Upcoming SWMO Dems Events
SWMO Dems Feb. Town Hall
***Reminder*** SWMO Democrats March Town Hall Meeting
Our March Monthly Town Hall will be held on 3/21/18 at 7 pm, inside the Laborers Hall, 2001 Empire, Joplin MO, 64804.
The discussion topic for this month’s town hall will be “Should Al Franken Have Resigned?” Also perusing similar recent situations. We were going to cover this topic in January and the meeting was cancelled for icy road conditions. Several situations of this nature in varying degrees have come to light in MO and our Nation, keeping this topic relevant.
Following the discussion we will have our regular business meeting.
If you live in MO House District 161 (Joplin), House District 163 (Carthage, half of Webb City, half of Carl Junction, Carterville, and Oronogo), or House District 157 Lawrence County… and have interest in running as a Democrat in 2018 call Krista at 417-437-8443. Filing is open until March 27th. Let’s help create a Missouri #BlueWave.
Principles of “Justice For All” On Our Hearts and Minds
Today the residents of St. Louis and the principles of justice for all are on our hearts and minds. We urge Missourians to safely observe our 1st Amendment rights and if participating in civil disobedience, to commit to de-escalation and to non-violent tactics.Martin Luther King, Jr. states that there are four basic steps in a nonviolent campaign: collection of the facts to determine whether injustices exist, negotiation, self-purification, and direct action. We must remember that the purpose of nonviolent direct action is to create tension and crisis so that an issue such as black lives matter must be confronted. This type of action forces the issue to the forefront so that it can no longer be ignored.King further said that not a single stride towards civil rights has been made without “determined legal and nonviolent pressure.” History has proven that individuals who are members of privileged groups in society rarely give up their privileges voluntarily.
“Good timing” is not an issue when it comes to nonviolent protests. Neither is a “wait and see” attitude. Southwest Missouri Democrats joins our Missouri Democratic Party in full commitment to building communities that recognize that black lives matter.