Help Request For MO Legislature Bills

From Michelle Hohmeier:

Hi,

I’m sending this email as a plea for help. I’d like to ask that you send an email or call Speaker Diehl and ask that he place these bills in committee.

HB215 – sponsored by Mike Moon would keep any federal regulation from being implemented by any state agency or department until it’s approved by the General Assembly. This would help slow the overreach of authority by the federal government.

HB889 – sponsored by Paul Curtman would disallow the use of any electronic voting machine across the state. This would cut down on the corruption many areas see by the manipulation of data.

HB1089 – also sponsored by Mike Moon would abolish common core.

I’m pasting the emails I sent to Mr. Diehl as a guideline for anyone to use. Mr. Diehl’s email is john.diehl@house.mo.gov and his phone number is 573-751-1544.

If you send an email, will you please include your city so he sees these emails are coming from across the state. An email followed up with a phone call is always appreciated.

If you have any questions regarding these bills, please ask me.

Thank you for your help.

Michelle

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HB 215

Mr. Speaker,

I hear there is an abundance of support from the General Assembly for a Convention of the States. The people agree there needs to be push back against the federal government for their overreach of authority. They continue to implement regulations that impose great burdens on the states, and therefore the people.

I understand the frustration felt by our representatives in the Missouri House as pleas for temperance are ignored. The people share a feeling of dissatisfaction in the behavior of our federal representation, and call for restraints to be placed on Washington. But even if the application of convention is submitted to Congress, what guarantee do we have any amendments proposed will lay any heavier on the minds of those in Washington than the current restraints of our Constitution?

We, as the people of Missouri, however do have another option. But this option depends on the cooperation of the General Assembly. The Founders enumerated the 9th & 10th Amendments for a reason. It was to be perfectly clear the federal government was under strict limitations, and any powers outside of those limitations were for the people of the individual states to decide.

There are legislators within the Missouri House willing to push back against the overreach of the federal government by exercising our 10th Amendment right, but it appears some of their legislation is falling on deaf ears.

HB 215, sponsored by Mike Moon, is one such bill, but it has yet to be assigned to committee. When I was in your office on March 18th with the Teen Eagles, you made mention that some bills aren’t put into committee because the sponsor hasn’t told you they would like to see the bill pushed. It is my understanding on January 13th, Representative Moon requested HB215 be placed in the Conservation and Natural Resources Committee.

Our system of government was not created to allow one man the power to decide the laws for the people. I am asking you stop holding HB215 captive and assign it to the Conservation and Natural Resources Committee by April 10th. Allow the committee members to decide if the bill is worth moving forward.

 

HBs 889 & 1089

Mr. Diehl,

I’ve been made aware of other bills wanted by the people of Missouri that you continue to hold hostage. I ask that you also release the two bills mentioned above (Paper Ballot – HB889 & Common Core – HB1089) and assign them to committee.

Again, our system was not built so that one man can control everything. In fact, you are merely a representative charged with temporary authority granted by the people who elected you to office. The people continue to retain their power and, once made aware of their power, will wield it.

Missouri Legislature

Options For Women – Baby Shower

From Cheri Adcock:

Cape Girardeau is blessed to have a Christian-based pregnancy resource center.  Our name is Options for Women – Help for Families.  Not only do we help men/women who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy by helping them become aware of their options, but if they chose to keep their baby, then another exciting service we offer enters in.  This is the “Learn to Earn” program.  In order to obtain the material needs for the baby, they must attend parenting classes given by our trained volunteers, which are followed by a brief Bible Study.  And no one understands the worth of such programs better than your organization.  (Self investment vs being given without effort).  Also, some abortion activists believe pro-life advocates have no further desire than seeing that the baby is born, then they are gone.  That couldn’t be more untrue.  Our desire is to continue to provide services to help them raise that baby in the most responsible, and hopefully, Christian upbringing, as well as helping them to obtain many material items they may have a very difficult time providing.  We have one parenting class going on at this time and are looking at having two in the future, which we hope will grow to more as we grow.

