August Newsletter


The Johnson County Democratic Women South are hosting their First Annual Halloween Fundraiser. There will be live music, a costume contest, chili cook-off, full bar and more! All proceeds will go to fund democratic candidates in Johnson County.

Click on the invitation to buy a ticket online.

JCDW-S Halloween Fundraiser Save the Date and Invitation


When: October 28th

Where: Cedar Creek Clubhouse, Olathe

Join us for our JCDW North General Meeting,  THURSDAY AUGUST 3rd 

All are welcome. Admission is Free.

6PM *Food and Drinks Available*
Lucky Brewgrille

Guest Speaker: Molly Fleming

Molly Fleming leads the Missouri Organizing and Voter Engagement Collaborative (MOVE), a c3 hub for statewide grassroots integrated voter engagement committed to shifting power in Missouri to put ordinary families at the center.

A longtime community organizer, Molly has led the largest faith-based grassroots voter engagement program in Missouri, and most recently directed the PICO National Network’s campaign to end predatory payday lending in America.

She is a founding organizer of Showing Up for Racial Justice Kansas City, which organizes white folks as part of a multi-racial majority to confront and disrupt white supremacy.

Molly will be speaking about INTERSECTIONALITY on the meeting on August 3rd. Intersectionality is the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage. Please join us and bring a friend!

Join us for our JCDW South General Meeting,  THURSDAY AUGUST 17TH 

All are welcome. Admission is Free. Buffet is $13 in advance, $15 at the door.

6:30PM *Full menu and bar available* 
Mi Ranchito

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sofia Khan

Dr Sofia Khan is a local physician and mother of five. She moved to Kansas City from New York over 20 yrs ago. She is a community activist, involved in numerous charity projects for over a decade and active in the interfaith community.  She is the founder of Muslim Youth of North America, KC Chapter and a refugee activist/ founder and President of KC for Refugees, a diverse non faith-based community alliance helping refugee families in the Greater Kansas City area.

She is the recipient of 2016 Crescent Peace Society “Peace Award”. And 2017 Greater Kansas city Interfaith Council’s “Steve Jeffers Leadership Service Award”. She serves on the Board of Notre Dame de Sion School as part of her commitment to nurture an environment of Diversity in our community. She also serves on the board of UNA-KC, as well as Abraham House that does an interfaith build for habitat of humanity. She is Vice President of Peace Clinic, a free clinic established to serve the refugee population in KC/MO.

Renew your membership today
$30 for one (North OR South)
$40 for both groups (North AND South)

Hollie Niblett is our new membership chair, contact her with any questions or comments at

Join or renew here.

 Sit-Down with Kevin Yoder

Wednesday, August 2nd

We have selected a knowledgeable group of 7 people to sit at the table WITH KEVIN YODER at 2 pm on Wednesday, 8/2/17.
We need you there at 1:45 pm on the sidewalk with signs. The meeting will be held at 7325 W. 79th St, Overland Park 66204.

What we need from YOU is to create your own hand held sign or grab one of our “Medicare-For-All” signs and hit the sidewalk in front of the office.  We need hundreds of people there!  Call your family.  Call your friends…hell…call strangers! We need people out there to support our conversation on healthcare, the budget, the environment, the attack on LGBTQ, and more.

Please sign on at the Facebook page so we know how many people are supporting our endeavor to influence Rep Yoder when he makes decisions on our behalf in Washington DC.


Nancy Lusk to Discuss: Fracking the Flint Hills

At 11,000 acres, the region’s Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is the largest remaining virgin swath of tallgrass prairie on the continent. Hike deep into the preserve and you can almost imagine what the nation might have looked like when it was blanketed by more than 170 million acres of this land. Today, only four percent of that has survived untouched, much of it in the Flint Hills.

“It’s a phenomenal place and an ecosystem unlike any other,” Dawson says, having rescued the turtle and returned to the phone. “To me, this area is a spiritual place. It’s a place that needs to be respected.”

The spiritual connection argument, however, wouldn’t be enough to stop a proposed wastewater injection well in the Flint Hills. Dawson is one of five women who have requested a hearing with the Kansas Corporation Commission to protest the well. What most activated these women when they saw the company’s routine notice of intent published in the Council Grove Republican was more concrete: Earthquakes.

…Public outcry to place restrictions on injection wells in south-central Kansas was effective, so they feel optimistic in Flint Hills’s case. Interest in the upcoming hearing is so great that the venue was changed from Wichita to Topeka, where there is more room, as well as accommodations for overflow crowds. The KCC has decided that a letter opposing the permit written by two state legislators and signed by 28 more and two senators would not be entered into the public record of the case.

Update: Quail Oil & Gas lawyers forgot to publish a notice of the hearing, so the KCC rescheduled. It will now take place August 16, at 9 a.m., in Topeka.


The sequel to An Inconvenient Truth, An Inconvenient Sequel, opens Friday, August 4 at the Glenwood Arts theater.

Watch the trailer

If you’re interested in going as a group, contact Vivian Gibbens.


Primary August 1st
List of Candidates
General November 7th
List of Candidates

Member Campaigns:

Heather Ousley
Shawnee Mission School Board At-Large
Cindy Neighbor
Shawnee Mission School Board At-Large
Lindsey Constance
Ward 4 Shawnee
Angeliina Lawson
JCCC Board of Trustees
Sollie Flora
Mission Ward 4
Chris Rosel
JCCC Board of Trustees


August 26, 20176PM-9PM

Join Johnson County Democrats, for our 2nd Annual Democratic Gala. The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius and US Attorney Barry Grissom will be introducing Keynote Speaker, Tim Kaine. Entertainment will be provided by local musician, Missy Koonce.

 Be a part of Johnson County leading the way for better governance in Kansas, by helping to get democrats in the state elected to office. Learn more at

Kansas Democratic Party Platform Public Comment Session

Mission, Kansas
The forum will be held at the Sylvester Powell Community Center in Mission, Kansas, Sunday August 13th 5:30pm.

 If you’re a registered Kansas Democrat, this is your opportunity to have a direct influence on the Party’s platform. If you have a particular interest or concern you feel the platform can address, please come and be a part of this open and inclusive process.



Someone pushing your buttons?
Buy buttons and poke back!
Support Democratic Candidates
1 for $3 or 2 for $5

Bring cash to the meeting on Thursday!

Green Thumb Democrats

(mostly Angeliina Lawson – buy her a drink)

JCDW food-pantry garden harvested potatoes, carrots, and onions and donated them to Jewish Family Services!
We also planted more seeds and will
be ready to harvest the tomatoes soon!
If you are interested in helping water, weed, and harvest
over the next month or throughout the season,
please contact Angeliina Lawson.