Northland Progress, a grassroots coalition supporting forward-thinking policies in the northern Kansas City metro area,
has announced its first-ever event
, featuring several guest speakers talking about issues affecting the community and how people can help.
Featured guest speakers will include:
Stephen Webber, Missouri Democratic Party Chair and USMC Veteran of the Iraq War (The Way Forward)
Chastity Young, Field Services Manager, Missouri National Education Association (Public School Funding)
David Slater, Total Transportation Policy & Highway Committeeman, Mid-America Regional Council & Pleasant Valley Mayor; Shelie Daniel, Area Engineer, MoDOT (Roads, Bridges & Infrastructure)
Pat Dujakovich, President, Greater KC AFL-CIO (Wages & Our Working Economy)
Kristen Riott, Executive Director, Bridging the Gap (Environment, Economy & Community)
The announcement was made in the following email from Martin T. Rucker II.
Last time you heard from me I shared with you a quote that will guide me going forward: “Never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.” As I reflected on what I learned from my first campaign, two hard-learned lessons stuck out…
1) Most people are uninformed on the issues.
2) Most people don’t care about an issue until they understand how the issue will affect them.
With that in mind, I pondered how to become a source of real information without being “that guy” who is shouting about conspiracies and just adding to the noise. Since then, I and a few like-minded people have formed Northland Progress
. Northland Progress
is a grassroots effort supporting the adoption of practical, forward-thinking policies. Northland Progress was created to inform voters on local and statewide issues that will affect their lives, to help progressives connect for a common purpose, and to advocate for policies that will lead to the continued advancement and long-term prosperity.
Our very first event — our launch event, if you will — is this Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 6:30 p.m., at Screenland Armour Theatre (408 Armour Rd, North Kansas City, MO 64116). We have speakers coming to talk about what to expect from our state legislature regarding a variety of important topics, how they relate to you, and how to take action. The program won’t be long, but it will be efficient!
I’m still fighting for what’s right, and I want you to keep fighting too. I’ve attached a flyer detailing the event. I look forward to seeing you there!!
Martin T. Rucker II
Rucker For Missouri
P.O. Box 681313
Riverside, MO 64168