Congressman Cleaver Speaks on Memorial Day

May 28th, 2018

Congressman Cleaver addressed the crowds gathered for the Memorial Day event at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City. Read the rest of this entry »

Cleaver BBQ – Special Guest Congressman G.K. Butterfield

May 26th, 2018

Congressman G. K. ButterfieldCongressman Cleaver is pleased to announce that Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-1) as the special guest for the 14th Annual Cleaver Family BBQ. Congressman G. K. Butterfield is a lifelong resident of Wilson, N.C., and has served the people of the First Congressional District of North Carolina since 2004.

Learn more about Congressman Butterfield

Cleaver BBQ – Host Committee

May 22nd, 2018

A huge thank you to the host committee for this year’s 14th Annual Cleaver Family BBQ!

Be Sure to Join Us on June 2nd!

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

Screenshot: Cleaver on MSNBC

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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