Indivisible KC Week in Action: Missouri, May 7
Dear fellow Indivisibles,
This was a week for celebration in Missouri! With your help, our friends at Clean Missouri and Jobs With Justice were able to reach their signature goals for both CLEAN Missouri and Raise Up Missouri! We are so happy to be part of this movement - we're told that IKC volunteers gathered hundreds of signatures! THANK YOU so much! Let's take the time to celebrate the fact that if the signatures pass the certification process, Missouri voters will have the opportunity to vote to:
- Gradually raise the statewide minimum wage to $12 by 2023 with Raise Up Missouri
And with Clean Missouri we can (quoting from KC Star):
- Establish a two-year waiting period before ex-lawmakers and former legislative employees can lobby.
- Prohibit lobbyist gifts to lawmakers of more than $5.
- Limit campaign contributions to $2,500 for state senators and $2,000 for state representatives.
- Establish a “nonpartisan state demographer” who will help draw more neutral legislative districts.
- Make legislative records more public and transparent.
These reforms, together with protecting Unions by rejecting "Right to Work for Less", are essential to our goal of establishing Missouri as an oasis of democratic and economic justice, where each of our voices is heard and represented. Medical marijuana will also likely be on the ballot. And Governor Greitens, an enemy of both ethical government and workers' rights, is rapidly barreling down the path to impeachment (Click here to join our friends at Indivisible Missouri to demand an immediate start to the proceedings). Now more than ever, we see the change we hope for emerging from behind the horizon. We can do this.
Take action with others! Build energy and connection among like-purposed people.
Demand Action for Gun Sense: There are two local meetings coming up for Moms Demand Action. The Midtown KC Meeting will be Wednesday May 9th, 6-7 pm. A Daytime meeting will happen in Lee's Summit on Thursday, May 10th, 9:30-11am.
Bridge the Divide: Indivisible KC is proud to be collaborating with the National Congress of Black Women and KC Civic Collaborative on this event: Civic and Political Engagement 101, on May 12, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM. This will be a day long training for newbie activists. Teens welcome.
Celebrate our momentum: The Workers Revival Festival will bring together bands, activists and speakers in KC on May 11 and 12 to welcome a new age for working people and teach one another how to organize for the future. Find out more about the bands, workshops and speakers. Use this link for tickets. We’ll celebrate our victories and reclaim our power. Remember to bring your dancing shoes!
Make good trouble: The Poor People’s Campaign launches its season of non-violence on May 14 in Jefferson City and state capitols across the country to advocate for democracy and equality. Rise and shine at 5:30am, Monday, May 14, at 3230 Troost Avenue, as we march in KC and send off our multi-racial movement to Jeff City.
We're so honored to be part of this movement with you.
Shoulder to shoulder -