Apropos for the end of #TBT . . . We note the return of a former Kansas City power player who made a VERY BRAVE appearance at 12th & Oak today.
But he served his time and now he's advocating with local group More² in their latest effort to register voters with felony convictions.
"It is a commonly held myth that people cannot vote once they have a felony. To counteract that perception, organizers are working with area governments to promote "Our Voices/ Our Votes," or proclamations/ special actions to recognize the rights of people in Missouri and Kansas to vote after probation or parole. Mayor Quinton Lucas, today, will be the first to take up this special action, recognizing the leaders of MORE2 who have felony convictions & vote. The Our Voices Our Votes campaign aims to engage disenfranchised voters (with felonies) in the process of democracy."
That's Mr. Calvin in the middle of the group that earned the blessing of the mayor and council.
Here at TKC we believe everybody deserves a second chance.
Similarly . . .
We hear the Mike is doing well working construction after some time in the federal pen.
Meanwhile, look for More² to continue their cutting edge advocacy as we quickly approach the midterms and another election cycle.
Developing . . .