08/24/20 - Missouri Mondays - Lives at stake in November! TAKE ACTION! PLAN YOUR VOTE!
“Masking is a matter of public health for Missourians” regardless of their politics. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or a Republican. You need to wear a mask and socially distance.” This is what White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said last week in Jefferson City while unelected and unmasked Governor Parson looked on. Parson’s total allegiance to the President and dangerous lack of leadership has already cost lives and the pandemic is far from over!
LIVES ARE AT STAKE! WE HAVE A CHOICE!
MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE!
Voting in Missouri is about as complicated and confusing as it could possibly be. Last week ICYMI on Facebook we shared a post from MO State Representative Peter Meredith with helpful and very detailed voting information.
One of the key points he made is: VOTE IN PERSON IF YOU CAN!
Excerpt from MO State Rep. Meredith’s post Aug 16:
“I’m seeing a lot of incorrect information going around this weekend about mail-in voting in MO. There are differences between “absentee” and “mail-in” voting in MO, and a whole lot of intentional hurdles in the law to confuse people and make it harder for folks to vote, including that people CANNOT simply drop off “mail-in” ballots instead of mailing them. Please be careful sharing info on voting that may be incorrect.
So here’s my (much more than) two cents on how to vote FWIW:
OPTION 1: VOTE IN PERSON
****PLEASE DO THIS IF YOU CAN****
Voting in person doesn’t rely on mail, or risk multiple steps of potential delays or missing information that invalidates a ballot. You can certainly vote in person on Election Day your usual way. Just wear a mask and make time in case there is a line.
If you feel unsafe voting on Election Day or are concerned you’ll be unavailable to vote, the best alternative is to vote absentee in person early. You don’t have to request anything in advance, you don’t have to worry about finding a notary, and you can check whichever excuse best fits your situation, including religious belief, expected absence on voting day, confinement due to illness, among others. You do this at your local county election authority, and it feels much like voting on Election Day, but with less or no line or crowd.”
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like Rep. Meredith’s entire post with more helpful information for voting by mail options if voting in person absentee isn’t possible.
IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES!
Election Day: NOVEMBER 3
Absentee / Mail Ballot request form available NOW from Secretary of State’s website
In Person Absentee Voting: September 22 through Nov 2 at 5pm - IF YOU CAN, VOTE IN PERSON AT YOUR LOCAL ELECTION AUTHORITY!
Last Day to Register: October 7
Last Day to Request Absentee or mail in ballot: October 21
NO on 3 - 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: cleanmissouri.org
HELP THESE CAMPAIGNS! VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME! DONATE!
Nicole Galloway, Governor nicolegalloway.com/
Alissia Canady, Lt. Governor canadyformissouri.com
Yinka Faleti, Secy of State yinkafaleti.com
Rich Finneran, Attorney General richfinneran.com
Vicki Lorenz Englund, Treasurer vickienglund.com
Joe Biden / Kamala Harris, President / VP: joebiden.com
As of Sunday August 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri rose to 75,075, an increase of 7,600 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!