LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
We are proud that Deb Lavender is the new Missouri State Representative for the 90th Congressional District. Our club has supported Deb in her efforts to win this seat. Members of the club have knocked on doors, made telephone calls, planned and participated in fund raisers, and donated funds to her campaign. And it all paid off!
That is not to say the club was the reason she won. Deb is a tireless worker who was able to assemble a great group of people who support and worked with her to make this happen. She is a great example of what hard work, perseverance, and good political skills can accomplish.
We can be sure our area will be well represented with Deb in the House.
But winning was just the first challenge Deb has to face. She is now part of a chamber that has 116 Republicans to 47 Democrats. The ratio in the Senate is 25 Republicans to only 9 Democrats. She has proven she can work with others regardless of their political affiliation but that does not mean the Republicans will feel the need to work with her. They control the Missouri Legislature and do not need Democrats to pass the laws they want. The Republicans need 109 votes in the House and 23 votes in the Senate to override a gubernatorial veto. They have that and more.
The best way for us to help Deb and the other Democratic elected officials is to build our club with our eye on the 2016 elections. It is not too early to start to build our club into a more powerful organization that will have the ability to help our political friends successfully do the job we have elected them to do.
Our club meets the fourth Thursday of each month with programs that provide you with valuable information and opportunities to help make a better Missouri. Your participation can make a difference. Come, join, and help us be more effective at being a positive force in this area.
President, Bonhomme Township Democratic Club
ACTION REQUEST FROM MISSOURI HEALTH CARE FOR ALL
Volunteers Needed This Weekend Across the State!
We believe closing the coverage gap and giving 300,000 uninsured Missourians access to health insurance is the most important thing Missouri legislators can do this year. This weekend, we are taking that message to communities throughout the state.
Volunteers are needed to go canvassing – door-to-door this Saturday. We will deliver information about Medicaid Expansion and ask supporters to contact their legislators.
Canvassing is easy and fun. We’ll provide training and all materials – all you need is a good pair of walking shoes and warm clothes.
Missouri Health Care for All and our partners in the Medicaid Coalition are looking for volunteers in the following locations:
Saturday, January 31
- Des Peres (St. Louis County), 10:00 am
- Kirkwood (St. Louis County), 10:00 am
- St. Charles, 1:00 pm
We hope to see you soon!
Jen Bersdale, Crystal Brigman Mahaney, Drew Noblot, and Dottie Elbert
Missouri Health Care for All
Consultant, Field Mobilization
MO Alliance for Retired Americans