GET INVOLVED IN SCLC OF GREATER KC
There are several ways you or your organization can get involved in the activities of SCLC of Greater Kansas City:
JOIN SCLC-GKC & Coalition
Help Push Minimum Wage Ordinance Into Law
Baptist Ministers Union
Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO)
Human Dignity & Economic Justice Coalition
Concerned Clergy Coalition
National Black United Front
American Friends Services Committee
Kansas City Alliance for Justice
The Legacy Lives: Come Join the Poor People's Campaign
To activate, agitate, and advocate on behalf and in defense of all poor and oppressed people as we pursue together in Christian witness, the manifestation of justice, equality, love, and peace in the society. - Micah 6:8, Luke 4:18
The latest Missouri Supreme Court ruling supporting St. Louis' legal right to lift its minimum wage has sparked various responses across the state of Missouri. The Missouri General Assembly, in its ardent and callous attempts to block justice, is currently fast tracking legislation that would preempt local municipalities from lifting the minimum wage for their own workers. Please call your legislature in the Missouri General Assembly and encourage them to fight this effort.
Attorney Taylor Fields, Esq. argued the Kansas City Missouri case before Missouri Supreme Court where Justices delivered their decision in favor of putting SCLC-GKC's $15 per hour living wage ordinance on the ballot in Kansas City, Missouri. SCLC-GKC's $15 Per Hour Living Wage Ordinance was on the ballot in the City of Kansas City, MO on August 8th, 2017!
On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 nearly 70% of Kansas City voters said YES to a $15 minimum wage by 2022 ($10 right away). The Missouri Legislature, as you likely know, passed a preemption law that says cities cannot raise their own minimum wages. Their law takes effect on August 28. Ours takes effect on August 24, 2017.
Our attorneys have filed in court our challenge to the State's preemption of our local August 2017 law. Our KCFOR$15 Campaign involved a coalition and cross section of Kansas Citians who made history and said "yes" to a living wage for the working poor. We believe it is right and just for people who take the personal responsibility to work for a living to receive a living wage. We thank our legal team for their work and dedication to this issue.
You know what that means.
Dr. Vernon Percy Howard, Jr. - SCLC-GKC President
For more information about getting involved, please contact:
SCLC of Greater Kansas City
1101 Euclid Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64127
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
of Greater Kansas City
1101 Euclid Ave.,
Kansas City, MO 64127
Rev. Dr. Vernon Percy Howard, Jr.