Newsletter of the Platte County Democratic
 Central Committee
Volume 12 No. 9                                 September 2020
Calendar 


October 7 - LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE for November 3, 2020 General Election

October 7 - Vice Presidential Debate

October 12 - Platte County Federated Women's Club - Virtual meeting. Members who want to join is should contact Rita McGuire at ritakay638@gmail.com , 816-225-4506.

October 14 - Platte County Democratic Central Committee - Virtual meeting. 7:00 pm. Contact dems@plattedems.org for Zoom link. Note: date changed to Presidential debate

October 15 - Second Presidential debate (Don't go hoarse screaming at Dirty Don!)

October 21 - Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot to be Mailed: 5:00 p.m. Deadline.

October 22 - Third Presidential debate ( see above)

October 21 - Extended Absentee Voting Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.*
October 24 - Extended Absentee Voting Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon *
October 29 - Extended Absentee Voting Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.*
October 31 - Extended Absentee Voting Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon *

November 2 - 5:00 p.m. - Absentee Voting Closes

November 3 - Mailed ballots must be received at the Platte County Board of Elections by 7 pm

November 3 - General Election - Get out and vote!

*Platte County Board of Elections has extended hours for in person absentee voting only. Call 816-858-4400 for more information.
 
Other Events:
 
Clay County Democrats - click here
Jackson County Democrats - click here
Indivisible Kansas City - click here.
Greater KC Women's Caucus - click here.
Heartland Alliance for Progress - click here
Northland Progress - click here.
ResistHate KC - click here.
Buchanan County Democrats - click here
GET OUT AND VOTE
NOVEMBER THIRD !!!
Vote list
Information on 2020 Democratic Candidates
Information on our local, state and national candidates is available on our website. Click here
 
This includes websites, Facebook and Twitter connections. Remember they need your help now with their campaigns and donations to fuel the fire. 
Biden/Harris Yard Signs + Bumper Sticker


Next 100 orders will receive a free Biden/Harris bumper sticker with their sign!

A $10 contribution to Platte County Democrats
for each Biden Yard Sign will get it DELIVERED to your home!


All proceeds will be used to help Platte County candidates
in the 2020 Fall election.

You can also request free yard signs from
our other candidates to be delivered with your Biden/Harris sign

Click here to donate

Platte County Democrats Virtual Election Headquarters
Due to Covid-19, we are protecting the health of our volunteers, the public and our candidates by having a virtual headquarters this year. 


We have set up a webpage that provides all the information available for an Election Headquarters during a pandemic. Information concerning volunteers, yard signs, notaries and more to be added soon.

You can access our Virtual Election Headquarters information here !

The hard work by all of us will be sure to Turn Platte Blue!


Platte County Democratic Central Committee
Views on Platte County Government by David Park
COULD THE PLATTE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, SCHOOLS, AND MUNICIPALITIES FINALLY RECEIVE CARES GRANT FUNDS?

Perhaps the pressure from the public outcry over ignoring the needs of these entities has the County Commission rethinking their strategy. At the Commission meeting on September 8, Presiding Commissioner Schieber said they "are in the process of working with entities such as cities and schools, health departments, some public entities on creating the ordinance for the public path for CARES grant funding." This should have been done 18 weeks ago when the County received the funds.

On May 18, when the Commission formally accepted the grant funds, Presiding Commissioner Schieber said they were working with legal counsel and "community leaders" to determine how to use the funds. The "community leaders", whoever they were, apparently did not include representatives from the Health Department, school districts, or municipalities who should have been consulted to determine the full scope of need in the county in order to formulate a comprehensive funding allocation strategy.

Keep up the pressure on the Commission to do the right thing with your money. Yes, we need to help small businesses, but also develop a comprehensive plan to address ALL the needs in the county. They are not asking for your opinion but share it with them anyway.
Platte County Federated Women's Democratic Club
The Women’s Club met via Zoom on September 14. Melba Nicolaisen reported that the Virtual State Board meeting had been held via Zoom on August 29. The winner of the 50/50 drawing was announced. It was a surprisingly large pot! Members of the Women’s Club wished Mel a Happy Birthday. She noted that sadly, there was no cake this year.

It was also noted that Clay County Democrats have opened an election Headquarters at 6065 NE Antioch Road. Hours are 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sunday. They have buttons and signs.

Guests at the meeting were Yinka Faleti, candidate for Missouri Secretary of State, Vic Abundis, candidate for Missouri House District 13 and David Park, candidate for Platte County Commission, District 2. We have no Democratic Candidate for District 1.

To change the direction of the County Commission we need to elect David Park and we need to find a write-in Candidate for District 1. Please Platte County Democrats, if you are interested in running or know someone who might make a good Candidate please contact us at dems@plattedems.org. The deadline to file form 5120 with the Platte County Board of Elections is October 24th. If we can find a candidate to file, we will do all we can to help organize the effort to get your name out to County voters.
Platte Country Democratic Central Committee
The Central Committee met via Zoom on September 17. Chair David Christian announced that the Committee of the Sixth Congressional District met in August to elect new officers. The officers are: Chair Bob Saunders, Vice Chair Charli Seitz, Paula Willmarth, and Treasurer Keivan Moghadam. The Committee voted to contribute $50.00 dues to the Sixth Congressional District Committee.

Paula Willmarth reported that the State Committee meeting will be Saturday the 19th. She said there are opportunities to volunteer for GOTV activities, texting, phone calling. She said they are still looking for people to work at polling places. There is a new Facebook page: Women for Biden.

Ken Hunt reported that the Campaign Planning Committee did order Biden/Harris and Galloway signs. Biden/Harris bumper stickers have also been ordered. They are considering ordering NO on 3 signs. A post card has been drafted with pictures of all our Platte County Candidates to send to persuadable voters. Stacy Webb suggested that we add a note on NO on 3. Sharen Hunt suggested we use postcards for candidates and place ads in local papers to promote the NO on 3. Voting NO will protect the changes to the state’s lobbying laws, campaign finance limits for state legislative candidates, and the legislative redistricting process achieved through the Clean Missouri initiative passed with a 62% vote in 2018. The proposed Amendment 3 would alter the impact of those significant changes to Missouri’s Constitution. Republicans mislabel Amendment 3 as “Cleaner Missouri”. Democrats call it “Dirty Missouri”.

The next meeting of the Central Committee will be Wednesday October 14th because the regular meeting date of October 15th conflicts with the Second Presidential Debate.

Information From The Missouri Democratic Party 
Democratic Insider - October 26 - From MDP. Click here
 
New Voting information for November 3 - from MDP - Click here.
 
#AdoptAvote - Increase voter registration. From Missouri Democratic Party. Info.  
 
TO GET CURRENT MDP UPDATES DIRECT TO YOUR MAILBOX - CLICK HERE 
2020 US Census
Here’s Why an Accurate Census Count Is So Important, Click here.

If you have not filled out your 2020 CENSUS FORM - DO IT NOW!