As the women attend the parenting classes, they earn points, with which they use in the “Little Lamb Boutique” to purchase items with their points.  Extra points are also given for doing their homework, attending the Bible study, writing thank you cards to our supporters, and number of meetings attended, etc.

We would like to request that your organization consider the possibility of putting on a “baby shower” to provide material needs for this purpose. Some of the items we need at this time are:

Clothing items:   (size 0-3 months to 18 months)

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  • Clothes
  • Sleepers
  • Shoes
  • Socks

Personal Hygiene Items:

  • Lotion
  • Baby Oil
  • Body Wash
  • Powder
  • Diaper Rash Ointment

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Bowl and spoon sets
  • Teething toys
  • Other safe Baby toys

Respectfully submitted by Cheri Adcock, volunteer coordinator of material resources for Options for Women

To Representatives of the House Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education Re HB 578

By Mary Byrne

As a member of the Social Studies 6-12 Academic Standards Work Group constituted by HB 1490, I’d like to applaud Representative Swan’s recognition of the need for ensuring students in Missouri understand their history and responsibility as American citizens in our republican form of government; and offer a recommendation to achieve a better educated Missouri student without high stakes testing in citizenship.

HB 578 Section 170.345.3 states,
. . . “The test required under subsection 2 of this section shall use the same one
10 hundred questions used by the USCIS that are administered to applicants for United States
11 citizenship. In order to receive a passing score on the test, the student shall answer at least
12 sixty of the one hundred questions correctly.

As you are aware, Arizona passed a similar bill, and in fact, a national organization, Campaign for Civic Mission of Schools (CCMS), is promoting similar legislation throughout the country. CCMS is partnered with Pearson, a testing corporation that profits from increased testing in schools. The goal is worthy of your attention, however, you may not be aware of background information that, when explained, will support what should be a substantive, long-term alternative to a potentially expensive, high-stakes test.

(1) Please note the unintended negative effects of the testing approach to assuring good citizenship discussed by Peter Levine, associate dean for research at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service:

250px-AP_of_Missouri_State_Capitol_Building[1]“Requiring students to pass the citizenship exam will reduce both the amount and the quality of civic education in our schools. The test is easy. You can see all the questions and answers in advance and just memorize the right choices. If passing this exam comes to be seen as adequate preparation for citizenship, schools will notice that their students can pass after cramming for a couple of hours. They will cut their semester-long civics courses as unnecessary preparation. They will prefer to dedicate that semester to math or science, which involve much more sophisticated and challenging tests.
Requiring the citizenship exam would make sense if our students didn’t already study civics or face tests. It would establish a floor, a minimal level of competence. But more than 90% of recent high school graduates have spent a semester in a civics course, and most have also spent a year on U.S. history. Their teachers gave them tests. In many states http://www.civicyouth.org/maps/state-civic-ed/index.html, they also faced a standardized test on civics or social studies. Then why do so many adults fail basic questions about the U.S. political system?  Because we have forgotten what we learned in civics class. Too often, the subject wasn’t inspiring or challenging and didn’t build habits of following and discussing the news. The problem with civics is not that we fail to teach it. The problem is that civics is often viewed as a set of disconnected facts, not as a challenging and inspiring subject that will continue to interest us after high school. Arizona’s measure requiring that students pass the citizenship test will make that problem worse. The citizenship exam requires, for instance, that you know that “27 http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_amendments_11-27.html” is the correct answer when you’re asked how many constitutional amendments have been passed. You don’t need to understand reasons for or against those amendments, or have any sense of why they were important. A month after students pass this test, they will forget the number 27. But they might retain the message that being a good citizen is a matter of memorizing some random information. That seems like an excellent way to turn people off. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/02/08/citizenship-civics-social-studies-editorials-debates/23088621/

