Dr. Emanuel Cleaver III: The Time is Now

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.- Mohandas K Gandhi

I haven’t lost faith in humanity. Part of my hope stems from last Thursday when I made a bold commitment with over 300 leaders of faith from across Kansas City to build a movement that moves dignity to the center of public life in 2014 and beyond. I know many of you stand with me in this faithful mission.
This year we cannot wait to put those commitments into action.Right now we have the opportunity to make democracy work better for working people through an Early Voting initiative petition in Missouri. 
Communities Creating Opportunity will join grassroots leaders across the state to move forward a state ballot initiative for Early Voting. Together with partner congregations we will gather thousands of signatures in the greater Kansas City metro to lead the effort to protect voting rights and lift up the dignity and rights of every person in our community.
But it cannot happen without your commitment. Will you join us?

Sat Feb 8th, 11am-3pm
St. James Catholic Church, 39th and Troost Ave, KCMO.
Join faith leaders across the metro for a brief training before we go out to various indoor community sites and gather signatures for the early vote ballot initiative. 

Too often low-wage workers, seniors, single parents, students, and people of color are shut out of public decision-making simply because their circumstance preclude them from voting on Election Day. As a person of faith, I believe that every voice and every vote matters.

Your circumstances should never determine your voice in the public arena. We are going to change that. Make your commitment here.

In faith,

Rev. Dr. Emanuel Cleaver III



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