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
North ZOOM Meeting
We will be having a ZOOM meeting on Thursday, May 7 at 6:30. Details coming soon!
South ZOOM Meeting
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Come at 6:00 to socialize or at 6:30 for the meeting!
Special Guest: Leslie Butsch from Planned Parenthood
Leslie Butsch works with Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes building a movement to protect access to sexual and reproductive health in Kansas and Missouri as the Kansas City Organizer.
Leslie has a Master of Social Work and many years of experience working as an ally to individuals who have been marginalized by systems. Carrying these stories with her, Leslie believes movement work should be led and built by those most impacted. At Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes, Leslie has the privilege to create a community of advocates empowered to fight for reproductive rights at the local, state, and federal levels.
ZOOM Etiquette and Help
While most of our members made it into our first ZOOM meeting with no trouble, we want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to attend and fully experience these new meetings. Luckily, YouTube has some terrific how-to videos to help. So if you’re having trouble getting onto ZOOM, check out these links:
ZOOM is new to many of us, so it is very possible that we aren’t all familiar with the new etiquette rules we need to follow to show respect and ensure that everyone gets the most out of these meetings. Please take a look at this article for helpful tips!
A Big Thank You to Zack Pistora from the Sierra Club!
Zack Pistora agreed to be the guinea pig speaker at our first JCDW South ZOOM meeting on April 16th. He did a fabulous job!
The big environmental news: Wind energy recently overtook coal in Kansas — making us the second state to reach that milestone!
If you’d like to get more involved in helping to fight climate change, check out the Climate Action KC Playbook.
2020 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY IN KANSAS
Did you know you really, really need to vote in the Democratic Primary in Kansas?
MAIL-IN VOTING WORKS!
Johnson County Democrats are trying to convince the State of Kansas that Mail-In balloting works!
State Chairwoman Vicki Hiatt said Monday that polling sites are “going to be too risky” and that some are housed at public schools and community colleges that have closed. The Democratic party on Monday began mailing ballots to almost 390,000 people registered as Democrats as of early March. That figure could top 400,000 by election day.
Hiatt said she’s hoping the switch to an entirely mail-ballot election won’t hurt turnout and believes participation will be driven more by whether Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to challenge former Vice President Joe Biden.
YOU CAN STILL VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE!
Though Bernie Sanders’ decision clears the way for former Vice President Joe Biden to become the presumptive Democratic nominee, Sanders declared that he would remain on the ballot in upcoming primary states and continue to collect national delegates, with the intention of arriving at the Democratic National Convention wielding enough power to influence the party’s platform. The strategy could ensure that even if Sanders’ name is not at the top of the Democratic ticket in November, his policy priorities would still prevail and have influence for years to come.
This means your favorite candidate may just have some influence on how we proceed as a country.
For a review on how to vote go to Loud Light on YouTubehere.
For the first time, you can choose to respond online, by phone, or by mail. Respond today. The census helps shape many different aspects of your community. Everyone is counted. Complete the Census at https://www.2020census.gov/ — it takes 2 minutes!
Vote by Mail
The Johnson County Election Office is going to mail advance ballot applications for both the August primary and November general election to every registered voter in the county.
We strongly encourage everyone in the county to complete and return both applications.
If you don’t live in Johnson County, you can complete your application for an advance ballot at ksvotes.org.