Kansas City Chapter

The Kansas City chapter has a dynamic board consisting of community people who are passionate about the welfare of their fellow citizens. They involve themselves in many forms of action towards social justice including advocacy work, rallies, calls, walk-backs, petitions and much more. We work to engage with our members and others in the community to stand along-side to continue to educate and inspire to be a part of social change.

Every First Friday of the month, the Empower Missouri Kansas City Chapter hosts a Forum called the First Friday Forum. Each month tackles issues facing our most vulnerable citizens. Topics include, Urban Policing, Hunger, Education, Housing, Fair Wage. The announcement of each month's topic is provided up to 3 weeks before the forum through email and press releases.

2016 Goals

  1. Continue and strengthen the movement for Medicaid Expansion
    1. Identify and align with allies
    2. Collaborate in Action events
  2. Continue and strengthen the movement for a Fair Wage
    1. Identify and align with allies
    2. Collaborate in Action events (Walk backs, rallies)
  3. Support the state Goals and Imperatives

Get Involved

Google+ PageJoin our discussion and find out how you can participate in empowering Missouri on our Kansas City Chapter Google+ Page.

Board Officers

Chairperson Jacob Bosch Metro Lutheran Ministry, Program Manager
jacksonbosch@yahoo.com 
Vice Chairperson  David Carson Retired
carsonskc@gmail.com
Secretary Ramona Quinn

Program Director, The Salvation Army,
ramona_quinn@usc.salvationarmy.org

Treasurer John Gradwohl (2013-2016) Community Volunteer
revjog@hotmail.com
Chapter Coordinator Currently Vacant jeanette@empowermissouri.org

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October 6

KC Friday Forum

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Westport Flea Market-Bar-Grill, 817 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111, United States
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November 3

KC Friday Forum

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Westport Flea Market-Bar-Grill, 817 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111, United States
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December 1

KC Friday Forum

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Westport Flea Market-Bar-Grill, 817 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111, United States
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January 5

KC Friday Forum

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Westport Flea Market-Bar-Grill, 817 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111, United States
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February 2

KC Friday Forum

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Westport Flea Market-Bar-Grill, 817 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111, United States
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March 2

KC Friday Forum

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Westport Flea Market-Bar-Grill, 817 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111, United States
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