Happy Tuesday! We hope you are well. CCO is looking to build our social media following, and we could use your help. If you're on social media, please "like" our Facebook and Twitter pages, and then post a tweet or status encouraging your friends to do the same. There is even an "Invite Your Friends To Like This Page" button on CCO's Facebook page. Thank you for helping CCO grow!


Live in Johnson County? Our next JoCo CCO meeting is this Thursday, May 11 at 6 pm. We are gathering in the Debby Sullivan Room at the Health Service Building (11875 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe, KS 66061). We will be discussing early childhood education, a key to positive social change. Please RSVP.


See another episode of "The Raising of America." Visitation Church will be viewing another part of the documentary series that examines how social conditions and government policies impact childhood development. This event will take place on Tuesday, May 16 at 7 pm in Visitation's Tighe Hall (5141 Main Street, KCMO, 64112).

The episode, "Wounded Places," looks at how violence and trauma affect children. A panel discussion of experts will follow the film. RSVP today.


Help millions of Americans keep their healthcare! CCO opposes the new American Health Care Act that just passed the U.S. House and is working its way toward the U.S. Senate.

The bill slashes subsidies for poor Americans that helped them afford healthcare, defunds Medicaid, allows large businesses to opt out of insuring workers, removes minimum coverage requirements, and allows insurance giants to overcharge the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions (states will be required to help cover these higher prices, but details are still murky). All this while giving a massive tax cut to the wealthy.

This bill is immoral, an affront to human dignity that hurts the most vulnerable. We encourage you to call your Missouri or Kansas senators and tell them to vote NO.