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Kansas City Radical Solidarity Fund

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Economic relief for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

The Kansas City Radical Solidarity Fund will use public donations to help those most acutely affected by the pandemic crisis to pay bills and keep a roof over their heads. We will prioritize helping black, brown, LBGTQIA+, undocumented persons, persons with disabilities, and persons from otherwise marginalized communities who are most acutely affected by joblessness and poverty at all times and especially in a crisis.

The fund is organized by the Kansas City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, incorporated as its fiscal sponsor, and is overseen by an independent steering committee of activists in several Kansas City progressive organizations.

Steering Committee:
• Cecilia Belser-Patton, Anti-Racism & Social Justice Organizer & Strategist, JUST Systems Network
• Al Cousineau, Service Industry worker & advocate
• Faith Cousineau, Co-administrator Equal trans support group, Co-organizer KC Trans Pride. Queer, trans and femme community organizer and activist
• Justice Gatson, Social Justice Doula at Reale Justice Network

We see no reason why this fund should compete in isolation or to the exclusion of other grassroots solidarity efforts, which may be similarly directed to economic relief by category (groceries, child aid, etc), locale (building, neighborhood, etc), or group (specific organization, profession, etc). We intend to work as one part of the puzzle addressing specifically big budget items as broadly as possible.

Endorsing Groups:
• Democratic Socialists of America, Kansas City
• Equal Trans Support Group
• Jobs with Justice Missouri
• JUST Systems Network
• KC Anti-Violence Project
• KCTenants
• KC Trans Pride
• Maite Salazar's 2020 Congressional Campaign
• Never Again Action, KC
• Participatory Defense Team
• Reale Justice Community Bail Fund
• Reale Womxn's Rally Steering Committee
• Showing Up for Racial Justice, Kansas City

Questions at, [email redacted]

Logo credit, Al Cousineau


Kansas City Democratic Socialists of America
Kansas City, MO

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