Join us Saturday, March 16th at 4pm at the corner of 31st and Troost for a racial justice rally.
Economic and Racial Justice
“I am from this community. I have struggled in this community. And I know Kansas City will reach its full potential if momentum and progress are shared throughout our City. That’s why I’ve proposed a sweeping set of reforms to address inequality, often on racial and socioeconomic lines, we see too often in Kansas City.” - Quinton Lucas
Municipal Criminal Justice Reform
Eliminate jail time for the majority of municipal offenses
Offer a KCMO Municipal ID Card which will provide residents identification regardless of immigration status
Decriminalize mental health and addiction by creating and fully funding alternatives to incarceration for those suffering from dependency and addiction
Pardon all stand-alone municipal marijuana convictions
Economic Development for our Neighborhoods
Create a liaison at City Hall and the EDC to support minority and women entrepreneurs
Support a living wage for all Kansas Citians, including city outsourced contractors
Promote minority and women-owned small businesses to build community wealth
Tie incentives to new jobs at small and start-up businesses in Kansas City
Healthcare in the Community
Increase spending for mental health and treatment services in Kansas City
Support active and healthy living by funding recreation and physical activity opportunities in all zip codes of the City
Fund programs supporting individuals, particularly children, affected by violence at home and in their neighborhoods
Lower barriers around and increase access to testing for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases
Attract grocers, growers, and vendors offering healthy food items to all parts of the City
Housing and Access in all Kansas City Neighborhoods
Build pathways from renting to home ownership to create wealth and community investment
Invest in better bus routes and transportation options to create greater freedom of opportunity for families throughout the City
Implement the Housing Trust Fund, through using developer fees,to create and support more living opportunities for those experiencing homelessness and at lower income levels
Provide consistent funding to Legal Aid and tenants rights organizations
Establish an emergency relief program for tenants who are having trouble paying rent, utilities, or a mortgage.
Establish a liaison at City Hall to support tenants and connect tenants to resources.
Collaborate with community organizations and stakeholders to develop a Tenants Bill of Rights.
Educating Kansas Citians of All Ages
Work with local school districts and educators to build community-wide support for early childhood education, particularly for our City’s poorest children (Pre-K the Right Way)
Provide literacy and English language learning services for Kansas Citians of all ages
Prevent the diversion of youth into the criminal justice system by reducing arrests for low-level misdemeanors