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
Vice Chairperson  David Carson Retired
Secretary Ramona Quinn

Program Director, The Salvation Army,

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

  • Empowering You November Newsletter WOW! What a great POW! Conference. Thanks to all those who attended. See what you missed and share in the great pics. This issue also includes updates on the case of Michael Johnson who was convicted under MO’s outdated and stigmatizing HIV criminal laws, the illegal lockout bill in STL city, and a welcome to ...
  • Empowering You – October Newsletter Check out Empowering You- newsletter from Empower Missouri. In this issue: Preview our workshops and meet our Superhero Awardees for the 116th Annual Conference: Persisting & Organizing to Win – POW! October 5-6th! Register NOW! Veto Session: were any of Gov. Greitens’ vetoes overridden? How will you honor World Food Day? Download a PDF.
  • Empowering You September 2017 Newsletter In this issue: Meet our Super Hero Speakers for the 116th Annual Conference: Persisting & Organizing to Win – POW! October 5-6th! Sign-up to be integral to efforts to Stop SB 43 – FAQ included. Veto Session starts this month, will any of Gov. Greitens’ vetoes be overridden? Download the Newsletter as a Printable PDF.
  • POW! 2017 Annual Conference 116th ANNUAL CONFERENCE:  Persisting & Organizing to Win! Putting the POW in EMPOWER! October 5-6, St Louis, MO Online Registration is NOW OPEN! Empower Missouri is dedicating the 2017 Annual Conference to the role of labor organizing. With continued attacks to reduce the reach and influence of the labor community, now is the time to focus on building strong alliances ...
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