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December 2017 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

Missouri Community Action Network

sMissouri CAN Network Connection – December 2017
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ADVOCACY – A voice for low-income Missourians

Advocacy Update
Staying informed is important for effective advocacy.  I invite each of you to join the National Community Action Foundation.  Membership is free, yet it must be confirmed annually...

How powerful would it be if all Missouri CAN members joined NCAF and weighed in on the important poverty issues of the day?  What if we all contacted our legislators on one unified topic? Maybe we should find out.

Try these easy-to-navigate websites to contact your legislators:

Save the Date! Advocacy Week 2018
In lieu of the Annual Advocacy Day the Network has traditionally held at the State Capitol during each legislative session, Missouri CAN will assist agencies with conducting in-district meetings for state senators and representatives during the 2018 legislative spring break, which is scheduled for the week of March 19.  Executive Directors and Advocacy Points of Contact at each agency will receive information after the new year about best practices in organizing an in-district meeting...

Missouri Community Action Network Advocacy Plan 2018
At its November 2017 meeting, the Missouri CAN Board  of Directors approved the Network’s Advocacy Plan for the upcoming legislative session. The plan continues to place emphasis on the five elements of poverty—Economic & Family Security, Education, Food & Nutrition, Health, and Housing & Energy—with public policy priorities and areas of focus defined for each element based upon results of the Community Needs Assessments recently conducted by each of your agencies...

NETWORK CAPACITY – Helping you help others

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Missouri CAN CAPACITY – Helping us help you

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  • Agency Visits
  • Membership Matters
  • Missouri CAN Member MVP recognizing a Missouri CAN Member who goes above and beyond for their clients, community, and/or agency.

On the Calendar

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At Missouri CAN, our mission is to advocate for low-income Missourians and strengthen the Community Action Network.
We envision a state where all people and communities thrive.

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