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Posted on 11.18.12
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This Letter to the Editor appeared in the Kansas City Star this weekend:

We had much to celebrate in St. Louis. History was made with the passage of Proposition A, the local control initiative. This was a victory for the entire state, and we owe much thanks to our coalition partners in Kansas City.

Thanks to Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders for his early endorsement and his political counsel. Thanks to Mayor Sylvester James, who reached out to support for Proposition A and encourage an ongoing dialogue between our cities.

Thanks also to Freedom Inc., La Raza, the Kansas City Latino Civic Engagement Collaborative, the Clay County Democratic Central Committee, the Clay County Republican Central Committee, Four Freedoms, Kansas City Pride, the Committee for County Progress, the Platte County Democratic Central Committee and the Westport Landing Democratic Club. We also enjoyed support from dozens of individual elected officials from the Kansas City area.

Each of these individuals and groups played an invaluable role in passing Proposition A and getting rid of that Civil War-era law. It was an honor to have their support. Our broad, bipartisan coalition illustrated a clear fact: We can accomplish much for Missouri when we work together.

Mayor Francis Slay