Photo by Laurie Skrivan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This Wednesday night gave St. Louis residents something to cheer about, as the Blues won their first championship in franchise history! This season has doubtless been an emotional one. Blues fans watched with hope and amazement as our team fought their way from last place in the NHL to an incredible 4-1 Game 7 victory over the ever-impressive Boston Bruins. No team in North American team sports has ever accomplished such a feat before.

In addition to taking home the Stanley Cup for the first time in 52 years, the Blues put forth some truly incredible performances over the last seven games. Shout-outs are due - to Ryan O’Reilly for his incredible energy and Conn Smythe Trophy; to Captain Alex Pietrangelo for his unparalleled leadership; to Jordan Binnington, whose rookie status belied a resolve and resilience that not even the Bruins’ best could crack; and to every team member who #BledBlue in the name of victory.

Now somebody play Gloria!

The Blue’s meteoric rise this season has inspired thousands - MOPC Bleeds Blue, and we’re proud to say that Trish Gunby and the fam do, too!

And when the Blues brought the Stanley Cup to its new home in St. Louis City, Treasurer Tishaura Jones was one of the first to welcome it!

The Stanley cup may be won, but there’s still plenty of work to be done this summer - and if MOPC has anything to say about it, this won’t be the only Blue victory this year! Check out what we and our candidates have been up to below, and find out how you help us put the Right on ice!

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Republicans have been empty-netting in the 99th for months now, so it’s no small wonder that progressives are shooting to score big! This past Saturday, Trish Gunby launched her first Canvassing Kickoff, and turnout was something to behold! We had over 60 people come out to show their support for Trish, and to let voters in the 99th District know that they can count on a candidate who cares.

We want to say a heartfelt thank you to UFCW Local 655 for granting us the use of their meeting hall, to the UAW for their fantastic team who joined us on the doors, and to everyone who came out to knock with us! This is what democracy in action looks like.

Don’t miss your chance to join us for our next big canvass! Trish will be having two more kickoff events before the summer is out, so save the date for June 29th and July 20th, and be sure to keep an eye on Trish’s campaign Facebook here for more details about upcoming events.

As always, you can head to Trish’s website here for more information about her work in the 99th. To find out other ways that you can make a difference and join #TeamTrish, click the link below, or head to Trish’ ActBlue Page to donate today!

Meet our All-Stars

Our job is far from easy. In the fight against oppression, injustice, and disenfranchisement, it would help to have four extra hours in the day - but we’ll gladly settle for four hard-working interns. Read on to find out a bit more about our championship roster; we’re thrilled to introduce two of the young men and women that are helping us #DoTheWork this summer!

Sean Leider is originally from Lake Forest Illinois but now attends Saint Louis University here in Saint Louis Missouri. He is an Environmental Science major with an emphasis in Biology and is the Vice President of Member and Community Engagement for Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity at Saint Louis University. He hopes to one day work in environmental policy and sustainable energy consulting. From this internship he hopes to gain the real life campaign experience necessary to work in this field after graduation. He also hopes to gain a better understanding of how the political consulting industry works while still making a positive impact on the local community. 

Emily Bauwens is a rising junior at The George Washington University in Washington, DC double majoring in political science and criminal justice. At GW, Emily is a member of Chi Omega, a writer for the GW Justice Journal, the Editor in Chief of the Undergraduate Law Review which is published in the Library of Congress, and the Social Media Director for GW’s chapter of Amnesty International. Emily plans to continue her education after GW by pursuing law school, as she hopes to become an attorney that advocates for people who cannot advocate for themselves. This summer through her internship with MO Political Consulting, Emily hopes to gain grassroots campaign experience with democratic candidates who share the same values as her in order to better understand the process of how local Democrats are elected in Missouri.

Save the Date

The event of the NHL Season may be behind us, but there are exciting opportunities on the horizon. September may be a few months away, but these are some events you won’t want to miss!

NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri’s annual Gala and auction will take place this September 21st! Don’t miss your chance to meet like-minded supporters of women’s rights from across the state, and to show your support for NARAL’s mission through incredible auction opportunities. Additional details and information on ticket sales will be available soon - to stay in the know, follow NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri on both Facebook and Twitter.

Join us and Treasurer Tishaura Jones for an afternoon of fun and friendly competition this September 9th, as we tee-off her 7th Annual Golf Tournament! Start thinking of teammates today, and be sure to follow her campaign page on Facebook for additional updates as they become available.

Tishaura’s work is never done. To find out more about her mission and ways to get involved, head to her website here - or to show your support on ActBlue, follow the link below!

Get off the Sidelines

We are looking for determined and passionate people to join us in contacting voters for the 2019 political cycle. Be an integral part of the political progress, as we work for progressive candidates across the state of Missouri!

And YES we pay a living wage!

For additional information and qualifications, click the link above to find out more about our voter contact program. To apply, contact Rosetta Okohson at the link below. Applicants should include, along with an up-to-date resume, a cover letter detailing their interest in what we do.