Take Action

Call Senator Blunt: Keep Our Children Safe

The Senate is scheduled to vote on a dangerous "Concealed Carry Reciprocity" bill, that will put our communities at even more risk for gun violence.  On February 14 at least 17 students and adults were massacred at a Florida High School.  Call Senator Blunt's office today.  Tell him his actions speak louder than words of sympathy after a mass killing

See the "60 Minutes" story. "Concealed Carry Reciprocity" would force states to abide by the weakest gun laws in the nation.  Tell Senators Blunt and McCaskill to vote no.

Protect Patients; Support Buffer Zone Bill

St. Louis City residents:  Contact your alderperson about supporting this bill to protect patients, staff and protesters at health care facilities providing abortion care.

Senate Debating Immigration Reform 

Let your Senators know that you support a path to citizenship for Dreamers, but not at the cost of their families and our communities.

Sign "18  in 18" Petition

Missouri is one of only five states where all 17-year-olds are charged as adults for any type of crime.  The Missouri Senate is expected to vote soon on SB793 that would raise the age to 18.  Sign the petition to support this.

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Day

Tues., Feb 27, 2018 ~ Join fellow advocates talking with lawmakers in Jefferson City about Missourians’ sexual and reproductive health and rights! RSVP to attend.

Keep "Temporary Protected Status"  

Call on Congress to find a permanent bipartisan solution to protecting the 320,000 immigrants with TPS.  Sign the petition.

Tax Law Likely to Lead to Federal Funding Cuts

Federal lawmakers are calling for cuts to health care, nutrition assistance and disability insurance.  Speak up against federal funding cuts.

Background Check Expansion Act 

Sign on as a citizen co-sponsor to require a background check for the sale or transfer of all firearms by private sellers, including gun show and internet sales.

Actions to End Gun Violence  

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Acting on Our Mission

Read our February Newsletter to see what we're up to!

Come to Memphis With Us!  

April 17-18: A guided tour of historic civil rights sites on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Details here. Sign up soon--space is limited.

February-Act! Do Something! 

There are many ways you can support the African-American community and raise your awareness of racial justice issues.   See our suggestions.

2018 St. Louis Women's March 

Women's Voices was proud to be one of 36 organizations co-sponsoring the St. Louis Women's March on January 20. See our photos from the event. 

In Memory: Frankie Muse Freeman

We remember civil rights activist and lawyer Frankie Muse Freeman who passed away January 12, 2018.

New: Position Papers on Voting  

Read our new position papers on Voting Rights and on Missouri's Non-Partisan Court Plan.

Gun Buyback: Good Idea? 

See Channel 5 interview December 20 - KSDK Channel 5 interview

What We Learned about Racial Justice 

Read our commentary here and our new racial justice position paper.

 

Up Next

Whose Streets?

Fri., Feb 23, 2018 7:00 pm at Eliot Unitarian Chapel (100 S. Taylor, 63122)

Award-winning documentary film that explores the 2014 unrest in Ferguson after the death of Michael Brown. Read more or RSVP (Event is FREE, but registration is required).

Opioid Crisis: One Nation Overdosed

Learn why the numbers of opioid related deaths in MO continue to grow...and how this tragedy is being addressed in our community.
Thurs., Mar 8, 7:00 pm at The Heights (8001 Dale Ave., 63117)

Read more or RSVP

Political Action Postcard Party

Thurs., Mar 8, 5:30 pm at The Heights (8001 Dale Ave., 63117).
Read more or RSVP

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

A Matter of Faith - Annual Interfaith Event

Panel discussion exploring the differences between culture and religion
Thurs., Feb 22, 2018, 6:00 pm, Ethical Society (9001 Clayton Rd., 63117)
Register or read more here.

What You Need to Know About Title IX!

Title IX - Learn what it is and how it is monitored and implemented on the UMSL campus.
Thurs., Feb 22, 2018, 7:00 pm, Webster Groves Public Library (301 Lockwood., 63119)

Frankie Freeman Inspirational Lecture

Lecture will feature Jude Jimmie Edwards, newly appointed Public Safety Director for St. Louis city.
Fri., Feb 23, 2018, 7:00 pm, Headquarters St. Louis County Public Library (1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63131)

tand Up!: How to Get Involved, Speak Out, and Win in a World on Fire

Gordon Whitman, author of Stand Up! in conversation with  Rev. Dr. Cassandra Gould.
Mon., Feb 26, 2018, 7:00 pm, Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid, 63108)

Elevating the Conversation

Diversity and Inclusion Conference
Weds., Feb 28 & Thurs., March 1, Webster University Luhr Building)
Conference is free to attend. Read more and register here.