Christian County Central Democratic Committee

25th Annual Christmas Dinner

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

Fremont Hills Country Club

1953 Fremont Hills Drive

Nixa, Mo

 

5pm-6pm Social Hour

6pm-9pm Dinner and Program

Special Guest Speaker: Jim Kabell–Jim is President of the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Teamster, VP of Joint Council 56 and Secretary-Treasurer of Local Union 245.

The Cattywampus Band will perform

Gift Baskets and Pie auction

$50.00 per person

$130.00 sponsorship includes 2 dinners and special recognition during program

 Complete the form below and return to:

CCDCC

P.O. Box 816

Ozark, MO 65721

 

Make checks payable to: Christian County Democratic Central Committee

Credit cards accepted at the door

 RSVP by November 28,2016

Any questions call Susan Billedo @ 417-343-7827

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BE PREPARED TO VOTE! November 8, 2016

On October 29, 2016, in Announcement, Candidates, Democratic Party, Election, Event, Uncategorized, by Christian County Democrats

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Get your sample ballot for the November 8th Christian County Election.

Besides voting for our First Female President, you will be voting on US Senator (Jason Kander) and US Representative (Genevieve Williams), as well as Missouri state officers. You will also be able to vote for your District State Representative (and if you live in the 140th you have Jim Billedo on the ticket!), the 38th Circuit Judge, and the retention of certain judges. You will be also be voting for the Christian County elections offices of Commissioner (and if you live in eastern Christian County, you have Sue Ann Childers on the ticket!), Sheriff, Assessor, Treasurer, Coroner, and Public Administrator.  And you will vote on Constitutional Amendments (1,2,3,4, & 6) and Proposition A.

Recommendations on Ballot Issues:

Amendment 1: Continues funding soil and water conservation for state parks and historic sites for the next 10 years. RECOMMENDATION: YES

Amendment 2: Limits campaign contributions. But language is not clear; it could ban labor unions contributing, but allow corporations. Supported by Fred Sauer, author of “How Liberalism, a euphemism for socialism, destroys peoples and nations.” RECOMMENDATION: NO

Amendment 3: Tax on cigarettes, 75% for early childhood education. Would limit taxes on cigarettes and give public monies to private and religious schools. Supported by large tobacco companies. Opposed by MO Nat. Education Association, American Lung Association, and American Heart Asssociation. RECOMMENDATION: NO

Amendment 4: Prevents new state or local sales/use tax on any service or transaction. It could block future taxes on new industries, limiting state and local entities with budget problems. Supported by MO Associations of Home Inspectors, Cattlemen, Funeral Directors, Broadcasters, Bankers, etc. Opposed by MO Municipal League and the Budget Project. RECOMMENDATION: NO

Proposition A: Tax on cigarettes, funding transportation infrastructure. This competes with Amendment 1, but also limits taxes on cigarettes. Supported by MO Petroleum Markets and Convenience Store Association. Opposed by Cancer Society, MO American Lung Association, American Heart Association, etc.

Amendment 6: Voters “may” be required to verify their identity, citizenship and residence with a photo id. This would suppress voters, especially minorities, the elderly, the poor, and students. There is no real evidence of voter fraud, and it will be difficult for people to get these ids. Republicans nationwide are pushing this issue in order to suppress Democrat voters. Democrats nationwide strongly oppose it. RECOMMENDATION: NO

For more information check out the VOTERS GUIDE by the League of Women Voters. You may go to their website and put in your address, or pick one up at your local library. Also, checkout the Christian County Headliner for October 26th. They have interviewed local candidates and presented the pros and cons of the ballot issues.

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October 12th Last Day to Register to Vote in Missouri

On September 15, 2016, in Announcement, Democratic Party, Election, by Christian County Democrats

vote-red-white-decoration-with-stars-clipart-016.jpg      ALL elections are important and in need of voters. But THIS one is particularly important–to YOU, and to ALL of us! So please make sure you are registered to vote, and that you VOTE on November 8th!

     If you have moved recently and have not re-registered, you may not be allowed to vote. You may contact the Christian County Clerk’s Office, 100 West Church, Room 206, Ozark, Missouri 65721 or   call 417-582-4340 or register online with the Secretary of State’s Office.

     If you will not be able or available to vote on November 8th, request an absentee ballot through the County Clerk’s Office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blue vote buttonThis is an important election, one in which you will be asked to choose a ballot: Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, or Constitution Party.

You will be choosing the candidate of your choice in the following local races: Christian County Commissioners, Sheriff, Coroner; you may also be voting on judge depending on where you live; other local offices are unopposed in the Primary.  State races include: Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General, and members of the Missouri House of Representative in Districts 138, 139, and 140. National races will include Congressional Representative for the 7th District and Missouri US Senate.

These are all IMPORTANT positions. Please be informed! Check the Christian County Headliner, go to forums, ask questions.

If you will not be able to vote on August 2, make sure to get an absentee ballot. To obtain an absentee ballot, contact the Christian County Clerk’s office (417-582-4340).  AND PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!

