SOCIAL ACTION

“The Voting Rights Act was signed into law on August 6, 1965

–seven months after

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. launched a

Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) campaign based in

Selma, Alabama, with the aim of pressuring Congress to pass such legislation.

 

In Selma,” King wrote, “we see a classic pattern of disenfranchisement typical of the Southern Black Belt areas where Negroes are in the majority.

(King, “Selma—The Shame and the Promise”)

 

Civil rights activists were met with fierce resistance to their campaign,

which attracted national attention on 7 March 1965,

when civil rights workers were brutally attacked by white law enforcement officers on a march from Selma to Montgomery.”

(King Institute Stanford University)

 

Men and women fought (and died) for your right to vote!

 

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?

Make YOUR VOICE & YOUR VOTE COUNT!

Register to Vote at the March on Kansas City!

"SCLC-GKC welcomes the burgeoning chorus of Missourians,

and the mass choir of Americans for that matter,

who are in support of Medicaid Expansion,

not because we are Republicans, not because we are Democrats or Independents, but because we are people of goodwill who believe that expanding Medicaid is good,

and that it is right for all Missourians."

- Rev. Dr. Vernon P. Howard, Jr.

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SCLC-GKC stands with the family of

African American male Ryan Stokes who was shot by a KCPD officer on July 28th, 2013.

Ryan was unarmed, had broken no laws, and posed no threat to anyone the night he was

shot in the back and killed.

The family has suffered now for 7 years with

no resolution and no justice.

Join with us

Saturday, July 25th

3PM - 6PM

at

John Anderson Park

4702 East 135th St.

Grandview, MO

as we stand with them in support and receive updates to this case.

PLEASE OBSERVE SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCE PRACTICES - MASKS ARE REQUIRED

Stokes’ mother, Narene Stokes-James, has maintained that the shooting of her son was not justified. She filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the police department in 2016.

“They don’t want to hear our side of the story,” Stokes-James said. “I will never understand that, what they did to my son. They want to demonize his name and that he was down there causing problems.”

Stokes-James said her son was not armed and did not have a criminal record. As a youth, Stokes participated in police-sponsored athletic activities.

“I want justice for Ryan,” she said.

Southern Christian Leadership Conference

of Greater Kansas City

will fight with all of those who have a legitimate claim of racism and

employment discrimination  

 

“We do know that in this country right now the original sin of racism is causing this nation to implode.

We are calling on the highest levels of the

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

to intervene and to defend victims of discrimination.

We feel the anger, we feel the pain, we feel the frustration and there is a weariness. And that’s why this kind of social unrest and social upheaval is taking place in our country right now.

Those frustrations are bubbling over.

Now we are able to say to individuals who did not take it seriously. This is what we have been ignoring--racism still exists, and we must stand as a nation together.”

 

Rev. Dr. Vernon P. Howard, Jr. - President

Southern Christian Leadership Conference - GKC

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City stands with the Indian Mound Neighborhood Association,

the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, Urban Summit

the editorial board of the Kansas City Star,

and others in calling for Chief Rick Smith's resignation.

Among the concerns is the conduct of police under Chief Rick Smith -- There is

"a lack of accountability and

a lack of transparency,"

said the Rev. Dr. Vernon Howard Jr.

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Southern Christian Leadership Conference

of Greater Kansas City

1101 Euclid Ave.,
Kansas City, MO 64127


Ph: 816.547.0719


Email: drhowardjr@yahoo.com


Rev. Dr. Vernon Percy Howard, Jr.
President

 

National Office

http://www.nationalsclc.org/

Rev. Dr. Vernon Percy Howard, Jr. - President

Att. Wesley Fields, Esq. - Board Chairman

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