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)!

Ken Lovell for Christian County Sheriff

CCDCC Fundraiser for Ken Lovell

Tuesday, June 30
6:00-9:00 p.m.
McCauley Park Pavilion, Nixa
(located off North Street on Taylor Way)

Bring a chair, if possible.

The Christian County Democratic Central Committee is providing pulled pork, BBQ chicken, potatoes, baked beans, rolls, salads, and desserts. $20 donation for meal.

Please let us know if you will be attending by calling Susan Billedo at 417-343-7827 or 417-581-7827 or emailing jrbslb1971@yahoo.com.

If you can’t attend but wish to donate to Lovell’s campaign, please send a check to “Ken Lovell for Sheriff Committee” at 615 Ozark St, Nixa, MO 65714.

YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!

On November 1, 2014, in Announcement, Candidates, Democratic Party, Election, Event, by Christian County Democrats

election uncle samNovember 4 is election day.

Depending where you live, you may have different choices to make. A sample ballot is available online.

Your voter’s registration card will tell you where to vote or you can find polling places online or call 417-582-4340.

Democrat Club members have discussed the constitutional amendments you will see on the ballot and recommend a “NO” vote on all four amendments.

Amendment 2 allows relevant evidence of prior criminal acts to be admissible in prosecutions for crimes of a sexual nature involving a victim under 18 years of age.

  • We already have precedent that allows admission of such evidence in particular circumstances.
  • Actual recidivism rates are lower than most believe (13% for incest and 24% for rape).
  • This could increase the risk of being wrongly convicted because even alleged crimes can be used (even if never convicted).

Amendment 3 would tie teacher evaluations to their students’ test performance.

  • It takes local control away from parents, teachers, and school districts.
  • It requires more standardized testing.
  • The current system allows for removal of poor teachers through regular monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Most education organization are against this amendment (Mo Nat. Educ. Assoc., Mo State Teachers Assoc, close to 100 school boards around the state) and the group sponsoring the amendment, Teach Great, has stopped campaigning for it.

Greene County Democrats passed a resolution opposing this amendment.

The League of Women Voters of Missouri has taken the stance of a “NO vote” on this issue.

Amendment 6 only allows 6 days of early voting and does not allow for any Saturday or Sunday voting.

  • It will only go into effect if the Legislature funds the measure, which they have not yet agreed to do.
  • This system is more restrictive than 29 other states.
  • Many call this proposal “a sham” because it eliminates weekends (when people can actually get out to vote) and shortens the early voting period.

Greene County Democrats passed a resolution opposing this amendment.

The League of Women Voters of Missouri has taken the stance of a “NO vote” on this issue.

Amendment 10 places limitations on the Governor’s powers to propose a budget without legislative consent.

  • Places limitations on the Governor’s power to allocate funds without legislative consent.
  • Prohibits the governor from reducing funding passed by the general assembly without legislative consent.
  • Would allow the legislature to override any withholding by a two-thirds vote, as with a veto.
  • Governors in all states except Maryland have this power.

Greene County Democrats passed a resolution opposing this amendment.

The League of Women Voters of Missouri has taken the stance of a “NO vote” on this issue.


Judges:

The Missouri Supreme Court created evaluation committees (funded by the Missouri Bar), consisting of lawyers and non-lawyers to rate all judges who are standing for retention under the nonpartisan selection system. Those recommendations are available online to voters. Kansas City Star says, “The statewide judges up for retention have all received adequate to high marks from persons familiar with their work and have earned YES votes.” They are Missouri Supreme Court Judges Laura Denvir Stith and Paul Campbell Wilson; Western District Court of Appeals Judges Lisa White Hardwick and Anthony Rex Gabbert; Eastern District Judges Lisa Van Amburg and Angela Turner Quigless; Southern District Judges Nancy Steffen Rahmeyer and Mary Sheffield.

Candidates:

And most importantly, don’t forget to vote for two very good, Democratic candidates:

  • Jim Billedo (if you live in the 140th District) and
  • Jim Evans for the 7th Congressional District.

Fire Protection and Tax Levies:

If you live in the city of Nixa, you will vote on a Fire Protection bond for an additional fire station and new equipment; if you live in Highlandville, you will vote on a tax levy of 40 cents per $100 assessed value; if you live in Sparta, you will vote on a tax levy increase (30 cents per $100 assessed value) for the Fire Protection District.

 

Support your Democratic Candidates Now!

On September 26, 2014, in Announcement, Candidates, Democratic Party, Election, Event, Get Involved, by Christian County Democrats

Fundraiser for
Jim Billedo & Jim Evans

Saturday, October 11th, 2014
3:00-6:00PM

Finley River Park, Ozark
Large Pavilion

$15 per person, BBQ Plate

Music, Pie Auction, Silent Auction and other Events
(Bring l0awn chairs.)

Jim Billedo wants to work for YOU! Jim isn’t just the Local 6312 President of the Communication Workers of America and a Trustee of the Springfield Labor Council, Jim is also our very own Chair of the Christian County Democratic Central Committee. In the November 2014 election Jim will run against Republican Lynn Morris for the 140th Representative District. This District includes most of Ozark, Sparta, Bruner and Oldfield.

Jim is running because he believes hard-working people deserve to make a living without having to rely on government assistance to make ends meet. He also believes that workers should have the same right to organize and participate in the political process just as businesses lobby for their interests.

Over the past decade, the Missouri Legislature has embraced a special-interest agenda that favors big corporations over working-class people. Jim promises to work on:

  • Support the creation of living wage jobs
  • End corporate tax credits that return nothing to the community
  • Protect workers’ rights
  • Invest in quality education, job training and student financial aid

If you can help Jim with his campaign, please contact him:

Jim Billedo
224 Hedgerow Dr.
Ozark, MO 65721

jrb140@yahoo.com
417-343-7826

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