grass roots organizing http://kbia.org en GRO shuttles voters to polls http://kbia.org/post/gro-shuttles-voters-polls <p>Grass Roots Organizing, a non-profit organization also known as GRO, is providing free rides for voters to the polls today.</p><p>GRO volunteers hand out flyers around town in the days leading up to the elections so people are aware that the organization is willing to transport voters to the polls.</p><p>Mary Hussmann, a GRO organizer, volunteered to drive people to the polls today and says the idea is to give everyone a chance to vote.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:15:27 +0000 Annie Trout 31403 at http://kbia.org GRO shuttles voters to polls Blunt addresses sequestration during MU science visit http://kbia.org/post/blunt-addresses-sequestration-during-mu-science-visit <p></p><p>Senator Roy Blunt spoke about the importance of research and his views on sequestration during a visit to the MU campus on Tuesday.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:34:05 +0000 Olga Khrustaleva 29172 at http://kbia.org Blunt addresses sequestration during MU science visit Audio postcard: carolers lobby with song http://kbia.org/post/audio-postcard-carolers-lobby-song <p>Grass Roots Organizing and the Community, Faith, and Labor Groups of Mid-Missouri added a political twist to holiday caroling in Columbia Monday. Together they caroled outside the headquarters of several Missouri politicians urging them to protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security as well as raise taxes for the wealthy. Listen to this audio postcard to hear the carolers lobbying with song.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:23:39 +0000 Jon Ingram 25817 at http://kbia.org Audio postcard: carolers lobby with song Columbia public-housing residents share concerns with housing authority http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-housing-residents-share-concerns-housing-authority <p>Columbia public housing residents are raising concerns about the Columbia Housing Authority&rsquo;s plan to renovate current housing and add more units as part of its long-term strategic plan.</p><p>At a meeting Wednesday night hosted by Grass Roots Organizing, Columbia Public Housing CEO Phil Steinhaus discussed possible renovations to current public housing units as part of its plan.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:53:12 +0000 Abby Spudich 18272 at http://kbia.org Columbia public-housing residents share concerns with housing authority Council Approves Regency Rezoning http://kbia.org/post/council-approves-regency-rezoning <p>olumbia City Council voted 5-to-2 Monday night to rezone the Regency mobile home park for a new student housing development. Tue, 22 Nov 2011 16:16:37 +0000 4116 at http://kbia.org