Indivisible KC Week in Action: Missouri, February 5


Hello, Indivisibles!

Another busy week, another busy resistance! Governor Greitens ave a speech in the area, and we were there to greet him. Then we made calls to protect Dreamers and built some serious campaign skills with our friends at Greater KC Women's Political Caucus. When you take action, you make a difference. And the more unbelievable the news cycle, the more we step up, and the more opportunities you have to make a difference!

For the second week in a row, news of the Russia investigation and the FBI dominatednational coverage. After Trump gave his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, news shifted to a memo put together by Rep. Devin Nunes, supposedly detailing surveillance abuses by the FBI during the Obama administration. Over the objections of the Justice Department and the FBI relating to "material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo's accuracy," the White House opted to release the memo late in the week. Indivisible wrote this guide explaining the memo, and it's well worth a read. The bottom line is that this is another transparent effort to discredit the FBI and the ongoing investigation. If you haven't visited our rapid response event for Mueller's firing, now's a good time to make sure you have a plan.

In Missouri, Governor Greitens has been travelling across the state to promote his heartless budget proposal. Thank you to everyone who came out to voice your opposition to Greitens' unethical behavior when he visited Kansas City on Tuesday! Thankfully it looks like Greitens' strong arm tactics are backfiring and his plan to further slash the budget may be undermined by tensions with members of his own party. Those tensions came to a head again this week when the Governor's appointments to the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) were rejected in the Senate. Echoing recent controversy surrounding Greitens' manipulation of the school board, he's been accused of manipulating the MHDC to force a controversial vote, striking down the low income housing tax credit. Read more in our Missouri News Roundup.  

What's going on this week?

Ask Senator Blunt: Support Sanctions Against Russia! The situation surrounding Russian interference in American democracy has become an absurd circus. Elected officials hyping the "Nunes memo" should be beyond ashamed that they are choosing the glory of Putin over the integrity of American intelligence. Meanwhile Trump has the audacity to refuse to enforce sanctions against Russia that were almost unanimously passed by Congress - an act Senator McCaskill described as a "constitutional crisis." We can't let our democracy continue to slip through our fingers! We'll be at Senator Blunt's office this Wednesday, February 7th at noon to ask him to stand up to pro-Russia forces. Join us!

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Annual Advocacy Day: Outraged at yet another school shooting? Here’s an opportunity to let your voice be heard on gun violence and gun laws. Join like-minded moms and dads in face-to-face meetings with lawmakers Tuesday, February 20, 10am – 2pm in Jefferson City, organized by Moms Demand Action. Don’t let rain in the forecast keep you from this chance to meet in small groups with reps.

Clean Dream Act:  Come rally with the Dream Fighters Coalition Thursday, Feb. 22 at 5:30pm at the intersection of Southwest Trafficway and Valentine Rd. The weekly rally will focus this Thursday on mobilizing support for a #DreamActNow event in early March to demand action by Congress to protect young Americans and their families from deportation.

Fight for 15: Hear leaders and members of Stand Up KC share their stories of fighting for a $15 minimum wage and unions. They’ll explain why they’ve joined forces with the New Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. The event is February 26 from 5:15pm – 7:00pm at 4125 Pennsylvania. The PPC is planning 40 days of coordinated action this spring at statehouses and various venues across the country. The goal? To advance a public policy agenda consistent with the values of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s original Poor People's Campaign.

Say No to Violence: Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus hosts KC Mothers In Charge on Thursday, February 22 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at 4504 Walnut. Members of this organization are helping to educate us on the violence in our community, many times through their own personal experiences. Come and hear what they have to say.

In solidarity,

Indivisible KC

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