TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY POLITICAL INSIDER: GROUND GAME AND GRASSROOTS SUPPORT KEY TO QUESTION 3,4 & 5 VICTORY ON APRIL 4TH!!!
As we approach the final days of the campaign it's clear that Kansas City's chattering classes are caught in a media matrix slap-fight and have forgotten the big picture when it comes to getting out the vote.
To wit here's what a KICK-ASS ZEN MASTER INSIDER tells TKC . . .
THE APRIL 4TH ELECTION WILL BE DECIDED BY GRASSROOTS SUPPORTERS AND THEIR GROUND GAME!!!
Moreover and apropos for #TBT. . .
NEITHER SOCIAL NOR MAINSTREAM MEDIA WILL MATCH OLD SCHOOL VOTER TURNOUT EFFORTS!!!
The quote . . .
"This vote isn't going to be decided by the media or all of these smartphone tricks. It's all about turnout, getting real people involved. Social media invites and campaign commercial tricks are only effective at bulking up the billable hours of consultants. If you want to see who is going to win in such a puny election like this one, take a look at who is going out to talk to their neighbors, not just reporters."
Further discussion offered a few examples and the initiatives with the strongest grassroots and ground level support in the upcoming Kansas City vote . . .
KCMO Animal Lovers Adore Question 3
What local media has failed to report is that the effort to build a new Kansas City animal shelter has been years in the making. Support of this effort has been cultivated over nearly a decade at local dog parks, animal clinics and shelters. A virtual army of animal loving supporters have demanded this proposal from politicos and, for better or worse, they're one of the strongest municipal advocacy groups throughout the metro.
Urban Core Rally To Help Question 4
Support for this effort is being written off by mainstream media and so many local political experts. The reality is that a series of meetings over the past few months have made this ballot question something akin to a religious crusade on the East side. Interestingly, messaging toward these voters also speaks against Questions 1, 2 & 3 which are seen as nothing but corporate welfare among the denizens of the inner-city who desperately seek equal levels on economic investment in their communities rather than continued empty promises from the City Manager.
Kansas City's Next Generation Of Marijuana Reform Activists Don't Want To See Their Advocacy Go Up In Smoke
Let's finish on a high point . . . Kansas City marijuana activists have finally found a way to move past constant infighting among their leadership that's often lackadaisical and more interested than partying than advocacy. This fresh start from locals is not only part of a national movement to decriminalize marijuana but also speaks to a growing number of urban professionals who see these initiatives as part of ending the disastrous drug war. It's almost tragic to see so much derision targeting these advocates given that they are young, motivated and part of an economic movement that's supporting one of the fastest growing industries in the United States.
Accordingly . . .
The point here is simple but has still been lost among the clueless local consultant class . . . In low turnout elections, efforts with the most dedicated following of grassroots and ground level supporters usually have the best chance at victory. While there is a great deal of well-deserved skepticism regarding City Hall promises on this ballot -- Locals willing to meet face to face with potential voters threaten to surprise so-called experts, keyboard warriors and small town pundits who mistakenly believe that junk mail and media chatter both social and mainstream will work more effectively than making a real world connection.
You decide . . .