February 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.

Thank you!

 Thank you to all who donated clothing for our Jan 12 Day of Service! We were able to make a large donation to the Shawnee Mission Schools Clothing Closet. Special thanks to JCDW member Inga Sellers, who set up a GoFundMe page for cash donations. Because of this project, our profile as Democrats who care about our community has risen significantly in Johnson County. Stay tuned for more service opportunities!


JCDW North will meet on Thursday, February 7th at 6:30 at Lucky’s at 5401 Johnson Drive in Mission. Our guest speaker will be the Executive Director of the State Democratic Party, Ethan Corson. He will be discussing the structure of the Kansas Democratic Party.


JCDW South is meeting on Thursday, February 21st, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Old Shawnee Pizza located at 19617 W 101st St, Lenexa, KS 66220.Our speaker for February is Johnathan Duncan, an Army veteran who served in Iraq as part of the longest deployed National Guard unit since World War II. After completing over 9 years of military service with the Kansas Army National Guard, Johnathan shifted his focus to veteran outreach through the Collegiate Veterans Association at the University of Kansas and later as community service organizer with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 852, a veteran focused non-profit in Lawrence, KS. Johnathan currently works as Deputy Director at Administrative Operations, Veterans of Foreign Wars.


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.

Let’s Talk About the Democratic Party


Please join us at 7:00pm – 9:00pm on Feb 18th at the Johnson County Democrats office for our Let’s Talk About the Democratic Party event! Our executive director Ethan Corson and DNC Rep Chris Reeves will explain the structure and platform of the Democratic Party and answer your questions! Call to reserve your seat! 913-730-8313.


How much do you know?!?


 If you haven’t yet, be sure to buy your tickets for our Trivia Night Fundraiser! The Trivia party will be held on February 16th at 6:00 pm at Lucky Brewgrille in Mission.  Tickets include a buffet, access to the trivia game as well as several AWESOME and AMAZING silent auction items. Some of these include: vintage Obama apparel, dinner for 6 with Kathleen Sebelius, a spa basket, a Sporting KC package, a hot sauce basket, and many more!
You can come as a single, or form a team on site and test your knowledge in several categories. Tickets are $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers and $35 at the door. For details and to purchase tickets, go HERE. All the money we raise goes directly to local Democratic candidates.
For questions about Trivia Night, contact JCDW North President, Anne Pritchett at 913.940.4414.

Free Film Screening in March

In March, the JOCO Democrats will be showing a free screening of Michael Moore’s newest documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9. See the official trailer here and stay tuned for event details.

KFDW 66th Annual Convention

The women of the KS03 will be hosting the Kansas Federation of Democratic Women 66th Annual Convention! Save the weekend for June 21-23. The convention will be held at the Olathe Hilton Garden Inn. We are working on exciting speakers and workshops you won’t want to miss.
For more details about the convention and to purchase your registration or convention advertising, see the new KFDW website HERESpace is limited!