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.
Nevertheless, We Persist!
By: Cassie Woolworth, Acting President of JCDW South
As 2020 comes to a spectacular close, I want to reminisce about the progress of Johnson County Democratic Women South – a club that is only three years old. We came into being in 2017, when the outcry from the Trump election swelled JCDW North so much, we needed a second club to handle all the enthusiasm! But when JCDW South was born, we had some heavy lifting to do. Our fellow Kansans had elected far-right GOPers who were pro-life and pro-gun, who decided women’s rights and equal rights were not worth fighting for. The Kansas legislature was made up of 85% Republicans, with only 15% Democrats.
Since our inception in 2017, JCDW South has:
- Raised over $25,000 to give to candidates.
- Helped pass a Non-Discrimination Ordinance in Every city in Johnson County (even though the GOP led KS Congress failed to do so).
- Helped elect Democrats as mayors and to water boards, education boards, and city councils.
- In 2018, we helped elect GOVERNOR – LAURA KELLY and REPRESENTATIVE SHARICE DAVIDS!.
We’ve changed the landscape throughout Johnson County and – even – KANSAS.
And It. Was. Hard.
I want to thank EVERYONE who ran, walked, phoned, wrote, and donated anything to any Democratic candidate. In 2020, we had a Johnson County challenger in nearly every race. Amazing!
Now, in 2021, with some setbacks, We Persist.
This coming year we will harness the enthusiasm from the past four years and sling-shot Kansas into the 21st Century with social programs, school funding, Medicaid expansion, equal rights across the board, and more.
Here is what we are planning for 2021:
Creating action plan for
Women’s Reproductive Rights
Experiencing Fellowship with Like-Minded Johnson County residents
To achieve these goals we need to:
Expand our reach
Grab neighbors’ support
Pursue candidates for office
I look forward to seeing all of you on January 21st at 6:00pm to plan our assault!
Let’s do this!
Until then, may your heart fill with so much love you have no choice but to share it.
South Board Elections
On January 21st, JCDW South will be holding board elections. We currently have nominees for every elected position, but nominations can also be made from the floor by any active member.
Our nominee for President is Cassie Woolworth.
Our nominee for Vice President is Christine Morgan.
Our nominee for Secretary is Laura Wiltanger.
Message from Deann Mitchell, President of JoCo Dems
Happy New Year! We start 2021 with a feeling of joy we have not felt in 4 years. The election of President Biden proves that we Dems are the party of humanity, empathy, and heart.
My goals as the new Chair of the JoCo Dems will be the add diversity to every level of leadership, increase the number of filled precinct leader positions, create a toolkit to standardize the job of PCL, and develop a chain of messaging to share within our ranks and into the community.
This year will bring its own challenges (every year does!). We will met them head on and overcome them together.
Our mission is to empower women to run for office and to support the election of like-minded Democrats to state and local office. We do this through education and training, but especially through donations to qualified candidates. Your financial donation to either of our organizations will go directly to Democratic candidates running in Johnson County.