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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Jackson Day: Turning Greene County Blue

On March 11, 2014, in Announcement, Candidates, Democratic Party, Event, Get Involved, by Christian County Democrats
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Senator McCaskill in 2013 at Jackson Days

Jackson Day, a celebration of the Democratic Party sponsored by the Greene County Democratic Central Committee, will be held on April 4 & 5. This annual event brings together Democrats from across Missouri for entertainment, inspiration, education, and fun. This year the event will be held at The Old Glass Place (521 E St Louis Street, Springfield, MO). Christian County Democrats are encouraged to attend and stop by our booth.

FREE “Nibble and Network” Friday evening, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Browse information booths of political and community organizations, and enjoy complimentary food and drink, socializing with fellow Democrats. There will also be a silent auction from 5:00-8:30pm Friday night. Bid on hundreds of fun and unusual items, including jewelry, home decor, political campaign collectibles, posters, photos, books, toys, and much more!

Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. the Democratic Alliance Breakfast will be at the Tower Club (901 E St Louis Street, 21st floor). Secretary of State Jason Kander, State Senator Paul LaVota, and State Representative John Wright will be speakers. Tickets for this event are $25 each. Purchase tickets online at http://goo.gl/FLnefB.

Saturday evening (6:30 p.m.) is the Jackson Day Banquet (The Old Glass Place). Revel in “elect”rifying speeches by national, state and local Democratic leaders and candidates! Bid on exciting celebrity and political memorabilia, fine art, performing arts tickets, gourmet gift baskets and other speical surprises to be auctioned live! Main Speaker will be Kansas City Congressman Emanuel Cleaver! Tickets for this event are $60 per person. Purchase tickets online at http://goo.gl/FLnefB.

Order your 2014 Jackson Day tickets today! Call 417-886-8980 or visit http://goo.gl/FLnefB.

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CC Dems enjoy Jackson Days

On May 7, 2013, in Event, Who We Are, by Christian County Democrats

Jackson Day Booth

Many Christian County Democrats participated in the activities on Friday and Saturday (April 19 & 20). Both evenings our booth was open and selling tickets to a raffle for a $50 gift certificate to Garden Adventures Nursery (proceeds going to Least of These Food Pantry), as well as giving away Democrat keychains. The hospitality rooms were flowing with refreshments for all attending Friday night, and later the silent and live auctions generated quite a buzz of activity.

Saturday morning Attorney General Chris Koster spoke at the breakfast, with Jason Kander speaking after the breakfast.

The Saturday night banquet dinner was very good, and the room was packed. After the Men’s Chorus of the Ozarks sang the national anthem, awards were given out, and remarks made by Mike Sanders, our Missouri Democratic Party Chair and Clint Zweifel, our State Treasurer, Jim Kabell spoke to the crowd. Kabell is a union leader from Springfield, and explained the deception he sees in Jefferson City with so-called “right to work” bills. Many law makers just want to shut labor up. He urged us to write or call our legislators and ask them to vote NO on these proposals. He reminded us of what Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks did to make a difference in racial injustices. They made a difference because they stuck together and worked together for change. He said we too could make a difference! 2014 will be an important year for Democrats to get back the Missouri Senate.Jackson Day Booth

We raised $106 for Least of These through the raffle. The winner was thrilled to have won. And we thank Garden Adventures for donating the gift certificate.  If you missed Jackson Days this year, mark your calendars for next year: April 4 & 5, 2014!

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JacksonDays2013_GreeneCountyMOThe Jackson Day Conference 2013 is scheduled for April 19-20 at the Howard Johnson Conference Center (3333 South Glenstone, Springfield). This annual event sponsored by the Greene County Democratic Central Committee celebrates the Democratic Party, bringing together Democrats of all sorts from across the state for a time of entertainment, inspiration, education and fun.

Christian County Democrats will staff a booth on Friday night, 5-7pm, and on Saturday 4-6pm. A Garden Adventures gift certificate for $50 will be raffled off, and Christian County Democrats t-shirts are available for $10.

Attorney General Chris Koster

Chris Koster

On Friday evening local democratic organizations and labor unions are sponsoring various hospitality rooms. It is also auction night with a silent auction of many donated items and a live auction for the very special items. All proceeds go to support the Greene County Democratic Central Committee. Friday night’s admission is free.

Jim Kabell

Jim Kabell

Saturday morning starts with a breakfast sponsored by the Democratic Alliance. This year’s speaker is Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. Tickets are $25. On Saturday evening Democrats from across the state come to attend the Jackson Day Banquet and hear keynote speaker and Springfield labor union leader, Jim Kabell. Tickets for the banquet cost $50.

Please contact the Greene County Democratic Central Committee office if you have questions or need tickets: (417) 886-8980.

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Jackson Days celebrate 89th year!

On April 19, 2012, in Democratic Party, Event, by CCMODEMS

United We Succeed - Jackson Days are April 20-21

Jackson Days are April 20th and 21st this year at the Howard Johnson’s on South Glenstone in Springfield (formerly Clarion). This event is sponsored by the Greene County Democratic Central Committee to celebrate the Democratic Party.

Christian County Democrats will be staffing our own booth on Friday night, 5-7pm, and on Saturday morning and afternoon. We will raffle off a Christian County Democrats t-shirt autographed by Claire McCaskill! Plenty of t-shirts and bumper stickers will also be available.

Friday evening local democratic organizations and labor unions sponsor various hospitality rooms. It is also auction night, with a silent auction of many donated items and a live auction for the very special items. All proceeds go to help support the Greene County Democratic Central Committee.

Saturday morning starts with a breakfast sponsored by the Democratic Alliance. This year’s speaker is Representative Jason Kander, Democratic candidate for the Missouri Secretary of State. Saturday evening ends with the Jackson Days Banquet. Democrats come from across the state to attend. This year’s main speaker is Senator Claire McCaskill.

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