The Platte County Democratic Central Committee met at the Platte County Resource Center on Thursday, January 19. Four new members were elected to the Central Committee. They are: Alex Bay, Dean Holtz, Carolyn Vellar and Scott Wilkerson. Each member of the committee represents a sub-district of the County. The Committee is the official representative of Platte County Missouri in the Missouri Democratic Party.
The Central Committee sends a representative, Paula Willmarth, to meetings of the State Party. Paula reported that she is the new Chair of the State Bylaws Committee. She also said that the new State Chair, Stephen Webber is very interested in rebuilding the Democratic Party in Missouri. Re-electing Clair McCaskill is at the top of the priority list but building a bench by recruiting candidates for every seat in every election is the way to build a future for the Party. Paula Willmarth reported that she has filed for a position on the Platte County Health Department. She has no opponent. Gwen Cooke has filed for a seat on the Platte County R3 School Board.
en Hunt reported that a weekly update from State Chair Stephen Webber is available on the Platte County Democratic Website http://www.plattedems.org
Committee Chairman David Christian reported that the top priorities voted on at the last meeting of the Central Committee are: Organized Labor, Minimum Wage and Compliance with the new Voter ID Law.
The Outreach Committee reported that they plan to have a booth at the Park University Fair January 20th in the Thompson Commons Student Center as part of an effort to reach out to young people.
Martin Rucker II and Blake Green invited members of the Committee and guests to participate in the first meeting of Northland Progress (see notice above) on February 1st at the Screenland Theater in North Kansas City. Everyone was also invited to the What Now? Resource Fair on January 29 sponsored by the Progressive Social Network (listed and linked above).
Several members of the Committee also recommended the Indivisible Guide listed above. Everyone is also invited to participate in the Women’s March scheduled for January 21st at Washington Square Park, Pershing and Grand Ave. 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.