Chesterfield Township Elects Officers

At the March 6th meeting of Chesterfield Township Democrats held at the Daniel Boone Branch of the St. Louis County Library, membership elected the following officers:

Mark Kumming, Co-Chair (2 year term)

Mike Kean, Co-Chair (1 year term)

Sue McCool, Secretary (1 year term)

Paul McCool, Treasurer (1 year term)

Brian Legate and Marti Maurer continue in their roles as Committee Persons elected by Chesterfield Township voters in general election years (4 year terms).  Jo Ann Hughes continues as chair of CTD membership committee.  Other committee positions are available.

An important note:  Beginning July 2018, our meetings will move to the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

New Missouri Voter Photo ID Law and Your Rights Within It

West County Democrats
Presents
Focus 2018
New Missouri Voter Photo ID Law and Your Rights Within It

Missouri’s new confusing voter photo ID law threatens to deter voters who lack the required government issued photo ID. This kind of law, which is similar to those of other states, historically has disproportionately affected seniors, low-wage workers, women, voters with disabilities, homeless, students, and voters of color.
How Can We Help?

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
6:00 to 8:00 pm
United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 655
300 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO 63011
Light eats and beverages start at 6pm – Free will donations accepted

Speakers:
Denise Lieberman a nationally recognized expert on voting rights, is Senior Attorney and Co-Director of the Power & Democracy Program at Advancement Project, where she oversees the organization’s Voter Protection and Right to Vote initiatives.  A seasoned constitutional and civil rights lawyer, Lieberman is at the forefront of voting rights debates in her home state of Missouri and across the country. She has litigated challenges to discriminatory Photo ID laws in Missouri, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and North Carolina and has prepared testimony on voting rights for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and has been featured as a voting expert on MSNBC, CNN, PBS, the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and others. In Missouri, Denise coordinates the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, through which she organizes the non-partisan election protection efforts to monitor polls in Missouri on Election Day. In the wake of the implementation of Missouri’s new photo ID law this June, Advancement Project and ACLU brought a lawsuit challenging the law’s implementation, which is currently pending in the Missouri Court of Appeals.

Nancy Price is the League of Women Voters STL Speakers Bureau Chair and Secretary.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League of Women Voters is a 501(c)3 organization which has two separate and distinct roles.

A Focus 2018 Event Presented by West County Democrats
www.westcountydemocrats.org

Chesterfield Township Democrats Take Important Step Forward

In a significant step toward consolidation and sustainability, the Executive Board of the Chesterfield Township Democrats announced it will sponsor elections for officers of the nascent political organization for 2018-2019. To be sure that the thousands of progressives and democrats in Ellisville, Clarkson Valley Chesterfield and Wildwood have viable active representation to the Missouri Democratic Party in the coming months and years, elections for four officer positions will be held at the meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 6th.

Offices seeking nominees are 2 Co-chair positions (1 for a one year term and 1 for a 2 year term), CTD secretary for a 2 year term and CTD treasurer for a 2 year term. Currently those offices are held by CTD members who voluntarily stepped up last year to help form Chesterfield Township Democrats in response to the veritable absence of Progressive/ Democratic resources in West County. “During the past election cycle, Chesterfield had no operating Democratic club or organization to represent its sizable population of Democrats and Progressives who live out here.” Said Brian Legate, CTD Committeeman. “This sizable block of voters needs a focus point and a voice in the region and the state.”

A nomination form is available for downloading this website and people are encouraged to nominate their friends or themselves. The only qualification is that a nominee be a member in good standing of CTD, that is . . . dues paid. “We still have a lot of organization development to accomplish.” Said Sue McCool, acting Co-Chair of CTD. “We need to adopt some bylaws and procedures. We have several ad-hoc committees that need oversight, leadership and membership and we need to find a way to integrate ourselves further into this community.”

Here are the essential duties of the positions for which nominations are being sought.

Co-Chair (2 Positions, served simultaneously, alternating meeting responsibilities.)

  1. Chair and Lead monthly Executive Council & Membership meetings including development of agendas, securing of speakers and compiling of minutes.
  2. Direct formation of standing committees and assure results.
  3. Communicate with Committee persons, other township clubs and independent clubs and the regional Democratic Party organization.
  4. Report regularly on CTD activities, initiatives and progress.
  5. Direct and oversee the continued organizational development of CTD by directing and overseeing committee activity.

Secretary

  1. Attends Executive Council and Membership meetings.
  2. Documents proceeding of meetings.
  3. Compiles and reports minutes of each meeting.
  4. Facilitates coordination of communication with the community.
  5. Assists chair in conducting meetings and coordinating committee activity.

Treasurer

  1. Regularly accounts for and documents CTD financial assets.
  2. Maintains bank account and issues checks for documented CTD expenses incurred at the direction of the Executive Committee or officers.
  3. Ensures compliance with Missouri Ethics Commission guidelines.
  4. Prepares and monitors an annual CT budget.
  5. Provides and issues monthly financial reports to membership and officers.

Chesterfield Township Democrats to Feature Two Speakers – February 6th

The February 6th meeting of the Chesterfield Township Democrats (6:30 p.m. at Daniel Boone Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 300 Clarkson Road, Ellisville, MO 63011) will feature, in addition to its regular mobilization activities, two distinguished speakers:

Cort

Cort VanOstran, candidate for the Democratic nomination for the United States House of Representatives, MO district 2, a seat currently held by Ann Wagner (R). Mr. VanOstran will present his platform and credentials to the membership. For more information on the Cort of Congress campaign, please visit their website.

