Kansas City area


We are Kansas City area citizens who want to revoke the power of corporations to influence elections and public policy at every level of government. Chapter Mission below

Uneven Patchwork: Tax Increment Financing in Kansas City by UMKC Economist Michael P. Kelsay, Ph.D.
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"Shareholder Primacy" is Contrary to Common Sense and Common Good - Mary Lindsay

Wal-NOT Protests Highlight the Always High Costs of Big Box Retail - Jon Matthew

Wal*Mart Hurts People, Communities, and Democracy!


“We must crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.”
Thomas Jefferson

Beyond The Wal Campaign

Wal-Mart takes over Blue Ridge Mall

Bartle Hall protests outside Wal-Mart's annual convention in January 2005

Hunt Midwest Breaks Laws with Sunflower Quarry

County Still Grants Permission to Keep Quarry in Operation

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What Happened to Democracy in Johnson County? - Mary Lindsay

In 1989, Hunt/Midwest applied for a conditional use permit (CUP) for their Sunflower Quarry. By the time it was too late to do anything, the vast majority of the residents hadn't even been notified about H/MW's plans for the quarry. Since then, the Sunflower Neighbors Group has fought a 15-year struggle against Hunt/Midwest, who is still operating a 125-acre quarry even without a legal permit to do so!

Reclaim Democracy supports citizens over big corporations. Hunt Martin LLC (formerly Hunt/Midwest) is a corporation that has used its wealth and power in the operation of its quarry near De Soto, Kansas. RD/KC supports the Sunflower Neighbors Group which has had a long struggle with this quarry and is in the final steps to stop the quarry’s devastation of the landscape.

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KKFI 90.1 FM Airs Interview with Producer/Co-Director of "The Corporation"

From Kansas City IndyMedia:

"A new film from the co-director of Manufacturing Consent-Noam Chomsky and the Media. "The Next Bowling for Columbine" "Provocative, Entertaining, and at times Chilling" A Heartland Labor Forum (KKFI 90.1 FM Kansas City) interview with filmaker Mark Achbar ..."

Chapter Mission

ReclaimDemocracy.org is dedicated to restoring democratic authority over corporations, reviving grassroots democracy, and establishing appropriate limits to the realm of corporate influence. We strive to work proactively for systemic change, rather than react to the agendas of corporate and moneyed interests.

Our chapter focuses on advancing this mission at the local and state level.

We are a non-partisan organization and do not advocate for or against any political parties or candidates, though we support reforms to allow greater participation, promote fair competition, and empower average citizens in the political arena. We advocate for truly representative democracy within our republican form of government -- a goal that is unattainable when corporations wield direct power over elections, government and civic society.

Rather than pursue specific policy outcomes, we work to establish the conditions that will allow citizens to effectively advocate for a more just and free nation that can yield a higher quality of life for all inhabitants.

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