Parkville AAUW Affiliate Holding Clean Missouri Initiative Discussion at Park University

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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The Parkville affiliate of the American Association of University Women will host a public presentation related to the Clean Missouri Initiative on Thursday, Oct. 19, starting at 7 p.m. in the Jenkin and Barbara David Theater inside Alumni Hall on the Parkville Campus of Park University.

Anderson Rasmussen, Kansas City regional ballot organizer for Jobs with Justice, will be the featured speaker. Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

The Clean Missouri Initiative, a proposed constitutional amendment that could appear on Missouri ballots in November 2018 (pending having enough voter signatures on a current petition drive), includes the following proposals:
          •  Require that legislative records be open to the public by ensuring that the Missouri Legislature operate under the same open records laws as other public entities in the state.
          •  Require politicians to wait two years after the conclusion of their final legislative session to become lobbyists.
          •  Eliminate almost all lobbyist gifts in the General Assembly by banning any single gift worth more than $5.
          •  Lower campaign contribution limits for state legislative candidates to $2,500 for the Senate and $2,000 for the House of Representatives.
          •  Ensure that neither political party is given an unfair advantage when new maps are drawn after the next census.

The mission of AAUW is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For more information about this event, contact Debra McArthur, secretary and president-elect of the AAUW Parkville affiliate, and director of academic support services at Park, at debra.mcarthur@park.edu or (816) 584-6332.