Our Listeners Get A Chance To Weigh In on Stand Your Ground Laws

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JoJR asks you to call in with your opinion on how Stand Your Ground laws are affecting our society. What role do groups like the American Legislative Exchange play in their enactment? Who gains and who loses? Does carrying a gun embolden people and lead to confrontations that wouldn’t have happened otherwise?

We couldn’t get to all of the calls on our show about the Trayvon Martin killing and trial of George Zimmerman that we are bringing back Attorney David Bell this time with host Jim Boyd. The Zimmerman trial has put the Stand your ground laws into the spotlight and other cases have show these laws are often applied unfairly. Resistance to these laws have prompted protests like the Dreamers who occupied the Florida Governors office for weeks trying convince him to call the legislature into session to consider repeal.


Voices Of The People’s 4th Annual ‘Unity In The Community Food & Clothing Drive is Saturday August 31st, 2013: 10:00am-9:00pm, Seven Oaks Park, 39th and Jackson, KCMO. There will be drill teams, games, haircuts, vendors, Motorcycle Clubs Bike lineups and more! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live entertainment, spiritual and informational speakers. Bring family and friends for a fun filled day! Please bring donations of can goods and slightly used clothing. For more information please contact Voices of the People at 816-651-0044.

Latino Coalition KC Quarterly Meeting: The Affordable Care Act
Join us on September 6th at Donnelly College (8am- networking, 8:30 program begins) for our next Latino Coalition General Meeting.  We will be discussing the Affordable Care Act.  Nancy Rios from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Andrea Routh, Executive Director of the Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance, and other experts on the new health care law will be on a panel to inform us about what the community needs to know. Enrollment starts October 1st. Don’t miss this important meeting.  Bring your news to share with the community!

 Man Up Mondays Mentoring Program
Looking for volunteers to help mentor the young men of Hogan Prep Academy High School. Mentoring sessions will be held on Mondays from 2:45 -3:45pm At Hogan Prep Academy High School, 1221 E Meyer Blvd Kansas City , Missouri 64131.

Mentoring Begins Monday Sept 9th
Mentoring subjects include the following: Dressed to Impress, Life Planning, Mock Interviews, Life Skills.
For more Info please contact Raphael Frazier M- 29 A 816-447-8568.

Join Representative Brandon Ellington in an Open Discussion –
On the upcoming Veto Session in the Missouri Legislature, Crime, Education, and Economic Development. This event will be held Tuesday September 10th 7PM at the Robert J Mohart Multi-Purpose Center, 3200 Wayne, KCMO. (Formerly Linwood Multi- Purpose Center)

The [email protected] Event will be held on September 7, 2013 at the Truman Forum Auditorium in the Plaza Branch of the KC Public Library.  In order to attend this event, we are asking each attendee to contribute to the experience by sharing about their summer volunteer service experiences.  Please fill out the form at our website, http://tedxyouthstatelineroad.com/event-registration/  You will receive an email confirmation of your completed registration, upon receipt and review.  A key piece of this registration is a link to a 20 second video submission, describing the big idea that you have taken away from your service work.  Tickets to this event are free to all volunteers and contributors.  If you have questions or concerns, please email Beth Sarver at [email protected]  Yes, your service work could have been done within a group or for another organization!  We want to hear about the big ideas that you took away with you.  Please note that video submissions are due by August 26th.  (Any remaining tickets will be sold for $10 for youth, ages 13-24 and $15 for Adults 24+).  If you would like to purchase tickets before August 26th, Contact Beth Sarver.

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