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JCDW-South  
Encouraging and educating women through education and funding; playing an important role in electing Women Democratic Candidates. 



Meetings

We meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday to learn about key issues, meet local candidates, and enjoy camaraderie with like-minded individuals.

Bring your friends - men are welcome too!


Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of every month on Zoom
Come at 6 PM to socialize. Speaker starts at 6:30 PM. 

We will resume regular meetings at the Indian Creek Library once the pandemic has passed.

Accessibility 

We invite our Deaf community and offer ASL interpreting service with 72 hr advanced notice. Please contact JCDWSouth@gmail.com or send us a Message to utilize this service.



Mission

Our mission is to engage women in politics at every point in the spectrum, from advocates to elected officials; Present speakers that educate us on social and political issues; and Support and elect Johnson County Democratic Women candidates (and some men too!). 

 

Membership



JCDW South membership is $40 per year and includes membership to JCDW North. To join, click on the link to the left. If you prefer to mail a check, make the check out to JCDW South and mail to:

c/o Carol Shimeall, Treasurer JCDW South
17705 W. 155th Terrace
Olathe, KS 66062


Help Us Elect Democrats!


Since our mission is to elect more Democrats, we need your assistance.  Help us at ActBlue and elect Women and Men Democrats to our local government. 

 




Activism

Words cannot express the horrors we've witnessed, not just in recent weeks but over the course of decades. Mr. Floyd's cold-blooded murder is forcing many of us to take a hard look in the mirror. What could we have done? What should we have done?

What can we do now?

The world is on fire for many reasons, including the fact that the Democratic institutions into which we have put our faith and trust are not protecting everyone. At JCDW South, we have made it our mission to elect Democrats to state and local offices to try to effect change, but we're seeing now that change is not coming fast enough. It didn’t come fast enough for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, Tommy Rice, and so many more we can’t name them all. NPR has put together a non-comprehensive list of deaths since Eric Garner’s in 2014 (see image).

These are people, not statistics. Let’s say their names and remember.

Please join us on June 18th, 2020 at 6:00 PM as we take a collective look in the mirror and ask ourselves what we need to do now. This is our regular third Thursday meeting, but instead of starting social hour at 6, we’re going to discuss some hard issues facing people of color. We’d like to invite candidates to join us, both to listen and to speak, although we will not have time for the usual stump speeches.

This month, let’s take a look in the mirror so we can make the change.
June 18thZOOM with us  

You can read more from NPR here