(2)  No Child Left Behind and it’s testing requirements for federal funding is at least partially responsible for emphasizing two academic subject areas, mathematics and English, while relegating knowledge and skills in history and government to the periphery of K-12 instruction. No state level legislation mandating a 100-question citizenship test will correct the neglect of teaching our children about their history and government in a meaningful way. (See Imperiling the Republic http://pioneerinstitute.org/download/imperiling-the-republic-the-fate-of-u-s-history-instruction-under-common-core/)

(3) Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, Missourians have been misinformed about their government. When the social studies standards were developed, Marc Tucker’s National Center on Education and the Economy, a Carnegie-funded non-governmental organization in Washington, DC provided consultation. The Show-Me Social Studies Standards (See Appendix A attached) expect students to know that the U.S. is a constitutional democracy. Though familiarity with the U.S. Constitution is included in the body of the social studies standards, even teachers are not familiar with Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution that states, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, . . . ” Thomas Jefferson said, our form of government was a democratical republic — the emphasis being a republic is representative form of government, rather than a democracy. A most disturbing cause for this misinformation and incorrect teaching of American students about American form of government can be traced to the Carnegie-funded publication of the American Historical Association. (See Report of the Commission of Social Studies (see highlighted sections), and Contrarians Chapter 1 attached). Similar misinformation is perpetuated in the College Board’s newly revised AP American History course.  (See President of the National Association of Scholars, Peter Wood’s discussion of the misinformation in AP History http://www.nas.org/articles/the_new_ap_history_a_preliminary_reportand http://www.nas.org/articles/update_on_ap_us_history) Again, no state level legislation mandating a 100-question citizenship test will correct the neglect of teaching our children about their history and government in a truthful and meaningful way.

The  Missouri State Board of Education is, at least partially, responsible for ongoing dissemination of misinformation and promulgating sub-standard social studies standards. I am aware of at least one former Missouri school board member who on three occasions contacted the state board of education to put a correction of the standards on the board agenda; however, the correction was never made. I am also aware of another Missouri citizen who contacted DESE about the error, but no remedy was offered. Only in 2015, due to pressure from legislators, instigated by questions from the academic standards work groups in social studies, has the state board made an effort to correct the error of identifying the American form of government as a constitutional democracy. (See January State Board of Ed. agenda — SocStudAcademicStandards attached)

Attached is a Thomas B. Fordham Institute report rating Missouri’s Show-Me Social Studies Standards with an F.(see SOSS MO attached) Although the method of review was not rigorous by research-method standards,  competent professionals in history reviewing Missouri’s social studies standards gave them a very poor rating indeed. It should be evident that teaching Missouri’s students using high standards for knowledge and skills in history, government, and American citizenship throughout their K-12 education will produce more substantive and lasting competence for participation in America’s exceptional form of government than the test required in the bill.

(4) Also of note is that coursework in American history, government, and civics is not expected in the liberal arts education of postsecondary education program. If America is to cultivate well-educated leaders for future service in our government (which is the purpose of publically funded education as per our Missouri Constitution Article IX, Section 1a), state boards of education must ensure that a liberal arts education includes substantive study of the unique history and structure of our American government. (Losing America’s Memory attached).

Conclusion: Though HB 578 is well-intended, the requirement to make high school graduation contingent on a test for assessment knowledge of citizenship will not likely achieve the intended goal; and potentially has unknown costs to school districts as students take the test multiple times to get a passing score.

Recommendations for improving Missouri students’ knowledge and competence in citizenship are:

1. development of social studies standards that expect accurate and factual knowledge as well as competence in research skills from K through 12; and

2. work to reduce federal intrusion in state education testing and develop statewide testing that emphasizes history and civics throughout grades  K-12 along with reading, math, and science;

3. exit from College Board’s AP course in American history which omits important information about events and values that are the foundation of American liberty and government;

4. postsecondary coursework in American history and government for a liberal arts education of all postsecondary undergraduates.

I am pleased to answer any questions you may have regarding my testimony. Thank you for your consideration of this information.

