Our country is not OK. Some of our members of Congress continue to choose party over country as our President puts the world in danger.
But we will not be complicit. We will not ignore their silence and inaction when it seems like everything we know and love about our country is at risk. We will speak out. We will work to elect and re-elect local and national candidates who will work to stop this attack on our country. We will volunteer. We will vote. We will always vote.
Because we care.
We won't back down.
Shoulder to shoulder,
Stand for America - Rally Against Trump
Donald Trump will be addressing the Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW National Convention at the Kansas City Convention Center sometime after 6:00 p.m. on July 24. He is is speaking at the "Patriotic Celebration" despite his administration being a mockery and a degradation of everything good and true this country stands for.
Help show the world that in Kansas City, WE CARE. We care about the values our veterans fought for, and that our troops continue to fight for: Freedom and Justice for all. The rights of children to stay with their parents no matter where they were born, the rights of people to love who they love, the right to walk down the street in freedom and safety no matter their skin color, the rights of women to have control over their own bodies. We care and we will not stand idly by.
Join Indivisible KC, the Women's March on Washington in Kansas City, and Heartland Alliance for Progress, Human Rights Campaign KC, Planned Parenthood Great Plains along with the grassroots Not My President Protest, Kansas City!, organized by Ariana Eakle, to show that we care about unacceptable rhetoric employed by President Trump which has left American citizens marginalized and demoralized. We won’t stand for the tearing apart of our communities by an incompetent President and his complicit administration.
Tuesday, July 24 beginning at 4 p.m. at Barney Allis Plaza (12th and Central)
Bring your own brightly colored balloons, your flags and patriotic gear, and your most creative signs to protest Trump and to honor those who champion human rights, dignity, and justice for all Americans, including our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country.
Consider carpooling or taking public transportation to this event. There is also parking in nearby paid parking garages.
IKC Protest Safety Info
1) Bring water
2) Bring brightly colored balloons, American flags and/or creative signs, to show OUR patriotism while protesting against Trump
3) Wear red, white and blue
4) Comply with police requests, including those to move to a different "free speech zone"
5) Download the ACLU's Mobile Justice App
1) Engage with counter-protesters
2) Step in the street (except to legally cross at a crosswalk)
3) Block traffic in the sidewalk
4) Touch a police horse (without permission)
Please be careful and safe. Learn more about your rights at this link: https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/demonstrations-and-protests
In the News
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Calls to Action
Take action on your own schedule! Use your phone and computer to make your voice heard.
#WhatsAtStake Our friends at Indivisible East Bay have put together a resistance toolkit for opposing Kavanaugh. Call or visit both Missouri Senators every day. We have so much to lose.
Oppose the Title X Gag Rule
The Trump administration has released a policy called the “gag rule,” which will strip critical Title X funds away from health care providers who offer information about the full range of reproductive health care options, including abortion.
Title X is the only federal program exclusively dedicated to providing low-income and young patients with access to essential family planning and preventive health services. Under this “gag rule,” more than 40% of Title X patients are at risk of losing access this critical care. Read a blog post from a local physician on our website and submit a comment opposing the gag rule here.
Take action with others! Build energy and connection among like-purposed people. Check our social media frequently for more up-to-date event information.
Volunteer to Fight Gun Violence
Attention those of you in and around Lee's Summit! Don't miss the opportunity to meet with supporters of Moms Demand Action for a family-friendly meeting on July 19 from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Lowenstein Park, 1901 NW Lowenstein Drive, in Lee's Summit. We’ll have treats, kids activities, a visit by the Lee's Summit Police Department and our monthly meeting. Please RSVP. Looking forward to seeing you this Thursday for a fun and productive morning.
Meet and Connect
For those of you in the Northland, join Moms Demand Action Sunday, July 22, from 2pm - 4pm, at Fairview Christian Church, 1800 NE 65th Street. The July monthly meeting is a family-oriented, social event. Kid-friendly activities will be available and Kona Ice will be on-site. After a short meeting, you'll have an opportunity to engage with our volunteers, supporters and team leads in a fun and relaxed atmosphere to learn more about our efforts to end gun violence. Our meeting is open to the public, so please be sure to spread the word! Please RSVP.
Get Out the Vote
Be part of our handwritten postcard campaign to remind newly-registered voters to get out and vote August 7th and November 6th! We'll be in Room A at the Trails West Branch of the KC Public Library, 11401 E 23rd St. in Independence on Monday, July 23 from 10 a.m. - noon. Feel free to bring the kiddos. There will be toys, coloring books, etc., to keep them (sort of) occupied while we write.
Let America Vote
And later that day, come hear the 39th Secretary of State of Missouri, Member of the Missouri House from 2009-2013, former intelligence officer in the Missouri National Guard, and now current KC mayoral candidate Jason Kander talk about the political fight to preserve our rights to vote, and the important initiative to get young voters registered and engaged. The event is next Monday, July 23, from 5:15 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Californos, 4124 Pennsylvania, and is sponsored by Heartland Alliance for Progress. Drop in early for drinks and a bite to eat.
Come Rally and Resist
Are you a musician, poet, activist or anyone concerned about social justice, racial equality and love for one another? Then join us for an outdoor rally on Saturday, July 28, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Unity Southeast, 3421 East Meyer Blvd. Hosted by a coalition of organizations. Make signs, be rested, bring water. And bring a friend!