Help us strike down HB 1194, a law that forbids Missouri cities from raising their minimum wages! The bill is now on Governor Eric Greitens' desk. It is a threat to all Missouri cities pushing to guarantee a living wage to hardworking families.
It particularly threatens St. Louis, which just passed a $10 minimum wage, and Kansas City, which will vote on a $15 minimum wage on August 8 (register to vote here).
It is imperative we call Governor Greitens at 573-751-3222 and tell him to veto HB 1194.
We are also continuing our phone campaign to U.S. Senators to ask them to reject the American Health Care Act. The AHCA is an immoral bill. It guts Medicaid by $834 billion, allows insurance companies to overcharge the elderly and Americans with pre-existing conditions, and is expected to make 23 million people lose health insurance. All this while cutting taxes for the rich by $230 billion.
Please contact Missouri Senator Roy Blunt (202-224-5721), Kansas Senator Jerry Moran(202-224-6521), and Kansas Senator Pat Roberts (202-224-4774). Ask them to take a stand against this misguided legislation.
Live in Kansas? The Johnson County CCO chapter is hosting a viewing of part one of Raising of America, a groundbreaking documentary on how social conditions impact childhood development, at 5:30 pm on Thursday, June 15, 2017.
This event will take place at the Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101. It will feature speakers from the Family Conservancy and Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri.
Please RSVP today.
Have a blessed week!