50th Anniversary of
"We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. When profit motives & property
rights are more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, economic
exploitation & militarism are incapable of being conquered."
Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
Indivisible KC organizers were proud to stand with low wage workers on the 50th anniversary of the Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike to honor King's legacy in the new Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival. If we've learned one thing in the Trump era, it's that the "morality" once claimed by conservationism is cheap and hollow, and that now is our time to reclaim our place as the keepers of the common good — as people who choose to recognize the value in the poorest among us, who are willing to stand up to the NRA to protect our children from gun violence, care for our planet over profit, recognize that love is love, black lives matter and injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Missouri workers are under attack. Nearly 70% of KCMO voters voted in favor of increasing the minimum wage earlier this year, but our voices were ignored by Gov Greitens and the Missouri Legislature, who blocked cities from determining their own living wage. Greitens and #moleg have also moved to abolish union rights for Missourians through so-called "right to work," and state contract worker's pay by undermining prevailing wage. Indivisible KC stands with workers. This November, we'll vote for legislators who will protect Union rights, and who understand that people deserve a living wage for their labor.