Take Action

Rally Wed. at Blunt Office

Sponsored by Planned Parenthood

March 29, Noon-1 pm

7700 Bonhomme, Clayton

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Stand Up For Higher Wages and Local Control

Click here to support raise increase passed by St. Louis voters

Call Congresswoman Ann Wagner Today

Rep Wagner wants to fire the head of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau.
call her today and tell her NO - The Bureau has secured $11 billion in restitution for defrauded Americans and taken action against payday lenders  202-225-1621

Reproductive Justice Events in Jeff City

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April 6 - Child Advocacy Day - Jefferson City

Buses will leave at 6:30 AM and return at 5:00 PM from sites around the St. Louis metro area.  Click here to register

April 8 - Solidarity Walk & Mass With Our Immigrant & Refugee Brothers & Sisters

Noon—Assemble at the SLU Clock Tower  see flyer here

April 12 - Missouri Sierra Club Action Day - Jefferson City

Learn more and register here 

Click here to urge the US House to reject a bill which would terminate the EPA.

Your Guide to "Resist" Movement Groups

New groups are inspiring activism.  Click here

The Latest

Medicaid Cuts Likely Under Block Grant Proposal

The Affordable Care Act will remain in place.  But changes in how Medicaid is funded that are being considered by MO legislators has providers and patients worried.   Read more

Health Care Bill Vote Withdrawn

House Republicans have scrapped a vote on their health care replacement plan Read more

Vigil for 12 Year Old Gun Victim

Several members of Women's Voices attended the vigil for Damien Holmes who was shot to death while playing with an unlocked gun.  Read article here

Confusion on Photo ID Requirements 

The new law becomes effective June 1, but how it will be implemented remains unclear.  Click here.

Alternatives to Payday Lenders

Red Dough provides affordable loans to avoid astronomical interest rates.  Click here.

Are We Losing Access to Public Data?

Historians, librarians, journalists, climate scientists, internet activists, gun violence researchers and others are so concerned that they have thrown themselves into “data rescue” sessions nationwide,  Read here.

Doctors Call for Action on Gun Violence

Read more here

MO House Votes to Block Minimum Wage Hike 

The MO House passed a bill on March 9 blocking the minimum wage hike in St. Louis and other municipalities.  Read more

 

 

 

 

 

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Up Next

When Fear Rules, We Lose:  How a Gun-obsessed Culture Changes Our Lives

April 13, 2017  7 p.m.

We will learn about what happens to individuals, families and communities where fear is a constant companion.  We’ll also explore the role of the media in generating this fear, and learn how we can be more critical consumers of both traditional news sources and social media.

  read more here

13th:  Film Screening 

Sun, April 9  4-6:30 pm

Washington University, Danforth Campus

"From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment"  The criminalization of African-Americans and the US  prison boom.  Read more

Racial Justice Book Club

April 13, 2017   5:30 pm

We will discuss The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.  Discussion prior to the monthly program.   Read more

 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

Fair Housing Conference - Poverty and Fair Housing in St. Louis

April 6        8:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm    Brown School Washington University

Keynote speaker:  Dr. Matthew Desmond, author of best selling book Evicted

for more information and to register, click here