FRANKLIN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE NEWS HUB

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Democrats File for County Committee Seats

Democrats File for County Committee Seats

Editor’s Note: Special thanks to Central Committeeman Rosalie Laune, who wrote the bulk of this post.  On March 17 a contingent of six Franklin County Democratic Central Committee members met…

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School Board Elections Matter.

School Board Elections Matter.

Ask any Missouri voter what's important to them and they'll usually say two things: Healthcare and education. These same voters also say school board elections matter. But ask any county…

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LTEs: Let Your Voice Be Heard

LTEs: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Interested in writing LTEs? Read on: As Democrats, we believe strongly in a set of core values. For example, we want to protect our environment and support our public schools.…

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Inequity in Missouri’s Family Farms

Inequity in Missouri’s Family Farms

When it comes to Missouri's family farms, we have an inequity problem on several fronts. Our Missouri Democratic Party platform supports family farmers and opposes large, corporate Confined Animal Farming…

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Black History is Missouri’s History

Black History is Missouri’s History

Republican lawmakers would have us believe that it’s not a good idea to teach certain “concepts” that might be upsetting to students. This includes the horrific reality of slavery and…

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Ballot Initiatives for November 2022

Ballot Initiatives for November 2022

Editor's Note: The following information was compiled by Audrey Schlote. We appreciate her generosity in allowing us to pass this along to our readers. There are already two items on…

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Filing to Run as a County Committee Member

Filing to Run as a County Committee Member

According to the election calendar maintained by the Missouri Secretary of State's office, the window to file as a candidate for the August 2022 election is February 22 through March…

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HB 3014: Holding Missourians Hostage in the Name of Politics

HB 3014: Holding Missourians Hostage in the Name of Politics

Updated on February 24, 2022: HB 3014 passed and was signed by Governor Parson the same day. Thanks to all activists and lawmakers who helped get this bill across the…

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Nation Needs Uniform Election Procedures

Nation Needs Uniform Election Procedures

Editor’s Note: Franklin County Democratic Central Committee member Alan Bell submitted the following Letter to the Editor about election procedures for publication in a local newspaper. We believe his words…

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Biden Administration Helps Rural Missouri Economy

Biden Administration Helps Rural Missouri Economy

Just this week, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday that the agency is investing $1.4 billion into rural economies through job training, business loans and the expansion…

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2022 Pre-Filed Anti-Labor Bills

2022 Pre-Filed Anti-Labor Bills

Guest author Jacqueline Farr recently submitted a Letter to the Editor for publication in her local Benton County, Missouri newspaper. The piece focuses on anti-worker, anti-labor, and anti-voter bills that…

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Candidates: It’s Time to Make Change Happen.

Candidates: It’s Time to Make Change Happen.

You’ve heard it said so many times before that you can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket. You also can’t finish a marathon if you don't start…

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2022 Pre-Filed Bills

2022 Pre-Filed Bills

The race is on for Missouri lawmakers who want to get a jump start on setting the agenda for the 2022 legislative session. As of December 16, House members have…

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Putting Them to the Test: How to Pick a Candidate

Putting Them to the Test: How to Pick a Candidate

This piece is based on material generously contributed by Franklin Countian Audrey Schlote, who recognizes the importance of choosing the best candidate to support.  Let’s face it: Democrats want a…

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Build Back Better Vital to Our Children’s Future

Build Back Better Vital to Our Children’s Future

The following editorial was penned by Franklin Countian Susan Cunningham, who points out why President Biden’s Build Back Better plan will have a huge impact on our nation’s future. Susan…

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