By SHERI GASSAWAY
Barnhart, MO – A reception supporting Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway for governor will be held here on Oct. 6.
The event is being held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 4594 Klable Road, the home of Bob Butler, chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic Central Committee and former District 112 House of Representative candidate.
Seating for the event was limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it quickly sold out. But support for Galloway, who has been endorsed by the Missouri AFL-CIO, is still needed.
Galloway, Missouri’s state auditor and a longtime friend of Labor, is the only Democrat serving in a statewide elected office, and is hoping to unseat Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Nov. 3.
Galloway, 38, comes from a union family. Her great grandfather worked on the Gateway Arch as a member of Operating Engineers Local 513, and she has numerous uncles, cousins and other family members who also are members of Local 513.
“Governor Parson’s economy has left working families behind,” Galloway says. “Governor Parson opposed raising the minimum wage and spent millions of dollars to bring companies here whose wages haven’t kept pace and with benefits that are harder to come by. Parson’s economic policy has put a strain on working families and our state.”
Galloway has pledged to put an end to wasteful spending and corruption to help Missouri’s economy and make it more attractive to businesses.
Her plan includes:
- A development and incentive strategy that is transparent, attracts new business to Missouri and uplifts communities and workers.
- Transparent funding for education that prioritizes students, teachers, and outcomes rather than the re-election of career politicians.
- Giving workers a greater voice on the job through the freedom to collectively bargain and ensure that public works projects pay the prevailing wage, creating safer working conditions, and protecting workers from wage theft.
- Passing the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act.
- Expanding workforce development opportunities that create pathways out of poverty and teach the skills necessary for family-supporting careers, like the apprenticeship programs in the unionized building and construction sector.
- Expanding broadband internet throughout rural Missouri to connect even the most remote parts of our state to the world.
You can donate to Galloway’s campaign for governor online at bit.ly/31UbDja or by mailing a check payable to Nicole Galloway for Missouri to P.O. Box 2115, St. Louis, MO 63158.