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Senate Committee just voted 4-2 to advance dangerous SB28

Contact Your Senator now!  see below

Impact of this bill:

  • deep cuts to Missouri's federal funding for Medicaid, care for kids, pregnant women, people with disabilities, and older adults
  • financial risk to the state of Missouri
  • full control over Medicaid program to a small committee, with little accountability to Missouri voters
  • Click here to contact your Senator now

Your Guide to "Resist" Movement Groups

New groups are inspiring activism.  Click here

Help Families Near Landfill

Support Senate Bill 22, which would provide a buyout for families living closest to the smoldering and radioactive West Lake Landfill Superfund site in St. Louis County.  Click here.

Keep Schools Gun Free 

Sign this petition against a Presidential executive order that would eliminate gun-free schools 

Actions Begin to Gut Affordable Care Act   

Click here to let Missouri senators and representatives know you oppose repeal of the ACA

Tell Congress: Block Federal Abortion Ban

HR 490 that would make abortion illegal when a fetal heartbeat is detected is moving through Congress.  Click here to sign petition opposing this bill

 

The Latest

Muslim-Jewish Council Statement on Bomb Threats

"We call on the Federal Bureau of Investigation and state and local law enforcement to aggressively pursue investigations of these crimes and provide the public with updates on the status of their investigations."   Read more. 

Episcopal Diocese Seeks Support  for "Lock It For Love" 

Rev. Marc Smith, deputy for gun violence prevention for the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri,  calls on congregations to support Lock It for Love    read more here

Names of the Dead Matter

Commentary by Barbara Finch in The St. Louis American, February 15

read here      click here to see our list of gun violence victims in  St. Louis City and St. Louis County in 2016

Court Ruling Allows Florida Doctors to Discuss Gun Safety with Patients

This important ruling overturns a 2011 law that pitted medical providers against the state’s powerful gun lobby.   Read here

MO Hospitals Worry about ACA Repeal & Replace

“We think that the Affordable Care Act needs to be repaired, but not entirely replaced" said a Missouri hospital president.  Read more.

Addition to Non-Discrimination Law

The St. Louis City Board of Alderman passed on February 10 Board Bill 203, which protects residents from discrimination based on pregnancy and reproductive health decisions.  The bill was endorsed by NARAL Missouri.

MO Consumer Protection Law Endangered

One of the most effective and all-encompassing consumer protection laws is about to be gutted in Missouri.  Read more.

Elderly, Disabled Affected by MO Budget Cuts

Gov Greitens' $27.6 billion budget plan offers a slight funding increase for public schools, but could cut up to 21,000 elderly and disabled residents out of nursing home and home care programs.  Read more

Cuts to Bus Funds Hurts Students

Gov. Eric Greitens' plan to slash an already depleted public school bus fund will wind up taking money from classrooms he promised to leave alone, school administrators across the state say.  Read more.

Right to Work Becomes Law

Gov. Greitens signed Missouri's right to work law on February 6.  Unions have filed a referendum to overturn it.  Read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Up Next

Community Responses to the Payday Loan Crisis

March 9, 2017  7 p.m.

What is being done to counter-act the harmful practices of the payday loan industry?

Speakers:  Robert L. Swearingen a Staff Attorney with Legal Servies of Eastern Missiouri (LSEM) who specializes in Consumer law including auto fraud, predatory lending; Paul Woodruff  the Executive Director of Prosperity Connection and Vice President of Community Development for St. Louis Community Credit Union (SLCCU).  read more here

Racial Justice Book Club

The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. Read more

 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

Break the Pipeline Leadership Development

February 25, 8:30 a.m. to noon - Trinity Episcopal Church 600 North Euclid Ave.    St. Louis    63108

To learn more and to register go to our calendar

Embracing Diversity & Inclusion

March 1-2, Webster University

Free and open to the public.  For information and registration click here

Pediatric Firearm Injury & Safety Symposium: Keeping Our Kids Safe

March 7, 2-6 pm

Eric P Newman Education Center, Washington University

Free & open to the public. Click for info. Register by March 3

 

SOS Discovering Our Community - Ready by 21

March 9, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Hillman Hall on Forsyth - Washington University Danforth Campus

Speakers:

Katie Kaufmann, Executive Director, Ready By 21; Jason Q. Purnell, PhD. Brown School of Social Work

see calendar for more details