Indivisible KC's Week in Action - Missouri, April 23rd
Hello Fellow Indivisibles!
It was great to see and hear from so many of you at the National School Walkout events held this past Friday. We heard from some wonderfully passionate students who are pleading with adults to work for sensible gun legislation and for the right to not be afraid in their schools. Students, your drive to take action inspires everyone in your lives. Keep up the fight!
In the News
Keep up with the most impactful stories and be ready to take action on developing stories.
- This Week in Our Terrible Governor: Attorney General Josh Hawley revealed his findings that the Governor may have committed a felony by allegedly stealing a donor list from his charity The Mission Continues to use for fundraising for his campaign. Greitens responded by filing a restraining order against Hawley. However, after receiving the evidence provided by the AG, the St Louis prosecutor with jurisdiction over the case moved forward with a felony indictment against Greitens on charges of computer tampering. Democrats criticized Hawley for failing to move more quickly with the investigation, as the accusations were first reported in 2016.
- To write to your legislator to ask them to move forward with impeachment immediately, check out this Call to Action from Indivisible Missouri.
- In spite of the Governor's massive scandals, and in the face of massive budget shortfalls, Republicans in the legislature pushed forward with their tax cut plan.
- Read more in our Missouri News Roundup!
Across the Nation
- The U.S. House Agriculture committee passed the Farm Bill out of committee this week with new, stringent work requirements for SNAP (or "food stamps") recipients. Critics say that the #HarmBill will "hurt the poor, burden state governments and endanger the passage of major food and farming legislation."
- North Korea has agreed to cease nuclear testing and shut down its test. While this is an encouraging development, most experts agree that the potential for misunderstanding and subterfuge is high and that ongoing negotiation and verification will be essential.
Calls to Action
Take action on your own schedule! Use your phone and computer to make your voice heard.
Turn out the Vote: Help the non-partisan National Voter Corps and the NAACP turn out the Latino vote ahead of the special election in the Arizona 8th district. The election will be held April 24th - between now and then, can you help make some calls to underrepresented voters? Click here to get started with the phone bank!
Speak up for LGBT Missourians: Did you know that Missouri has no law protecting LGBT folks from discrimination? It is legal in Missouri in 2018 to deny someone housing or dismiss them from their job for no other reason than their LGBT status! We cannot let that continue. Join our letter campaign today and tell your legislator to say Yes to equality, Yes to MONA, Yes to HB 836!
Take action with others! Build energy and connection among like-purposed people.
Wield Non-Violence: Come and learn how you can be a part of our nation’s great tradition of making non-violent social change and join the New Poor People's Campaign and Stand Up KC next Saturday, April 28, 3:30pm - 5:30pm at 3800 Troost Ave. Train and learn how to effectively use non-violence as a weapon for making the moral, economic, and political changes America so desperately needs. Please RSVP and register for event.
Mobilize and Socialize - Now With Beer! Don't miss this chance to talk politics, learn the best way to contact your legislator and write postcards to potential voters with other cool and fun people, just like you! Please join Indivisible KC Tuesday, May 1, from 6:30pm - 9pm at Bier Station, 120 E Gregory Blvd for our informal IKC Action Night gathering. If you are able, please bring at least 20 postcard stamps, and feel free to bring a friend. You'll definitely make a friend!
Reclaim Our Power: 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 here. And get tickets here. We’ll celebrate our victories and reclaim our power. Remember to bring your dancing shoes!
As always, it's so important to stay in the fight. Keep writing, keep calling, keep showing up. We can defeat Trumpism at every level and make the U.S. a just, kind place to live.
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