Take Action

Insurance Subsidies Cuts Will Leave Millions Uninsured

Tell your senators and representative to permanently fund cost-sharing subsidies.  Click here

Actions to End Gun Violence  

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Reauthorize Children's Health Insurance

90,000 Missouri children receive health care through CHIP which expired Sept. 30.  Contact your senators and representative today to renew this vital program.  Click here

Resist Discrimination

Attorney General Jeff Sessions  has instructed U.S. agencies to give greater weight to religious-liberty claims for exemption from federal laws and regulations. The guidelines risk leaving LGBT Americans more vulnerable to discrimination.  Click here to urge your legislators to pass the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA)

Assault Weapons Ban Bill

HR 4269, an Assault Weapons Ban amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD).  Urge Rep Wagner to sign on as a co-sponsor  202-225-1621.  Click here 

 

Urge MO Senators to Pass Immigration Law

The repeal of DACA will mean the loss of legal protection for 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Click here to tell Missouri's senators to pass meaningful immigration legislation that would allow young people to earn lawful permanent residence status and eventually become American citizens.

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.

Acting on Our Mission

October Program

The Women's Voices monthly program Voting Rights: Why We're Headed in the Wrong Direction featured speakers from The Advancement Project, the MO Elections Division and information on the CLEAN Missouri petition initiative. Read more here. 

Regional Leaders: Rise to the Challenge

Women's Voices joined Forward Through Ferguson and 38 co-signing community partners call on those in the law enforcement community, the business community, and political and civic leadership to take a stand with us to advance needed reforms on behalf of the citizens of St. Louis, and on behalf of the Black and Brown people who continue to be endangered by systemic racism.  Read more.

Statement on Stockley Verdict

We believe that the verdict finding ex-police officer Jason Stockley not guilty of murder is another troubling sign of injustice and racial divide in our community.  Click here for entire statement.

Medicare for All & Big Pharma

What's next for our health care system?  Can "Medicare for All" work?  Why are drug prices so high and what can we do about it?  These questions and more were answered by Dr. Ed Weisbart at our September program.  Click here to learn more.

Racial Justice Book Club

We're reading March  by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.  Click here

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

285 Gun Locks Given Away in August.  

read here about the 8 events attended during the month.

New Position Papers Coming! 

The Women's Voices Advocacy Committee is working to update our current position papers on several social justice issues.  The proposed positions will be presented for a vote by Women's Voices members prior to being adopted and posted on the website.  If you're interested in joining the Advocacy Committee e-mail advocacy@womensvoicesraised.org.

 

Up Next

Political Action Postcard Party!

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at The Heights
Click here to learn more.

A Shameful Connection: Zip Code & Infant Mortality

Thursday, November 9, 2017
6:30 to socialize; 7:00 program
The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, 63117.

Read more here.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

The Impact of Gun Violence on Families and Communities

Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis Conference
Wed. Oct 25, 2017 4:30-7:00 PM
Institute for Public Health (600 S. Taylor Ave, 2nd Floor, 63110)

The Gun Violence Initiative and the University Libraries invites guests to engage in critical conversations about how gun violence, suicides, and homicides affect our community. Register or read more here.

Join Forward through Ferguson for a Canvass Day 

Sat. Oct 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Teams headed by The Promise Zone and Forward through Ferguson will head out into the zone to complete information distribution, register voters, and collect valuable feedback on policy priorities and community engagement best practices within the Zone. Register or read more here.

Taking on Racism: Foundational Concepts Workshop

Sat., Nov 4, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
New Hope Presbyterian Church (1580 Kisker Rd, St. Charles, MO 63304)

Free, but registration is required. Read more here.

Jackson: The Place with One Clinic - Free Screening

Sun., Nov 5, 3:00-6:00 PM
The Stage at KDHX (3524 Washington Ave., 63130)
Register and read more here.

From Pipeline to Pathways Community Assembly

Thurs., Nov 9, 6:30-8:00 PM
Harris Stowe State University, Givens Auditorium (3026 Laclede Ave., 63103)

Celebrate the reform efforts of community leaders striving to end the criminalization of black youth through school, police, and juvenile court reforms. Register and read more here.

An American Sickness - Author visit with Elizabeth Rosenthal

Thurs., Nov 16, 7:00-9:00 PM
St. Louis County Public Library, Givens Auditorium (1640 S. Lindbergh, 63131)

This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate the maze that is American healthcare and also to demand far-reaching reform. Read more here.