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.

Flip It Blue Annual Fundraiser

Flip it Blue is BACK at Sar-Ko-Par Park!

Join us for a family friendly fundraiser! 

July 15, 2023 from 4-8pm at Sar-Ko-Par

Purchase your tickets here!

JCDW Member discounts and kids meal pricing options available!



Purchase your tickets by June 30th and get TWO FREE raffle tickets!


North Monthly Meeting

Thursday July 6, 2023

This meeting is hybrid. Either join us at the JoCo Dems office or on Zoom.

Join JCDW North on July 6 when Dawn Buehler from Friends of The Kaw will join us to tell us about their work on the river.  We meet in person at the Johnson County Democratic office, 8971 W 75th Street, Overland Park, KS 66204.  We will have a Zoom option.

Dawn is Executive Director of Friends of the Kaw.  In addition to managing the daily activities of FOK, she monitors, responds and mediates suspected pollution incidents to the Kansas River; facilitates educational paddle trips; and manages their advocacy efforts to protect and preserve the Kansas River.

Growing up on a farm on the plains of Kansas, Dawn knew at young age how much she loved the land, water and nature.  Dawn was born and raised in the Kaw River Valley in DeSoto on a 2,000 acre crop farm. She spent her childhood riding alongside her father learning about the importance of taking care of the soil, water, and providing for the family. She also spent many hours on the beautiful Kansas River fishing, camping, canoeing and riding in her Dad’s airboat.  Her love for the river began at this early age when she would sit and watch the sunset on the river at the end of each farm day.

Dawn earned both a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Conservation from Oregon State University; and a Bachelor in Business Administration from Baker University.  She has spent her career working as a conservationist, accountant and farmer, and her passion is watershed management and finding ways we can all work together to improve our watershed and the quality of the Kansas River.

Dawn is happiest when she is outdoors.  You can often find her fishing, hiking, kayaking, reading and exploring. She lives with her family, including two chocolate labrador retrievers, on their farm south of Eudora.

Dawn is the Chair of the Kansas Water Authority and the Governor’s Appointee for the Oil & Gas Advisory Committee.  She is also active on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Land Trust and the Board of Directors for Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams.

South Monthly Meeting

Thursday July 20, 2023

Come at 6:00 to socialize or at 6:30 for the meeting.

Join us at Black Bear Diner on Strang Line in Olathe.

Candidate Construction – It Starts with 2 minutes!

Come and enjoy a candidate mentoring! Elected officials will assist in molding your speaking to be authentically you, to the point, and inspirational – all helping you WIN! Audience members will help you with your presentation and style – it’s a win-win as we are the NICEST PEOPLE to talk to.


Note the updated location at Black Bear Diner (11981 S Strang Line Rd, Olathe, KS 66062)

Join the JCDW North Board!

 Johnson County Democratic Women North is in need of new board members!  Since Covid, we have had a considerable decline in attendance at our meetings, and our board members have been in office for a number of years, all exceeding their terms.   We want to keep both North and South active and viable so we can each donate to candidates and give as much money as possible.
We need a renewal of attendance and leadership.  Please come to our meeting JULY 6 to see what we all can do to have informational meetings that will strengthen our friendships, and how we can raise money for candidates.  We need your input.  We need you!
The link below will take you to our website where you can read about the offices and see if one inspires you to join the board.
Our offices are:
Vice President


Learn more at our website and click “About” then “Bylaws”. If you have any questions, call or text Anne Pritchett (913-940-4414).

Candidate Endorsements

We endorse and support candidates that elevate and advance women’s issues. Recommendations for a JCDW South endorsement and possible contribution will be made by a committee appointed by the president, then approved by the JCDW South Board after the primary election. Please help us support your campaign by reviewing our endorsement policy & completing our questionnaire. Find the questionnaire here!

Candidates must be a JCDW member by June 30th to be eligible. Become a member HERE!


Candidates – Make sure to add JCDW to your events so it can be shared on our calendar!


June Meeting Recap

JCDW North
Grandparents Against Gun Violence joined JCDW North with Judy Sherry.  She is the Co-founder and President of Grandparents Against Gun Violence (founded in September 2013) and Chair of Heartland Coalition, a Program of Grandparents Against Gun Violence.  Their program, Locks for Love is nationally recognized and only asks owners to lock up their guns – a message that resonates with over 70% of the population.  We found out we are gaining in some locations and losing in others and excellent ways to discuss & engage the ‘opposite’ side about gun safety. 
JCDW South
A very special thank you to Dr. Terri Easley-Giraldo.  Thank you for visiting with us and sharing all the hurdles for women running for office – childcare, resources, belief that you can do it, and more.  We got great info and know more ways to assist and get more Women in office. 
Side Note – she agreed to come back for our next Convention!!


Volunteer Opportunities – Calling all Democrats!

There are many opportunities around Johnson County that you can help! It can range from donating items, knocking doors for candidates, or being an advocate!

Calling all Democrats – We Need Silent Auction Items!

Donate a basket, theater tickets, services or more – we are looking for items with a value between $50-$300.  Please contact Cassie Woolworth or Laura Wiltanger for pickup/drop-off or if you have any questions


Know a Candidate Running for Office?

Tell them to join JCDW by June 30th so we can donate to their campaign!  Also note, if you want an endorsement from JCDW North or South you must, must, must fill out the endorsement form by the Primary.  If you choose not to fill out the form, we will assume you did not want our endorsement as you are in a race that is very non-partisan and the endorsement would be an issue in your campaign.  To all our Dems  – GOOD LUCK!

Canvassing for Candidates

Want to help knock Democratic doors in Olathe? THREE amazing candidates in Olathe have a primary. Let our fellow Democrats know they need to go VOTE! Sign up to help canvass HERE





About Us

Johnson County Democratic Women North and South are part of the  Kansas Federation of Democratic Women, which is part of the National Federation of Democratic Women


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. 

Donate Today!

JCDW South


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JCDW North


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Check out the Johnson County Democratic Party Event Calendar for more ways to get involved this month!