Hello, Indivisibles of KC!
This week, we welcomed the 116th Congress to Washington, as they were sworn in, elected leadership, and began the process of governing
It's time for us, as citizen-advocates, to turn over a new leaf too. Are you ready to step up your advocacy? Are you ready to take action? We're all working to build a more just and equal world -- can you grab a hammer?
Our new state legislatures will begin their sessions this month, with Missouri starting on January 9th and Kansas on January 14th. Have you reached out to your elected officials? Be sure you know who to contact (Kansas and Missouri), then drop them a quick note about what's important to YOU, their boss -- by email, voicemail, or on social media.
If you're in Kansas, read up on Governor-elect Laura Kelly's priorities from a recent interview with the Lawrence Journal-World. In Missouri, read about Governor Parson's far less uplifting vision (spoiler: he wants to disregard the will of the voters).
Representative Sharice Davids will open her Johnson County office on January 7th at a very familiar location: Kevin Yoder's former office at 7325 W. 79th Street in Overland Park. She plans to open a second location in Wyandotte County as well.
The government remains shut down as Trump's tantrum over funding for his vanity wall continues. The House, under Speaker Pelosi, has passed a continuing resolution that would fund unrelated parts of the government and allow time for border security debate. Despite the same bill passing the Senate unanimously before the shutdown, Senator McConnell says he will not take up the bill. Get caught up on all the details and take action (via Indivisible).
Have you read up on the new plan by and for Indivisibles? Read here about the new offensive strategy for Democrats in 2019-2020.