TUESDAY QUESTION: WILL KANSAS CITY MAYOR KAY & GIRL POWER SAVE JACKSON COUNTY SHERWOOD SMITH CAMPAIGN?!?!
TKC NOTE: A much better presser that explains a bit upcoming press event this week in Jackson County politics . . . Check it:
MAYOR KAY WALDO BARNES AND WOMEN LEADERS TO ENDORSE SHERWOOD SMITH AND HIS PLAN FOR WOMEN’S EQUALITY
Press Conference to Be Held Wednesday, June 25th at Noon
What: Former Mayor Kay Barnes and Women Leaders will be announcing their endorsement of Sherwood Smith in the Jackson County Legislature Primary Election and support for Sherwood Smith’s plan for Women’s Equality.
When: 12:00 Noon to 12:30 pm, Wednesday, June 25th
Where: Ilus W. Davis Park, Kansas City, Mo ,64106 (North Side of City Hall)
Who:Women Leaders Speaking at Event in Support of Sherwood’s Plan:
• Kay Waldo Barnes, Cathy Jolly, Barbara Womak, Mary O’Halloran, Hon. Bonnaye Mims, Rosa James, and Annemarie Jackson.
Women Leaders Supporting Sherwood Whose Attendance is Not Confirmed:
• U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, Councilwoman Jan Marcason, Hon. Yvonne Wilson (ret.), Hon. Theresa Garza-Ruiz, Hon. Cindy Circo, Hon. Melba Curls, Beth Gottstein-Thompson, Hon. Kiki Curls, Hon. Jolie Justus, Hon. Gail McCann-Beatty, Hon. Judy Morgan, Lisa and Brenda Pelofsky, Katherine Shields, Dorothy Kennedy, Becky Nace, Chere Chaney, Andrea Bough, Gayle Holiday, Marilyn Shapiro, Annmarie Jackson, and more.
The Problem: For over 1 million women and girls, representing over half of the KC region’s population, the future of our County Government is not a game. The amount of mothers living in poverty represents the amount of children living in poverty. A child living in Kansas City has only a 7% chance of moving from the bottom fifth of income to the top fifth in his or her lifetime. Now, families headed by women with children in Jackson County are the most economically vulnerable. For them, politics and government are serious means to help realize the American Dream.