Sun August 23rd

Join us for the 5th annual

Forever The Free State Gala

The 2019 Forever the Free State Gala was a thundering success! Democrats from Johnson County and beyond gathered for the fourth annual Gala to celebrate our achievements in building the local Democratic Party and to hear an inspiring message from U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, Chair of the House Democratic Caucus


This year, we are thrilled announce that U.S. Representative and Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff will be our keynote speaker. However, due to the unforeseen circumstances related to COVID-19 and its spread in our community, this event will be held entirely online. We hope you can join us from the safety of your own home and make our 2020 Gala another great success.


The Gala Planning Committee and Democratic Party Leadership remain committed to guests and donors. In 2017 we promised to use your generous gifts to open a permanent Johnson County Democratic Party Office and to provide funding to our legislative incumbents. Thanks to your generosity we were able to open the office. In 2019 we promised to use your generous gifts to grow the Johnson County Legislative team and thanks to your generosity and our hard working team of volunteers we grew our legislative team from 6 Representatives to a team of 11 Representatives and 2 Senators. Our efforts helped to elect a 3rd District Congresswoman and a Democratic Governor. Your support at this pivotal point in our state and nation's history is vital. Please join us for an evening of inspiration and unity while Johnson County continues to lead the way for Kansas to be Forever The Free State!


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speakers

Our Keynote Speaker is U.S Representative Adam Schiff.

  • Schiff

    U.S. Representative Adam Schiff

  • Cleaver

    U.S. Representative Sharice Davids

Former United States Attorney for the District of Kansas, Barry Grissom, joins our beloved celebrity Missy Koonce as our emcees.

  • Barry

    Former U.S Attorney for the District of Kansas
    Barry Grissom

  • Missy

    Local Celebrity and
    Social Activist
    Missy Koonce

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Historic Growth

The number of registered Democrats has increased by 29% since November of 2016.

Seats Gained

We've more than DOUBLED our State legislative delegation.

Competitive Races

We elected U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids to Congress!

Reclaim Kansas

We elected Gov. Laura Kelly, whose margin of victory was achieved in Johnson County!

PROGRAM

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Your donation will stay in Johnson County
  • Your donation will help support the election of Democrats in competitive local races
  • In addition, those donations helped provide substantial campaign contributions to our incumbent legislators
  • With your donation support, the new Johnson County Democratic Party headquarters was opened in May of last year and is located at 8971 W. 75th, Overland Park KS 66204
  • We vow to always use precious financial resources, gifted by hard working donors, in a responsible and dedicated manner!

venue

Due to impacts of COVID-19, we are hosting our premier annual event virtual only using the Shindig platform. To learn more about how Shindig works, click here for the interactive user demo.

Paid for Johnson County Democrats, Mark Adams treasurer