Who We Are
Sunflower Community Action is a Kansas-wide, non-profit, grassroots organization. We’re brown and black and white. We’re young and old, and have low to moderate incomes. We’re recent immigrants and families who have lived in Kansas for generations. Because we love Kansas and our communities, we bring a variety of issues that concern us. Together we take action for racial and economic equity.
Sunflower Community Action gets results! In just the past twelve months we have:
- Created KanVote, a statewide coalition of 30 organizations to encourage civic participation and fight voter suppression;
- Worked with Kansas allies to defeat Arizona copy-cat anti-immigration bills and a bill that would have rolled back in-state tuition rates for immigrant high school graduates;
- Won a new anonymous system to report in-school bullying;
- Recovered more than $80,000 in stolen wages for 89 Latino workers.
Join us as we work for fair lending, justice for immigrants, civic engagement, worker justice, better public education, and more livable neighborhoods. Because of our action, Kansas will become an even better place to live!
We believe in these core principles that inform all our issue work:
Every person counts.
Together ordinary people can overcome financial oppression and racial discrimination if our action is strategic and persistent.
Everyone should have human rights, including food, shelter, medical care, education, and a job.
Families should be respected and supported.
Power should serve the people it affects. All people are entitled to participate fully in civic life.
The common good is more important than privilege for a few.
The earth should be kept livable for future generations.
Struggling for justice together includes joyful celebration.
Our mission is to unite and empower people to achieve justice and equality for all, changing lives by developing grassroots leaders who identify problems and seek lasting solutions. Sunflower members build power by taking action and holding decision-makers accountable.