Monday, June 10, 2019

June Meeting


As usual, there is a general meeting on the the third Thursday of this month, specifically June 20, at 7 p.m. chitchat and snacks, 7:30 meeting, in the basement of St. Margaret of Scotland, church not school.

There will be a babysitter for any children who want to come. 

The agenda:

1. Damen Alexander will talk about the ballot initiative to pass "approval voting" in the city of St. Louis, for citywide elected positions. It's kind of like ranked choice but -- he'll explain it.

2. Ben Murray will talk about the petition to form a board of freeholders -- he will explain it but/and it's an alternative to Better Together.

3. Our representation at the Pride festival, what we need, and what petitions do we want on the table? 

4. EDIT! We will NOT vote on changes to the bylaws. We're doing that in AUGUST. Can't be too hasty!

5. Reports from treasurer and secretary. 

6. Open discussion.

Please come!

Phoebe Love, 
Corresponding Secretary

Sunday, December 2, 2018

2019 Meeting Dates for the 8th Ward Dems

2019 Meeting Dates

All meetings are at 7:30 pm in the St. Margaret of Scotland Church basement at 39th & Flad in the Shaw Neighborhood. Childcare is provided.

January 17, 2019
February 21, 2019
March 21, 2019
April 18, 2019
May 16, 2019
early June 2019 – annual Luau fundraiser, date & details TBA; no meeting in June
July 2019 – no July meeting
August 2019 – no August meeting
September 19, 2019
October 17, 2019
November 2019 – no November meeting
December 7, 2019 – Holiday Party, details TBA; no meeting in December

We typically meet on the third Thursday of the month. 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

8th Ward Dems Holiday Party - December 1st, 6 to 8 pm

Our annual Holiday Party, Saturday December 1st, 2018, 6 to 8 pm. At the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association office, 4950 Southwest Ave., St. Louis, MO  63110

$20 per person, $35 per couple, $15 senior or student.

Delicious buffet, desserts, and drinks.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Fall 2018 8th Ward Dems Meetings & Election 11-6-2018

The 8th Ward Dems will meet on September 20, 2018 and October 18, 2018, at 7:30 pm at St. Margaret of Scotland Church in the church basement. 39th & Flad. Childcare provided. (Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month in the months when we meet.)

Last day to register to vote in the November 6th, 2018 election is October 10, 2018 (postmark date if you are mailing in a registration).

November 6th, 2018, is the general election.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

August 7, 2018 Missouri Primary Election

Today (July 11, 2018) is the last day to get registered to vote if you want to vote in the August 7, 2018 Missouri primary election.  Voter registration info here:

If you want to volunteer to support Democrats at the polls in the 8th Ward on August 7th, please contact our Committeeman, Paul Fehler, at 314-649-8559 or Paul will be working up a schedule. 


PS - The 8th Ward IDA's next meeting is Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm. We do not meet in July or August. 

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Important Info for the 8-7-2018 Missouri Primary Election

Voter Info for the August 7, 2018 Missouri Primary Election:

Last Day to register for this election:  July 11, 2018

Important Dates, including absentee ballot deadlines: 

8th Ward Independent Democratic Association endorsements for 8-7-2018 Missouri Primary Election

Our Endorsements for the August 7, 2018 Missouri Primary Election. 

These endorsements were determined by a vote of the membership at our June 21, 2018 meeting. Thank you to everyone who attended the endorsement meeting, and thank you to every candidate who shared their time with us.

No on Proposition A (Referendum on Right to Work (Anti-Union) legislation)
Yes on Proposition 1 (City of St. Louis Bond Issue – new bond issue with no increase in property taxes)
For U.S. Senator: Claire McCaskill
For U.S. Rep, MO-1: Lacy Clay
For State Auditor:  Nicole Galloway
For STL Collector of Revenue: Gregg F.X. Daly
For STL Recorder of Deeds: Michael Butler
For STL License Collector: Mavis Thompson
For 78th Dist State Rep: Bruce Franks Jr.
For 79th Dist State Rep: Lakeysha Frazier Bosley
For 80th Dist State Rep: Peter Merideth

June Meeting

Hello EWIDANS!! As usual, there is a general meeting on the the third Thursday of this month,  specifically June 20, at 7 p.m. chitchat...