Mary Byrne, Ed.D.

Addendum:

Please be aware that Pearson, a testing and publishing corporation, is a major influence in promoting legislation that will increase testing (especially multiple opportunities of testing, which increases the cost to school districts)
http://www.pearsoned.com/news/pearson-and-campaign-for-the-civic-mission-of-schools-partner-to-accelerate-quality-civics-education/

Pearson partners with the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, an organization promoting the national campaign for high stakes testing in citizenship

http://www.civicmissionofschools.org/

On The Second Amendment

by Gail Hoffmann

The second amendment has an intriguing history.  Various people and judges have given their opinion on what the second amendment precisely means.  Intense and fiery debates have divided citizens and political leaders.  Why is this amendment so dubious?  Some speculate the amendment means that an individual’s right to bear arms is the correct thinking.  Others believe it is only for service in a militia.  Some believe it is a civil right.

2ndAmendment[1]As the debates continue, maybe some common sense could be injected.  As long as people have lived in the United States and even before it was the United States, individuals have had guns.  People have hunted with guns, traveled with guns, protected their home with guns, and enjoyed just shooting their guns.  If the Second Amendment only applied to militias, why have we always, as a country, had guns?  Certainly, the gun itself has not picked itself up and shot someone.  No, the gun must be picked up, aimed, and the trigger squeezed by a human being.  Do we outlaw cars, knives, ropes, all drugs, alcohol, hammers, duct tape, pillows, and all devices that have killed people?  Alcohol kills more people than any other drug yet we can purchase it off most store shelves.  Hubert H. Humphrey sums up a great thought also, …”The right of the citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.”

Cape Girardeau County – Payroll Changes

There are so few people on the e-mail list for the Cape County Commission’s minutes, it is a good time to remind you to contact Vicki Ivy at the County Administration building (veivy@capecounty.us) to be added to the twice weekly e-mail.  You’ll receive the County Commission’s minutes as well as the agenda.  Sadly, it only appears that about 22 of 77,000 Cape County citizens are receiving the agenda and minutes.

This week’s e-mail included a list of payroll changes effective at the beginning of the year.  So, we thought it apropos to post that list here to inform your discretion.

Cape County Commission – Minutes – 20150122

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We hope you will consider adding your name to the list of those working to keep your government in check.  This is what the Founders expected… …and the lack thereof is the reason our republican freedoms are waning.

Jefferson

It looks like we should be celebrating Thomas Jefferson Day and forgetting the rest of them. God Bless America

Thomas Jefferson

His Portrait is on the Two Dollar Bill.

Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped:

  • At 5, began studying under his cousin’s tutor
  • At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French
  • At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages
  • At 16, entered the College of William and Mary
  • He could write in Greek with one hand while writing the same in Latin with the other
  • At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe
  • At 23, started his own law practice
  • At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses
  • At 31, wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights of British America” and retired from his law practice
  • At 32, he was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress
  • At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence
  • At 33, he took three years to revise Virginia’s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom
  • At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry
  • At 40, served in Congress for two years
  • At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams
  • At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington
  • At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society
  • At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party
  • At 57, was elected the third president of the United States
  • At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s size
  • At 61, was elected to a second term as President
  • At 65, retired to Monticello
  • At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine
  • At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president
  • At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams.

Thomas Jefferson knewThomas_Jefferson_by_Rembrandt_Peale,_1800[1] because he himself studied the previous failed attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God, His laws and the nature of man. Jefferson really knew his stuff – a voice from the past to lead us in the future.

John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the White House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: “This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

“When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe ..”– Thomas Jefferson

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” — Thomas Jefferson

“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.” — Thomas Jefferson

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”– Thomas Jefferson

“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”– Thomas Jefferson

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”– Thomas Jefferson

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” — Thomas Jefferson

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”– Thomas Jefferson

“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” — Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson said in 1802: “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

(Note: Received via e-mail)

Prayer For Jackson Schools And New Leadership

A letter from a retired Jackson schoolteacher:

Choosing my words carefully, I feel compelled to pray for the Jackson School District and especially the board members who will be selecting new leadership for the district in the next few weeks. I am praying that this will not be treated lightly and there will not be an ‘inside selection’ where others need not apply. I am asking the board members to truly review each candidate and their connection to the district. I will always love the district.

