Annie Rice for Democratic Committeewoman

I believe that the Democratic Party in St. Louis should lead our region in equality, innovation, and progress, and I believe that new involvement and new ideas are necessary to achieve those goals. I believe that we should be inviting all voices into the conversations that shape our communities, and that’s why I’m running to be your committeewoman.

The Committeewoman and Committeeman are the chief Party volunteers in the neighborhood, working to make sure you’re informed, included, and represented. But, the committeepersons are also the future of the Democratic party, working locally to make sure that the party has a farm-team and is readying the next generations of leadership in our city and in our state. As a transplant to St. Louis, I’m able to see the unique qualities of the 8th Ward and bring outside energy and perspectives, and quite frankly, I haven’t been here long enough to have anyone pulling my strings.

I’m a Missouri-licensed attorney, practicing primarily immigration law. I’m a Shaw resident, a renter, and as soon as I moved in, I was eager to get involved in my new community. I’m a member of the 8th Ward Independent Democrats, the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association, and I’m on the board of the Migrant and Immigrant Community Action (MICA) Project – a local immigration nonprofit working to ensure noncitizens know their rights and have access to quality legal assistance. I’m passionate about human rights, inclusion and equality, public education, worker protection, and about making sure there’s room at the table for us all to be heard.

What is the 8th Ward in St. Louis? The 8th Ward includes the Shaw, Southwest Garden and Tower Grove East neighborhoods of St. Louis, Missouri. It also includes the Missouri Botanical Gardens, Tower Grove Park and parts of the Grand South Grand Business District. Here’s a map!

What is Committeewoman?

A Committeewoman exists to 1. Encourage people to become involved in the democratic process through voter registration and organization to get out the vote; 2. Communicate the views and needs of the Ward to the Democratic Central Committee and our elected officials; 3. Stimulate and facilitate discussion of important issues facing the Ward, the City of St. Louis, the state of Missouri, and the nation; 4. Educate Ward residents regarding current ballot initiatives and legislation that will affect them; 5. Serve as a voice for the future of the Missouri Democratic Party in the City of St. Louis.