Sat Aug 13th

Join us for the 7th annual

Forever The Free State Gala

We're excited to announce that on Saturday, August 13th, the Forever the Free State Gala is returning to the Overland Park Convention center again this year. The last two year’s events allowed us to meet virtually but it’s going to be great to see everyone in person again.

Representative Davids and her special guest, U.S. Congressman, James Clyburn will be there to share insights and inspiration. We hope you can join us and help make our 2022 Gala another great success.

The annual Gala is our primary fundraiser and we look forward to your continued support. Your generous donations keep our local office open year-round, supports our candidate’s campaigns, and funds our get-out -the-vote efforts. Because of you we’ve made great strides but we have more battles ahead. Let’s join together on August 13th, to continue building the Democratic Party in Johnson County!

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Our Keynote Speaker is U.S Representative James Clyburn.

  • Clyburn

    U.S. Representative James Clyburn

  • Laura

    Kansas Governor Laura Kellyl

  • Sharice

    U.S. Representative Sharice Davids

  • Lucas

    KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas


Local Radio DJ and host of the award winning, KC Morning Show Podcast

  • Hartzell

    Hartzell Gray

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!



Make a difference now!

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 2017 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!

The gala is a great reason to get that one outfit out of the back of the closet and get fancy for an evening. Full length gown, tux, cocktail dress or just tie, whatever you do, feel confident and have fun.

Yes, the bar will offer beer, wine and cocktails. Wine will be served with dinner

Easy parking is available in the lot on the north side of the convention center and in the parking garage to the east. Valet parking, if needed, is available in the front (south side) via The Sheraton Hotel.

You can order a vegetarian plate when you purchase your ticket.

There is a link on the registration page where you can list your guest names.


Overland Park CC


Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66211

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Paid for Johnson County Democrats, Mark Adams treasurer