It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 1st Annual Show Me Victory Dinner hosted by the Democratic Central Committees of St. Charles and St. Louis County. The event will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017.
We are pleased to announce US Senator Claire McCaskill as Keynote Speaker, followed by State Auditor Nicole Galloway and State Senator Jill Schupp, the best trio of women office holders that you could ever hope to meet in person and none better to represent you.
Please join us at the “Heart of St. Charles” located at 1410 S. Fifth St., St. Charles, MO 63301. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Hospitality is at 5:30 pm with Dinner to follow at 7:00 pm.
Join us for an evening of meeting new people as we celebrate future victories for Democrats statewide.
Event tickets are available for $60.00 per person or a “Reserved Table” of 10 people for $585.00. You can also support the work of our Central Committees by purchasing a Program Ad. You can download our ticket and program ad order form here, and mail the order form and payment to: The Laughlin’s, 1729 Forest Trace Dr., O’Fallon, MO 63368. Please Make Checks Payable to: Show-Me Eastern Missouri Democrats LLC.
Or you can order your tickets and your program ads online below
Your support is greatly appreciated and we look forward to having you join us!
Click here for a full list of hotels, but here are a few that are close to the dinner location:
Events in the St Charles area for September – Octoberfest and the Builders Home & Remodeling Show are both happening the weekend of our dinner.
St Charles has a free trolley that hits many of our top attractions
CHARLES, Mo.– Patrice Billings, a former SWAT sniper and retired chief pilot who served in the St. Louis County Police Department Metro Air Support Unit, is announcing her candidacy for State Senate in Missouri’s 2nd Senate District in the 2018 general election. She launched her campaign on Sundayin O’Fallon, MO at Civic Park.
Billings has seen firsthand the issues affecting disenfranchised Missourians through her involvement with national and local nonprofit organizations such as Zonta International, Safe Connections and the St. Charles Equality Coalition. She is an advocate for women, children, and seniors especially.
A nationally-known speaker with a distinguished career of public service, Billings was awarded a Purple Heart medal and has been recognized as the first female police officer in the country to become a helicopter pilot for a law enforcement agency. She was a precision marksman having been trained by FBI and Navy SEAL experts.
She is currently a jewelry designer and a co-owner of a small business called Butterfly & Moon in historic St. Charles and a “Beyond the Best” winner named by Streetscape Magazine.
“I have demonstrated during my career the courage to stand up to bullies and those who wish to misuse power,” stated Billings, Candidate for State Senate in Missouri’s 2nd Senate District. “I’m ready to be a champion for working Missourians and ensure that all Missourians are heard and represented – not just the billionaires and special interests.”
Missouri Democratic Party Chair Stephen Webber said, “The Republican establishment in Jefferson City has time and again put their secret dark money donors and big corporations above the economic needs of working Missourians. It’s time for Bob Onder to go.”
Over a Dozen Democratic State Senators, Representatives, and Candidates Share Videos on Social Media Calling Out Republicans for Prescription Drug Hikes
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As more than 63,000 seniors in Missouri are facing higher prescription drug costs starting this month, Democratic State Senators, Representatives, and candidates across the state posted videos to social media this first week in July to stand with Missouri’s seniors and hold Republicans in Jefferson City accountable for putting the priorities of their wealthy political donors and big corporations over the health and financial security of older Missourians.
Missouri Democratic Party Chair Stephen Webber stated, “These videos from unified Democratic leaders across the state say what Missouri’s Republicans can’t: We’re the Party that’s going to defend the health and financial security of older Missourians.”
Below is a roundup of videos from Democratic leaders throughout the State standing with Missouri’s seniors:
In case you missed it, Senator Claire McCaskill announced her opposition to Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court this afternoon. McCaskill said, “I reject this nomination because Judge Gorsuch would continue an activist position that states that corporations have the same rights as people.” Her full announcement is below.
Additionally, in support of McCaskill’s decision, MDP Chair Stephen Webber issued the following press statement: “Claire McCaskill fighting on behalf of ordinary, working people in Missouri isn’t surprising – it’s what she’s done every day as our Senator. And anybody who wants to launch partisan attacks for her standing against a judge who’s used his courtroom to let the rich and powerful step all over working people, should have to answer for why they’re refusing to stand with working Missourians.”
