Movie Night: FERGUSON: A Report from Occupied Territory

October 12th, 2016

You are Invited to Join Friends of
“Cleaver for Congress”
For a Reflective Evening
Movie and Discussion

FERGUSON: A Report from Occupied Territory

Published on Mar 30, 2015

More than six months after Michael Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson, the youth-led protests in Ferguson continue to fuel a national movement against police brutality. This problem, however, is not unique to Ferguson. In the Fusion documentary Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory, the residents of St. Louis County to tell what it’s like to be racially profiled and under siege.

Reporter/Narrator: Tim Pool
Director/Producer: Orlando de Guzman

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
7:30 pm – Refreshments
8:00 pm – Movie/Discussion
Cleaver Campaign Headquarters
3100 Gillham Plaza, KCMO
(31st & Gillham Road)

Host: James Nunnelly
Retired Program Administrator Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office/COMBAT

Jim Nunnelly has more than 30 years of commitment to building healthy communities. He seeks to enhance youth services through building the necessary infrastructure to support pro-youth public health strategies, programming and initiatives.

Please RSVP by calling 816-561-2575 or email

Second Democratic Debate

October 10th, 2016

After last night’s debate, it was an honor to speak on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

Yard Signs Available, Phone Volunteers Needed

October 6th, 2016

Come to our office (3100 Gillham Plaza, KCMO) and pick up your yard signs on Monday-Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm, on Saturday, from 10 am to 3 pm, or on Sunday, from Noon to 5 pm.

We also need volunteers to phone bank for the campaign. If you have a couple hours to spare, we can put you to work. Please come to our campaign office during daytime hours, in the evenings or on weekends. We are specifically looking for volunteers on Saturdays from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Call 816-561-2575 to sign up to phone bank or for any questions, or email

Congressman Cleaver on the Issues

September 29th, 2016

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II discusses the issues facing the United States and Missouri’s 5th Congressional District, focusing on the progress that has been made and the progress yet to come.

Cleaver Helps Open Clinton Kansas City Office

September 25th, 2016

Cleaver speaks to Democrats at Clinton Office opening

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II spoke to Democrats welcoming the opening of the Hillary Clinton for President campaign office in Kansas City. ”This is not a state that is considered a red state, I think we’re far more purple than the experts would like to admit,” Cleaver told the crowd.

Video: Cleaver Campaign Open House

September 14th, 2016
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II and supporters at his campaign Open House on Saturday, September 10.

Congressman Meets with Leaders of Insurance and Financial Advisors

September 7th, 2016
Congressman Cleaver with Elaine Frye and Don Dickey of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

Congressman Cleaver with Elaine Frye and Don Dickey of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

Join Us for An Open House on September 10

August 31st, 2016

The “Full Cleaver” – Reviews of Cleaver’s Speech to the DNC

July 29th, 2016

Congressman Cleaver delivered a powerful speech to the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. His address had the delegates on their feet and cheering, and he told them that nominee Hillary Clinton “won’t stay throwed.” Here is some of the coverage of Cleaver’s speech.

Watch the Speech:

The Reviews:

Slate: We Hereby Nominate Emanuel Cleaver’s “She Won’t Stay Throwed” as HRC’s New Slogan
“Cleaver compared Clinton with President Andrew Jackson and baby Jesus, and in the process came up with what I feel should be immediately made Clinton’s new campaign slogan. … If Clinton receives a 10-point polling bump in the next few days, I will attribute it entirely to Cleaver.”

Esquire: This DNC Speaker Just Went ‘Full Cleaver’ and Compared Hillary Clinton to the Baby Jesus
“Now this is how you speechify at the Democratic National Convention. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, a United Methodist pastor and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, just wiped the floor with just about every other speaker this week. … Apparently, Cleaver’s legendary blastoffs are known as going ‘full Cleaver.’ Maybe he should have gotten a primetime slot.”

Kansas City Star: ‘Full Cleaver’ again on display for Democrats
“U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver did not disappoint Thursday when delivering a short speech to delegates at the Democratic National Convention. … It’s known as the Full Cleaver. The speech fell a bit short of Cleaver’s legendary 2012 performance, when he marched and stomped on the podium and thousands joined him. But it was close.”

Washington Post: Winners and losers from the final night of the Democratic convention
“The Missouri congressman is a former pastor — and man, did it show. Seeking to shine a light on Clinton’s resilience, he repeatedly insisted that she Clinton simply couldn’t be kept down. … You really need to watch it to appreciate the full effect.”

Watch Cleaver’s Speech at the Democratic National Convention

July 28th, 2016

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II brought down the house with his speech Thursday to the Democratic National Convention. Cleaver to Republicans, “If you’re party is no longer becoming to you, then you should be coming to us.”

Watch the Full Video Here