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What is GROW

What is GROW?

It is a Missoula County Democrats group, led by our amazing Volunteer Coordinator Mary DeNevi and with a stellar team of dedicated volunteers are GROWing our democratic party base in Missoula County. The focus of GROW is simple - to get to know neighbors, one precinct at a time. GROW stands for Grass Roots Organizers and Workers. It is merely a way, through neighborhood socializing and neighbor to neighbor contact, to Get Out The Vote in November. Our model had to adapt due to the pandemic, from person to person socials to phone banking. GROW volunteers made over 1500 calls and texts to neighbors - during the covid - to check up on neighbors, to see if they needed anything, to remind folks about the 211 number as a local one stop local information source, and to discuss the upcoming election and how they can be involved. 

It is organized by precinct/neighborhood volunteers to recruit neighbors to join the effort. 

Interested in becoming part of this team? Go to Volunteer section of this website and click on "Yes, I want to join GROW". Ta Da! You will hear from us! Soon - our GROW volunteer list will be handed over to the coordinated campaign and will be called upon by that team of Campaign Staffers.

 

 

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Western Montana Democratic Gubernatorial Forum - Hope You Watch!

Attached is the link to watch the Gubernatorial Democratic Candidate Forum.

Missoula County Democrats were pleased to host this event along with the following Western Montana County Democratic Central Committees: Ravalli, Sanders, Mineral, Flathead, Lincoln, and Lake. 

Just click the link below to watch Democratic Gubernatorial candidates Mike Cooney and Whitney Williams and their running mates, Casey Schreiner and Buzz Mattelin discuss issues important to Montanans. 

MCAT will broadcast on channel 189: 

May 20 6:30pm

May 23 9:00pm

🚨Thank you to:

✅Erin Erickson, Missoula Attorney and founder of Missoula Rises, for moderating. 

✅Nathan Stein, Montana State Democratic Party Communication Director for all his help. 

✅The many Missoula County Central Committee volunteers who developed the format, questions, organized, and helped to advertised the event widely.

✅ MCAT and MPR for broadcasting. 

✅ Western Montana counties for joining, sharing and watching this informative forum.

YouTube:

https://youtu.be/N1ghYiUNJ7o

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Democratic Candidate Governor Forum

The Democratic Candidate Forum for Governor will be uploaded and released through a link that will be posted here on 4/30 at 7:00 pm. This is a Western Montana co-hosted event by the following County Democratic Central Committees: Missoula, Ravalli, Sanders, Mineral, Flathead, Lincoln, and Lake.

Please join to watch Mike Cooney and Whitney Williams and their Lt Gov Candidates, Casey Shreiner and Buzz Mattelin discuss issues important to Montanans.

MCAT will broadcast on channel 189:
May 20 6:30pm
May 23 9:00pm

Event will be moderated by Erin Erickson, Missoula Attorney and founder of Missoula Rises.

Please share widely!

Paid for by the Missoula County Democrats | Pam Walzer, Treasurer P.O. Box 9305, Missoula, MT 59807

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Democratic Candidate Governor Forum

The Democratic Candidate Forum for Governor will be uploaded and released through a link posted here on 4/30 at 7:00 pm. This is a Western Montana co-hosted event by the following County Democratic Central Committees: Missoula, Ravalli, Sanders, Mineral, Flathead, Lincoln, and Lake.

Please join to watch Mike Cooney and Whitney Williams discuss issues important to Montanans.

MCAT will broadcast on channel 189:
May 20 6:30pm
May 23 9:00pm

Event will be moderated by Erin Erickson, Missoula Attorney and founder of Missoula Rises.

Please share widely!