Read Senator McCaskill’s Full Announcement on Gorsuch Below:
Gorsuch: Good for Corporations, Bad for Working People
By Senator Claire McCaskill
March 31, 2017
This is a really difficult decision for me. I am not comfortable with either choice. While I have come to the conclusion that I can’t support Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court — and will vote no on the procedural vote and his confirmation — I remain very worried about our polarized politics and what the future will bring, since I’m certain we will have a Senate rule change that will usher in more extreme judges in the future.
I cannot support Judge Gorsuch because a study of his opinions reveal a rigid ideology that always puts the little guy under the boot of corporations. He is evasive, but his body of work isn’t. Whether it is a freezing truck driver or an autistic child, he has shown a stunning lack of humanity. And he has been an activist — for example, writing a dissent on a case that had been settled, in what appears to be an attempt to audition for his current nomination.
Then there is Citizen’s United, the single most corrupting force in the history of politics in this nation. I cannot and will not support a nominee that allows dark and dirty anonymous money to continue to flood unchecked into our elections.
I reject this nomination because Judge Gorsuch would continue an activist position that states that corporations have the same rights as people. The men who wrote our Constitution would reject that nonsense, since they were highly suspect of corporations as the tools of royalty. Corporations don’t cry or laugh or marry or worry about sending their kids to college. Judge Gorsuch’s allegiance to corporations disqualifies him from the highest court in the land.
And finally, this judge does not reflect the promises that Donald Trump made to Missourians. The candidate Donald Trump farmed out this important decision to a right-wing group that fronts for large corporations and special interests. Donald Trump promised Missourians that he would look out for the little guy, for working people, for the forgotten. He promised he would drain the swamp of the special interests, the lobbyists, and politicians who have overlooked the working people in this country. This judicial nomination breaks those promises.
The President who promised working people he would lift them up has nominated a judge who can’t even see them.
Where do you live? How can you make a difference in your neighborhood and eventually in your world? Start now, start at the government levels closest to the people. Start making your schools, water districts, fire departments, and cities better by bringing honest and effective leadership. These are mostly volunteer or small stipend offices, but you can actually make a difference. The local municipal elections are on the first Tuesday in April. April 5th for 2017. We’re including the information about school board filling for the two largest districts in St Charles County. All the other ones will have similar instructions. All information you should need are available on the city or board’s websites. Look at the list and see where your service and energy could be a valuable change to your city or neighborhood. Not all of the governments have terms expiring this April so not all of them will be on the ballot. Look for where you are and find out if they are electing new leadership this year.
This is the best way to really affect your world and a way to learn the leadership skills you can use for the future in the larger parts of our governments state and federal.
Filing for April election opens Dec. 13
The Fort Zumwalt School District encourages qualified persons interested in running for a position on the School Board to file to be a candidate in the April 4, 2017 election. There are three positions available with three-year terms and one position available with a one-year term. Candidate qualifications are listed on the district website here or you may pick up a copy at the district office. Interested persons may file at the superintendent’s offices located at 555 E. Terra Lane, O’Fallon, MO. 63366. Filing will begin on December 13, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. and will continue during the district’s regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. Except for the first and last day of filing, filing will not occur on days that the school district’s central offices are closed due to inclement weather. Filing will also not occur on the following days when the school district’s central offices are closed: December 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and January 2 and 16. Filing will end on January 17, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.
Candidate filing for the April 5, 2016, election to the Francis Howell School District Board of Education opens at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2016, and continues until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. The three-year terms of current Board members Rene Cope, Mark Lafata, and Mike Sommer will expire in April 2017.
Francis Howell School District residents interested in filing must do so in person at the administration building, 4545 Central School Road, St. Charles, MO 63304. Candidates can file between the hours of 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Filing will not occur on days that the District’s offices are closed due to inclement weather, or on the following days: Dec. 22 through Jan. 2, and Jan. 16. Filing closes on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at 5:00 PM.
