Novemeber 6th is getting very close! We've been having so much fun canvassing this week - people are so revved up to vote!
If you're still trying to figure out your ballot, you can go to Ballotpedia (or the new BallotReady app) to look up your ballot and mark down your planned votes. Both of these also provide some info on candidates, or you can check the League of Women Voters' vote411 site.
Share your voting choices with your friends! Many people don't vote because they don't feel confident or informed enough - an endorsement from a close friend can make the difference. Remind them that if they can put in the time to do the research to choose a new phone, they should be able to do the same for their government!
Confused about judges? Check out Our Kansas Courts and jocobar.org as well as this article from KCUR.
Here are a few other resources with candidate endorsements you might be interested in. This isn't an exhaustive list - feel free to email or message us to let us know if we missed something essential. Remember that each of these groups endorse independently based on their own criteria.
PROMO PAC Endorsements of LGBTQ and ally candidates.
Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus Endorsements: GKCWPC is dedicated to increasing women's participation in politics and creating a power base designed to achieve equality for all women.
Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidates: have demonstrated support for common-sense gun violence prevention measures by satisfactorily completing a gun sense candidate questionnaire. These gun sense candidates have pledged to vote on the side of gun safety if elected to office.
Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes Endorsements: foster and preserve a social and political climate favorable to the exercise of private, informed decisions about reproductive and sexual health.
Northland Progress Endorsements: Northland Progress is a grassroots coalition supporting the adoption of forward-thinking policies to benefit the people of the northern Kansas City metro area.
Freedom Inc. Endorsements: Freedom, Incorporated is a political and civil rights organization that is responsive to the needs, issues and concerns of the African American community.
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Senate Candidates Debate - Senator Claire McCaskill and the state’s Attorney General Josh Hawley debated Thursday before a live televised audience in St. Louis. The emphasis remained on health care, particularly Hawley’s promise to cover individuals with pre-existing conditions despite signing on to a lawsuit with 20 Attorney Generals to remove the requirement for insurance companies.
McCaskill challenged Hawley to help improve the Affordable Care Act (ACA)/Obamacare instead of leaving Missourians (and other Americans) without a backup plan, referencing the Republicans’ promise to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. The two also bantered over tariffs with McCaskill noting the long-term effects the President’s trade approach will have on Missouri farmers, who desire markets over the financial bailout offered by Republicans.
Hawley’s lack of legislative experience showed when McCaskill was able to rattle off several examples of her compromising to accomplish goals for constituents and complimented the President on the revised Canada-Mexico trade deal. She was also much more adept at answering questions about gun control, citing her experience growing up in a gun-owning, hunting family that understands Second Amendment concerns while recognizing a need for greater public safety. Both candidates were less forthcoming on questions about how to improve relationships between police and communities.
Congressman Sam Graves Sighting - Missourians in District 6 have an opportunity to glimpse their current representative this Tuesday at a rally for Missouri 34th District Senate candidate Tony Luetkemeyer at the county Republican headquarters, located at 3821 Frederick Ave in St Joseph. The event begins at 2 p.m.
Henry Martin, Graves’ Democratic opponent will be in St. Joseph on Monday, October 22 at the county Democratic headquarters, 2335 North Belt Highway, Suite D. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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