Thumbs up to a settlement that awards $4.7 millionto an estimated 2,000 mainly poor and minority people who had been sentenced to serve jail time for unpaid court debts.
Thumbs up to Gov. Jay Nixonfor vetoing a bill that would have allowed Missouri doctors to charge their low-income patients late fees for missed appointments.
Thumbs up to the U. S. Supreme Courtfor ruling that guns can be taken from abusers. The Court voted 6-2 to uphold a federal law that denies guns to those who commit violence against family members.
Thumbs up for a ruling by US District Judge Nannete Laughrey in favor of a Columbia, MO Planned Parenthood clinicafter the state tried to revoke its abortion license. The ruling on May 11 stated that the Department of Health and Senior Services likely bowed to political pressure and unfairly revoked the clinic’s license.
Thumbs up to Googlefor banning payday loan ads, saying they are "deceptive or harmful financial products" because they "can result in unaffordable payment and high default rates for users."
Thumbs down to the MO Legislature which over-rode the Governor's veto on capping school funding.
Thumbs down to the MO Housefor passing "personhood amendment" bill that would recognize a right to life of “unborn children at every stage of development.” The bill needs a second House vote before moving to the Senate.
Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Voter ID Law
Thoughts and prayers are not enough. Click here to let Congress know it's time for real gun control.
New Rules on Payday Lending
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has proposed a new rule to curb the excesses of payday and car title loans. Though it has the potential to help those trapped in high interest loans by requiring lenders to establish the ability of the borrower to repay the loan, there are loopholes that must be closed. Click here
MO Ranks Second: Toddlers Shooting Themselves or Others
Learn about the toll of accidental shootings Read more. Our Lock it for Love project gave 41 free gun locks at the O'Fallon Recreation Center health fair, May 14 Read about it - click here
REGULAR MONTHLY PROGRAMS RESUME THE 2ND THURSDAY IN SEPTEMBER
Racial Justice Book Club - Black Man in A White Coat Damon Tweedy, MD
Thursday, August 11 - 5pm
University City Library, (Room 2), 6701 Delmar Blvd, University City
August 3, 6:30-8:00 PM - St. Louis County Library
Early Childhood and Mental Health: Knowledge for a Healthy Start
Discussion with Experts on Early Childhood Mental Health Presented by the St. Louis County Community Children's Services Fund and St. Louis Mental Health Boardread more