08/17/20 - Missouri Mondays - The fight for an America that lives up to our ideals!
First let’s take a minute for this historic moment to sink in...Senator Kamala Harris will be the first woman, the first Indian-American, the first Asian American, the first Black vice president, if elected! WE ARE OVERJOYED! As Joe Biden announced his VP pick he said, “I need someone working alongside me who is smart, tough, and ready to lead. Kamala is that person”. He also described Kamala as “a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants.” Harris said this about Biden, “I believe our country wants and needs some leadership that provides a vision of the country in which everyone could see themselves” and “Biden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as President, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals.” We can’t wait and will be watching for their formal nomination at the Democratic National Convention this week!
Meanwhile the shameless Republican attacks on our democracy continue as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on across the country and right here in Missouri. Governor Parson still refuses to take action on a statewide mask mandate that health experts recommend for slowing the spread of the virus and saving lives. Parson, Secretary of State Ashcroft, and the GOP majority legislature left an unnecessarily complicated mess of requirements for voters who simply want to stay safe voting by mail in the 2020 elections and as a result may be discouraged or disenfranchised. The President acknowledges his shocking public attacks on the post office are rooted in his desire to keep Americans from voting by mail! Last week four mail-processing machines were removed from the Kansas City Missouri USPS facility as part of the changes made by his Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy. KSHB Aug 14
When democracy is under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!
MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE! IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES!
Election Day: NOVEMBER 3
Absentee / Mail Ballot request form available NOW from Secretary of State’s website
In Person Absentee Voting Begins: September 22
Last Day to Register: October 7
Last Day to Request Absentee or mail in ballot: October 21
VOTE NO on Amendment 3 “Dirty Missouri” on the November 3 ballot!
Amendment 3 is the MO GOP’s shameless attempt to overturn your vote in 2018 for Clean Missouri government ethics and non-partisan redistricting reforms.
Find out more here: www.cleanmissouri.org
HELP THESE CAMPAIGNS! VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME! DONATE!
Nicole Galloway, Governor https://nicolegalloway.com/
Alissia Canady, Lt. Governor https://canadyformissouri.com/
Yinka Faleti, Secy of State https://yinkafaleti.com/
Rich Finneran, Attorney General https://www.richfinneran.com/
Vicki Lorenz Englund, Treasurer https://www.vickienglund.com/
As of Sunday August 16 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri rose to 67,475, an increase of 8,548 new cases since last week. This is far from over so please stay safe and always wear your mask in public.
THANK YOU! for answering the Missouri Mondays CALL TO ACTION!