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April 2019 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

Missouri Community Action Network

Missouri CAN Network Connection – April 2019
See newsletter for the full story on each of these items

Letter from Missouri CAN Executive Director

Letter from Missouri CAN’s executive director on Missouri CAN’s Network Advocacy Day held in March, Missouri Community Action involvement with the 2019 NCAF Legislative Conference and plans for Missouri CAN’s 2019 Annual Conference.

NETWORK CAPACITY – Helping you help others

2019 Missouri CAN Annual Conference
Conference web page
May 21-23 in Kansas City, MO
This year's conference includes 25 conference sessions, 2 pre-conference sessions, a special guided tour session, and two exciting keynote speakers: Doug Luffborough and Mark Shriver—author and son of Sargent Shriver!

CAPS Re-Cap: Kansas City
We had a wonderful group of 74 participants from across the United States for our two-day Community Action Poverty Simulation Facilitator Training in Kansas City on March 18-19…

SAVE THE DATE! Poverty Simulation Facilitator Training Opportunity
July 22-23 in Springfield, MO
Contact Evan Melkersman for more information

Upcoming Trainings from Missouri CAN
Missouri CAN will be providing several trainings in July and August: Introduction to CSBG – Introduction to ROMA – Case Management 201 – Coaching for Success.

Missouri CAN CAPACITY – Helping us help you

Featured Items (see newsletter for details)

  • Participant Success Story: The Difference SkillUP Can Make
  • Upcoming Events
  • FY2018 Missouri CAN Annual Report
  • Agency Visits
ADVOCACY – A voice for low-income Missourians

Developing Movement Makers: 2019 Network Advocacy Day

Legislative Action Related to the Five Elements of Poverty
Missouri CAN has testified against multiple bills this session and has also supported several others.

See newsletter for details on these items:

Bills Opposed by Missouri CAN

  • Senate Bill 4 – SNAP Work Requirements (Food and Nutrition)
  • Senate Bill 76 – Medicaid Work Requirements (Health)
  • Senate Bill 208 – Elimination of Circuit Breaker Tax Credit (Economic and Family Security)
  • House Bill 474 – Modifies TANF & SNAP Provisions (Food and Nutrition)
  • House Bill 660 – Study on Use of Public Assistance (Economic and Family Security)
  • House Bill 899 – Modifies Tenant Rights (Housing and Energy)

Bills Supported by Missouri CAN

  • Senate Bill 183 – Earned Income Tax Credit (Economic and Family Security)
  • Senate Bill 209 – Prohibits Credit Checks for Employment (Economic and Family Security)
  • House Bill 6 – LIHEAP Transfer to Weatherization (Housing and Energy)
  • House Bill 291 – Earned Income Tax Credit (Economic and Family Security)


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