Join the Missouri House Democrats and NDTC on Tuesday June 29th from 6-7:00pm CT for a free virtual live training on “How to Tell Your Story of Self”. The ability to tell our stories is vital in spreading our message, it both humanizes us and let’s us talk about big issues in a way that feels personal. Whether you’re running for office, working on a campaign, or building your local party’s or organization’s infrastructure, you need to connect with your supporters. We’re here to help!
How to Tell Your Story of Self June 29th, 2021 6-7:00 pm
Subject: PRESS RELEASE: The Future and Goals of MDP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2021
The Future and Goals of MDP
KANSAS CITY, MO. – As a state party, we are excited for the potential of the 2022 and 2024 election cycles in Missouri. We welcome the passion not only from staff, but countless community members. The determination exists for the Missouri Democratic Party to thrive in our state and together we can make that happen. That being said, we know we have work to do.
We are taking the unusual step today of releasing a statement from our staff directly to the community. We hear and see your voices and hope to engage you as we rebuild. There has been disappointment about the recent announcement of a signage campaign the Party is starting, requesting input on where to set-up messaging across our state. We assure you; this is only one prong of our 2021/22 and beyond approach.
We hear your calls and are already preparing for deep canvassing and authentic relationship building throughout Missouri. MDP has created a new Missouri Playbook that we will roll-out in the next few weeks. Below we outline some of the strategies included:
We are applying for a grant from the DNC to open regional offices across the state, including in our rural counties. The goal is ten offices, and the DNC grant will help fund creation and staffing. Currently, we have staff in Kansas City, Columbia and St. Louis.
We are fostering relationships with new media outlets, newsletters and rural communications like radio. We are also developing a project to create an MDP podcast focused on rural issues and doing more to support our important Rural Caucus.
We are visiting counties across the state already and are excited to get back to successfully and safely canvassing after COVID-19.
We will bolster our existing volunteer programs by providing additional training and resources, but also build new volunteer recruitment and training procedures utilized in other parts of the country.
We are actively working to recruit candidates who truly understand the needs of Missourians for races up and down the ballot. We are focusing ourselves on serving those candidates in the best way we can.
We have hired new staff with diverse skills and experience with successful Democratic caucuses, campaigns and state parties. This will help us pivot in a different direction in canvassing, messaging, and fundraising. They came on staff May 31st.
As mentioned above, our new Missouri Playbook will include more details on our next steps and outlines our path forward with our base and new voters. We will release our plan in the following weeks.
We welcome further outreach and are happy to share more information if desired. This energy is just what Missouri needs, we just need to be in it together.
We have our first big in-person event scheduled for this coming Monday, May 24th. It will be outdoors and masks will be required. We also hope by then, the majority of us gathering will also have the opportunity to vaccinated.
Here are the details: You are invited to the South County Democrats 2021 End-of-Sesson Wrap Up on Monday, May 24th at Officer Blake C. Snyder Memorial Park. We are gathering at the Lawrence Hensler Shelter. Our area legislators will recap the 2021 session – The good, the bad, and the ugly. Scheduled to attend: Senator Karla May, Senator Doug Beck, Rep. Michael Burnton, Rep. Trish Gunby, Rep. Barbara Phifer, Rep. Sara Unsicker, Rep. Bridget Walsh-Moore. Many 2022 candidates will also be in attendance. Our social hour starts and 5pm and we will begin our program at 6pm. Masks are required. Please bring a lawn chair to help with social distancing and please bring your own food and drinks.
CLICK HERE, or on the graphic below, to be taken to our FB event invite. Please indicate “going” or “interested” to get reminders and updates as we get closer to our event date!
My name is Scott Sifton, and I have a big announcement to share.
I love Missouri. And I can’t sit back and watch our two senators embarrass our state. One of them — Josh Hawley — spent the weeks after the election spewing dangerous conspiracy theories and trying to overturn the will of the people. And on January 6th, he pumped his fist in support of the very people who rioted at the Capitol.
I know first-hand the challenges facing our working families. Growing up in Kansas City, my dad lost his job and we faced some tough times — we lost our home and even the family minivan. I started waiting tables at age 15 to help out, worked my way through college and then law school, eventually becoming a state legislator to help create opportunity for Missourians.
That kind of experience sticks with you.
I’ve taken on some of the toughest fights in Jefferson City, from going after corruption, defending women’s rights, standing up for equality and protecting Missouri workers.
I know this race won’t be easy. Republicans have a large, expansive network of corporate and special-interest money at their disposal. We have to send a clear message that Missouri is worth fighting for and that we are capable of so much better than what our current Senators show the nation.
The Oakville Democratic Organization is collecting items and funds for Nurses For Newborns. The group’s 35 nurses help 2,000 new families each year care for their newest members. They share parenting skills, provide health checks and help outfit the families with everyday things they need. Among the items needed… Disposable Diapers (especially size 3 & up) Baby Wipes and Ointment Baby Lotion and Shampoo Formula and Baby Bottles Nurses For Newborns also collects items for new moms – such as shampoo, lotion and toiletries. The group also needs money to buy items for new families. Through the middle of January the Oakville Democrats will be buying things for the families, as well as collecting funds. The items will be shared with Nurses For Newborns the week of January 17 – in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day and the inauguration of President Joe Biden. If you’d like to contribute, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange drop off donations or a pickup if necessary or you can send a check. Please get your donations in by January 17th.
If you make the check to Oakville Democratic Organization, please put in the memo field Nurses for Newborns. All checks to the club will be combined to publicize the donation to show that Democrats care! In addition, monetary donations will be used to fill in “gaps” of physical items.
If you prefer to write your check to Nurses for Newborns, please also send to the PO box so we can count your donation toward our total.
Oakville Democratic Organization P.O. Box 510271 Saint Louis, MO 63151-0271
It’s Lit Drop time! We are looking for volunteers for upcoming lit drops. We have already placed 2,000 pieces of informational literature on doors in the 95th. Please feel free to join us for upcoming lit drop events.