Indivisible KC Week in Action: Missouri, May 21


Dearest Indivisibles,

We'll be honest with you: this was a really tough week. We saw the President once again use dehumanizing language toward immigrants, more children became victims of senseless gun violence, and the Missouri Legislature spent their final days of the session passing some really bad bills. We'll be reviewing the legislative session in the coming weeks, and looking at how our new laws hurt the most vulnerable. But today, let's celebrate a victory:

Guns Everywhere, HB 1936, did not pass. It didn't even come up for a vote. You did that, together with a rising wave of gun sense advocates across the state. Thank you so much for joining our letter writing campaign, speaking to your legislators, going to Moms Demand Action meetings and lobbying in Jefferson City. Together we halted the accelerating extremism of firearms legislation in Missouri. Next year, let's turn the tide and focus our collective power on bringing reasonable gun laws back to our state.

Click here to read a moving Facebook post by Moms Demand Action MO leader Becky Jaynes Morgan on the blockage of Guns Everywhere.

Upcoming Events

Take action with others! Build energy and connection among like-purposed people.

Consider the Consequences: Attend the May Mass Meeting of Showing Up for Racial Justice KC to understand the history of policing in America and why people of color can find themselves in serious danger if a white person calls the police. The event is from 7pm - 8:30pm this evening at St. Mark Hope and Lutheran, 3800 Troost Avenue. If this is your first SURJ event, please attend SURJ 101 from 6:30pm - 7pm.

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.

Town Hall with Representative Greg Razer: Rep Razer sponsored some of our favorite bills to hit #moleg this year, including MONA (the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act) and a bill that would have required background checks at every gun sale and transfer. He'll be at Research Medical Center-Brookside Campus on Thursday, May 31 at 6:30 PM answering questions and giving his perspective on the 2018 session.

Cry, Laugh & Learn: Northland Progress will provide an entertaining recap of everything that happened during the recent session – including how Northland legislators voted on key issues. Join the fun on June 5, 6:30pm - 8:30p, appropriately at Kansas City Improv Club, 7260 NW 87th St., and learn about NP's exciting plans for the coming months.

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 from 6:30pm - 8pm at 318 E 55th Street, hosted by The Open Table.

Shoulder to shoulder,

Indivisible KC

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