Tonight we gather to stand against cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP, and the ACA. The 2018 federal budget is rolling back funding for these vital programs. Join our "Save the Safety Net" rally at All Souls Unitarian (4501 Walnut in KCMO) tonight at6:30pm. We'll have testimonials, music, and song! RSVP here.
We invite you to join with other faith-based congregations in Topeka and pray for members of Congress. Our prayer is that they will not cut social safety net services. CCO has deemed Wednesday, August 30, 2017 as a Day of Solidarity in Prayer.
However, in honor of our diverse community of congregations, this prayer can be held any time during the week of August 28 to September 3.
Please send in videos or photos of your prayer meetings/services to Garrett Griffin, CCO communications coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are further collecting stories of those persons impacted by the potential cuts to these services. Those stories can also be sent to Garrett.
Live in Johnson County? Join us for a viewing of the exceptional documentary on how social conditions like poverty and violence affect childhood development: “The Raising of America.” After the viewing, we will have a short discussion and let you know how you can get involved to ensure positive early childhood development for every child in JoCo.
This event takes place on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 6pm-8pm, at the Oak Park Library (9500 Bluejacket St, Overland Park, KS 66214). RSVP here.
Live in a KCMO neighborhood helped by the 1/8 cent sales tax? The city-wide sales tax benefits the area from 9th Street to Gregory (North to South) and from Paseo to Indiana (West to East).
This tax is a unique opportunity to address some of the persistent challenges in our community (e.g. sidewalks, streets, employment). But we know without a clear strategy, strong leadership, and effective advocacy this opportunity like many others will fall apart.
Please join us for an important meeting of the sales tax stakeholder community leaders to discuss how best to ensure our voices and community priorities are fully considered in the way the resources are allocated. It will be ideal to have one or more members of your neighborhood board present for this meeting. If this is not possible, feel free to send a community representative. Residents are welcome as well.
This meeting takes place at the CCO office (2400 Troost Ave in KCMO, suite 4600) onMonday, September 25, 2017 at 6pm. RSVP here.
Have a great week!