2016 - Year of the Voter

As we all know too well, this is a very important election year. True Blue Women has been busy working with other organizations to register voters, and will continue to add activities as the year progresses. We encourage our members to work for candidates of their choice!



Part of our mission is to provide education regarding election issues, so we have chosen this month to provide a refresher course on ALEC – the American Legislative Exchange Council.



ALEC is an organization that brings corporations and state legislators together in order to provide legislators with bills that have literally been written by the corporations. Legislators get free trips at nice hotels, free child care, and campaign funds, in exchange for bringing these bills to their respective states.

Learn more on our ALEC Information page. 




What Can You Do?

Learn which legislators are members of ALEC: 

Kansas ALEC Legislators  ·  Johnson County ALEC Members
and Opponents
  ·  
ALEC in Missouri

Check to see if your legislator is a member of ALEC and if anyone is running against them. You can then decide who you would like to support in the primary. Some people change their party affiliation to vote in important primaries. Read more...

Missouri has open primaries, and every eligible registered voter may select the party ballot of their choice. However, primary voters may select only one party's ballot. Voters who do not wish to give a political party preference may request an issues only ballot, if one is available in that particular jurisdiction. 


What Else?

See our Get Involved page for several ways you can help in this Year of the Voter, including working on voter registration, serving as a precinct chair, making phone calls in targeted areas and more! Check our Events page for other happenings.



Think   

“I think if the people of this country can be reached with the truth, their judgment will be in favor of the many, as against the privileged few.”

 - Eleanor Roosevelt



Act

“Action requires that we shed our cynicism. For when it comes to the pursuit of justice, we can afford neither complacency nor despair.”

 - President Barack Obama

  


Hope

“I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us as long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.”

 - President Barack Obama




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