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GRO-Grass Roots Organizing is a community-based nonprofit celebrating its 13th anniversary this fall. We incorporated Friday, the 13th of October, 2000, and are headquartered in Mexico, a small town in rural Missouri.
Our mission: to create a grassroots voice to win economic justice and human rights for all Missourians.
Our consumer-driven, grassroots group with dues-paying members and additional allies organized to give tools and leadership opportunities for our families challenged by oppressive conditions to:
Reform the way the status quo and powers-that-be conduct business;
Establish a powerful civic force and community values agenda around Health Care, Worker's Rights, Utilities, Housing Reforms, and more that impact decisions at the local, state and national levels;
Amplify voices, engage disenfranchised and new voters, and organize a collective presence within our communities; and
LetREAL poverty experts, those directly impacted by social-economic policies, laws, unfair practices who live in poverty, take their rightful place at the table to offer REAL solutions.
GRO-Grass Roots Organizing is membership-driven. GRO Leaders identify and work on issues that affect them as well as determine the direction and focus of our work. We have clearly defined outcomes for our efforts.