Hey gang, I wanted to let you all know that we will not be live streaming tonight. My work schedule this past week has been crushing and I have to work today as well. However, I wanted to remind everyone of events coming up.
First of all, Retha has produced a video about Rockwood R-IV school district (Eureka Missouri). You can find the video here.
It is likely the last video we will release about individual school districts before the November 7 ballot (Tuesday). Retha has done a tremendous job diving into all the numbers of these school districts showing what their actual debt is. It still amazes me that school boards and superintendents will not produce this information for residents in their districts before a bond vote. I have found in my years of being politically active that many people who are in elected office desperately want to talk about transparency while at the same time be opaque about most activities they are involved with. It has never been our job or the intention of the Initiative to “tell” people how to vote on a ballot, we are doing our best to provide information about what they are voting on and what the financial impacts will be. I have not had any time this week to create a video describing the words “no tax increase bond issue” that most schools nationwide will use of their ballots but that phrase has been outlawed in the state of Texas. It has been outlawed in Texas because it is in fact a lie. If you see that on a ballot, understand that it an intentional attempt by the school boards across the nation to deceive the people into voting for a tax increase.
Tomorrow, I will be in Eureka Missouri for a legislative meet and greet. I will be joining John Williams (Missouri Liberty Report) & Tom Martz (Locke and Smith Foundation) for a meet and greet with Representative Holly Jones (House District 88) and Representative Justin Sparks (House District 110). This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. The purposes of these meet and greets are many fold… (Obviously, to meet with your Representative) however, discussions with your representatives in the district they represent is actually the first step for many folks to actually get involved in the Missouri government. At these events, you will find out what YOUR representative’s legislative priorities are and in turn you can communicate with them what YOUR priorities are. It is the single BEST way to influence your representation and get a conversation going with the folks that actually represent you in the Missouri government if you have not met them before. Grassroots organizations (Locke and Smith Foundation, Missouri Liberty Report and Missouri Freedom Initiative) will also be there and will speak as well talking about their priorities which are shared by folks all over the state. It is also a great time to voice your concerns about issues Missouri faces and your communities face. Government works best when everyone has a voice and the channels of communication are open. It is our hope that after the meet and greet is over, you continue communicating with these representatives via email, phone calls and visits to Jefferson City.
John Williams had Sam and Trish Britton on the Missouri Liberty Report on Friday (11-3-23). Discussion included a deep dive into smart electricity meters that most of us have on our homes.
Sam Britton will be live again on Sunday night (11-5-23) from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. If you are not in the Owensville, Missouri area, you can catch Missouri Liberty Radio streamed live from Sam’s website. “Off the Cuff” is Sam’s weekly show on the station and it’s a live call-in show.
There are 2 important dates this coming up week.
1. Call & email each ethics committee member listed below. Request they remove Dean Plocher from his House seat entirely at their meeting Wednesday (November 8th). Rep Hannah Kelley will be the one in charge and leading the group.
Committee Chair, Rep Hannah Kelley 573.751.2205 email@example.com
Vice Chair, Rep Richard Brown 573.751.7639 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Jerome Barnes 573.751.9851 email@example.com
Rep John Black 573.751.1167. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Paula Brown. 573.751.0100 email@example.com
Rep Cyndi Buccheit-Courtway 573.751.7735 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep David Evans 573.751.1455 email@example.com
Rep Rick Francis 573.751.5912 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Robert Sauls 573.751.5701. email@example.com
Rep Marlene Terry 573.751.6845. firstname.lastname@example.org
Find your Representative in the Missouri House Roster
For those of you who have contacted me this week, I apologize for not getting back to you. Between Monday and Friday, I have worked just under 80 hours and have not had the time to get back to anyone this week.
That’s all for now gang, I hope to see some of you in Eureka tomorrow. Remember to turn your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed tonight.
May God bless us all with good health and with wisdom and courage.
Yours for liberty,
Missouri Freedom Initiative
P.O. Box 343
Clever, Missouri 65631