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Contact Your Senator Today: Medicaid Bill Heading for Vote

SB 28 is heading for a vote in the MO Senate.  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

Where's Roy Blunt Demonstration

February 21, Noon

Bonhomme & Hanley, Clayton

Click here to RSVP and for info

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

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

Women's March St. Louis

click here to read about Women's Voices participation in the march, rally and action fair.

14 Anti-Abortion Laws Pre-filed in MO

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 

Educating For Change

Women's Voices participated in the Educating for Change Conference Feb 4.   Click here 










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?

Speaker:  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



Repro Lobby Day

February 21, 10 am-3pm

Jefferson City

Click here to RSVP and for info


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


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


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

see calendar for more details