Welcome!! KC Climate Coalition’s goal is to catalyze and connect–to inspire local volunteers, citizens, and activists, and to join them with organizations working to address climate policy, justice, and action. Here you will find a list of sponsors and partners for the Kansas City sister march of People’s Climate March, April 29, 2017!
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OFFICIAL SPONSORS OF THE 2017 PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH – KANSAS CITY
The Kanza Group, with over 1600 members, is the largest group in the Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club. It encompasses the metro Kansas City area and KS counties east of Lawrence and Topeka. They host meetings, hikes, and special events like our film series. They sponsor projects that positively impact the environment and promote environmental advocacy. They support: climate solutions that transition to a clean energy economy; action to protect public lands, air and water; more opportunities for people to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet by reaching across economic, cultural, and community lines; and prioritize connections between environmental health and social justice. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and their website.
350KC is made up of ordinary Kansas Citians who are determined to preserve a livable climate. They seek to stop pipeline development and to divest investments on fossil fuels. They do this because the world needs to know. 350KC is an independent organization and a member of the 350 Local Group Network. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and their website.
KC Climate Coalition’s mission is to build a bold climate action movement in Metro Kansas City that works with others around the world to keep fossil fuels in the ground, drive a clean energy transformation, and create a healthy planet for generations to come. Connect with them on Facebook and their website.
Sustainable Sanctuary Coalition encourages, assists, and partners with people of faith and faith groups to preach, teach, model, and advocate for sustainable living and ecological justice for all creation. They believe that we’re all connected—to God, to each other, to all of creation—and have a God-given responsibility for the greater wellbeing of the whole and that we have a spiritual, religious, and moral imperative to be good stewards of the Earth and its resources. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and their website.
OFFICIAL PARTNERS OF THE 2017 PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH – KANSAS CITY
Amnesty International Kansas City is the local chapter (#115) of Amnesty International. They take action on numerous issues throughout the year, from prisoners and people at risk to LGBT rights to international justice issues. Join them every third Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Connect with Amnesty International Kansas City on Facebook and their website. Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Their consistently respectful, non-partisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering their supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, they work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions. Connect with Citizens’ Climate Lobby on Facebook and their website.
CleanAirNow by the Diesel Health Project, a member of the Moving Forward Network, is dedicated to improving air quality in Kansas City and the surrounding region, particularly in communities suffering the greatest health burden, and to preventing and mitigating disease caused by air pollution. They are a community-based and community-driven equitable partnership of community groups, educational, research, environmental, health, other organizations, and individual members. They have two primary objectives for the coming year. First is to implement a citizen science air pollution monitoring capability. Second is to build the CleanAirNow organization through membership recruitment, service to the community through IVAN and our air monitors, and reaching out to the governmental and other organizations where we want to have an impact. Connect with CleanAirNow on Facebook, Twitter, and their website.
The Climate Mobilization KC chapter organizes to build political will for an immediate WWII-scale mobilization to restore a safe and stable climate. In particular, it calls on citizens, community leaders, and politicians to sign the Pledge to Mobilize, which demands a zero-emissions America by 2025, full employment, and a massive effort to draw down excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Connect with The Climate Mobilization on Facebook and their website.
The Crescent Peace Society is a non-profit organization that serves as a focal point of action in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area for raising awareness of different Muslim cultures. It establishes and maintains liaisons with educational institutions, religious groups, and local media. Its mission is to build. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and their website.
‘A promise to the future’. DearTomorrow is inspiring people to send open letters, photos and videos about climate change to loved ones living in the future. These letters are shared with friends and family to open up a conversation about why we must act now on climate change. They are also building an archive to preserve this important moment for future generations. These messages will be released in the years 2030 and 2050. Connect with DearTomorrow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Submit your own promise on their website.
Green Drinks of Greater Kansas City is a monthly gathering of people either working or interested in environmental sustainability. Most months involve a speaker on one of the many topics relating to environmental issues, but we also take time to meet at business locations to allow them to tell about what they are doing. Green Drinks in an international organization now active in over 600 cities around the world. The key to Green Drinks is to network and share. Most people who attend Green Drinks meetings come away with something from the event whether it be educational or social. Locally, the goal is to allow anyone with an interest in anything green to share, learn and network. Connect with Green Drinks on MeetUp and Facebook.
Government by the People is recruiting an army of volunteers and a coalition of supportive organizations to work together to get ballot initiatives on the ballot and passed into law in the 24 states that give citizens the power to propose and pass laws and amendments to state constitutions directly, without the involvement or approval of the state legislature or governor. They need volunteers to get signatures for Missouri petition initiatives. Connect with Government by the People on Facebook and their website.
