We want to share information we received from the MDP.

Please join us in welcoming Elizabeth Zerr to the MDP team. Elizabeth will be joining us as our Political Director and will focus her efforts on recruiting candidates for seats across the state. Many of y’all will hear from her in the upcoming months to check in on your progress identifying and talking to local Democrats in your area that you believe should run for office!

Elizabeth Zerr joins the Missouri Democratic Party as the Political Director. In this capacity, she will work with grassroots,  stakeholders and elected officials throughout Missouri to coordinate candidate recruitment and training efforts for the Party.

Prior to joining the organization, Elizabeth was legislative director for Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander– passing multiple pieces of legislation while monitoring policy developments at the local, state, and federal level.  She also has significant campaign experience; most recently serving as deputy finance director for Jason Kander’s successful Secretary of State campaign in 2012. Born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri she currently lives in Cole County.

THE WEEK AHEAD

This year, our Missouri Democratic Party staff members are traveling Missouri to talk to our local Democratic clubs. Each week, I’ll provide you all with a preview of where our staff will be visiting in the upcoming week.

  • Shelby County Democrats – MDP Chair Stephen Webber will be speaking to the Shelby County Democrats Tomorrow, May 9th at 6:00 pm at 103 West Chestnut Street, Clarence, MO 63437.
  • Congressional District 1 Committee – MDP Data and Analytics Director Michael Ousley will be conducting a VAN training for the 1st Congressional District Tomorrow, May 9th at 6:00 pm at 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. If you would like to attend, please contact Michael Ousley at mousley@missouridems.org.
  • Francois County Democrats – MDP Chair Stephen Webber will be speaking with the St. Francis County Democrats Thursday, May 11th at 6:00 pm at 3411 Rosener Road, Park Hills, MO 63601.
  • Laclede County Democrats – MDP Data and Analytics Director Michael Ousley will be conducting a VAN training for the Laclede County Democrats Thursday, May 11th at 6:30 pm at Bandana’s Barbecue, 1015 South Jefferson Avenue, Lebanon, MO 65536. If you would like to attend, please contact Michael Ousley at mousley@missouridems.org.
  • Show Me Change Training– MDP Data and Analytics Director Michael Ousley will be conducting a VAN training for the Show Me Change program sponsored by Senator Jill Schupp et al.  on Saturday May 13th.  The first training will start 10:00, and second training will start at 1:00.  Those interested need only attend one session.  The training will take place at the UFCW Local 655 Hall 300 Weidman Road St. Louis 63021.

Want the Chair, Executive Director, Press Secretary, or Data and Analytics Director to come speak to your local club? Just ask! Email ewaggoner@missouridems.org with your organization name, date and time of speaking engagement, and anticipated turnout. Please send requests at least 1 month in advance.

ACTION ALERT – Call your State Legislators about Anti-Worker Legislation

This is the last week of legislative session in the Missouri state legislature. That means one last week for Republican leaders to push through their anti-worker agenda. Here are two calls you can make to let them know Missourians stand for workers rights:

Call your State Representative and tell them to vote NO on SB 43

A dangerous bill that gives people a free pass to discriminate against our family and friends is being heard on the Missouri House floor this week. Senate Bill 43 would make it harder for employees who face discrimination to hold others accountable. That’s unacceptable — and we need to make sure the committee knows Missourians across the state are paying attention. If SB43 passes out of the House, it will gut protections for employees who’ve been discriminated against based on their age, ancestry, color, disability, sex, religion, race or nation of origin.

Follow this link, call your state representative, and tell them to vote NO on SB 43.

Call your Senator and tell them to protect the Prevailing Wage by voting NO on any repeal of Missouri’s Prevailing Wage protections.

Another dangerous piece of legislation moving through the House and Senate is an attempt at repealing Missouri’s Prevailing Wage laws.

Missouri’s Prevailing Wage laws ensure that ALL skilled workers are paid fairly, so employers can’t undercut them and drive wages down, hurting our economy. They ensure our schools and roads are built safely, by qualified and skilled workers, not by out-of-state companies. If Missouri’s Prevailing wage laws are repealed, residents of Missouri and their families would annually lose between $216.5 million and $346.6 in income. For more facts on why we should protect the prevailing wage, click here.

Follow this link, call your State Senator, and tell them to protect Missouri families by defending Prevailing Wage laws and to vote NO on HB 104.

 

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