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Weather getting colder, campaigns getting hotter
Sort through the noise of the campaign ads
By now, every time you turn on the TV, open your mailbox or are online, you are being flooded with campaign ads.  They can get overwhelming but it's part of the process. As you are having conversations with friends and neighbors about the election, encourage everyone to focus on the issues that affect our daily lives, not everything they are consuming in the ads. Here are a couple of quick examples:
- Claire McCaskill is a proven and experienced leader who puts the best interests of Missourians first.  She defends the Affordable Care Act, especially the protections of citizens with preexisting conditions. She will work to get dark money out of politics. She is known for her fairness and ability to find good compromises by both parties. She is on record saying we need to raise the minimum wage.
- Nicole Galloway is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.  Since taking office in 2015, she has investigated all levels of government regardless of geography or political affiliation to make sure our tax dollars aren't being mismanaged.  Maintaining an independent and qualified State Auditor is the safest way to make sure government works for the people and not themselves.
There are MANY reasons to dislike their opponents, but we can all feel better focusing on the positives that Claire and Nicole have to offer.

Candidate Profile: Jessica Merrick for State Representative, District 20

Jessica is a first time candidate running to reclaim the 20th District (Independence, Buckner, Sibley) for the Democrats and working families.  She is a proud mother and active resident of Buckner, a part of the state sometimes overlooked by elected officials. Like many Democratic candidates this year, Jessica never saw herself running for political office.  But the corruption, regressive policies and bitter tone of the majority party in Jefferson City pushed her to stand up and do something about it.

From Jessica:

We have been raising our family in this community for the last 11 years, and as a constituent I wanted to feel like there was someone in Jefferson City who represented us, who was willing to stand up for us. Whether your raising a family, living paycheck to paycheck, elderly living on a fixed income, disabled, or even getting along just fine and don't want anything else coming at you, we have been voiceless for far too long and I want to change that! I hope that if I haven't already, I can earn your vote in the next few weeks so we can have someone fighting for us for a change.

Learn more about her and follow the final weeks of her campaign here.


Have you been to a campaign office yet?

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, 9615 E 63rd St. in Raytown, 221 W Lexington in Independence, and 519 SE Melody Lane in Lee's Summit.  Every bit helps!


Upcoming Club Meetings and Events:

  • Heartland Alliance for Progress: Monthly meeting Monday, October 22nd beginning at 5:15pm, Californos (4124 Pennsylvania KCMO). Take direct action for democracy in Missouri: hand-write postcards encouraging voters to come out on November 6 and support candidates in eastern Jackson County, Northland KC and in targeted districts across the state. Join this great group of people!
  • Raytown Democratic Association: monthly meeting Thursday, October 18th, 7pm at Las Chili's (6210 Raytown Trafficway). Come early for dinner and to make new friends. Guest speaker is political consultant Phil Scaglia.
  • 10th Annual Chili Dinner: Benefiting the JCDC Staff Fund. Friday November 2nd 5:30-7:30pm. Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 8 (5950 Manchester Trafficway KCMO). Register online HERE.