Do you live in or near Independence, KS? Let's get organized!
This country is no longer a democracy, and we need to build power by organizing our communities in order to make it one.
Did you know that the Montgomery County Jail in Independence has a pretrial incarceration rate that is double the state and national averages (according to the Vera Institute, as of 2015)? Research shows the major driver of mass incarceration are small and rural counties, not large cities. Why is this? What can we do to change it?
What other issues most impact you and your community? Food insecurity? Something else?
What do we want to change locally, and where do we start? At this meeting, we will begin the process of figuring it out together.
Come discuss these questions and also some logistics of taking action including conducting outreach, organizing direct actions, and registering people to vote.
A light lunch will be served!