I spent 25 of the happiest years of my life there. I was hired in the Fall of 1984. My selection was a fluke, it was late in the summer (I was hired 8 days before school started.) I had no family or inside pull. I was quite enamored of the whole district, students, etc. I never got over that feeling.

I served first under Dr. Frank Wiley who told me that he was hesitant to hire me because Government was the THE MOST HATED CLASS in the district! Mr.Nelson later told me that I was hired because I was mature at age 31 and cheap on the pay scale. Essentially I got the job because I was ‘old and cheap’. The second Superintendent I served under was Wayne Maupin. Mr. Maupin was a diligent protector of the district’s money, it’s teachers and students. I recall two times that he sought me out, once to apologize for not calling off school early enough when he heard that I had gone into a ditch on the way to school. The second time, he came to my classroom after the suicide of a student because he was concerned about how I was coping. I will never forget his compassion and desire to connect to the students and the teachers. Dr. Jones was the next leader of the Jackson district. He was not there very long, but he made a tremendous difference for me. On the opening day of school, in his speech he said: “I did a mock interview for a college student, and asked him who he would like to emulate as a teacher. The student’s reply was: “The greatest teacher of all times was Jesus Christ. I would like to be like Mr. Seabaugh, because Science is my chosen field, but I would really like to be like Mrs. Dooley, because she makes you just love learning.” I lived off of those words for the rest of my career. I had to. There were no more words of praise. Ever.

It seems, IN MY OPINION, that many teachers and leaders in the district who had a true heart for the district, a love for its students and a true concern for how things were being managed were quickly dismissed and urged to move on. Opinions were not welcome and anyone who had one was dismissed as “Negative”.  Anyone with experience, who had invested, blood, sweat and tears for the district were pushed aside for people who had less than three years experience in education.

It became very clear that you supported the administrative agenda or you were very quickly persona non grata. I never claimed to be the most intelligent or the best teacher of the district, but I did invest heavily in time, prayers and tears for my students. The Bible says: Study to show thyself approved, a workman who needs not to be ashamed. I know that I did do that. I was told that teachers were to be facilitators and to allow the students to learn on their own. I was a dinosaur that could not accept that. I made the decision to retire after prayerful consideration in 2009.

It was clear that I was attending a party that I was not invited to. I was docked in pay for giving the eulogy at a student’s funeral. I was docked in pay for being the only teacher who attended the funeral of Bob Davis who died in Afghanistan. No administrators attended. Why did we not line the street with flags when his funeral procession passed our school? I will never understand that one.

Jackon High School

I confessed to one student that I never understood why God put me at Jackson to begin with and he replied, “He put you there for me. On several occasions, I was planning to commit suicide, but would decide to attend your class one last time. On each of those days, you would say something that would convince me to go on another day.”

Even though I received several awards and was asked to give the graduation speech five times, I was never considered to be a good teacher by administrators. On the last day, one described the other retiring teachers with tremendous praise and then said, “Mrs. Dooley is retiring, too.” My heart was truly ripped out.

I know in my heart that I served a purpose, if only for comic relief. I know that those students who I visited when they were sick and even dying, those who were going through great turmoil, and those who just loved learning remember being in my class. I fear that teachers, like me are endangered. The test score is the only measure of true learning. On my last evaluation, I was told that the the students didn’t like me because I was a good teacher, they liked me because I was a ‘mom’ to them, and that they did not need me to be a ‘mom”. And that is how I ended twenty-five years of my life.

