Indivisible KC Week in Action: Missouri, February 19
Hello, fellow Missourians -
We started out the week on a high note as we marched with Stand Up KC for the Poor People's Campaign. Thank you to everyone who attended. But if you've been following the news, you know it's been a pretty difficult week overall. Remember to take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Take a deep breath. You are not alone.
Our actions this week are centered by the top stories from around the nation.
Last Wednesday, a 19-year-old former student, armed with an AR-15, opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Now, courageous students are using their voices and speaking out. Several walkouts are being planned, and it's becoming clear that "thoughts and prayers" will not be a sufficient response for these students.
Also this week, Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued indictments against thirteen Russian individuals and three organizations as part of his ongoing investigation into the role that Russia played in interfering the 2016 elections. Heads of American intelligence agencies warn that Russia will use the same playbook in 2018. So far, the administration is failing to take action to protect American sovereignty.
Finally, the Senate failed to advance any immigration bills in the chamber this week, leaving Dreamers and other immigrants in limbo as the March 5th deadline approaches. It's becoming clear that only a clean DREAM Act can pass, as multiplank plans are too controversial.
In Missouri news, at least 24 Missouri lawmakers have been interviewed as part of the investigation into Governor Greitens' ballooning scandals, the Governor's budget was rejected, and a medical marijuana bill is under consideration. Read more in our Missouri news roundup.
Ready to make an impact? Here's how:
The Senate failed this week to advance any of the proposed immigration bills, leaving Dreamers in limbo as Trump's arbitrary March 5th deadline approaches. A large majority of Americans supports extending DACA protections. Click here to start writing your letter about demanding a clean DREAM Act.
Tell your Missouri legislators to vote No on HB 1936, the Guns Everywhere bill! HB 1936 would allow guns in schools, in bars, and on private property against the property owner's wishes. Join our letter writing campaign here!
Tuesday, February 20 - join us in Jefferson City!
We'll be joining Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America in Jefferson City on Tuesday February 20th for Advocacy Day! We will talk with our lawmakers face-to-face about gun violence and our gun laws. Click here for details and to register.
Did you know that gay conversion "therapy" is still legal in Missouri, and that Missourians can be denied housing or employment on the basis of their LGBT status!? It's true! But if we raise our voices, this will be the year those wrongs will be made right. PROMO, an organization that works for legislative action for LGBT rights, will be in Jefferson City this Tuesday and we will be there supporting them. Click here for details and to register.
Friday, March 2
Our allies with the Kansas/Missouri Dream Alliance are rallying and marching to support young immigrants and their families. Join us the evening of March 2nd to show support. Click here for details and to RSVP.
Save the Date - March 24th
Various groups are planning nationwide action to demand gun control, and things are evolving rapidly as the grassroots join together into a resounding movement. We will be involved and will make sure to keep you posted. Watch here and on our social media channels for more details.When we stay together and raise our voices together to demand an end to the intolerable, we are powerful. We are our greatest strength.
In Solidarity -