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For Immediate Release                                                                                                                         

July 22, 2016

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Local Democratic Leaders React to Conclusion of RNC



Jackson County Democratic Committee

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Local Democrats Rally Behind Clinton as Nominee




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Committee Applauds Actions by Democratic Congressmen

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Kansas City, MO – Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders will resign Dec. 31st. Sanders cited spending more time with his family as the reason for his resignation. Tom Wyrsch, Chairman of the Jackson County Democratic Committee, released the following statement:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015


Tom Wyrsch, Chair, Jackson County Democratic Committee (JCDC): 816-898-7444

Lauren Gepford, Executive Director, JCDC:

Shortly ago, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled to uphold an important facet of the Affordable Care Act, nationwide subsidies, in a 6 vs. 3 decision in King v. Burwell. Among many accomplishments, the ACA has led to more than 17 million new people having health insurance. 


Statement on Kansas City Municipal General Election: We congratulate the winners of yesterday's Kansas City Council races, but we have major concerns about the most notable thing about this election: Low voter turnout. Whether your candidate won or lost yesterday, only 12% of the registered voters in Kansas City got out and voted to decide who would be the next leaders of the city. As we head into the 2016 election cycle, we as Democrats, and all citizens regardless of political party, need to drastically increase how much we concentrate on turning out the vote.

Today, Governor Jay Nixon stood with Missouri working families and our middle class by vetoing House Bill 116, the so-called "Right to Work" bill. The Jackson County Democrats commend Governor Nixon for standing up for Missouri's middle class by vetoing this bill that would lower wages and hurt Missouri's economy.