MOCOA has officially endorsed Eric Greitens for Governor and we are asking you and your friends and families to get out and vote for Eric. In September, Tim Cutt and I met privately with Mr. Greitens in Saint Louis for over an hour. What we found was a very impressive individual with the good of Missouri at heart. We discussed the following issues in our meeting:
We discussed the Right To Work. Although Eric would sign a right to work bill, he assures us that he would exempt corrections officers. I can promise you that Missouri is going to get the right to work passed. The legislature was only one vote short of overriding the Governors’ veto last session. They will soon find that one vote and with Mr. Greitens as Governor we will be ahead of the curve.
We discussed corrections officers pay and how they are among the lowest paid in the nation. He agreed that this needs fixed and has a plan to achieve this by downsizing state government through all departments.
We also discussed his lack of an NRA endorsement. He assured us that he has the highest rating a private citizen can have. However, not being a politician with a voting record to score by, he could not receive an endorsement. The NRA bases their endorsement on past voting records. As an ex-NAVY SEAL, Eric is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
I can assure you that if Koster is elected as Governor you can expect four to eight more years of the same past eight years.
Please help us….help you. Get out and vote for Eric Greitens and encourage everyone you know to do the same. Your vote does matter. If you have questions give us a call.
Gary Gross, MOCOA Director
On April 20th the Hazardous Duty Pay increase was pulled out of the budget by the Joint Appropriations Committee. MOCOA is attempting to have these monies put back in the budget or find out the details of the reasoning behind pulling it from the budget.
Employees are still going to receive the 2% cost of living raise.
We will update you as soon as we have further details.
It is time for the MOCOA annual scholarship program again. The graduating high school student must be a child / dependent child or grandchild of a current member. MOCOA must receive the student’s scholarship application packet in their offices post marked no later than May 1, 2016 to be eligible. The packet MUST include the following:
- A letter from the MOCOA member who is sponsoring the child. It should include why they think the student is a good candidate for a scholarship and how they are related to the child.
- A 500 word essay written by the applicant. The subject of this essay should be: “What Are the Possibilities of Prison Reform?” Please explain and give examples of your opinion.
- Three letters of recommendation from other members of the community (clergy, teachers, business owners, etc.) A listing of grade point averages, special training, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, employment, the college that the student is hoping to attend and which field they plan to go into after college graduation.
Remember to have a cover sheet that includes the child’s name, phone number and address, the sponsor’s name, phone and address, including work institution. Include the name, address and phone number of the school they current attend.
All of the above information is required and should be included to avoid being disqualified. Unfortunately, several scholarship packets have been disqualified in the past due to not submitting all required information. Mail Scholarship packet to:
7141 Business 50 West
Jefferson City, Mo 65109
Packets post marked after May 1, 2016 will be disqualified.