The Women’s Club met on September 13th at the Platte County Resource Center.
Guest speaker Charles West, candidate for Missouri’s 6th Congressional District gave us an update on his campaign. Of particular note, he said that one of the young people he has talked while campaigning suggested that he include Tik Tok videos in his campaign. He decided to try that, aiming his videos squarely at Sam Graves and the fact that he does not actually live in Missouri, that his biggest funders are in Texas and Colorado and that he has not held a town hall meeting in the Kansas City area for a decade. He said he hopes to force Graves to publicly respond. He also said that this has become his most successful fundraiser.
John DeFoor, Sr. candidate for Platte County Presiding Commissioner was scheduled to speak. Shortly after the meeting, we learned that John had been hospitalized with Covid-19. He and his family are fully vaccinated but after he caught pneumonia, he came down with Covid-19. The most recent reports are that his condition is improving, that he is getting stronger. We ask that everyone to send your best wishes for a full recovery.
Next on the agenda, Lee Karbaumer presented the most recent draft of the “Democrats Believe” card that we have been discussing for several meetings. Some of our members thought it was too long or wanted to change the wording. Lee has revised the card and will present the new version at the October meeting. Sharen Hunt handed out the Platte County Democrats business card featuring our website, email address, Post Office Box & urging everyone to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The cards are a good first step in letting people know that we are here and how to reach us.
In response to Republican efforts to suppress the vote, Carol Hunt sent an email to Women’s Club members about the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition MOVPC part of a national coalition for election protection. For more information: https://protectthevote.net/