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MOPAG March 7th Meeting

MOPAG AGENDA for March 7, 2020
1:30-3:30 East Room
HQS ST LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY


2020-03-07 Agenda

Dr. Sam Page
Our featured speaker this month is Dr. Sam Page. He served in the Missouri House from 2003-2008 representing part of St. Louis County. In 2014, Dr. Page was elected as the District 2 council member on the St. Louis County Council.  In 2017, he was voted Chairman of the County Council and, in April 2019, elected St. Louis County Executive. He is running for re-election in 2020.

Prior to being elected County Executive, Dr. Page was a practicing anesthesiologist for more than 20 years, and Past President of the Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists and the Missouri Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
2:45         Missouri Primary/Caucuses                  Al Gerber
3:00         Video:  Deliberative Democracy
3:30         Adjourn 


Mark your calendar for these future MOPAG meetings:

Saturday, April 11 at HQ

Saturday, May 9 at HQ

Saturday, June 13 at HQ

All meetings start at 1:30 p.m. as usual.  Looking forward to seeing you. Reach out and bring a friend.


DATE: THU, FEB 20, 2020 8:00PM

Please reserve your ticket(s) to the upcoming local screening of this Demand Film documentary on the effects of the Parkland, FL high school mass shooting on both victims & the community. Public & political pressure by these students have greatly advanced the movement for stronger gun regulations.

Image of Parkland Shooting Aftermath Movie Trailer

AFTER PARKLAND: SCREENING PROMOTED BY MO PROGRESSIVE ACTION GROUP, MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA SL CHAPTER, AND INDIVISIBLE ST. LOUIS
DATE: THU, FEB 20, 2020 8:00PM


Where: Marcus Ronnie's Cinema
5320 S Lindbergh Blvd,
St. Louis, MO, 63126,
United States

Share this link with friends and family:
After Parkland

We are excited about our new way of bringing amazing films to the cinema so we can all experience them the way the filmmakers intended – on a big screen, with big sound and an appreciative audience. Many of these films would not otherwise be seen this way so thank you for supporting it. And we hope the screening goes ahead (with your help it will) and we know you will have a great night at the movies.

Thanks 



Minutes of General Membership Meeting
January 4, 2020

Location: Grant’s View Branch Library, 9700 Musick Avenue, 63123

The meeting was convened at 1:40 p.m. by MOPAG Chair Steve Reed.

A large audience was in attendance.

Erica Hoffman, Democratic candidate for the 96th MO House district spoke about her campaign to replace the Republican incumbent David Gregory. This district covers Sunset Hills, Fenton, and south Tesson Ferry Rd areas. Her website is https://www.ericafor96.com/  She spoke and took questions on a wide range of issues.

MO State Senator Jill Schupp, D-24 opened her campaign against Congresswoman Ann Wagner for the MO 2nd congressional district by addressing MOPAG. Senator Schupp encouraged people to contribute to her campaign at website https://jillschupp.com/ The MO Legislature will likely put a measure on the August 2020 ballot to try and undo the ending of gerrymandering that passed as part of the CLEAN MO ballot reform in 2018. She spoke and took audience questions on a wide range of issues.

State Rep.Doug Beck HD-92
, spoke about his run for State Senate District 1 (Afton and surrounding areas) to replace term-limited   Senator Scott Sifton D-1 to keep the seat in Democratic hands His website is https://beck4missouri.com/  

A wide range of issues were discussed.

A look up for MO House, MO Senate, and US Congressional District 2 is here https://ogi.oa.mo.gov/LEGIS/LegislativeDistrict/index.html

Announcements


Susan Turk announced that city dems would phone bank for Deb Lavender on January 30 at the Royale, 3132 S. Kingshighway, time to be announced. Deb Lavender is running for state senate district 15 to unseat incumbent (R) Andrew Koenig.

MOPAG meetings will return to HQS St Louis County Library

at 1640 S. Lindbergh for the next 6 months as follows:

Feb 8             2nd Sat

March 7        1st Sat

April 11         2nd Sat

May 9th         2nd Sat

Jun 13            2nd Sat

Treasurer’s Report Marty Walsh


December 1, 2019  $496.07

Dues paid during the month of $45.

Close of December, 2019 with $541.07

Other business:


The minutes of the December 7, 2019 meeting were approved.

Susan Turk conducted annual officer elections.

Steve Reed was re-elected as Chair by acclamation.

Susan Turk was re-elected as co-chair by acclamation.

Marty Walsh was re-elected as treasurer by acclamation.      

Don Logue was re-elected as an at-large delegate to the board by acclamation.

Christina Anderson, Al Gerber, Rick LaMonica, Eileen Pacino and Ron Zager, were also elected to the board as at large delegates.

A secretary position remains to be filled.

Meeting adjourned at 3:30 pm


On the web at MOPAG.ORG, St Louis Meetup Missouri Progressive Action Group, and on Facebook. See also Gatewayadvocacynetwork.com which brings together several groups within the website and provides a consolidated calendar of events for the activist regional community.


SOME THINGS YOU CAN DO ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

1. Educate yourself and communicate to your friends, family, and public. https://www.goodreads.com/genres/climate-change      

The science: https://skepticalscience.com/Welcome-to-Skeptical-Science.html 

The politics: https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-change

The U.S.impacts. https://19january2017snapshot.epa.gov/climate-impacts_.html

2. Reduce your carbon emissions. https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/consider-your-impact/carbon-calculator/
https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/how-your-diet-affects-climate-change

3. Support political candidates who recognize the climate challenge. http://nofossilfuelmoney.org/  and  https://voteclimatepac.org/voters-guide/   (will be updated for 2020 election)

4. ***Support the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.***  https://citizensclimatelobby.org/energy-innovation-and-carbon-dividend-act/

5. Join advocacy group.   https://billmoyers.com/2014/02/07/five-groups-leading-the-charge-to-halt-climate-change/  Participate in climate protests on-going in St Louis. https://www.facebook.com/sunrisemovementstl/

6. Donate to Climate Science Legal Defense Fund https://www.csldf.org/ and National Center for Science Education in the schools: https://ncse.com/

7. Consider climate change investing.    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/business/climate-change-funds-profit-global-warming.html

8. Engage local government. St Louis County still needs to adopt the new building standards code to reduce CO2 emissions and pollution. Contact your district council member.

This handout will be furnished with hyperlinks to mopag@googlegroups

MOPAG.org and to MOPAG facebook.



Township Guide

Want to get involved but not sure How/Where? Here's a link to the St. Louis County Democrats Township Guide.



Winner Takes All

View Jeff Dickler's presentation of the atrocious Winner Takes All polotics we're fooled into thinking is a democracy. Documentation is found HERE.

 



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