MORE #GOV 101 Seminars In Kansas City & St. Louis —Sign Up Quickly!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND —Two more seminars in Kansas City and St. Louis!

Get the inside scoop how the Missouri State Legislature really works, hear from progressive organizations, learn how to testify and fight FOR progressive policies you care about and AGAINST those we know are dangerous.

If you or someone you knows would like to attend a #GOV 101 seminar, we urge you to register immediately.  Our first seminar sold out over Thanksgiving weekend in less than 48 hours, if you can believe it.

KANSAS CITY – Saturday January 28, 2017

10am to 1pm (registration opens at 9:30am

Center High School, 8715 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131

Class Fee = $10.  Purchase your seat HERE —you MUST register in advance because space is limited.

SOUTH ST. LOUIS – Saturday February 4, 2017

10am to 1pm (registration opens at 9:30am)

TheHive44 Business Center, 1730 Fenpark Drive, Fenton, MO 63026 (near I-44 & I-270)

Class Fee = $10.  Purchase your seat HERE —you MUST register in advance because space is limited.  Please also include your guest’s name and address when signing up.

Co-hosted by ProgressWomen, MO State Rep. Stacey Newman & Craig Yugawa, President of the American Medical Association Washington University School of Medicine Chapter.

BEING PASSIVE NO LONGER WORKS.  

Skipping this class is not an option, if you care about your future.

Protecting civil rights and standing up for those who are most at risk is our responsibility. Especially now.

“GOV 101” – Sat. Jan 14, 2017 : How You Can/Must Play a Vital Role with the MO State Legislature

SEATS ARE FILLING VERY FAST —ACT NOW BEFORE THE CLASS IS FULL.

Sign up for this vital seminar: the inside scoop how the Missouri State Legislature really works, how to testify & fight FOR issues you care about and AGAINST those we know are dangerous.

Hosted by MO State Rep. Stacey Newman & Craig Yugawa, President of American Medical Association Washington University School of Medicine Chapter.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 —10am to 1pm

Washington University School of Law, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, Room #301, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130

Parking details HERE.

Class Fee = $10.  Purchase your seat HERE —you MUST register in advance because space is limited.

Bring your own pencils, paper, laptops and a few friends to a 3 hour action packed seminar designed to de-mystify the workings of the Missouri state legislature and how you can/must play a vital role in fighting/advancing policy.

SKIPPING THIS CLASS IS NOT AN OPTION —-IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR FUTURE.

Being passive no longer works. Protecting civil rights and standing up for those who are most at risk is our responsibility.  Sign up now.

YOU MUST DO THIS RIGHT NOW

civilrights

Under the covers?

Or back out to fight for those who will be hurt the most?

Our friend Sarah, a Georgetown University junior, gave her friends a social justice to-do list for the week.  We liked it so we made one too:

 

#1 – FIND OUT TODAY WHO YOU ELECTED

Learn exactly who represents you in the state legislature, Congress and at the local level.

CLICK HERE TO START.

Remember our elections have not yet been certified by the Missouri Secretary of State so check back for updates.  If you live out of Missouri, the same thing applies with YOUR state director of elections.

#2 – NEED HELP?

Please contact my legislative assistant, Adam Speak at [email protected] or call him at my Capitol office – 573.751.0100. He will help you – regardless of where you live, even out of state.

#3 –  WRITE DOWN YOUR ELECTEDS CONTACTS

Write down their names, email and phone number and stick them on your refrigerator & computer desktop.  Use bright colored post-it notes so you can see them every time you reach for a snack or get on Facebook.

I could not be more serious with these first 3 steps.

Most people have NO IDEA who represents them in the state legislature.  Many in my own district think I work in Washington D.C.  I am not kidding you.  We don’t call ourselves “Congress” —we are your state legislatures.  Most of us were on your ballot in November —and are who YOU put in charge to represent you.  You must contact us repeatedly in 2017 – stay on our backs – make sure we fight for you.

Conservatives now control 66 out of 99 state chambers.  In Missouri the GOP is in charge with super-majorities in both the House and Senate and have all but one statewide office. It is going to be very rough.  GUESS WHERE MOST POLICY ACTUALLY GETS PASSED?  Yep, in your state.

