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.
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.
K-State’s RESULTS Chapter – by Nicholas Bouzianis
“If it weren’t for you all meeting with me, our team might not have even known this bill existed.” - Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins
We are Witnessing the Birth Pangs of a Third Reconstruction – by Rev. William J. Barber, II
We need a moral movement to create change. - Rev. William J. Barber, II
Big Trouble in the Little Apple – Affordable Housing — by Brandon C. Irwin
It turns out that Manhattan, KS is home to the most cost-burdened renters and owners in the state of Kansas.
OTHER WAYS TO RESIST THE TRUMP INAUGURATION
More about what you can do!