So, today, I am pleading with the Jackson School Board to consider what kind of person they will put in charge. It takes more than just a businessman, the current pick of a questionable leader. It takes a person who has a true servant’s heart, a love for students and a love for learning! We need a leader who inspires students and teachers to do their very best. The attitude, in my opinion, for too long has been, “if you don’t like the way things are, we have fifty more who will take your job.” and “Teachers are a dime a dozen”.

Good ones aren’t.

My greatest success at the school was on the day that I sat in a student’s desk at 4:30 in the afternoon praying for him, asking God to send someone into his life that he might really hear to solve a very serious problem in his life. As I was praying, he walked through my door! We talked, cried and prayed for two hours. I felt God’s presence in that classroom that day.

If for no other reason, I will always be proud to say that God gave me the opportunity to serve at Jackson High School for twenty-five years, where He nurtured and protected me. He gave mentors like Hal Goddard and Karen Kight (a modern day version of Peter and Paul). He allowed me to learn from the very best. Teachers, like me, were problematic.

That is why today, I am begging the members of the Jackson Board to look beyond who is just in line for the job and seek out the applications of those who have a true heart for students, not only their test score, but the people that they are destined to become. Maybe some of them, were, like me and others who have left the district, problematic.

Ending The IRS Is A Bipartisan Issue

By John McMillen

Eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse should be a 100% unified effort of every senator and congressman/congresswoman….that is the basic responsibility and duty of anyone responsible for the use of our tax dollars. This should not be a partisan issue. This can be done and I will be looking for it to be down by any congress person or senator before they receive my vote.

In that vein, abolishing the IRS should be a priority. Again this should be a 100% unified effort. The way we collect the needed revenue to fund our government, should not be the corrupt evil system that the IRS has turned into. Neither political party should be able to influence those responsible for collecting our taxes to intimidate, harass, bully, and punish any taxpayer. Neither political party should have the power through the IRS to target American citizens who do not support their political philosophy.

 

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Neither political party should have the power to punish individual American citizens, and shut down their businesses, or their ability to speak freely, organize, and form action groups to exercise their duty as an American citizen in our once free Republic.

You as a U.S. Senator, or a U.S. representative must assure that your ‘just’ powers are derived from the will of “THE PEOPLE.” Not from wealthy lobbyists, and big bundler campaign donors, or your national party bosses.

For this reason I strongly urge your support in abolishing the IRS Income Tax and all related IRS means of taxation and replace them with one simple Fair taxing method…House Bill HR-25/Senate Bill S-122.

This will restore American Jobs on American soil; restore the peoples trust in their government and those who desire to represent them honestly. It will restore individual freedom, and allow working Americans to keep their whole paycheck and pay their taxes directly and individually in the simplest, hassle free way possible.

It will restore our economy as major investments and large depositors come back within our United States boarders, and the huge flush of cash pumped into our economy from the new found increase in take home pay which raises spendable income dramatically.

It will restore America to her former greatness. That will enable many of these other issues and dilemmas to become manageable and solvable.

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – November 2014

Legislative Session

The Missouri State Legislative session begins in January, and bills are pre-filed in December. The Local Legislative Sessions continue biweekly or monthly with ordinances and policies changed on a regular basis. At this month’s meeting, CCTP members will review the different types of legislation created the various levels of government and then divide into groups and discuss opportunities to write legislation for a level of government (local or state).

Join us this month to start guiding our elected representatives in their duties.

Below are documents that will be used in helping with the discussion:

Below is the PowerPoint presentation that was displayed prior to the meeting:

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Meeting Calendar

Here is the calendar of meetings between now and the next TTTT

CCTP Gun Raffle – 12/16/14

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Be sure to get your ticket for the CCTP Gun Raffle.  The winner will be chosen at the ChrisTTTTmas ParTTTTy at Port Cape Girardeau restaurant on Tuesday December 16th, 2014.

CCTP is raffling a Ruger 10/22 American Farmer Edition .22 Long Rifle! 

Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00

It is a beautiful piece of weaponry:

 

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