Paid for by the Missoula County Democrats | Pam Walzer, Treasurer P.O. Box 9305, Missoula, MT 59807

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How to Vote in the Primary Election

🚨June 2 Primary Fact Sheet🚨
On April 2, 2020, the Missoula County Commission approved a resolution allowing Missoula County to conduct the June 2, 2020 Primary Election via the mail. The all-mail primary will allow Missoula County voters to vote and have their votes counted while protecting voters, election workers and others from the spread of COVID-19.
Important Dates
• May 8 – Primary ballots go in the mail.
• May 26 – Regular registration closes. Until 5 p.m., voters may register or update an existing registration via the mail.
• May 27 – Late registration opens. New registrants or voters who want to change an existing registration must do so in person at the Elections Center. Late registration closes at noon on Monday, June 1.
• June 2 – Election Day. Same-day registration will be available, with special considerations (see below). Ballots are due by 8 p.m. Postmarks are not sufficient.
 Primary Election Procedures
Montana primaries are “open,” meaning voters get ballots for all eligible parties, but they may only vote one.
• Voters should vote and return just one party’s ballot.
• Voters do not declare a party affiliation when they register, so the decision of which ballot to complete belongs solely to the voter. If a voter votes on more than one ballot, none of the votes are counted.
• Voters should place the voted envelope in the secrecy envelope, place the secrecy envelope in the large envelope, sign the large envelope and return it, either in person or via the mail. Unvoted ballots may be destroyed. There is no need to return them.
Return postage is paid.
“I Voted” stickers will be included with the primary ballots.
 Same-Day Registration
In 2016 and 2018, hundreds of Missoula County voters opted to register and vote at the Elections Center on Election Day. On June 2, same-day registration will be available, but Social Distancing protocols will be in place.
• Elections Office staff members will be able to serve a limited number of voters at one time.
• There will be limitations on the number of voters allowed in the Elections Center at one time.
FOR THEIR SAFETY AND THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THEIR COMMUNITY, MISSOULA COUNTY VOTERS ARE STRONGLY URGED NOT TO WAIT UNTIL ELECTION DAY TO REGISTER AND VOTE.
 Links/Contact Information
• Missoula County Elections Office: 258-4751 or www.missoulavotes.com
• State of Montana page to check registration and address: www.myvoterpagemt.com
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What Do Democrats Believe?

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Honestly, Missoula Deserves Better

Fellow Missoulians,


As the news of the attack mailers in the City Council Election spread across social media and through the newspapers, many in our community were shocked at the negative tactics aimed at influencing our local elections. The Helena based bulk mailers had a carbon-copy format, misspelled names, and unedited dummy text. We know the treasurer is from Helena but as the Missoulian reported, there is no visibility of the founder nor the directors of the organization behind these negative deceptive mailers. It is very concerning that a group of wealthy business owners felt it necessary to attack respectable members of our community with a deliberate distortion of facts.

 
As Democrats, we stand for facts and for a fair contest of ideas and values. Our endorsed candidates share a very different vision than “Team Liberty”. Policy debates are healthy. Our country has had enough of lies and distortion, we are calling this out here and now. This race is about the Missoula we are proud to live, work, and raise our families in. As Democrats, we want to elect candidates who aren’t afraid to show up at neighborhood forums fully prepared and unafraid to discuss and debate the tough issues facing Missoula.


The Missoula County Democrats are invested in assuring our city continue a progressive path. This includes addressing the increasing cost of housing, supporting a culturally rich living environment, making sure Missoula continues to lead the state in job growth, and conserving our surroundings to hold on to our Montana way of life. We Democrats have worked hard to support our endorsed candidates in this election to fight the unprecedented big money organization, disinformation, and attempt to disrupt the good work of our city council. We have held public learning sessions so citizens can learn more about how City Council financing works. Our endorsed candidates show up with their homework done and are focused on helping Missoulians from all walks of life. Their seats and votes can never be bought.


The Missoula County Democrats renounce the deceptive tactics in the poorly edited mailers. We support and endorse the constructive message and positive campaigns of our endorsed candidates. If you are interested in helping elect candidates who share Missoula’s values and have been endorsed by the Missoula Central Labor Council, Montana Conservation Voters and the Missoula County Democrats, please contact chair@missoulacountydemocrats.org to sign up to knock doors with us on our last days of action, and don’t forget to turn in your ballot for our outstanding candidates: Heidi West, Amber Sherrill, Mirtha Beccera, Gwen Jones, Alex Fregerio, or Nick Shontz!


Sincerely,
Karen Wickersham
Chair, Missoula County Democrats

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