Photos by Heartland Alliance for Progress
*Dark Money, *Disappearing Text Apps, *No Priorities for Jefferson City Ethics Reform, *Bully Tactics with the State Legislature, and *Underhanded Tactics with the State Board of Education, and the Water Board — Governor Eric Greitens would not even pass his own Ethics Test!
In solidarity with our friends in Joplin and Springfield, a coalition of groups including Heartland Alliance for Progress, Our Revolution KC, and Indivisible KC greeted Governor Greitens' budget tour with a demand that he either start living up to the campaign promise that he would bring ethics to Jefferson City, or resign!
We gathered on the sidewalk outside of U.S. Farathane and the Governor gave a speech about his budget plan inside the building at 4:30. PLEASE NOTE that we were only made aware of the Governor's visit on January 30th, so this was a spur-of-the-moment grassroots action. There were no speakers and limited organizers.
The new year is often a time to think about new beginnings and fresh starts. But perhaps this new year, we're thinking more about renewing — as in renewing our vigor, our passion, and our energy to stand up against all the awfulness of this administration, its supporters, and all the elected officials willing to look the other way for their own priorities.
It takes a lot to keep fighting back month after month and year after year. It takes a lot to persist, to resist. But we'll go into the new year together, renewed, back into the fight, celebrating our wins and regrouping for the wins we haven't gotten yet. Thank you to everyone who visited MoC's office this past year. Your persistence is the backbone of the Resistance! As always, we are so grateful for your voices and your hard work as citizens. Never doubt that you are making a difference.
The folks at Indivisible KC
NARAL Pro-Choice of Missouri, ACLU of Missouri,
ACLU of Kansas, Planned Parenthood Great Plains,
KU ACLU, Indivisible LFK, and Indivisible KC
November 15th was National "Thanks, Birth Control" Day. Women and families, who rely on access to affordable birth control, rallied at #HandsOffMyBC events outside of U.S. Health and Human Services offices in five cities: Atlanta, GA, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Washington, D.C. and Kansas City, MO. Attendees united in solidarity with fellow Americans hurt by President Trump’s dangerous policies and demanded that this administration stop their dangerous attacks on Americans’ reproductive health decisions.
Indivisible KC joined the ACLU of Missouri, ACLU of Kansas, ACLU KU (student chapter), Planned Parenthood Great Plains, NARAL Pro-Choice of Missouri, and Indivisible LFK to denounce President Trump’s executive order that allows employers to remove birth control coverage from their health insurance plans on the basis of religious or moral objection. Thank you to everyone who came out to the event! And ... extra special thanks go out to the Handmaids for braving the chilly winds, our emcee for leading us in several rousing chants, and our panel of inspiring speakers.
Presented by Will Butler of Arcade Fire
With: Clean Missouri, Raise Up Missouri,
Missouri Jobs With Justice and Indivisible KC
From the event announcement: "Disco Town Hall is a series presented by Will Butler of Arcade Fire which will engage Arcade Fire fans (and others!) with local organizations, activists, and politicians engaged in helping the vulnerable and empowering communities. There will also be music and dancing. Because that's important too. In partnership with Plus1, $1 from every ticket will go to Partners In Health."
Hosted by Indivisible Kansas City
9/14: Rally to Defend Public Education (@JCCC)
We Walk Together and Indivisible KC
9/15: RALLY for Education Rights (Kansas City Academy)
Missouri Democratic Party Progressive Caucus,
Metro Organization for Racial & Economic Equity,
Heartland Alliance for Progress, Our Revolution Kansas City,
AFT Local 691, and Indivisible KC
On Friday morning, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Kansas City Academy, a local private school known for its welcoming, inclusive education environment. A broad coalition of organizations (American Federation of Teachers Local 691, Heartland Alliance for Progress, Our Revolution KC, MORE2, Indivisible KC, and the Missouri Democratic Party Progressive Caucus) rallied in support of a strong, well-funded, and inclusive public education system. Brief speeches highlighted strengths in educational diversity around the Kansas City metro and offered alternatives to the abrupt and draconian policy changes proposed by Ms. DeVos. It was a privilege to welcome The Reverand Dr. Rodney E. Williams, President of the Kansas City, MO Chapter of the NAACP and Pastor of Swope Parkway United Christian Church, as our closing speaker.
Presented and Co-Sponsored by:
Our Revolution Kansas City, Communities Creating Opportunity,
Kansas City Democratic Socialists of America, and Indivisible KC
"BUDGETS ARE MORAL DOCUMENTS! The 2018 Federal Budget is immoral, slashing funding to a wide array of departments and programs, but under particular threat is the social safety net. Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/food stamps), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are on the chopping block. And as always, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is under threat of defunding in various ways. Billions of dollars are at stake. We cannot allow the White House to attack the poor, seniors, children, persons with disabilities, and the ill without a fight!"
"Absolutely, most heartfelt event I have ever attended. Grateful for the organizers in this room who so beautifully portrayed the problem and how to work towards solutions." —Tessa (attendee)
Because Indivisible KC's mission is to engage with elected officials, we attended this year's state fair in hopes of interacting with all our Missouri state elected officials in one place. Since Senator Blunt was the only elected official to not attend the nonpartisan Governor's Ham Breakfast and instead chose to hide behind partisan politics, we decided to attend the Missouri GOP Salute to Agriculture Rally to hear what he had to say in his speech, because all Missourians deserve the opportunity to hear from their elected officials.
65th Governor's Ham Breakfast & Auction
The Governor’s Ham Breakfast is a nonpartisan, traditional gathering of Missouri elected officials, leaders in agriculture and supporters of the Missouri State Fair. Proceeds from the auction of the Champion Hams, Grand Champion Bacon and Belt Buckle are used by the Missouri State Fair Foundation to pay premiums to winning exhibitors and to provide scholarships for youth in agriculture. More than 1000 Missourians attend this annual event steeped in history and tradition. The breakfast features great Missouri Grown products and was provided by Jackson's, LCC of Marshall, Missouri.
Missouri GOP's Salute to Agriculture Rally
Indivisible KC Statement Regarding
Our Removal from the MO GOP Agriculture Rally
We are always asking "Where's Roy?!" Well, we found him Thursday, August 17th, 2017. But instead of talking to the elected official, three of our Indivisible KC leaders ended up talking to the Sheriff. At the State Fair they attended a Rally celebrating MO Agriculture where Senator Blunt and many other elected officials were speaking. Upon arrival at the event they were singled out by Sen. Blunt's staffer and confronted by an official for the Missouri GOP who brought a Sheriff to address them. They were told they better behave. During the event they had security and staffers surrounding them, watching their every move. It was incredibly disappointing to receive such an overreaction based only on the possibility that they might disagree. Everyone deserves to hear what our elected officials have to say. In the end the IKC leaders were kicked out of the event by another representative of the GOP and escorted out by the Sheriff. They weren't removed for causing a disturbance, voicing opposition or even speaking at all; they were aggressively confronted and yelled at by the GOP representative for trying to take a picture of their elected official.
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