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05/22/23 Missouri Mondays - Every election matters! Are you ready for June 20? Registration deadlin

Registration deadline May 24 - Upcoming KCMO City Council Candidate Forums


Welcome to another Missouri Mondays! Are you ready to vote in the June 20 Municipal Election? Make sure you register by May 24, check out the important election dates and voter resources, and learn about KCMO City Council candidates in upcoming forums.

Thanks for staying informed and making your voice heard at the ballot box! Help us spread the word to others and share our link to sign up for Missouri Mondays: https://www.moactionalliance.com/signup.


KANSAS CITY MUNICIPAL ELECTION JUNE 20, 2023

IMPORTANT DATES!


ELECTION DAY: JUNE 20, 2023

LAST DAY TO REGISTER: MAY 24

IN PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING BEGINS: MAY 9

NO EXCUSE IN PERSON ABSENTEE (EARLY) VOTING OPENS: JUNE 6


For more information: https://www.kceb.org


ELECTION PROTECTION - 866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) – If you encounter a problem at your polling place, call a trained expert at 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)


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TAKE ACTION WITH THE MISSOURI VOTER PROTECTION COALITION (MOVPC)

TO PROTECT THE RIGHT TO VOTE

Join the MOVPC weekly meeting MONDAYS at 10 AM

Text “MOVPC” to 66866 or register HERE: bit.ly/protectmovoters


Our work to protect the vote requires our continued attention! So we hope you'll join our next MOVPC call where we will discuss the necessary steps in our fight to protect the right to vote in Missouri. MOVPC is a nonpartisan statewide network promoting access to the ballot and working to remove barriers to voting in Missouri!

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Sarah Starnes and Heartland Alliance for Progress

Kansas City Council Candidate Forum

Monday, May 22

Arrive by 5:15pm - Begins at 5:30pm

ArtsKC, 106 Southwest Blvd, KCMO 64108

Email RSVP to: heartlandallianceforprogress@gmail.com


Meet the Kansas City, MO City Council Candidates who made it through the primary and will be on the June 20 ballot. The Honorable Judy Morgan former MO State Rep HD 24, will moderate. All candidates running at-large and in-district, both north and south of the MO River, have been invited. Please arrive by 5:15 so we can begin at 5:30 pm.


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Kansas City MO Council Candidate Forums (Online)

Hosted by League of Women Voters Kansas City, Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties

Forums will be livestreamed LWVKC.org

Replays available at YouTube.com/@LWVKC


Forum for Kansas City Council 1st, 2nd & 4th In-District Candidates

Wed May 24 at 6:30 PM


Forum for Kansas City Council 1st, 2nd & 6th Districts At-Large Candidates

Thurs May 25 at 6:30 PM


Forum for Kansas City Council 3rd, 4th & 5th Districts At-Large Candidates

Tues May 30 at 6:30 PM


Forum for Kansas City Council 3rd, 5th & 6th In District Candidates

Wed May 31 @ 6:30 PM

RSVP


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League of Women Voters of Kansas City/ Jackson-Clay-Platte Counties

2023 Missouri Legislative Session Wrap-up


Check out this great summary of the 2023 MO legislative session here:


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MAY IS ASIAN AMERICAN, NATIVE HAWAIIAN, AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH


May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month -- a celebration of Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander people in the United States.


A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).


Like most commemorative months, AANHPI month emerged from Congress. In 1977, Representative Frank Horton of New York and Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawai'i introduced House Joint Resolution 540 to proclaim the first ten days in May to commemorate the history and contributions of Asian American communities here in the United States.


The week's observance eventually became a month. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the first Japanese immigrants who came to the United States on May 7, 1843, and the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.


Find more information here:


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THE HEARTLAND POD


INTERVIEW WITH MISSOURI ACTION ALLIANCE


Marsha Lerenberg from Missouri Action Alliance joins Adam Sommer for a chat about how with just a simple sign up you too can be informed, engaged, and involved with State politics in the heartland.



You can also find more Heartland POD podcasts on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/@TheHeartlandPOD


More information about The Heartland POD and how you can support their work lifting up heartland voices: https://heartlandpod.com/the-heartland-pod

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CHECK OUT OUR MISSOURI MONDAYS NEWS SUPPLEMENT!


With so much important news each week we don’t want you to miss a thing!



 

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