Indivisible KC Week in Action: Kansas, May 28
Hello fellow Indivisibles,
We hope you had a good Memorial Day weekend. It is good to take the time to honor our fallen servicemen and women, those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the ideals we continue to strive for. Let's remember the words of President Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg:
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
November 19, 1863
"Of the people, by the people, for the people." Let's remember those words, and the struggle and sacrifice of the millions before us, as we continue their fight bring the American reality closer to the American dream.
Calls to Action
Take action on your own schedule! Use your phone and computer to make your voice heard.
Stand with Planned Parenthood: President Trump is pushing a gag rule that would prevent women from getting birth control and health services at places like Planned Parenthood, and prevent doctors across the country from giving women complete, accurate information about heir healthcare choices. Use this tool from Planned Parenthood Action Fund to contact HHS Secretary Alex Azar and tell him to oppose the gag rule.
Take action with others! Build energy and connection among like-purposed people.
Wednesday, May 30
March for Unions: Join Stand Up KC and others with a march and forum to demand new laws guaranteeing all Americans the right to form unions on Wednesday, May 30, from 5pm to 6pm at Oppenstein Brothers Memorial Park, E 12th Street. Let's use our strength in numbers to get things done together we can't get done on our own.
Saturday, June 9
On June 9th, Mainstream Coalition is hosting Walk the Vote, an event that fundraises for moderate Republican and Democratic candidates. If you followed the news from Topeka this year (and we know you did!), then you already know how close many vital votes were. We must keep up the momentum in 2018 and keep sensible candidates in office. For more information about the event, and to contribute, visit the Walk the Vote website.
Sunday, June 10
Join the Conversation: Rev. Rodney Williams, pastor of Swope Parkway United Christian Church, will facilitate a discussion on the long-lasting effects of racism, and the work that is being done to undo systemic racism in all its forms. It's Sunday, June 10 at 6:30 PM - 8 PM hosted by The Open Table.
People from Kansas are joining folks from 38 states to call for a moral revival in our country & carry forward the baton handed to us by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King to condemn systemic poverty, racism, militarism, and ecological devastation. Learn more about the Poor People's Campaign here, and watch for upcoming events, which involve taking non-violent direct action.
Don't forget - June 1st is a primary deadline! In order to vote in the August 7th primary, you must be registered with a party.
Shoulder to shoulder,