On December 21, I communicated by text and by phone with the Missouri Democratic Party regarding access to the Voter Activation Network, VAN. I was initially told that it would not be a problem for our campaign to get access to VAN. I was then told that I needed to write a letter to the 1st congressional district committee for access to VAN. Now, I thought this was a little peculiar because I didn’t think an entity appointed by the sitting congressman would grant me access to the VAN.
In the letter sent on December 28, I requested access to VAN and for any decision to be in writing. I did not receive a reply from the 1st congressional district committee.
On January 7, I called Chrystal Brinkley with the Missouri Democratic Party regarding access to VAN. We went back and forth on her “investigating” the situation.
Finally, on February 5, in a phone conversation with Ms. Brinkley, I was told I could not have access to VAN. I immediately requested a written letter stating I could not have access and to include the policy that stated this decision. I was told I’d get an email that day and a mailed copy.
To date, I have not received any written correspondence stating the policy of the Missouri Democratic Party on not giving me access to VAN.