Outreach and Engagement Top Priorities for 2019
As we continue to learn from the 2018 election and build the case to voters for 2020, the Jackson County Democrats plan to use the new year as a time to hear from all of our constituents and be even more visible across the county. A new subcommittee is being formed to specifically address party outreach into various communities including holding informational events, social gatherings, expanding mailing lists, and bringing candidates and elected officials to you. What would you like to see us do in the next year? We're taking all suggestions because we work for you! Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to your own committeeman or woman.
Fundraising for Staff: Keep Jackson County Democrats Strong
More than ten years ago, the Democratic Committee made a bold decision to hire a full-time Executive Director, setting Jackson County apart from other counties and allowing for year-round development and more long-term goal setting. Funding the Executive Director position comes through many small donations from engaged voters across the region. The county committee invested heavily in our candidates in 2018 so our funds are very low. To keep our county party working, we need to keep our staff funded. Please donate now to keep us as the leading county committee in Missouri.
2019 Truman Gala is Scheduled
Save the date for the 32nd annual Truman Gala: June 1, 2019 at Arrowhead Stadium. A line-up of speakers including a nationally prominent name will be announced closer to the event. Tickets will go in sale in March.
Upcoming Club Meetings and Events:
Our Revolution: Monthly meeting, municipal endorsements and bylaw review. Doors open at 6pm, meeting begins at 6:30. 425 Volker Blvd KCMO (Mag Conference Center behind MRI Global). Must pay dues and have attended a previous meeting to have voting rights at this meeting.
Summit Democrats: first meeting of the year to discuss planning for the 2020 cycle. Thursday, January 17th, 7pm at VFW Hall in Downtown Lee's Summit (329 SE Douglas St).
State of the State Address: Governor Parson delivers the annual State of the State in front of the General Assembly January 16th at 3pm. A link for streaming video will be posted later.
Raytown Democratic Association: Monthly meeting January 17, 7pm at Las Chili's (6310 Raytown Trafficway). Come early for dinner and to meet other members. Guest speaker: Jackson County Democratic Committee Chairman Paul Wrabec.
United Eastern Democrats: Membership meeting and election of officers. Wednesday January 23rd at Courthouse Exchange (113 W Lexington in the Independence Square). 6pm social hour, 7pm meeting. Guest speaker will be Prosecutor and State Party Chair Jean Peters Baker. Annual dues are $25.
Heartland Alliance for Progress: Mayoral candidate forum, "Leveling the Playing Field in Kansas City." Monday January 28th 5:15pm at Californos (4124 Pennsylvania KCMO).
JCDC Quarterly Meeting: Regular business meeting. January 31, Jackson County Courthouse, 308 W. Kansas Ave. Independence. 7pm.