April 2019 Newsletter

We are the Johnson County Democratic Women, North and South.

We are sister organizations, working together to engage women in politics and help get Democrats in Johnson County elected.


April Speakers

North Meeting

When: April 4th, 6:30pm

Where: Lucky Brewgrille, 5401 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS 66205

Happy April! Spring is in the air! We are excited about the 30 minute documentary we will be showing at our North JCDW meeting: Strangers in Town, a film about immigration in Garden City, Kansas. We are counting on an informative discussion afterwards. Please join us!


Strangers In Town Trailer from steve lerner on Vimeo.

 South Meeting

When: Thursday, April 18th at 6:30

Where: Old Shawnee Pizza, 19617 W 101st St, Lenexa, KS 66220

Our April speakers are Lindsey Constance and Mike Kelly, who will be speaking about the Kansas Green Initiative. To read more about the Kansas City area coalition that is working to combat climate change, go HERE.

A lifelong Johnson County resident, Mike was elected Mayor of Roeland Park on November 7, 2017, and began his term on January 8, 2018. Before being elected Mayor, Mike served as the Chairman of both the Roeland Park Sustainability Committee and the Community Foundation Advisory Board. Mike and his wife, Elizabeth, welcomed their daughter Virginia to Roeland Park in August 2017. The Kelly family live on Roeland Drive with their dog, Margot



Lindsey Constance

Lindsey Constance is an Instructional Coach for the Shawnee Mission School District, where she works with teachers and administrators to create the best possible educational experience for students. She was               awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching in 2012. Lindsey earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and a Masters in             Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kansas. She graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School.

Lindsey Constance was sworn into office as Ward 4 Councilmember on January 8, 2018.

Going to meetings is a great way to meet like minded friends, get new and important information, and meet the leaders in our community who are making a difference! And, it’s just really fun! Please join us!

Contact us if you have any questions: Anne Pritchett, President, JCDW North, 913.940.4414 or Becca Steffens Peck, President, JCDW South, 913.634.0506.

Asian Festival 2019



We will again have a table at the Asian Festival, held on April 20th at the Overland Park Convention Center. Come by and see us! We will have games, buttons, and lots of fun things for Democrats or anyone interested in the Democratic Party. For more information about the Asian Festival and to purchase tickets, go HERE.

The November 2019 election is coming, have you joined JCDW yet?


It’s very exciting to watch so many candidates sign up to run for office on this November’s ballot! Please remind all of our Democratic candidates to join JCDW and contact us for info on our endorsement process. To join JCDW, go HERE.

To see a full description of requirements for endorsement by JCDW North and JCDW South, see the Letter to Future Candidates on our website HERE.

KFDW 66th Annual Convention

The women of the Kansas 3rd Congressional District will be hosting the Kansas Federation of Democratic Women’s 66th Annual Convention! Save the weekend for June 21-23. The convention will be held at the Olathe Hilton Garden Inn.
  • To see the details on the workshops offered at the convention, go HERE.
  • Sharice Davids will be our keynote speaker for the banquet on June 22nd. To purchase your registration for the banquet and other convention activities, go HERE. Space is limited!
  • We are accepting advertisers for the convention program. To see details on advertising and to purchase your space, go HERE.
 TAKE BACK THE WHITE HOUSE stickers are available for $2.