#4 – MARK THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR

January 4, 2017 —Missouri Legislative Session Begins.  

Most other states also begin 2017 sessions in January. SEE EVERY STATE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR HERE.

#5 – FIND YOUR LOCAL MAYOR & SCHOOL BOARD 

They are meeting regularly RIGHT NOW and many will be up for election in the spring.  Attend city council and school board meetings.  Run for office yourself.

Policy decisions that effect your family are being made each month, decisions on which you may or may not agree.  Pay attention – even if your children aren’t old enough to attend or if you’re an empty nester.

Extremist policy begins locally—and is where extremist candidates are groomed.

CLICK HERE FOR ST LOUIS COUNTY GOVT & SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

#6 – DECIDE RIGHT NOW WHAT ISSUES YOU CARE MOST ABOUT

Reflect where you can put your time and resources.  Decide your focus right now.

Our impulse is to open up our wallets to every group immediately which is not practical. Step up for those for which you are truly passionate – and remember state organizations, not just national ones.

#7 – FORWARD THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO EVERY FAMILY MEMBER AND FRIEND

BEING PASSIVE IS NO LONGER AN OPTION.

We’ve seen much of this before in our history.

Protecting civil rights and standing up for those who are most at risk is our responsibility.

Join with me.

What I Know

Like you, I woke up today after going to bed at 2am with fear, revulsion and a stomach ache that won’t go away.

My progressive sisters across the country texted me all last night, including my wise daughter. These souls were my lifelines as we watched our country succumb to hate and bigotry. My husband & I talked of leaving the country, even our state, after Missouri went bright blistery red with the NRA/anti-woman sentiment ensconced now in every branch of our state government.

But then I realized that he & I will probably be ok. Our immediate lives won’t change much. But how on earth can I go back to Jefferson City in January to work with these hateful people?

In despair I read posts from my friends & mentors – Denise Lieberman who wrote, “No words. More determined than ever.” Inspiring words from Professor Jason Purnell, who is an eloquent master of hope. And then a lightbulb moment.

I haven’t been working for social justice just for me. I work for you.

It is not all horrendous. Good people across the country were elected, including my progressive GOP friend, Barbara Bollier to the Kansas State Senate, who cares as deeply about gun violence and reproductive rights as I do. A Facebook group of mostly progressive women, Pantsuit Nation ballooned to over 3 million in the last few weeks and is still exploding. People are writing me for next steps, encouraging my leadership, reaching out for answers. As a legislator, I work for you, not for me.

I realized this after a long hot shower.

More kids are going to be shot & killed. More women are going to be attacked on all levels even more openly. Voter rights STILL need to be protected. Sexism, racism, bigotry, homophobia, anti-semitism all need to be fought against on a much heightened level.

The fight doesn’t end. In my total disgust, I’m hearing those in the past quietly whisper, “keep moving.”

So I decided this morning to finally get out of bed.

I’m taking your passion, encouragement and wise words and putting them back into my pocket. Putting on my hot pink oxfords which give me magic powers. Do what I know how to do. Going to fight with all the strength I have.

Please join me.

8 DAYS OUT – HELP GET THIS DONE

THIS IS IT.  Stop listening to the noise.

I’ve been in Ohio since October 21st with HRC Travelers from all over – California, Texas, Illinois, Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut – and more are flooding in.  People are hopping on planes & driving long distances just to make sure she carrys this battleground state.  We are door knocking and phoning voters every single day – talking to everyone we meet, regardless if they’re even on our walk sheets.  The enthusiasm is great among women & in low income neighborhoods – where many often don’t want to go.

The Cuyahoga Women Democrats are working round the clock: flash mobbing for Hillary, helping with Early Voting lines at the Board of Elections, hosting & feeding HRC Travelers in their homes, doorknocking multiple shifts and working out of downtown HRC offices where they desperately need volunteers. 

WE NEED YOU TO HELP TOO

Do what my friend Tenaya did this past weekend with her cousin and aunt who live across the country. They Skyped together as they called online for Hillary to women voters in targeted states.

Step #1:  Gather your pals —at your house or online wherever they are.

Step #2:  Log onto www.HillaryClinton.com & navigate to Volunteer – HERE.

