Speak Out — Call Governor Parson TODAY at 573-751-3222. Racial Statistics need to be tracked now by the State of Missouri.
Data coming in from states across the country, is showing that Black people are dying at disproportionately higher rates from COVID-19 than any other Americans .
Illinois reports: African-Americans account for 15% of the state’s population but 28.4% of COVID-19 cases and 42.9% of deaths.
Louisiana reports: African-Americans account for 32.2% of the state’s population but 70% of deaths due to COVID-19.
Michigan reports: African Americans account for 14% of the state’s population but 33% of COVID-19 cases and 40% of deaths.
The coronavirus outbreak has brought to light the racial and ethnic health disparities long experienced by communities of color in our country; however, it is impossible to obtain a full picture of the current crisis within the state of Missouri without having access to the racial disparity numbers.
Missouri currently tracks and reports positive COVID-19 cases and deaths by age, gender, and County location. We are calling for local and federal officials to begin tracking and reporting demographics by race, as well.
Knowing the numbers can help in tailoring messages directed to communities of color and provide more resources to these hardest hit populations through legislation.
Please call Governor Parson’s office at 573-751-3222 and tell them racial demographics must be tracked and reported by the State–NOW. Gathering this information after the fact is TOO LATE.
Statistics complied by Nanda Nunnelly Sparks, Chair, MO 7th Congressional District. These statistics are found on the official state sites in Louisiana, Michigan. The Illinois numbers were reported in the Chicago Reporter. We want to see the racial statistics listed on the Missouri official site. This action must be directed by the Governor to the Department of Health and Human Services for Missouri.
Southwest Missouri Democrats is committed to building communities where all recognize Black Lives matter. We hope you will join us in making the call to Governor Parson today.
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Effective Wed. 3/18/20
COVID-19 Guidance from the CDC currently (3/18/20) recommends cancelling all large gatherings. Democrats will rely on science to try to help #FlattenTheCurve in this health crisis. ALL PUBLIC MEETINGS of SWMO Democrats are cancelled until further notice.
Per SWMO Dems Board decision and MDP Suggested Guidelines… Effective at 3 PM Wed. 3/18/20 our office will be closed to Volunteers and our Staff will be set to work from home procedures for the duration of the COVID-19 situation.
If you wish to make Voter ID Calls from home call Krista at 417-347-8443 to have further Voter ID Lists emailed. We thank all members of #TeamBlue for your work and flexibility during this time.
March SWMO Dems Town Hall and All Large in Person Meetings of Southwest Missouri Democrats CANCELLED until further notice.
Democrats trust science and in line with this ideal, given the developments in our state and nation surrounding the COVID-19 situation, Southwest Missouri Democrats is following the CDC’s recommendations on social distancing. We will update as to when we can resume normal #SWMODems activities as details are available.
From the Center for Disease Control… https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html
Americans should be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. The community can take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Currently a vaccine or drug is not available for COVID-19. Community-based interventions such as school dismissals, event cancellations, social distancing, and creating employee plans to work remotely can help slow the spread of COVID-19. Individuals can practice everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and covering coughs and sneezes.
Decisions about the implementation of community measures will be made by local and state officials, in consultation with federal officials as appropriate, and based on the scope of the outbreak and the severity of illness. Implementation will require extensive community engagement, with ongoing and transparent public health communications.
We will NOT hold a March Town Hall on Wed. March 18th and will let you know about April’s third Wed. meeting as the situation develops.
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MO DELEGATE SELECTION PROCEEDURES HAVE CHANGED FOR 2020. — DATE CHANGES
The Missouri Democratic State Committee Members held an emergency meeting this afternoon to pass updates to our delegate selection plan (Contingency COVID-19 Plans).
1. April 6th County Mass Meetings have been cancelled. Delegates will be selected at the Congressional District Conventions, which are now postponed to May 30th. For information and any further changes or updates visit www.missouridemocrats.org/2020 the MO Democratic Party will be issuing guidance and new rules. Those who wish to be MO Delegates are encourage your community to attend the May 30th Mass Meetings. Dates and locations T B Announced.
2. Public calls will go out via social media amd local news sources on the location for our 7th Congressional Convention at least 30 days prior to the May 30th date.
3. The State Convention date is TBD right now, but MDP will issue updates on this soon and #SWMODems will share out info. The State Convention will be in a mid-Missouri location and details on date and location will be announced ASAP.
Democrats believe in science and we are making every effort to follow the CDC’s recomendation for social distancing. All Southwest Missouri Democrats “in person large meetings” are also cancelled until further notice.
We hope all members of #TeamBlue will stay healthy through this COVID-19 situation, but want to take proper scientific precautions. We urge you to look up the CDC recommendations for #FlatteningTheCurve of this virus. It’s important that we come through this time… ready to do Democratic election work and work toward positive change for our democracy in MO and our Nation.
Congratulations to our “Wind’s of Change” Trivia Winners Team #BlueWave on snagging the #SWMODems Traveling Trophy at our Feb. Trivia competition 2/23/20.
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Congrats to SWMO Democrats 2019 Miss and Mr. Cutie Pie! Introducing: Holland LeeAnn and Mykah Lee. Our 2020 Cutie Pies will be crowned at our June Pie Auction event.
Additional thanks to our 2018 Miss Cutie Pie, Paisley Rose for fundraising again this year, we are happy to have her as part of our Cutie Pie Court for a second year.
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