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Governor Parson has failed to provide the leadership we deserve and desperately need to get us through this crisis. 36 Missouri counties and 7 cities had already acted long before the Governor’s statewide stay-at-home order last Friday. A closer look at the Governor’s order reveals confusing rules with too many exceptions that will weaken its effectiveness and continue to put lives at risk.

We cannot afford to waste any more time. Leaders in the Missouri Democratic Party write, “Missourians are looking for clarity and leadership as we face a truly unprecedented challenge as a state. Missourians need to know that our leaders are working together to leverage every available resource to keep us safe and to stabilize our economy. Missouri Democrats are stepping up, showing leadership, and addressing this crisis at the local and statewide level.”

Our state legislators head back to Jefferson City this week and are expected to focus on passage of a supplemental budget bill to keep the government operating to the end of this fiscal year and allow Governor Parson to use the federal COVID-19 dollars.

So for this week’s Missouri Mondays CALL TO ACTION! we ask you to:

  • Sign the Missouri Democratic Party petition calling on our state government to support and implement the MDP plan “to ensure the health and economic well-being of Missourians”.

Contact your state senator and state representative and ask them directly to implement this plan. You can find their contact information by entering your mailing address here: https://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/Default.aspx


THANK YOU! for answering the Missouri Mondays CALL TO ACTION!



As of 3:00 pm Sunday in Missouri there were an estimated 14,107 patients tested for Covid-19, 903 reported cases, 12 total reported deaths and these numbers are continuing to rise at a rapid pace. Researchers with Coronavirus Act Now https://covidactnow.org/ project using data from March 27 that shelter in place must be implemented in Missouri between April 11th and April 16th at the latest to prevent hospital overload. The sooner the Governor acts more lives will be saved!

Despite weeks of urgent requests from Democratic state lawmakers, medical groups, and your phone calls and emails, Governor Parson has not yet issued a state-wide shelter in place executive order, but we must keep up the pressure!

Tell Governor Parson a statewide shelter in place order must be implemented IMMEDIATELY to help prevent hospital overload and SAVE LIVES!

Phone: (573) 751-3222

Email: https://governor.mo.gov/contact-us

Have questions about Covid-19? Here are some helpful resources:

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS)

  • 24 Hour Hotline 877-435-8411 for all Missouri residents and medical providers with questions and looking for guidance on Covid-19.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

In closing, we are grateful to be able to share some very positive news that State Representative Joe Runions, who was hospitalized with Covid-19 and on a ventilator, is now back home and making good progress! We wish Joe all the best on his road to recovery and hope you and your loved ones are staying safe at home and finding ways to lift your spirits!


THANK YOU! for answering the Missouri Mondays CALL TO ACTION!



03/23/20 - Missouri Mondays - Tell Gov Parson to Act Now to Protect Missourians!


We were saddened to learn that one of our House Democrats has been hospitalized with COVID-19. Thankfully, Representative Joe Runions is believed to be recovering. He has asked that his picture be shared in order to demonstrate the seriousness of this pandemic. He also spoke to Governor Parson asking that he “do all in his power” to get desperately needed supplies to Missouri’s hospitals. He told the governor, “My doctors are deeply concerned that they could run out of vital supplies, especially the equipment they need to keep themselves safe while caring for patients. They also say expanded testing is needed to more quickly identify and treat those who have contracted COVID-19.”

While Governor Parson issued a social distancing order requiring that people avoid meetings of more than 10 people, much more needs to be done to protect our citizens in this quickly growing crisis. The Missouri Center for Public Health Excellence, a group of public health departments that represents half of Missouri’s population, wrote to Governor Parson requesting an order that people only leave their homes for essential purposes, such as obtaining food or medical assistance. Parson must follow the lead of St. Louis, Kansas City, and surrounding counties in order to stop the spread of this virus.

Call or email Governor Parson NOW and DEMAND that he issue a stay-at-home order and arrange for medical supplies and COVID-19 tests be made available immediately.

For answers to questions and guidance about coronavirus COVID-19, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is operating a hotline for residents and health care providers. The statewide hotline number is 877-435-8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also find additional information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

We are grateful for YOU and all you do and we are confident that we will make it through this challenge by continuing to hold our elected officials accountable, by following expert health and safety recommendations, and last but most importantly by looking out for each other.