Thumbs up to a settlement that awards $4.7 million to 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 Nixon for 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 Court for 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 clinic after 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 Google for 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 House for 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.
Members of Women's Voices participated in community fairs August 6, August 13 and August 14 and gave away 170 gun locks. Read more
Residents and local officials continued to urge the EPA for full removal of radioactive waste at the West Lake Landfill Superfund site in Bridgeton at an August 15 meeting. Read more
Concealed carry instructor opposes SB656. A vote on this dangerous bill could come in the Sept 14 veto session. Read more
Limiting access to guns reduces suicides. Read more.
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
Speaker: Jeff Smith, Executive Vice-President, Concordance Academy, Former Missouri State Senator
August 26, 8:00 a.m. - noon
Trinity Presbyterian Church
There will be several speakers, interactive role play, and remarks by Senator Jill Schupp.
Saturday, September 3, 2016
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Central Library - St. Louis Public Library
We will be reenacting the 1916 suffragists parade with gold sashes and historic displays of women’s suffrage participants and activities. read more
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Greening Your Community - Saving the Planet One Garden At A Time
The Ethical Society - 6:45-9:00 pm
learn more on our Community Programs page