The KC for $15 campaign has begun! 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 wage floor reaches $15 per hour in 2022.

CCO has joined forces with many other social justice groups in Kansas City to get out the vote. Be sure you register to vote today and connect with the KC for $15 Facebook pageand Twitter page. We need you to help spread the word.

You will see below that the state of Missouri is trying to block cities from raising their minimum wages. Keep reading to learn how you can help stop this. But rest assured, even if the state succeeds, Kansas City's new law will go into effect before the state's, setting us up for a legal battle that we can -- and will -- win. 


Live in Topeka? Join the Mayoral Candidates Forum to hear and meet those running for Topeka mayor. Your voice and your vote matters, so it is important to show up and know who will be on the ballot.

This forum will take place at the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, 2910 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66611. Reception at 5:30 pm, forum from 6 pm to 8 pm. RSVP by  


Live in or near Johnson County? 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. 


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 people.

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.


Have a fantastic week!