As a follow up to the Kansas People’s Agenda Rally, Davis Hammet, Executive Director of Loud Light, is producing short weekly summaries of what transpired in the Kansas Legislature as well as a summary of bills that will be worked in the week ahead. He posts the video and summary each Sunday while the Legislature is in session.
INDIVISIBLE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR RESISTING THE TRUMP AGENDA
A Practical Guide to Resisting the Trump Agenda
MAPJ JOINS THE KANSAS PEOPLE’S AGENDA – BY JOHN EXDELL
At last! A state-wide coalition of organizations in Kansas has risen with a comprehensive platform aimed at moving the state legislature in a progressive direction.
MAKING CHANGE: RESPONDING TO 2016 ELECTION – BY JON HERINGTON, BEN MOTLEY AND BRANDON IRWIN
"Most of the people who have attended meetings are driven and dedicated, but feel as if they don't know where to start. I think one of the most useful things about Making Change is that it gives a structure for more experienced activists to pass on their knowledge to newcomers.” - Jon Herington
THRIVE: REDUCING FINANCIAL POVERTY – BY JAYME MORRIS-HARDEMAN
Financial poverty is pervasive in Riley County. Per the US Census, 24% of individuals in Riley County live in poverty. 35.4% of students in USD 383 receive free or reduced lunch, indicating they are living in households making less than 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, and there are more than 300 children classified as homeless by the school district.
The 15 Common Ground Issues of the Kansas People’s Agenda
We the People of Kansas, the supreme governing body, do so demand: Economic Justice, Equitable Public Education, Health Care Access, Racial and Indigenous Justice, Anti-Corruption Policy, Gender Equity, LGBT Rights, Children Protections, Voting Rights, Responsible Gun Policy, Immigrant Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, Infrastructure Investments, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainable Agriculture and Religious Freedom.
Speaker: Charles Epp Racial Bias in Police Stops
"Pulled Over is a a searing portrayal of the everyday indignities borne by African Americans in their routine encounters with the police on the nation's highways" - Jeffrey Fagan, Columbia School of Law
MAPJ FUNDRAISING FOR 2017
Fundraising for the Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice’s 2017 program year has begun and is going fair. This is a reminder to past and new supporters that their donations are needed and to please send in their donation now.
NOT MY PRESIDENT
Love. trumps. hate.
THE CIVILIAN MEDICAL RESOURCE NETWORK NEEDS THERAPISTS — Dr. Howard Waitzkin, Director of CMRN
MAPJ supports and works with the Civilian Medical Resource Network (CMRN) which works alongside the GI Rights Hotline. Below is information about the project and their need for more volunteer mental health workers.