-missouri/?fbclid=IwAR2VPSvXH0ioXaBZfuKQsEZSaZeHJMhr9tT6WgiNXRX-kUI7f3fCMlryYaQ
5th District Democratic Women's Club: Coffee and Conversation with Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II. Saturday September 7, 9:00-10:30am, 6104 Brookside Blvd. RSVP bly September 2 via text or call to 816-739-1803.
Keri Ingle Re-Election Event: "All Hands on Deck" Fundraiser in support of Lee's Summit State Rep Keri Ingle. September 5, Pearl Tavern (1672 NW Chipman Rd. Lee's Summit). Brings friends! Donate online at www.keriingle.com
Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus: 28th Annual Torch Dinner. Save the date for September 27th!
Quest To Get The Vote
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Teona McGhaw-Boure is a great niece of Fannie Lou Hamer, and a member of the NWPC of St. Louis. Teona is carrying on the tradition of activism where she lives in the Dellwood/Ferguson area. Teona will be a candidate in 2020 for State Representative in the 75th District and for Ferguson Township Committee Woman. Within the NWPC she is chairing a new nation-wide diversity initiative, the NWPC IDEA Caucus. She is the proud mother of three young men.
After a short biographical video, Teona will be discussing family memories of Fannie Lou Hamer, and how the struggle for equal representation continues. The Stand Up KC Fannie Lou Hamer Women's Committee will also talk about their organizing work, insprired by the example of Fannie Lou Hamer.