Opening of the NAACP KCMO Branch Black History Month Celebration

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Dr. Julia Hill honored at Black History Month Celebration

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2nd Skilled Trades Community Outreach Forum

Electrical Workers Minority Caucus
of Greater Kansas City Area IBEW 124
and NAACP of Kansas City, MO
KC Building Trades
KC Power & Light
KCMO Parks and Recreation Department
Full Employment Council
Builders Association
KC Labor Council


2nd Skilled Trades Community Outreach Forum
March 23, 2013
10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Shelter House #1/Bandstand at Swope Park
Voter registration at Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd Street
Food and Beverages served

Introduction, Information and Applications on entry requirements
for each individual trade and other labor jobs provided for:

Electrical #124  Laborers #264  Boilermakers #83  Iron Workers #10
Operating Engineers #101  Electrical #412  Plumbers #8  Teamsters #541  Glaziers #558
Plasterers-Cement Masons #518  Electrical #1613  Sheet Metal #2  Carpenters D.C
Floorlayers #1179  KC Firefighters #42  Electrical #1464  Roofers #20  Sprinklerfitters #314
K.C.P.L.  Elevator Constructors #12  Electrical #53  Painters D.C.3  Bricklayers #15  Machinists #778
Asbestos Workers #27  Railroad #866  Pipefitters #533  CLUW  Millwrights #1529
Heavy Construction Laborers #663  Railroad #1832

All applicants must be 18 and over, men and women. Veterans:  Helmets to Hardhats

Theme: Nothing is more powerful and liberating than knowledge


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NAACP Black History Program

Free and Open to the Public

NAACP Black History Program to Discuss
Constitutional Issues Relevant to All Americans

Award to be given to Dr. Julia H. Hill for
more than 60 years of service to the civil rights movement 

 When: Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
 Where:  Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center
 3700 Blue Parkway Kansas City, Missouri

 The NAACP Kansas City, Missouri Branch Black History Program, “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality,” will discuss the Reconstruction-era new birth of freedom constitutional amendments ratified after the Civil War.  They ended slavery, promised equality before the law and citizenship for all Americans born here, and promised the franchise to all men.  A panel discussion will explore the gap between the promise and the practice, as well as note the most recent attacks on these rights.

 Panelists will be:

 Dr. Delia C. Gillis, Professor of History and Director for the Center for Africana Studies at University of Central Missouri

Dr. Clarence Lang, associate professor of African and African-American Studies at Kansas Univ.

Mr. Lyle Gibson, history instructor at Penn Valley Community College

Ms. Jasmine Pasley, branch assistant secretary and Region IV Adult Representative National Youth Work Committee will be moderating the panel

 A special presentation will be made, honoring Dr. Julia H. Hill for her more than six decades of service to the civil rights movement.  She organized picket lines, served as NAACP local branch president and was a well-known community leader who made a difference in many lives.  She is near and dear to the NAACP’s heart. 

 Please make note of this event and include in your calendar and announcements.

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Methodist Minister’s Get Out the Vote Rally

Video from the rally on KMBC showing NAACP table

Rally held to get voters out to the polls | Local News – KMBC Home

FOX4 video


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November Meeting Information

The Executive meeting for November has been moved to the second Tuesday to avoid conflict with election.

The Kansas City Missouri Branch election will be on November 20th at the Brush Creek Community Center at 3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd from Noon till 6 pm. The General Membership meeting will follow the election at the same location.


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      The Kansas City, MO branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host its 45th Freedom Fund event with a Luncheon and Silent Auction on Saturday, November 3rd.  The location is Westin Crown Center Hotel, One Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO with Silent Auction beginning at 11 AM and Luncheon at 12 Noon.  The cost of the luncheon is seventy-five dollars ($75).   “Your Power, Your Decision – VOTE!” is the chosen theme for the year 2012 .
     The luncheon serves as a fundraiser for the continuation of civil and human rights advocacy. We, moreover, continue to promote membership solicitation, since the life-blood of the organization has thrived throughout the years on memberships; and for public information, the president, officers, and members serve on a non-paid volunteer basis.  
     Leon W. Russell, Vice Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors will serve as keynote speaker.  He is former Director, Office of Human Rights for Pinellas County Government of Clearwater, Florida from 2007 – 2012.  James “Jim” Nunnelly and Jazel Nunnelly  are honorary chairpersons.  
     Four prestigious NAACP awards will be presented to the following persons:           
          Harold L. Holliday, Sr. Civil Rights: James B. Nutter, Sr.
          Lucile H. Bluford Special Achievement: Leonard Zeskind  
          Carl R. Johnson Humanitarian:  Nevada A. Lee, M.D.
          Velma E. Woodson Outstanding Leadership:  Maurice A. Watson, Esq.
     Tables of 10 can be reserved at a cost of $750 and special provisions are available including Table and Advertising packages for businesses, organizations, and individuals, including those celebrating award winners.  Contact the NAACP Office at (816) 421-1191 or send email to [email protected]  The office address is 1601 E. 18th Street (historic Lincoln Bldg.), Suite 212, Kansas City, MO 64108.  Debra Foster-Payne and Marquita Taylor are co-chairpersons of the luncheon; Anita L. Russell is branch president and Rosa James serves as publicity chair.
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Absentee Voting Information

Absentee voting in person is available through the day before the election.

You MUST have one of the following reasons for voting absentee:  

  • Absence from your voting jurisdiction on election day
  • You are incapacitated due to illness, injury or physical disability or you assist someone with illness, injury or disability
  • Religious belief or practice
  • Employment by an election authority

Locations to vote absentee in person.

Jackson County if you are not a resident of Kansas City Missouri

Office Hours for Absentee Voting

Monday – Friday, through Monday, November 5:  8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, October 13, October 20, October 27, and November 3:  8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Absentee Voting Office – 208 N. Liberty, Independence, MO 64050

Kansas City Missouri Voters

Absentee Satellites-November 6, 2012 General Election
Five absentee satellite polls will open October 15-November 5 at the following locations:

Brush Creek Community Center
3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64130

Hillcrest Community Center
10401 Hillcrest Road
Kansas City, MO 64134

Wornall Road Baptist Church
400 W. Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64113

North-East Library
6000 Wilson Road
Kansas City, MO 64123

Center High School
8715 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO 64131

Hours of operation will be:

Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11/3, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Election Board Office Only; other locations will be open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Mail-in Absentee Voting Deadlines for the 2012 Presidential Election Cycle
DEADLINES General Election
November 6, 2012
Registration October 10, 2012
Ballot Request October 31, 2012
Ballot Return 7 p.m., November 6, 2012

In-Person Absentee Voting Deadlines for the 2012 Presidential Election Cycle
DEADLINES General Election
November 6, 2012
Registration October 10, 2012
Ballot Request October 31, 2012
Voting Ends 5 p.m., November 5, 2012

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Voters’ Guide for Statewide Ballot Issues

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Skilled Trades Community Outreach Forum

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