Wednesday, May 16, 2018

15th Ward Democrats Candidates Forum - June 7

Please join us for the 15th Ward Democrats Candidates Forum. Invitations have been extended to all Democratic candidates for the following offices: U.S. Senate, U.S. House (Dist. 1), MO State Auditor, State Representative (Dist. 80), St. Louis License Collector, St. Louis Recorder of Deeds, St. Louis Collector of Revenue.

Candidates will be given time to address the audience and will answer questions from the audience. In addition, we will be distributing the candidates' answers to our quesitonnaires, which we will also share on our website:

This forum is a great opportunity to hear from the Democrats who are asking for your vote in August, and serves as the basis for the 15th Ward Democrats' candidate endorsements.

We hope to see you there!

May Meeting - 5/24

Join the 15th Ward Democrats for our monthly meeting! This month, we'll be reflecting on the first three months of our Knock Every Door canvass! We'll have a group discussion focusing on the issues that our neighbors have talked about during our canvassing, and what we can do as an organization to help address them.

Also, legislative updates, volunteer opportunities, and our monthly treasurer's report!

     Date: Thursday, May 24
     Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
     Location: Oak Hill Presbyterian Chuch, 4111 Connecticut

Click here to let us know if you'll be able to join us for the meeting!  We hope to see you there!

15th Ward Neighborhood Canvass - May 20

Join us for the third monthly canvass of our neighbors in the 15th Ward! We'll be going door-to-door to:

     1. Register voters
     2. Provide education on MO voter ID laws and voting rights
     3. Invite residents to participate in the 15th Ward Democrats
     4. Ask what issues our neighbors are most excited about

We provide all the materials, you provide two hours of your Sunday and your friendly face!

      Date: Sunday, May 20
      Time: 1pm - 3pm
      Location: Crispy Edge, 4168 Juniata St.

Let's go meet our neighbors and let's get to work! Questions? Please contact Torrey Park, 15th Ward Democratic Committeewoman. 314-443-0404 or click here.

PS - Crispy Edge is open from 8am - 2pm on Sundays, so you're encouraged to have brunch/lunch there beforehand.

Monday, April 16, 2018

April Meeting - 4/26 & April Canvass - 4/28

Our April meeting is coming up on April 26 at 7 PM at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church (4111 Connecticut)! Our guest speaker will be Michele Hornish from It Starts Today Missouri, an innovative program that raises money to support all Democratic state legislative nominees throughout the state. We'll also have a report on our first monthly canvass and some information about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

Also, our April monthly canvass will be the following Sunday, April 29 from 1-3 PM. We will be kicking off from and meeting back at Friendly's at 3503 Roger.

Hope to see you at one or both of these events!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

March Meeting - 3/22 - "Bridging Blocks: Canvassing in Diverse Communities"

At our February meeting, the 15th Ward Democrats voted to pursue an exciting initiative for this pivotal election year: we're going to be doing monthly canvasses with the plan of knocking on every door in the ward by election time! Our goal is to get all eligible voters in the ward registered, and get as many folks as we can engaged in local politics and involved in our group!

The first monthly canvass is set for the afternoon of Sunday March 25, and to get everyone ready and fired up for canvassing we have a great speaker lined up for our March 22 meeting. Nicki Reinhardt-Swierk, Associate Director of the Center for Social Empowerment in Ferguson, will be speaking on "Bridging Blocks: Canvassing in Diverse Communities"! Nicki's presentation will not only cover basic canvassing practices, but will highlight communicating to diverse audiences and working to bridge racial, cultural, and other divides.

This presentation will be very informative and useful not only for our 15th Ward canvass, but for canvassing in general. So invite your friends, your neighbors, your relatives, anyone you know who is interested in getting involved in this important election year!

A few logistical notes. First, this meeting will be at a different location than the last two. We are currently planning on having this meeting at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church at 4111 Connecticut.

Second, the time. "Bridging Blocks" is scheduled to take between 60-75 minutes. As a result, our meeting will be starting at 6:30. We will do the regular meeting (Treasurer's Report, volunteer opportunities, etc) from 6:30 to 7 and "Bridging Blocks" will begin after that. Of course, we hope you can make it to the whole meeting, but if you can't make it until 7, it will still be worth it.

Hope to see you there, with your friends, family, neighbors, associates, well-wishers, etc! (What we're saying is this should be a great, important meeting, so we want a big turnout!)

    Date:  Thursday, March 22
    Time:  6:30pm
    Location:  Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, 4111 Connecticut

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

February Monthly Meeting - 2/22/2018

The 15th Ward Democrats will hold our February meeting in the study cottage of Hartford Coffee Company at 3974 Hartford St.  Join your neighbors for an hour of community & discussion!

Speakers are being finalized & will be added to this event soon!

When: 7pm, Thursday, February 22
Where: Hartford Coffee (Study Cottage behind main building) @ 3974 Hartford

A Facebook link for the event can be found here.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January Monthly Meeting - 1/25/2018

Ring in the new (election) year and join us for our first meeting of 2018!

Please note that we will be trying out a new location for this meeting.  In response to members' suggestions about finding a location for our meetings that is more conducive to discussion (i.e. you can hear what everyone is saying), we're holding the January meeting at Hartford Coffee -- specifically the study cottage behind Hartford Coffee, which is reserved for our meeting.

We will hear legislative updates, hope to have a speaker to discuss homelessness in St. Louis and how we can take action, and will have a special election for President of the 15th Ward Democrats (since our fearless leader will, unfortunately, be moving out of the ward).

Bring a friend, bring a neighbor, bring a family member. Come early, buy supper, stay to discuss.

When: 7pm, Thursday, January 25
Where: Hartford Coffee (Study Cottage behind main building) @ 3974 Hartford

Saturday, November 18, 2017

15th Ward Democrats Holiday Party

Please join us for our 15th Ward Democrats Holiday Party!!!!

       Date:  Friday, December 8

       Time:  7-9pm
       Location: 3700 S. Utah Place
          (RSVP not required, but helpful.  Even if you don't RSVP, please join us!)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Election of Officers

At the October 26th meeting, the 15th Ward Democrats elected the following officers for the October 2017 - October 2018 term:

   President - Tim Krupinski
   Vice-President - Mark Zaydman
   Treasurer - Jason Swierk
   Corresponding Secretary - Hannah Reinhart
   Recording Secretary - Sarah Felts

In addition, per the by-laws, the members approved the addition of the following to the Executive Committee for the same term:

   Alderwoman Megan Green
   Committeeman Tod A. Martin
   Committeewoman Torrey Park

Prop P Endorsement - OPPOSE

At the October 26th endorsement meeting, the eligible voting members of the 15th Ward Democrats endorsed a "NO" vote on Proposition P, which will appear on the November 7th ballot.