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Mass Rush Hour Action: This is Not Okay

Friday, July 28
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Fountain at Brentwood Blvd. & Eager Rd.

The theme of the event is "This Is Not Okay," and participants are free to highlight whichever outrage(s) they feel deserve attention. Click here for more information.

People's Special Session

Saturday, July 29th
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Corner of Union Blvd. and Delmar Blvd.

This will be a visibility action with speakers who will address the issues that we should be prioritizing in Missouri and St. Louis. Click here for more information.

Tell Senators Blunt & McCaskill: It's Time for Bipartisan Healthcare Plan

It's time for the Senate to work across the aisle, together, to stabilize health insurance markets, make insurance more affordable, and protect Medicaid. Add your voice here.

Sign Petition: Stop Discrimination Against Transgender Troops

Let Senator McCain know you oppose President Trump's ban on transgender people from serving in the military.  McCain is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.  Click here

Reject Commission Aimed at Voter Suppression

A new national task force has been created to justify President Trump’s'Trump’s false claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 elections. Click here to reject this dangerous voter suppression.

Tell Congress: Pass Extreme Risk Protection Order Legislation!

Extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs) allow law enforcement to temporarily keep guns out of the hands of those who have shown warning signs of gun violence.  Click here for petition

Urge Congress to Support the EPA

Click here to urge the US House to reject a bill which would terminate the EPA.

The Latest

Obamacare Replacement Fails

The U.S. Senate voted down an Affordable Care Act replacement bill.  Read more

MO Senate Tightens Abortion Restrictions - Sends Bill To Gov. Greitens

Planned Parenthood Advocates denounce new bill which adds medically unnecessary restrictions on safe, legal abortion.   Read their statement here 

Read about the bill here

MO Becomes Last State to Create Drug-Monitoring Plan

Gov. Eric Greitens has signed an executive order making Missouri the final state to establish a drug monitoring program.   read more here

Questions remain about the drug-monitoring program.  Gov. Greiten's plan differs from plans in other states because it would not allow doctors or pharmacists to access the data.  See Post article here

Greitens Takes Harmful Actions on Several Issues 

Gov. Greitens: vetoed a bill that would have extended community-based services to the disabled and elderly; signed a bill making it more difficult to sue employers; and let a minimum wage bill go into effect which  prevents Missouri cities from setting minimum wages above the state's wage level.  Read more here

In-home Health Care Recipients May Sue; Call for Override

Without the services, advocates say, some of those who lost services could be forced into nursing homes or need to visit an emergency room. The vetoed money is also likely to be the focus of a lawsuit.  There is the hope that Missouri lawmakers override Greitens’ veto of HCB 3 in September.  Read more

Gov. Signs Budget; Cuts $251 Million in Spending

K-12 and higher education spending was cut in Gov. Greitens' budget.  Read more.

 

Up Next

Racial Justice Book Club

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM

University City Library, 6701 Delmar, University City MO 63130

Join us for a discussion of Power Concedes Nothing by Connie Rice

click here to learn more

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

Panel Discussion on Reaching Minority Voters

6:30 pm, Tuesday, August 17, 2017
St. Louis County Library, Thornill Branch (12863 Willowyck Dr. 63146)

Panel will discuss how to spot and address minority issues and access minority voters.

Click here for the flyer

This event is hosted by the National Women's Political Caucus of Metro St. Louis

The Corrupting Power of Money in Policymaking: And What We Can Do About It

Friday, August 18, 2017  
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Highlands Golf Course Inside Forest Park (5163 Clayton Avenue)

Buffet lunch available for $12

Please RSVP to christine@empowermissouri.org

This event is hosted by the St. Louis Chapter of Empower Missouri