March 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.

March Speakers

JCDW North will meet on Thursday, March 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.

 

   SOUTH

JCDW South will meet on Thursday, March 21st, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Old Shawnee Pizza located at 19617 W 101st St, Lenexa, KS 66220.

Our March speaker is Rep. Susan Ruiz. Representative Ruiz was born in Houston, Texas and received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas.  She moved to Kansas in 1993 and has been serving the most vulnerable populations in Kansas.  Rep. Ruiz has now been working with adults with severe mental illness for over twenty-five years.  She has been living in Shawnee, KS for over twenty years when she decided to run for state representative.  Rep. Ruiz represents the District 23 which includes Shawnee, Lenexa and Overland Park. She is on the Veterans and Military; Children and Senior Services and the Social Services Budget committees.

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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.

Thank you to all who participated in our Trivia Fundraiser!

Our Trivia Night Fundraiser was a great success! Thanks to everyone who helped us raise almost $5000 for Democratic Candidates in Johnson County. Stay tuned for details on a summer fundraiser.

Free Film Screening in March

The JOCO Democrats will be showing a free screening of Michael Moore’s newest documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9. The screening will be held March 18th at 6:30pm at the JoCo Democratic Party office located at 8971 W. 7th St., 66204.  See the official trailer 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. 

Washington Days

 

Washington Days, the largest annual gathering of Kansas Democrats, took place in Topeka March 2nd and 3rd. We heard from Governor Laura Kelly, Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers, Representative Sharice Davids, outgoing Party Chair John Gibson as well as the keynote speaker for the banquet, Senator Jon Tester. The Kansas Democratic Party also elected a new Chair-Congratulations Vicki Hiatt!

It was great to see all the elected officials from the 3rd District in one place, as well as welcoming the members of the legislature who are new to the Democratic Party.