The purpose of Heartland Renewable Energy Society is to further the development the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency techniques, to promote those businesses on the cutting edge of renewable energy, and to educate the public, businesses and our policy makers on the need to create a clean, safe, renewable energy future. HRES is the Missouri/Kansas chapter of the American Solar Energy Society. HRES invites you to sign up to receive information about their upcoming workshops and programs. Connect with Heartland Renewable Energy Society on Facebook and their website.
Indivisible KC exists to empower ordinary people to engage with their elected representatives. In the wake of 2016 elections, Indivisible KC came together with the goal of making the Greater Kansas City a model of civic engagement. Urban and rural communities coming together to demonstrate the power of progressive, grassroots activism to hold elected officials accountable. Connect with Indivisible KC on Facebook and Twitter. Get more info about their short film screenings to empower people that will follow the rally at We the Voters. Please direct inquiries to email@example.com.
Johnson County NAACP envisions a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination. They work to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of the rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and discrimination. Connect with Johnson County NAACP on Facebook, YouTube, and their website.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization, promotes political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government and takes action on selected governmental issues. The League does not support or oppose any political party. Formed from the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the centerpiece of the League’s activities remains to expand participation in democracy and give a voice to all Americans. Happy 97th birthday to LWV. You can find the Johnson County, Kansas Chapter on Facebook and YouTube. Get more information at their website. The Kansas City/Jackson/Clay/Platte Counties Chapter has more information at their website.
Loud Light engages, educates, and empowers individuals from underrepresented populations to build community power that has an impact on decision makers. Through creative action, accessible information, and coalition building, we empower you to demand change. Connect with Loud Light on Facebook, Twitter, and their website. Please direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northland Progress is a grassroots coalition supporting the adoption of forward-thinking policies to benefit the people of the northern Kansas City metro area. Initial focus will be on issues affecting the citizens of Platte, Clay, Buchanan, Clinton and Ray counties. Connect with Northland Progress on Facebook, Twitter, and their website. Please direct inquiries to email@example.com.
Resist Hate KC connects Kansas City residents with local organizations to influence the legislative process, defend and advance human rights, and hold our elected officials accountable. Together, we can help Kansas City resist hate. Resist Hate KC needs activists to contact legislators, volunteer with great organizations, and assist in growing RHKC! Connect with Resist Hate KC on Facebook, Twitter, and their website. Please direct inquiries to Contact@resisthatekc.org.
Organizing for Action is a movement of millions of Americans, coming together to fight for real lasting change. We are community organizers—part of a long line of people who aren’t afraid to take on the big fights for social justice, basic fairness, equal rights, and a better future. That kind of progress is never easy, but we refuse to be cynical about what we can accomplish. Our organizing philosophy is simple: Respect. Empower. Include. Organize. With more than 250 local chapters around the country, OFA volunteers are building this organization from the ground up, community by community , one conversation at a time—whether that’s on a front porch or on Facebook. We’re committed to finding and training the next generation of great progressive organizers, because at the end of the day, we aren’t the first to fight for progressive change, and we won’t be the last. Connect with OFA on Facebook and their website.
Oasis is a place for the non-religious to come together to celebrate the human experience. Oasis understands that vibrant communities are central to human happiness and well-being. They aim to provide a place for like-minded individuals and families to connect, be inspired and feel empowered. Every Sunday morning, Oasis offers the Kansas City community a chance to get together to discuss real-world principles supported by evidence and free thought, not scripture or revelation. Connect with Kansas City Oasis on Facebook, Twitter, and their website.
Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) has provided access to reproductive health care to women and families since 1935. The caring and professional medical staff at PPGP consists of certified nurse practitioners, licensed physicians and registered nurses. PPGP has volunteer opportunities including patient escort, lobbying, and office work. Connect with Planned Parenthood Great Plains on Facebook or their website.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is 2 million working people and 50,000 retirees united to improve services and our communities throughout North America. SEIU’s history began at Local 1 in the early 1900s when a group of janitors working on the South Side of Chicago decided to organize. Since then we have made great strides. SEIU Local 1 members are working in 11 cities in seven states, and our jobs are some of the highest paying in our industries. SEIU Local 1 security officers, food service workers and janitors are working with community leaders to advocate for the quality services the public deserves and the good jobs our communities need. Connect with SEIU Local 1 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and their website.
True Blue Women works to unite progressive women in Northeastern Kansas and the KC Metro to provide education, advocate social change, and promote camaraderie. Organizational priorities include: Advocating fair and equitable funding of education, health care and social services for all children; supporting reproductive choice and access to health care for all Americans; encouraging government and business policies that support family values by giving first priority to the economic and social needs of all families; working for high education standards in public schools, including instruction in the principles of mainstream science; and promoting conservation and the responsible use of environmental resources. Connect with True Blue Women on Facebook and their website. Please direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.