Cleaver Receives Truman Award

May 17th, 2018

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II was honored by the Truman Foundation recently with the 2018 Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award. The foundation cited Cleaver’s leadership on the 18th and Vine district during his tenure as mayor and for his work on civil rights and housing in Congress.

Cleaver on MSNBC: People “now feeling comfortable doing things, saying things that … would’ve been unthinkable.”

May 15th, 2018

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Another forceful arrest of an African-American at a Waffle House has sparked controversy — and a boycott of the chain by some. Democratic Congressman Emanuel Cleaver says that those who once suppressed their attitudes are, “now feeling comfortable doing things and saying things that just a couple of years ago would’ve been unthinkable.”

14th Annual Cleaver BBQ

May 5th, 2018

Cleaver Survey: Results from Our August Survey

October 3rd, 2017

1. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being absolutely disapprove and 10 being absolutely approve, how satisfied are you with Donald Trump’s presidency thus far?

Average: 1.81

2. Which of these current issues do you follow most closely in the national news?

54% Racism and the violence in Charlottesville
15% The strength of our economy and availability of jobs
18% Terrorism in the U.S. and abroad
13% Global Warming and Climate Change

3. Which of these current local issues do you most closely follow?

22% Campaign for new KCI Airport Terminal
38% Crime in and around Kansas City
23% Access to healthcare
16% Minimum wage legislation

4. Which source do you most often use to receive national news?

20% Public Radio
26% TV Stations (nightly network and local news)
30% Cable News Stations (CNN/Fox/MSNBC)
1% Talk Radio
7% Social Media
16% Online News Sites

5. Which source do you most often use to receive local news?

16% Public Radio
61% TV Stations
2% Talk Radio
8% Social Media
13% Online News Sites

Share Your Thoughts

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Cleaver Survey: Results from Our June Survey

July 16th, 2017

We received more than 400 votes in our inaugural survey, and we are excited to share the results with you. Look for a new Cleaver Survey in August, and be sure to see below for how you can share your thoughts on this poll and suggest topics and questions for our next one! Read the rest of this entry »

Introducing the Cleaver Survey

June 29th, 2017

We’re excited to introduce you to a brand new online feature: The Cleaver Survey. This is your chance to share your feelings about current issues affecting the country and Missouri’s Fifth District.

Take a few minutes to weigh in on questions ranging from your approval of President Trump to the top issues facing your local community. Plus, just who do you trust more, the President or the press?

Go ahead, don’t be shy. Let us know what you’re thinking!

Black-Brown Celebration Featuring Sheila E.

June 28th, 2017

13th Annual Cleaver BBQ

May 8th, 2017

2017 Election Reflection

April 17th, 2017

This year’s lecture is entitled “Election Reflection”. The focus will be on the 2016 Presidential Election, and how it speaks to where the nation is on a multitude of issues including religion.

Two of Washington’s premier political strategist, and auditors whose faces are regularly seen and voices heard on television news talk shows, will present.

Cornell Belcher, President of Brilliant Corners Research and Strategies. Belcher has also served as the pollster for President Barack Obama Presidential Campaigns, and advised just about every progressive entity. He has been a CNN contributor, and appears regularly on all cable and network news shows.

Emanuel Cleaver is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church who served as Mayor of Kansas City, and is presently serving his sixth term as the 5th District member of Congress. Cleaver will open the lecture by theologizing the last election.

Neera Tanden is the President of The Center for American Progress, a public policy research and advocacy organization in Washington, D. C., chaired by John Podesta. She can be seen almost weekly on CNN and MSNBC. Her local connection is Tanden’s service as Senior Advisor to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. Tanden was a major player in the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2017
Place: St. James United Methodist Church, 5540 Wayne Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64110
Time: 7:00 O’Clock

*Hosted by The St. Paul School of Theology, 4370 W. 109th Street, Suite 300, Overland Park, KS 66211

Make Your Voice Heard

March 1st, 2017

Dear Friends,

It has been a busy time since the November election, and as we continue to focus on the issues facing our district and our country, I want to take the time to reach out to you.

With a shift of power among our country’s leaders, it’s increasingly important for you to make your voices heard and let your leaders know what issues matter to you. I promise to continue working diligently to find common ground on issues that matter to all of us, and remaining vigilant to protect those rights that some in Washington, D.C. would like to take away.

I encourage you to keep in touch with me and other elected leaders. While our campaign activity will be a little slower until closer to the next election, I want to make sure you know how to reach us, and I hope to engage you about issues pertinent to our district and my campaign in the coming months.

Thank you for your continued support,

Emanuel Cleaver, II

Please follow my campaign on social media!
Twitter: @vote4cleaver