Speak Out — VOTE in your Missouri Democratic Primary.
Make sure to VOTE YES on Amendment 2 to finally pass #MedicaidExpansion for Missourians.
If you did not vote already by MAIL IN or MAILED absentee ballot… if you are over 65 or have a listed COVID vulnerable condition, you can still vote on an Absentee Ballot IN PERSON at your County Clerk’s office until until either 4:30 or 5 PM Monday 8/3/20. Times vary by location. If you have questions about hours of operation for absentee voting or county clerk voting locations please call your County Clerks office directly.
Our SWMO Umbrellas Area County Clerk Offices:
If you did not vote by mail in please vote “absentee” today if you quality or mask up and go in to vote in person tomorrow to your polling location between the hours of 6 AM and 7 PM. This election is very important, many Missourian’s lives will be improved though access to health care if Medicaid Expansion passes tomorrow.
Speak Out — Call Your Federal Legislators
(From NPR) Senate and House Democrats sent letters to the White House last Friday, asking the Trump administration to reverse its decision to sidestep the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collecting critical COVID-19 hospital data.
Since the start of the pandemic, hospitals in the U.S. have been providing daily data on the number of COVID-19 patients admitted and the availability of hospital beds, ventilators and personal protective equipment. Last week, the administration told hospitals to stop reporting this data directly to the CDC. Now, they must report the information to their state health departments, or use a newer portal, set up by a private contractor called TeleTracking. The portal bypasses the CDC and provides the data directly to the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the agency.
Public health experts voiced worries that the move sidelines the CDC and hampers the agency’s ability to provide critical, day-by-day information on hospital resources to states in the midst of a pandemic.
Call your MO Federal Legislators and ask them to put pressure on the Trump Administration to restore the CDC’s vial involvement in tacking COVID19 statistics and releasing them transparently to the American People.
Missouri’s two U.S. Senators are:
Roy Blunt (R) —
Josh Hawley (R) —
Missouri’s eight U.S. Representatives are:
- 1st District. Lacy Clay Jr. (D) 202-225-2406
- 2nd District. Ann Wagner (R) 202-225-1621
- 3rd District. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R) 202-225-2956
- 4th District. Vicky Hartzler (R) 202-225-2876
- 5th District Emanuel Cleaver II (D) 202-225-4535
- 6th District Sam Graves (R) 202-225-7041
- 7th District Billy Long (R) 202-225-6536
- 8th District Jason Smith (R) 202-225-4404
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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.
Southwest Missouri Democrats
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.
Family Values #VoteBlueForOurFuture
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.
Southwest Missouri Democrats TV Ads
Click on this link to watch our 2018 TV ad.