April Newsletter

April Fools Reign


Nevertheless, we persist.



6PM *Food and Drinks Available* 
Lucky Brewgrille

Johnson County Democratic Women (JCDW) are ready to come together and celebrate our battles won and prepare to win the war. Our guest speaker will be Micah Kubic, the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kansas.

Dr. Micah W. Kubic joined the ACLU of Kansas as its executive director in January 2015 with more than fifteen years of experience in civil liberties, civil rights, and racial justice work.

Prior to coming to the ACLU, Micah was the Director of Planning, Development, and Evaluation at the Full Employment Council, a non-profit organization that provides employment and training services to more than 50,000 Kansas City area residents each year.  In that role, Micah led the planning, research, evaluation, government compliance, program design, resource development, and community engagement activities of a $17 million agency.

Micah previously served as a Senior Program Officer at Greater Kansas City Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), where he worked directly with six urban core neighborhoods to improve their quality of life.  Micah has worked as legislative director for a Kansas City councilman, an analyst of education policy at the American Federation of Teachers, an analyst of housing policies at the nationally-respected Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and as a public affairs and public policy consultant.

Micah is active in many community organizations, including service on many boards of directors.  He is currently the chairman of the worldwide board of directors of People to People International, a group founded by President Dwight Eisenhower to advance the cause of international peace and understanding.

Micah holds bachelors’ degrees from the George Washington University, as well as a master’s degree and a doctorate in Black Politics from Howard University.

His first book, Freedom, Inc. and the Fight for African American Empowerment, was published by the University of Missouri Press in 2016.

Big News…$5K made from Super Bowl after expenses!

This money will go to support Democratic candidates in Johnson County.

Green Thumb Democrats

The Johnson County Democratic Women are putting their money where their mouths are by sponsoring a community garden plot to grow food for Johnson County Foodbanks through Jewish Family Services, Harvesters and/or a Baptist Church in Olathe.  If you would like to contribute to the garden or grow some food yourself to donate with JCDW, the more the merrier!
Please contact Angeliina Lawson at angeliinalawson@gmail.com.





Please bring your donations to our JCDW meetings in both April and May. Bring one or more of the following:
  • All (brand) Detergent (smaller size 32 Loads)
  • baby wipes (small count 100 or less)
  • Diapers (Newborn or sizes 4 or 5)

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Join us for a fun evening! Wine, soft drinks, delicious appetizers and desserts will be provided.  This event is sponsored by Women of Holy Cross, Wednesday, May 10th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lickteig Hall.
Cash Donations Accepted (make checks payable to Family Conservancy -Memo-Project 39). Tax exempt receipts available.

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Screening @ Town Center Leawood – April 26th @ 7:30pm
Hosted by American Promise Kansas City Region. Tickets are $12 HERE.

When Donald Trump says, “This election is rigged”—he should know. His buddies are rigging it.

Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida’s electoral rolls. Now Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans’ dark operation, Crosscheck, designed to steal a million votes by November.

Crosscheck is controlled by a Trump henchman, Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State who claims his computer program has identified 7.2 million people in 29 states who may have voted twice in the same election–a felony crime. The catch? Most of these “suspects” are minorities—in other words, mainly Democratic voters. Yet the lists and the evidence remain “confidential”.

Palast and his investigative side-kick Badpenny do what it takes to get their hands on the data, analyze it and go find some of these 7.2 million Americans tagged “suspects” and “potential duplicate voters” whose votes are threatened this November.

They hunt down and confront Kobach with the evidence of his “lynching by laptop.” Then they are off to find the billionaires behind this voting scam. The search takes Palast from Kansas to the Arctic, the Congo, and to a swanky Hamptons dinner party held by Trump’s sugar-daddy, John Paulson, a.k.a. “JP The Foreclosure King.” Palast and Badpenny stake out top GOP donors, the billionaire known as “The Vulture” and the Koch brothers, whom Palast nails with a damning tape recording.

This real life detective story is told in a film noir style with cartoon animations, secret documents, hidden cameras, and a little help from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit detectives, Ice-T and Richard Belzer, Shailene Woodley, Rosario Dawson, Willie Nelson and Ed Asner, Palast and his associates expose the darkest plans of the uber-rich to steal America’s democracy.

Three Million voters did NOT vote illegally! Voter suppression ROBBED millions of their vote! Get the scoop on Kris Kobach’s “Kansas Project.” Crosscheck continues to be rolled out to swing states across the country.

 JCDW is helping to sponsor this event.  Find out more…US Report on Kansas Voting Rights & S.A.F.E. Act

We Want You!

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Upcoming Events

4/2 (Sunday)
Phone Bank for James Thompson
Central Resource Library Carmack Community Room 
1pm-5pm *bring laptop or tablet and cellphone with your charger

4/6 (Thursday)
JCDW Monthly Meeting
6pm Dinner 6:30pmMeeting, Lucky Brewgrille 

4/8 (Saturday)
Johnson County Democrats Networking Breakfast
8am,  Lucky Brewgrille 

4/8 (Saturday)
Leadership Forum and Campaign Training
8:45am-3:45amSylvester Powell Jr. Community Center

4/11 (Tuesday)
Phone Bank for James Thompson
5pm-6:30pm, Central Resource Library 

4/15 (Saturday)
Wyandotte County Democrats Networking Breakfast
8:15am, The Dotte Spot

4/17 (Monday)
Standing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ-KC) Mass Meeting
7pm-8:30pm, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

4/22 (Saturday)
March for Science
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Washington Square Park

4/25 (Tuesday)
Johnson County Young Democrats
6-8pmCentral Resource Library

4/26 (Wednesday)
Johnson County Democrats Happy Hour
5:30pm,  Lucky Brewgrille 

4/26 (Wednesday)
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy – Voter Suppression Screening
7:30pmAMC Theater Town Center

4/27 (Thursday)
Fighting for Kansas Schools
7pm-8:30pm, Sylvester Powell Community Center

4/29 (Saturday)
Asian Cultural Festival 2017
10:30am-7pmOlathe East High School

4/29 (Saturday)
March for Climate KC
1-3pm,  Washington Square Park