grass roots organizing

5:15 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

GRO shuttles voters to polls

Mary Hussmann, with the organization Grass Roots Organizing, volunteered as a driver to help get voters to the polls today, Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Credit Annie Trout / KBIA

Grass Roots Organizing, a non-profit organization also known as GRO, is providing free rides for voters to the polls today.

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.

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.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:34 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Blunt addresses sequestration during MU science visit

Demonstrators gather outside the International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine to protest a series of budget cuts known as sequestration.
Olga Khrustaleva KBIA

Senator Roy Blunt spoke about the importance of research and his views on sequestration during a visit to the MU campus on Tuesday.

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Arts and Culture
1:23 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Audio postcard: carolers lobby with song

Carolers with Grass Roots Organizing
Jon Ingram KBIA

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.

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5:53 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Columbia public-housing residents share concerns with housing authority

Concerned citizens and housing residents in Columbia gathered Wednesday night, July 25, to share concerns about the Columbia Housing Authority's strategic plan.
Abby Spudich KBIA

Columbia public housing residents are raising concerns about the Columbia Housing Authority’s plan to renovate current housing and add more units as part of its long-term strategic plan.

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.

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10:16 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Council Approves Regency Rezoning

olumbia City Council voted 5-to-2 Monday night to rezone the Regency mobile home park for a new student housing development.

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