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Jim Billedo picYou’re Invited to a Fundraiser for

Jim Billedo Candidate for the Missouri House District 140

Sunday, June 12, 2016

1:00-3:00 pm

Ozark Finley River Park

Livestock Pavilion

Ozark, MO 65721

$25.00 per person

BBQ, sides and drinks

RSVP Susan 417-343- 7827

jrb140@yahoo.com

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All Democrats in Christian County interested in participating in the Delegate Selection Process should gather at the 4H Building in Finley River Park, Ozark, on Thursday, April 7, at 7:00PM. No one arriving after 7:30PM will be allowed to participate!

This is the first step in the Delegate Selection Process in Missouri. It will eventually lead to the selection of Democratic delegates and alternates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25-28. Persons elected on April 7th will attend the 7th Congressional District Convention on Thursday, April 28th in Springfield, and have the opportunity to be elected as a National Delegate or Alternate. They will also be able to attend the Missouri State Democratic Convention on Saturday, June 18th, in Columbia. Delegates and alternates will be allocated to reflect the expressed presidential preferences in the March 15th Presidential Primary.

Participation requirements are: 1) You must show identification (such as Driver’s License or Voter’s ID), 2) You must have voted in the March 15th election, 3) You must be at least 18 years old, 4) You must be a resident in Christian County, 5) You must declare yourself as a Democrat.

For more information about this process, you may go online at www.missouridemocrats.org/party/delegates or call 573-636-5241. You may also contact the Christian County Democratic Central Committee Chair, Jim Billedo at 417-581-7827 or jrbslb1971@yahoo.com.

Jackson Days April 8-9, 2016

On March 16, 2016, in Announcement, Candidates, Democratic Party, Event, Jackson Days, Uncategorized, by Christian County Democrats

Countdown to VictoryPlease join fellow Democrats from Southwest Missouri in the annual Jackson Days celebration in Springfield. We will be meeting on Friday, April 8 for free networking and nibbling at the Ramada Oasis Hotel & Convention Center (2446 N Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, Missouri). Browse information booths of political and community organizations and enjoy complimentary food and drink. There will also be a silent auction; you can bid on hundreds of items, including jewelry, home décor, political campaign collectibles, books, and much more! [To donate auction items, take them to the Greene County Democratic Headquarters at 1764 S Fremont Avenue in Springfield, or call 417-886-8980 by April 1.] You may also want to help by bringing nonperishable, single-serve food items (peanut butter crackers, granola bars, etc.) to the Democratic HQ in advance or to the Oasis Friday night. This is a Greene County project to help homeless in the community.

There are many activities you can attend on Saturday, April 9:

8:00 am Democratic Alliance Breakfast featuring Missouri Treasurer candidates Judy Baker and Pat Contreras. Tickets are $30 each.

10:00-11:30 am Candidate/Activist Training Session with the Missouri Budget Project. Go beyond the numbers to see how budget policies and priorities impact people’s lives for better and for worse.

For Sponsors-Only Activities (Sponsorships cost $230) there will be a Noon Luncheon at Hickory Hills Country Club (3909 E Cherry) with singer/songwriter, folklorist and teacher Judy Domeny Bowen! There will also be a 5:00 pm VIP Cocktail Reception with the banquet speakers.

6:30 pm Jackson Day Banquet featuring Democratic candidates Jason Kander for U.S. Senate, Chris Koster for Missouri Governor, Nicole Galloway for Missouri Auditor, and special surprise guests! You may also bid on exciting celebrity and political memorabilia, gourmet gift baskets, and other items to be auctioned live. (Banquet tickets are $60 each.)

If you did not receive a registration form in the mail, you may register HERE.

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Step #1–You must VOTE for the Democrat of your choosing in the Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 15th.

Step #2–If you would like to participate in the Delegate Selection Process, you will need to fill out Form MM. It needs to be submitted BEFORE March 31st at 5:00pm. The form needs to be sent (either by mail or via email) to two people:

–Christian County Democratic Central Committee Chair Jim Billedo (224 Hedgerow, Ozark, MO 65721 or jrbslb1971@yahoo.com) You may call Jim at 417-343-7826.

–Executive Director of the SW Missouri Democrats, Krista Stark (2001 Empire Ave., Joplin, MO 64804 or stark.krista@gmail.com) You may call Krista at 417-437-8443.

Step #3April 7th the Christian County Democratic Mass Meeting will be held at the 4H Building at the Finley River Park [From the intersection of Highways 65 & 14 in Ozark,
go East on Highway 14 (also called Jackson Street) about 1.4 miles. When the road curves sharply to the right, turn Left on 3rd Street. Go about 2 blocks, then veer to the right on Riverside Road. The 4H building is next to the Bull Riding Arena.] The meeting will begin at 7:30PM SHARP. We will be selecting delegates for the 7th Congressional Mass Meeting and the Missouri State Democratic Convention. The proportions of delegates will be determined by the March 15th Presidential Primary.

Step #4–April 28th the 7th Congressional Mass Meeting will be held at the Teamsters Hall in Springfield.

