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Community group aims to education KC voters ahead of election

Posted at 11:29 PM, Nov 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 01:03:47-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There is a lot on the ballot in Missouri during the midterm election Tuesday, and it can be overwhelming and confusing for some potential voters.

That's why a couple of community members, who live near Prospect Avenue, hatched a plan in an attempt to educate their neighbors.

"Some of the leaders are making decisions and not making decisions for everybody," Teresa Perry said. "We need people in office who are going to make decisions for everybody and come be out here with the people."

She hopes to convince her fellow Kansas City, Missouri, voters to take this election seriously.

"Voting is serious, but this one is very serious," Perry said. "This election is going to impact a lot of things, and if people do not and get out to vote, like I said, it can hurt some people. It's already hurting us."

Thurman Davis also helped organize a community forum with Perry at a local library. He said people in the neighborhood are among those who really need to vote.

"This is basically the area that gets less," Davis said. "They get less people to know what is exactly going on. This is the one that that is basically nobody understands whats really going on."

Organizers also hope the forum will inspire the younger generation.

"They need to understand what is on this ballot," Davis said. "Just because this is your first time voting, you need to understand what is on this ballot, what's at stake, everything."

He wants the community to understand that its voice counts in this election.

"Come out and get educated on the issues and get proactive in helping out with the things that are going on," Perry said.