Register to vote and take our pledge! On August 8, Kansas City, Missouri, will vote on a $15 minimum wage. Voting YES on Question 3 will enact a $10 minimum wage right away and give working families a raise each year until the minimum wage reaches $15 per hour in 2022.
Be sure you register to vote today if you live in KCMO. Take the pledge afterwards to commit to voting and sharing information about the vote with others (signing the pledge will redirect you to a page with links to the KC for $15 Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as campaign materials you can share).
Attend the "Rally For A Living Wage"! It's time to come together to declare our shared commitment to justice and dignity for workers and their families. It's time to sound the call to action: Kansas City, Missouri, must vote on August 8 to win a living wage.
Join CCO and many other social justice groups on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 6pm at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church (2310 E. Linwood Blvd, KCMO 64109). We will stand in solidarity with one another and organize to get out the vote for one of the most important elections in Kansas City history.
Help us strike down HB 1194, a law that forbids Missouri cities from raising their minimum wages! The bill is on Governor Eric Greitens' desk. It is a threat to all Missouri cities pushing to guarantee a living wage to hardworking people.
Kansas City's new minimum wage law would go into effect before the state law would, yet it is nevertheless imperative we call Governor Greitens at 573-751-3222 and tell him to veto HB 1194.
Come share your ACA story with Senator Blunt's Health Policy Advisor. Desiree Mowry, Missouri Senator Roy Blunt's Health Policy Advisor, will be in the CCO office on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 9am to 11am. We are looking for individuals willing to come in and share how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has positively impacted them.
This is a critical time to confront policymakers directly with the effects of their decisions. Next week a vote to repeal the ACA is expected in the Senate. The new bill will make 23 million people lose health insurance, cut Medicaid by over $800 billion, and allow insurance companies to overcharge the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions. It will change healthcare in the U.S. and Missouri drastically.
If you can come in and share your ACA story in person, please email the CCO Communications Coordinator, Garrett Griffin, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send your name, phone number, and a brief description of your story. If you have someone you know with a powerful story, get him or her in touch with us as well.
Live in Topeka? Join the Community Health Care Access Forum to find out how the AHCA could affect you. The AHCA will mean drastic cuts to KanCare and more Kansas families without affordable heath insurance.
Join us on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 10am to 11:30am at the Topeka and Shawnee Council Public Library (Marvin Auditorium), 1515 SW 10th Street, Topeka, KS 66604.
Call your U.S. Senators to ask them to reject the American Health Care Act! Please contact Missouri Senator Roy Blunt (202-224-5721), Kansas Senator Jerry Moran (202-224-6521), and Kansas Senator Pat Roberts (202-224-4774) to let your voice on this issue be heard. Time is running out; the time to speak up is now.
Have a great week.