Step #5—June 18th the Missouri Democratic State Convention will be held in Columbia, MO where 15 delegates and 6 alternates will be selected to go to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Step #6—July 25th-July 28th the Democratic National Convention will take place in Philadelphia, PA. The Democratic nominee will be selected and become our party’s candidate for President of the United States.

March Meeting of Democrat Club is Cancelled Due to Elections

On February 17, 2016, in Announcement, Meeting, by Christian County Democrats

The March 15th meeting of the Democrat Club has been cancelled.

The Christian County Democratic Central Committee will be meeting on March 14th

at the Christian County Courthouse in Ozark.

Blue vote button          If you need an absentee ballot, please contact the County Clerk’s Office at 417-582-4340, or fax 417-581-8331. You may also go to the their website and select the heading “departments” and click “County Clerk.”

In order to obtain an absentee ballot you must have one of the following excuses: 1) you are going to be absent on Election Day, 2) you are incapacitated or confined due to illness or physical disability, 3) your religious belief or practice requires it, 4) you are in federal service (and can include your family), or 5) you are in a certified address confidentiality program due to safety.

Tuesday, March 15th, the Presidential Primary Vote will be open to all registered voters. You must be registered by February 17th. You will be asked to choose a ballot (Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Constitutional, etc.). You will then be able to vote for the party and candidate of your choice. This vote will determine how delegates are allocated to the presidential candidates.

After this election, voters can participate in a Caucus to determine what delegates go to the District, State, and National Conventions. The Christian County Democratic Caucus will be held on April 7th at 7:30pm, location to be announced.

Our Christmas Party Remembered

On December 16, 2015, in Candidates, Democratic Party, Election, Event, Uncategorized, by Christian County Democrats

December 5th at the Fremont Hills Country Club, the Christian County Democratic Central Committee had a very successful fundraiser/party. We had two Missouri Democratic candidates and our Democratic County Commissioner speaking, a popular local singer and storyteller entertaining, and the Cattywampus Band enlivening it all.  And we all agreed that the dinner provided by Fremont Hills was excellent.

Sue Ann Childers (Christian County Commissioner) began the talks and said she was open to listening to our concerns. Dr. Brad Bradshaw (running for Missouri Lt. Governor) received applause for his stance on Medicaid expansion and he told us of his plans for making Missouri #1 in medical research. Teresa Hensley (running for Missouri Attorney General) spoke to us about her experience as a prosecutor in Cass County and her dedication to seeking justice for all. Marideth Sisco (Ozark storyteller and singer) criticized the hostile environment of political discourse today and challenged us to question those telling untruths. She also sang a couple of her favorite songs. The Cattywampus Band played during dinner and after speeches.

Baskets and pies (prepared by our hardworking members) were auctioned off by Matt Patterson, and silent auction items were awarded to the highest bidder. The Jerry Litton Award was presented to Diane and Kent Stalder by David Lee who spoke of their dedication to Christian County Democrats.

Thanks to everyone who participated and everyone who helped make this lovely party a success (especially the Billedo family)!

Christian County Central Democratic Committee

24th Annual Christmas Dinner

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Fremont Hills Country Club

1953 Fremont Hills Drive

Nixa, Mo

5pm-6pm Social Hour

6pm-9pm Dinner and Program

Special Guest Speaker: Marideth Sisco (Ozark journalist, folklorist, storyteller, singer, and songwriter). Marideth will entertain and energize us with her political insights.  She will also share some of her songs with us. And Teresa Hensley, Democrat Candidate for Missouri Attorney General, will speak to us.

The Cattywampus Band will also perform

Gift Baskets and Pie auction

$40.00 per person

$120.00 sponsorship includes 2 dinners and special recognition during program

 CCDCC  P.O. Box 816  Ozark, MO 65721

Make checks payable to: Christian County Democratic Central Committee

 RSVP by December 01, 2015

Any questions call Susan Billedo @ 417-343-7827

Annual Christmas Party and Fundraiser

On November 6, 2014, in Announcement, Event, by Christian County Democrats

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Christian County Democratic Central Committee

24th Annual Christmas Dinner

Saturday December 5, 2015

Fremont Hills Country Club
1953 Fremont Hills Drive
Nixa, MO

6-7pm Social Hour
7-9pm Dinner and Program

 

$40.00 per person
($120.00 sponsorship includes 2 dinners and special recognition during program)

Make checks payable to: Christian County Democratic Central Committee

RSVP by November 30, 2015
(include names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses)

CCDCC, P.O. Box 816, Ozark, MO  65721

Any questions, please call Susan Billedo 417-343-7827.

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Let’s help support our area Democrats running for Missouri House! Attorney General Chris Koster, Democratic Candidate for Governor, will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, July 12 at the ALL-LOCAL CANDIDATES FUNDRAISER. (Door money will be split among candidates, but each candidate will have their own donation jar as well.)

Where:  IBEW Hall 2902 E Division St., Springfield

When:  5:00PM – 8:00PM

Tickets are $15 and the proceeds will be split among our local candidates. You can purchase tickets at the door or at Dem HQ.

The Shandies (Shannon Stine and Natalie Wlodarczyk) will be performing.

**Good Food. Good Music. Good Democrats. Good Cause. Please join us!!**