After the elections of 2000 and 2004, progressive activists in the state of Missouri were active in the Missouri Green Party and the Progressive Party of Missouri, organizing liberal alternatives to the conservative Missouri Democratic Party (hello, Claire McCaskill) and the even more conservative Missouri Republican Party (think John Ashcroft). We were happy to recognize and promote awareness of these two groups on our Missouri Progressive Activism page while they worked to advance the state of public policy in the state.
That’s all sadly written in the past tense. Now both efforts have stalled, and the organizations behind them are now defunct. What outlets for progressive organizing are there today in the state of Missouri? And what can Americans inside and outside the state of Missouri do to support them? Let us know.