Can You Spare an Hour?

October 26th, 2018

We’re hosting daily volunteer opportunities at Cleaver for Congress HQ to reach voters across our district and get out the vote this midterm election. Bring a friend (or two!) to help with post cards, phone calls and mailings for Congressman Cleaver.

Two hours is all it takes to make a difference on November 6th, so join us for a shift (or two!) at Cleaver HQ (3100 Gillham Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri 64109).

Volunteeer with Us

We hope to see you soon!

– Team Cleaver

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The National Association of Home Builders Endorses Congressman Cleaver

September 24th, 2018

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today endorsed Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) for re-election to Congress.

“Rep. Cleaver knows that housing is critical to a strong and prosperous nation and has worked tirelessly to champion policies to keep housing a national priority and to advance the housing recovery,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, a custom home builder from LaPlace, La. Read the rest of this entry »

Cleaver Joins Christening of USS Kansas City

September 22nd, 2018

Congressman Cleaver (second from right) joined in the christening ceremony for the USS Kansas City. Read More

Our Country Deserves Better Than This

September 20th, 2018


Like many, I have been following the recent news about Brett Kavanaugh with a sense of deep shame over how low our country’s politics have fallen.

Last Sunday, Professor Christine Blasey Ford bravely came forward to share important information on why Judge Kavanaugh should not sit on the Supreme Court. Still, Republicans in the Senate are pushing ahead with his nomination, putting politics over country and over common sense.

I’m calling on the GOP to withdraw Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination from consideration and I need 1,500 people to join me by midnight Friday.

Click here to sign on →

Professor Ford sacrificed her privacy and sense of security to protect our nation’s welfare in a true act of patriotism. Without her story, the Senate could have confirmed a man accused of serious crimes to a lifelong term on the Supreme Court.

Our country deserves honest Supreme Court justices of good moral character. We deserve better than the likes of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

I’m proud to join a bipartisan coalition of voices to speak up against Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Sign your name to join me and demand that Republicans withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination immediately.

Thank you,

Emanuel Cleaver

50 Days – Our rights are at stake

September 17th, 2018

Today marks 50 days until Election Day — and the clock is only speeding up.

It’s no secret that this November, there’s a lot at stake. The president has nominated one of the most dangerous judicial activists in history to the Supreme Court, and his confirmation could have terrible implications for voting rights, women’s rights, and working people.

Congressman Cleaver is working hard to turn out voters across Missouri’s Fifth District and win a majority for common sense in Washington — but our opponents are working just as hard. We’ve set a goal to raise $5,500 by midnight to fund our campaign outreach, and we’re more than halfway there. Can you chip in?

Make a Contribution

Future generations will read about this period in history and ask what we did when our progress was threatened. We should be able to answer proudly that we stood up and fought back.

On Election Day, the stakes are high — but we can win. Pitch in to help Congressman Cleaver win re-election and fight for civility and common sense on Capitol Hill →

Thank you,

Team Cleaver

Together We Rise

September 11th, 2018


Seventeen years ago, our country suffered an unthinkable attack on our people, our security, and our American values.

September 11, 2001 was one of the darkest times I can remember. America mourned the brothers and sisters we lost that day, and we wept at the courage and heroism of our fallen first responders.

With acts of terror and hatred, our enemies sought to divide us on 9/11. They sought to make us question the strength of American greatness, but they failed.

In the days and weeks that followed, our bonds as Americans strengthened as hearts and hands united to lift our nation from the ashes. Together, we showed the world that the American spirit is more resilient and unbreakable than we ever imagined before.

Today, I join my fellow Missourians in commemorating the life of Randy Drake and Julie Geis of Lee’s Summit and all of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We honor the first responders who rush to protect our nation in times of crisis and thank the members of our military who fight to preserve our freedom.

God bless you, and God bless the United States of America,

Emanuel Cleaver

Cleaver with Kansas City Realtor Leaders

September 10th, 2018

Congressman Cleaver with Kansas City Area Relator Leaders Derek Ramsey, Dan O’Neill, Congressman Cleaver, Zack Brown.

Congressman Cleaver with Kansas City Area Realtor Leaders Derek Ramsey, Dan O’Neill, Congressman Cleaver, Zack Brown. 

The Working People Who Make Our Country Strong

September 3rd, 2018

Happy Labor Day! I hope that you and your family have been able to enjoy the long holiday weekend and a short respite from school and work.

Labor Day was first celebrated 136 years ago today. At the time, many Americans worked up to twelve hours a day, six days a week, in conditions that would be unacceptable in modern times.

Thanks to the strength of the labor movement, we have made great progress over the last century. Last month, Missouri voters overwhelmingly rejected anti-union “right to work” legislation, showing that our state stands firmly behind working people.

Still, there is much more to be done. When Congress comes back into session tomorrow, I’ll be focused on a legislative agenda that puts working families front and center.

It’s my firm belief that our government has an obligation to help each and every person in our country achieve the American dream. If you work hard and contribute to your community, you should not have to worry about putting food on the table, paying for your child’s education, or saving for retirement. 

I’m running for reelection because I know that there’s so much progress we can make to help American families achieve their dreams. I hope you’ll take a moment to honor working people today, and follow along on Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date on my legislative efforts.

Thank you,

Emanuel Cleaver

Missouri Cattlemen Endorse Cleaver

July 25th, 2018

The Missouri Cattlemens Association announced its endorsement of Congressman Cleaver:

“Your actions speak louder than words. Through your actions, you have demonstrated a sincere appreciation for Missouri farm and ranch families and we believe you will work to defend and advance agriculture — the number one industry in the state. You value and understand the importance of what our members do each and every day. Again, this association is honored to return your staunch support of us in the form of an endorsement of your candidacy.”

Brett Kavanaugh announced as the new Supreme Court nominee

July 10th, 2018

The President just announced Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee and frankly, I’m worried.

After Justice Gorsuch’s confirmation, we saw a string of discriminatory decisions — from upholding the travel ban to attacks on voting rights.

With Brett Kavanaugh on the country’s highest court, things could get even worse. Read the rest of this entry »