 

James Loomis photoJimmy Loomis, Treasurer of the St. Louis County Democratic Central Committee – Chairman and Committeeman of the Clayton Township Democrats. Mr. Loomis will speak to the financial and economic burden on the City, County and State resulting from the divide and to the benefits to all parties for City/County reunification.

 

Be sure to attend this vibrant and surging new township organization which continues to seek membership from any western St. Louis county Democrat/Progressive or Independent seeing a resource for political common sense, integrity and morality. Chesterfield Township Democrats is ethnically, culturally and racially inclusive. It is gender and orientation diverse and welcomes the participation of anyone from any faith, belief, nationality or age demographic.

Chesterfield Township Democrats Take Important Step Forward

In a significant step toward consolidation and sustainability, the Executive Board of the Chesterfield Township Democrats announced it will sponsor elections for officers of the nascent political organization for 2018-2019. To be sure that the thousands of progressives and democrats in Ellisville, Clarkson Valley Chesterfield and Wildwood have viable active representation to the Missouri Democratic Party in the coming months and years, elections for four officer positions will be held at the meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 6th.
Offices seeking nominees are 2 Co-chair positions (1 for a one year term and 1 for a 2 year term), CTD secretary for a 2 year term and CTD treasurer for a 2 year term. Currently those offices are held by CTD members who voluntarily stepped up last year to help form Chesterfield Township Democrats in response to the veritable absence of Progressive/Democratic resources in West County. “During the past election cycle, Chesterfield had no operating Democratic club or organization to represent its sizable population of Democrats and Progressives who live out here.” Said Brian Legate, CTD Committeeman. “This sizable block of voters needs a focus point and a voice in the region and the state.”
A nomination form is presently on the website at ChesterfieldDemocrats.org and people are encouraged to nominate their friends or themselves. The only qualification is that a nominee be a member in good standing of CTD, that is . . . dues paid. “We still have a lot of organization development to accomplish.” Said Sue McCool, acting Co-Chair of CTD. “We need to adopt some bylaws and procedures. We have several ad-hoc committees that need oversight, leadership and membership and we need to find a way to integrate ourselves further into this community.”
Here are the essential duties of the positions for which nominations are being sought.

Co-Chair (2 Positions, served simultaneously, alternating meeting responsibilities.)
1. Chair and Lead monthly Executive Council & Membership meetings including development of agendas, securing of speakers and compiling of minutes
2. Direct formation of standing committees and assure results
3. Communicate with Committee persons, other township clubs and independent clubs and the regional Democratic Party organization
4. Report regularly on CTD activities, initiatives and progress
5. Direct and oversee the continued organizational development of CTD by
directing and overseeing committee activity.

Secretary
1. Attends Executive Council and Membership meetings.
2. Documents proceeding of meetings.
3. Compiles and reports minutes of each
4. Facilitates coordination of communication with community
5. Assists chair in conducting meetings and coordinating committee activity.

Treasurer
1. Regularly accounts for and documents CTD financial assets.
2. Maintains bank account and issues checks for documented CTD expenses incurred at the direction of the Executive Committee or officers.
3. Ensures compliance with Missouri Ethics Commission guidelines
4. Prepares and monitors an annual CT budget
5. Provides and issues monthly financial reports to membership and officers

Nominations will be accepted up to and including March 6 at which time an election will be conducted. Any interested person is encouraged to download and complete the nomination form which is attached. Return int via email on-line, in person at the February 6th General Membership Meeting (Daniel Boone Branch of the St. Louis Public library, 6:30 pm) or via mail to:

Mark Kumming
16821 Chesterfield Bluffs Circle
Chesterfield, MO. 63005

Nominations will close at the convening of the March 6th meeting.

NOMINATION FORM

 

 

 

 

THE URGENCY OF 2018 IN MISSOURI: JOIN CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP DEMS

There are now about 300 days until the midterms and the Missouri House and Senate elections.  Candidate filing deadline is March 7 and the Missouri primaries are August 7th.  All 435 US House seats are in play and 33 US Senate seats, along with 163 Missouri House seats and 17 Missouri Senate seats.  We need enthusiasm and energy.  Use this link to view a list of pre-filed Bills and then use the Subject Index to search by your issue of interest.  The bill’s sponsor is listed as well as a summary of content.  Look especially for the Republican party’s attempts to further hurt the poor and the elderly in Missouri, curtail voting rights of citizens, privatize government services to the people and decimate public education.

If your are reading this, then you care.  You want to correct the egregious error foisted upon Missourians and the American people by the Republican Party and its armada of fascists, misogynists, pedophile condoning, racial profiling haters in form of last year’s elections.  The only antidote to the insanity of the Trump/Greitens agenda is your activation and your vote.  Come work at the local level with the Chesterfield Township Democrats, progressive democrats working together to return civility, decency and morality to local, state and national government.

Chesterfield Township Democrats needs and welcomes your energy and input as it organizes and consolidates to support local Democratic candidates for election to state and federal seats, to register and turnout the vote this November, and give a loud and certain voice for progressive democrats in west St. Louis County.  Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month starting at 6:30 pm at the Daniel Boone Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 300 Clarkson Road, Ellisville, MO 63011