Public Meeting November 3, 2014

All are invited to this time of celebration of victories and acceptance of challenges for the coming year.  Please join with us as we work for justice in our bi-state metro area.

2014 public meeting poster

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Banquet will have Hearing Loop

The 2014 More2 Banquet will have a temporary hearing loop installed to bring equal hearing access to those with hearing loss.   Details are on the Banquet page.

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Missouri Weighs Steps in Intervening for Troubled Schools

The MORE2 Education Task Force has been actively involved in the development of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s plans for provisionally accredited and unaccredited school districts.  The link below references both MORE2 and Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU), our sister organization in St Louis work in this area.

http:www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/o3/12/24missouri.h33.html/

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Faith Leaders to Watch in 2014

Two people associated with MORE2 are on the list of Faith Leaders to watch in 2014 compiled by the Center for American Progress.

The Rev. Dr. William Barber II, President of the North Carolina NAACP and leader of the Moral Mondays movement will be the keynote speaker at the ninth annual MORE2 Imagine banquet on June 12, 2014 at the Marriott Muehlebach in downtown Kansas City.  Check under the Banquet tab for information on how to purchase tickets to this event.

Anna Garcia-Ashley is the Executive Director of the Gamaliel Foundation,  a nonpartisan network of faith-based organizations in the United States and around the world.  MORE2 is an affiliate of the Gamaliel Foundation.

See the link below for the full article.

www.americanprogress.org/issues/religion/news/2014/o3/85709/14-faith-leaders-to-watch-in-2014/

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Rev. Bobby Love, Dr. Takes a Stand for Immigration in Washington, D.C.

On Thursday, August 1, 2013, Rev. Bobby Love, Senior pastor of the Historic Second Baptist Church of Olathe was arrested in an act of civil disobedience  in Washington, D.C. to assure passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

http://www.massappealnews.com/2013/08/01/rev-love-joins-protest-in-d-c/

 

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Kansas City Fast-Food Workers Strike for Higher Wages and Right to Unionize

Kansas City fast-food workers joined together on a two-day strike July 28-29 to demand $15/hour wages and unions. 

The Kansas City Star covered both days of the movement:

Day One: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/07/29/4374784/fast-food-workers-target-kansas.html

Day Two: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/07/30/4378228/mo-fast-food-workers-strike-join.html

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Stand with MORE2 and with Kansas City Against Violence!

MORE2 Rally

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FIRE OF FAITH PUBLIC MEETING

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“Ride the Route”

Join MORE2, local clergy and the Marlborough Community Coalition in celebration of the new 85th Street Metro Bus Route.

Saturday, June 30, 2012
10:00 a.m.

Agenda

9:50 a.m. Vehicle line-up at Hickman Mills Drive and Indiana Avenue (behind the Fast Stop at 85th Street and Hickman       Mills Drive)
10:00 a.m. Caravan south on 85th Street
10:15 a.m. Stop at Save-A-Lot Grocery at 85th Street and Holmes for prayers of thanksgiving
10:25 a.m. Continue south on 85th Street to State Line Road
10:30 a.m. Caravan Concludes

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MORE2 Seventh Annual Banquet

Please join us for dinner, celebration and a call to social justice.

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Social Hour 6:00 p.m.; Dinner 7:00 p.m.
Reardon Civic Center
520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas

Banquet invitation





Tickets $60 each
Contact Lora McDonald, MORE2 Executive Director
mcdonald@more2.org or (816) 277-5912

The Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood, Keynote Speaker

Special Music by the combined Boys and Girls Choirs of Kansas CIty under the artistic direction of Mr. Ah’Lee Robinson

Equity Partner of the Year Honorees:

Dr. Rex. Archer, Director of Health, Kansas City, Missouri
Rev. Dr. Nelson “Fuzzy” Thompson, President/CEO Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Missouri

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