The Northland Democratic Club met on April 18th at the ACA Club.
Guest speaker candidate: Jim Bates, 2024 candidate for State Representative Missouri House District 38; this is how he describes himself on his Twitter account: “My name is Jim Bates. I'm a husband, father, life-long Missourian, and Democratic candidate for HD 38. After 20 plus years of Republicans driving Missouri to the bottom, a change is going to come.”
Lindsay French and Michael Kelley, candidates for KCMO City Council also attended.
Cody McElroy urged club members to write or call your state senators and representatives to express your opinion on critical legislation currently before the legislature; especially opposition to proposed changes to the initiative petition process. Misha Blake, NDC Policy/ Issues provided an update on the disturbing anti-LGBTQ legislation that has been proposed in this year’s Missouri legislative session.
Garrett Jacobson, NDC Secretary reported that he has been talking to Melissa Peace, Chair of the Platte County Central Committee about the possibility of sponsoring a Clay/Platte County Democratic Day of Action tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 20th at an outdoor location to be determined. He said that details are still being worked out.
John DeFoor reported that an ice cream social has been proposed for July. And the Club discussed the need to reach out to young Democrats.
The Northland Democratic Club voted to endorse the following candidates in the June 20th Kansas City Missouri Municipal Election:
Mayor – Quinton Lucas
1st District at-Large Kevin O’Neil 1st District in District – Chris Gahagan
2nd District at-Large Lindsay French 2nd District in District – Wes Rogers
3rd District at-Large Melissa Patterson-Hazley
4th District at-Large Justin Short 4th District in District - Eric Bunch
5th District at-Large Michael Kelly
6th District At-Large Andrea Bough
The May Northland Democratic Club meeting will feature “Dirt Road Democrat” Piper and Maggie Nurrenbern, State Representative for Missouri’s 15th District and 2024 Candidate for Missouri State Senate District 17