In the midst of the heartbreaking outrage of babies in cages, we must take a deep breath, prepare for the struggle ahead, and demand more.
While we build community at the events, rallies and protests in and around Kansas City, we must continue to show up in Solidarity with one another and have conversations about how we can demand more.
Abolishing ICE is only one small part of the big picture, we need:
- To demand more than reunited families, rather, we need families to be together and free.
- To demand more than getting rid of detention centers, rather, we need to end the prison industrial complex and the decriminalization of our people.
- To demand more than an easier and clearer, more affordable path to citizenship, rather, we must demand amnesty for all.
- To demand more than not having a ban on Muslims entering the US, rather, we must demand that the US stops military interventions in the Middle East, in Central America, Africa and throughout the world.
- To demand more than simply not building a wall, rather, demand free movement for all people.
- To demand more than closing pipelines, rather, to respect native land and the treaties.
To demand more than the protection of water supplies, rather, to stop letting private corporations profit off of water and give the control over these resources to the community.
...without demanding more than abolishing ICE, the deportation machine will keep rolling. Without demanding more than ending the Muslim ban, the war machine will continue. Without demanding more than clean water in our cities, corporations will further privatize and profit off of resources vital for human life.
We need to start demanding more. We must make demands that not only stop these human rights violations that the United States is able to do legally, but demands that begin to change the narrative and shift the power to the people in a more democratic way. If we really want to challenge colonialism and capitalism, if we want to end the pain and stop these human rights violations, we must demand more.
Join us in demanding more.
As a newly recognized political party in the state of Missouri, we are a party of working class people who refuse to take money from our bosses as a means to fight for our freedom as the two major capitalist parties, the Republican and Democrats, do.Read more
MARCH FOR OUR LIVES
Noon - 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 24, 2018,
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
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.Read more
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:Read more
To honor the memory of Heather and all who helped organize the rally against white supremacy in Charlottesville, the Green Party of Kansas City, MO heeding the call to gather for a solidarity and remembrance rally on September 9, 2017 from 9 AM - 2:15 PM in Washington Square Park.Read more
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We have a lot of internal discussion around different forms of oppression. As a local political party, we feel that the shared perspective of the current membership needs to be transparent and shared with the community at large. Please see response to our most recent internal conversation and struggle session below with a few statements specifically addressed to white people:Read more
Slavery did not end in 1865. It is alive and well in the United States of America, thanks to the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution. Missouri is one of the top 10 states with the highest rate of imprisonment.Read more
The Green Party stands with the KC Democratic Socialists of America, workers and oppressed people who are taking a stand for our health and our future. We must stay strong and stand together against corporate greed and all the ills of capitalism.