Take Action

Say NO to Graham-Cassidy bill

Contact MO Senators to urge a NO vote on the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Graham-Cassidy bill would eliminate coverage for millions, make massive cuts to Medicaid, eliminate financial help for lower- and middle-income families and gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Make your voice heard!

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.

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.

Acting on Our Mission

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.  Women’s Voices will continue to stand with those who have been unfairly treated by the justice system.  We recognize and support the rights of people to voice their frustration and anger and urge law enforcement officials to respect this fundamental right.  We have seen too much violence in recent years and hope that the demonstrations do not result in injury to people or damage to property.

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 Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Joy De Gruy-Leary.  Click here

Women's Voices September Newsletter

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

The Right to Vote: Why We're Headed in the Wrong Direction

Thursday, October 12, 2017

6:30 to socialize; 7:00 program

The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, 63117.

Requiring identification photos, limiting polling places, gerrymandering —these and other activities threaten the right of all citizens to vote. Learn how Missouri’s Voter Photo ID law and the Pence-Kobach commission may disenfranchise many people, especially people of color, the elderly and low-income populations.

Read more here.

Racial Justice Book Club

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 5:30 PM

The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Join us for a discussion of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Joy De Gruy

click here to learn more

#1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 a the MO History Museum in Forest Park.

Did you know that St. Louis played a crucial role in advancing racial justice during the civil rights movement? To learn about the events that have had lasting and significant impact, join us for a special guided tour.

Click here to learn more.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

Update on DACA

Friday, September 29, 2017 8:00– 9:15 am at the International Institute (3401 Arsenal St.)

The International Institute's Bagels and Coffee series will provide an update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  Hear from local experts including Jim Hacking, noted immigration attorney. Free and open to the public. Registration required to info@iistl.org.

Empower Missouri Annual Conference

116th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Persisting & Organizing to Win!: Putting the POW in EMPOWER!
October 5-6, St Louis, MO

Empower Missouri is dedicating the 2017 Annual Conference to the role of labor organizing. With continued attacks to reduce the reach and influence of the labor community, now is the time to focus on building strong alliances across the broad social justice spectrum.