Thumbs up to Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri for increasing their minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Thumbs up to the U.S.Justice Department and the St. Louis County Family Court for entering into a comprehensive agreement to resolve the department’s findings of serious and systemic violations of juvenile due process and equal protection rights.
Thumbs up to the Portland, OR, City Council for imposing a surtax on companies whose chief executives earn more than 100 times the median pay of their rank-and-file workers. This is expected to generate $2.5-3.5 million annually for the city’s general fund, which pays for housing, police and firefighter salaries.
Thumbs up to the courageous Native Americans for standing firm against the Dakota pipeline and to the thousands of Americans who supported them. The permit for the pipeline has been denied. The pipeline that would have endangered the land and water adjacent to the Native Americans' land.
Click here to read about budget woes.
MO lawmakers agree legislation will pass this session. Read more
Some Missouri Republican lawmakers are pressing for a health care overhaul that could convert the state's Medicaid program into a block grant from the federal government. Read more.
Proposals include a personhood bill, religious liberty protections for crisis pregnancy centers, measures blocking fetal tissue research, and a bill regarding fetal burial. Click here
Lawmakers are discussing plans for keeping firearms out of the hands of people convicted of domestic violence. A law effective Jan. 1 allows Missourians to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Read more
The lawsuit asks a federal judge to block abortion regulations so four additional clinics can offer the procedure. Click here
click here to see our list of gun violence victims in St. Louis City and St. Louis County in 2016
Read here Riverfront Times article
Click here to read how MO is first in nation to remove voting protections from Constitution.
January 21 9a.m. - 1:00pm
Women's March - St. Louis Read more here
Februrary 9, 2017 7 p.m.
Speaker: Jerome E. Morris, Ph.D, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Urban Education and Research Fellow with Public Policy Research Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Morris is leading a study “The St. Louis Desegregation Plan: Gains, Losses and Community Recommendations for Future Success.” read more here
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson To learn more go to our Racial Justice page. Discussion 5:30 pm February 9, The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave.
January 18 9-10:30 am
Vision for Children at Risk
2433 North Grand
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January 19, 10:30 a.m.- noon
4483 Duncan Ave, St Louis, MO 63110, Medical Campus
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College will screen “Newtown” at the College’s Duncan campus site.
“Newtown” chronicles the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history: a shooting that took the lives of 20 elementary school children and 6 educators in Newtown, CT on Dec. 14, 2012. Read more
January 20, noon-1:30 pm
Highlands Golf Course, 5163 Clayton Ave, Forest Park
Sponsored by Empower Missouri. For cost & RSVP contact email@example.com
January 25, 10 am-3 pm, Jefferson City
Sponsored by Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri
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