On March 21, the two major parties passed two bills in Senate, claiming that they will curb sex trafficking online: Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA). These bills will only further criminalize sex workers and put them, along with victims of sex trafficking, at more risk.The Green Party of Kansas City, Missouri stands in solidarity with Sex Workers and against sex trafficking. Continue reading
MARCH FOR OUR LIVES Noon - 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, Theis Park, 533 Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard,Kansas City, Missouri 64110 Thousands attended the March for Lives in Kansas City. The Green Party showed up, in a sea of blue, to talk about gun control, demilitarization of the police and military abroad and the ways our members and candidates are working to build a more peaceful planet for the future. When we talk about gun violence, we must also talk about the police. At the march, in addition to supporting the students and their calls to end gun violence, members also gathered signatures for the Clean Act and New Approach Missouri. “I am inspired by the call to action to hold politicians accountable for their corporate donors and to call out their values in relation to their campaign financiers.” - Elyse, Green Party Member Continue reading
Congratulations to Conon Gillis, our first candidate to officially file to run for office in 2018. Conon is facing off with a Republican for State Senate in District 32 (Joplin area). We’ll be announcing more candidates soon! The filing window lasts till March 27. Contact us NOW if you want to be a Green Party candidate!
In June, 2017, the KC-HOA Green Party Chapter voted to endorse Coalition Against Contamination –KC’s (CAC-KC) mission which is to advocate for the health and environmental protections for workers and communities surrounding the Bannister Federal Complex. The Bannister Federal complex sits directly above Indian Creek and west of the Blue River. The complex was home to Bendix Aviation Corporation where workers were exposed to over 2000 documented toxic substances. Former workers will attest to the horrible conditions they were exposed to, as well as undocumented & unregulated disposal of toxic waste. There is a list of over 2000 toxic substances reported to be on site, not to mention whatever has traveled off the complex property. Continue reading
The Green Party of Kansas City, MO joined activist groups from across the state and signed onto a letter for the Missouri congressional delegation to pass the Dream Act this year and in support of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). See full letter below: Dear Senator McCaskill, Senator Blunt, and Representatives Clay, Wagner, Luetkemeyer, Hartzler, Cleaver, Graves, Long, and Smith: Continue reading
For too long candidates have run unchecked and uncontested in Representative and Senate races across Southwest Missouri. Uncontested elections like these don’t even give the illusion of a Democracy like what was envisioned by our country’s founders. Continue reading
Two members of our Green Alliance of Southwest Missouri chapter declared their candidacies at a press conference on November 21, 2017. Preston Reynolds is running to be the Carterville City Councilman from Ward 3 and Conon Gillis is running to be the State Senator from District 32. This is a historic event, giving voters in Southwest Missouri the opportunity to vote Green for the first time in these districts! Continue reading