The National Organization
Inspired by the national presidential campaigns of U. S. Senator Bernie Sanders in 2016 and 2020, Our Revolution is a national movement intent on building a lasting movement for progressive political change. Our Revolution is comprised entirely of volunteers from the National Board of Directors (read their Statement here) to the people who staff the local branches. We come from a variety of different backgrounds and carry with us a variety of perspectives. We bring prior experience in nonprofits, labor unions, activism, and government. Our Revolution is a non-profit funded primarily by individual donors. We do not and will not accept corporate PAC or “dark” money. We limit large donations from single individuals. (View our national list of donors who have given $250 or more in a single year.) Our Revolution is committed to transparency. You can find full documentation of our national bylaws and policies here.
Our Revolution Kansas City
In 2017, Past President Jared Wight took the lead in transforming a campaign effort in 2016 into a political movement for social justice here in Kansas City. In 2020, Our Revolution Kansas branched out on its own, with the full support of Missouri members.
Today ORKC focuses on federal, state, and local issues as they relate to the counties of the Kansas City metro statistical area on the Missouri side. That includes Bates, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Caldwell, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platt, and Ray counties as well as Clinton, Caldwell, and Platt counties, which we share with our partner organization Our Revolution St. Joseph.
The ORKC Executive Board consists of volunteers from both sides of the state line. We bring practical experience with activism, communication, organizing, research, and everyday life. Our local bylaws can be found here.