Qualified applicants may file for office beginning on Dec. 13 at 8:00 AM in the Superintendent’s Office by declaring their intent to become a candidate, in person and in writing, to the Secretary of the Board. A lottery system for ballot order placement for first and last day filings will be utilized. The candidate shall draw a number at random at the time of filing. The names of the candidates filing on the first day will be listed in ascending order of the numbers drawn and ahead of the names of candidates filing on a later date. The names of candidates filing on the last day will be listed in descending order of the numbers drawn after the names of all candidates who have previously filed on an earlier date.
To be eligible for the Francis Howell School District Board of Education candidates must be: a U.S. citizen; at least twenty-four years old; a resident taxpayer of the District; have (or will have) resided in Missouri one year immediately preceding the election; not delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, or real estate property taxes on place of residence; never pled guilty or nolo contendere nor been convicted of a felony; is not registered or required to be registered as a sex offender; and has filed all required campaign disclosure reports for any previous elections.
For more information, contact the Superintendent’s Office at (636) 851-4026.
- Dec. 13: Filing Opens, 8:00 AM
- Jan. 17: Filing Closes, 5:00 PM
- Jan. 23: Board Candidate Training (if needed)
- Jan. 24: Certification of Candidates
- March 8: Last Day to Register to Vote
- April 4: Election
Candidate filing ending for O’Fallon, Missouri’s municipal election
St Charles County Director of Elections office is in dire need of Democratic Poll Workers for the November 8, 2016 general election. There are 121 polling places within St. Charles County. Election judge is a paid position. If you would like information on becoming an election judge, please contact the office at 636-949-7550. The application form is available at this link : http://www.sccmo.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/5097
Join fellow Democrats as we watch the first 2016 Democratic Presidential Debate after Iowa and New Hampshire on the big screen! This debate is crucial as it comes right before the Missouri primary!
This event will be shown on a big screen in St. Charles 18 Cine auditorium, 1830 S First Captitol, St Charles, MO 63303 with seating for 300+ people!
This will be a fun event – come watch with your friends! Last October, we had over 200 people attend!
People are feelin’ the Bern and are Ready for Hillary! You’ll be able to buy refreshments from the St. Charles 18 Cine.
This event is sponsored by the St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee and we do not endorse primary candidates. Supporters of all Democratic Presidential candidates are welcome.
Please consider bringing food items as well and we’ll get them to a local food pantry!
NOTE: Debate start time not available. The Central Committee is having a listening and discussion meeting before the debate. We’re inviting anyong who has ever considered running for office. Information for that session follows:
Do you see our state going in the wrong direction with the majority Republican leadership? Are you tired of Missouri falling to the bottom in things like funding for our public schools and affordable healthcare for working people? Are you tired of their EXTREME bills which do nothing to solve the issues of 90% of Missourians? Are you angry that billionaires, big business and special interests have hijacked our country and our state?
Want to be a part of the change to take it back? Thinking about running for office yourself? Bernie and Hillary can’t do it alone – they need good people like you! Common sense Missouri leadership has never been in such short supply as it is today. Now is the time for sincere, honest and energetic people to step forward. 2016 could be your year to make a difference in Missouri. If not you, who?
On Feb 11, 2016 the St Charles County Democratic Central Committee is sponsoring a Democratic Presidential Primary Debate watch at Wehrenberg 18 Cinema, 1830 1st Capitol, St Charles MO, 6330. All are welcome and it is a free event. Members of the Central Committee and former candidates will be at the theater at 6pm for a meet and listen with Democrats who might of thought about running for office in this or future election cycles. Let’s talk about how you can help to make a difference in Missouri politics. Afterwards, hang around and have fun watching the debate and meeting some like-minded fellow Democrats.
If you have any questions, please call 636-293-4988. We can do this!
Stop by Shady Grove Chill and Grill at 1267 Jungerman Road, St. Peters, MO between 5 – 8 pm on January 21. Join Democrats from all over the county as we kickoff the campaign for the 108th. Ed Shew stands for families, our schools and our seniors. See his platform at his website www.shewforstaterep.com
Message from Ed:
“It’s time for new leadership and I will bring my lifetime of experience in the private and public business sector. I want to hear from you. What are your ideas for a better Missouri, for better schools, for better roads, and all the other ways state government can serve the people of Missouri? I’m not running to be something. I’m running to do something. With your support we can make a difference. We can win this race.”
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