The Jan. 15, 2023, Sunday edition of The Kansas City Times included the article "The People's Power to Petition." The four-page story led with a picture of long-time PeaceWorks KC members Sharon and Jim Hannah at a 2021 rally for Medicaid expansion. The story's subtitle was "In a state that reliably elects Republican majorities, voters use … Continue reading KC Star shows picture of PeaceWorks activists
Kristin Scheer (left of center) reads a statement by Ginger Ferguson, who lost her health insurance right before the COVID crisis struck. Ferguson, 60, too ill to attend the Sept. 29 march and rally, wrote, “It shouldn't be this hard. I started paying into this system when I was 14.” At the right in the photo is Charles Carney.—Photo by Ann Suellentrop
Kansas Poor People’s Campaign demands Medicaid expansion
Dennis Russell said he gave his right eye so rich people in Kansas could become a little richer. On the night of Sept. 29, when 55 persons, including four PeaceWorks-KC leaders, marched for expanded Medicaid in Kansas, the 60-year-old Russell said he could not get the glaucoma in his right eye treated for years because he did not have health insurance. Now that he has recently obtained Kansas Medicaid, his eye doctor is telling him it is too late to repair the sight in his right eye, and he will probably never see again out of that eye.