Step #3:  It will take you through several steps (a training if you need it) —Choose Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood and her daughter Lily Adams Team.

Step #4: At the top, choose your phone bank —I’m doing Ohio Women to Women.

Step #5:  The 1st voter pops up with their phone number, age & city & a helpful script if you need it.  Then enter your result and move to the next one.

Step #6:  That’s it!

PLEASE HELP MAKE HISTORY —MANY WOMEN & FAMILIES ARE DEPENDING ON US TO ELECT HILLARY CLINTON AS OUR NEXT PRESIDENT.

Ok –I have to go now jump on my next calls…

11 DAYS TO GO —-INSTEAD OF GETTING NERVOUS , GET BUSY!

Amy from Illinois, Kate from Virginia, me from Missouri and Rebekah from Connecticut

I’m in Ohio volunteering for Hillary with women travelers from all over the country because…we just had to be here in a crucial battleground state to get the FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT elected (sorry for yelling).  We know not every one can just pick up and leave home (kids, work, husbands, dogs, etc) for this moment in history.

YOU don’t have to be in Ohio to still be part of the “Nasty Women” who are taking the country back from Donald Trump wanna-bees. There’s plenty for you to do right where you are —and still TIME to do it.

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VOLUNTEER FOR HILLARY RIGHT WHERE YOU LIVE

Getting Hillary elected is going to take more than following all the fabulous Facebook pages such as “National Pantsuit Day – November 8th” which sprung up last week and ALREADY has 90,802 members (exploding like crazy every hour).

Gather a couple of friends/family/co-workers – which makes it more fun – and go to your local Hillary office. Click HERE if you’re not in Missouri.

 – St. Louis – 4309 Lindell Blvd, 63108 (near St. Louis University) – 314.328.0668

 – Kansas City – 1901 McGee Street, 64108 – 816.287.0593

– Columbia –  15 S. Tenth Street, 65201 – 573.340.1071

Or you don’t even have to leave your house.

PUT HILLARY IN THE WHITE HOUSE WHILE WEARING YOUR PAJAMAS

My friend Harry the Donkey high fiving after reaching a voter for Hillary on his laptop.
You can make calls directly to voters in needed battleground states right from your couch – what could be easier?  Or invite a few friends who yell at their TV’s every time Donald says something else misogynistic or racist or homophobic.  Add some cheese & chocolate and make it a real “Nasty Women” event:
1.  Log into HillaryClinton.com on your laptop, have your phone charged up and navigate to the Volunteer Call Page —HERE.
2.  Even if you have only 20 minutes while waiting for the dryer to beep or your bathtub to fill.
3.  Talk directly to Hillary supporters to remind them to vote —especially in states like Ohio, Texas or Nevada.
* Dial the number on your screen
* Follow a simple call script – and remind them you’re calling from YOUR STATE and how much you need them to VOTE for Hillary (they don’t need to know about the pajamas part).
* When you’re done –just mark the result of the call on your screen.
4.  Talk directly to still undecided voters we haven’t yet reached to tell them WHY DONALD MUST BE DEFEATED.
 * Call voters who haven’t yet been confirmed for HIllary —you can see their names & addresses right on your screen
 * Use the script to guide you —but TELL YOUR STORY why you’re voting for Hillary – AND CALLING THEM IN YOUR PAJAMAS
 * When you’re done – mark the result on the screen.
LET YOUR FRIENDS KNOW HOW CRUCIAL THEIR VOTES FOR HILLARY ARE IN THEIR STATES
Write a simple message on Facebook to your old college roommates, former neighbors, even the cousin you haven’t seen in years = let them know how badly they must Vote for Hillary.   SIGN INTO FACEBOOK AND OPEN THE LINK HERE.
Easy!  I just did it (in my pajamas) —and let my FB friends know that I NEED THEIR STATE to come in for Hillary.  Just because they are your Facebook friends, doesn’t mean they are as serious as YOU ARE about showing up to vote.  We cannot afford to leave any vote on the table.
FORWARD THIS TO EVERY HILLARY SUPPORTER YOU KNOW
Your friends don’t read their email?  THEN go to ProgressWomen on Facebook and share these instructions with your friends.  We are also on Twitter @ProgressWomen16.
If you still need the right pajamas to get motivated, CLICK HERE.