Tell your MO legislators to oppose any attempts to change our new redistricting process. Contact them here.
Red Flag laws save lives by empowering family members and law enforcement officers to petition a court to temporarily restrict a person's access to guns when they show these warning signs. Tell your senators your want a red flag law here.
Tues., March 26
Join reproductive health advocates from across the state to lobby for sexual and reproductive health care for all Missourians! Read more here.
Tues., April 2
Join Deaconess Foundation in Jefferson Cityto advocate for Missouri's children. Rally, attend advocacy workshops and meet with key legislators to discuss policy priorities.
Register here by March 22!
Tues., April 2
Join your neighbors and fellow health care advocates for a Lobby Days in Jefferson City with Missouri Health Care for All. Read more here.
Thurs., April 11
Tell your MO legislators to support HCR12 (House) or SCR7 (Senate), which “ratifies the equal rights amendment to the United States Constitution.” Read more and take action here. View flyer here.
Tues., April 16
View event flyer/RSVP here.
The Missouri House passed the most extreme abortion ban in the country (HB 126). The bill is jam-packed with dangerous restrictions on safe, legal abortion and includes 5, yes FIVE, abortion bans. Now is the time to raise your voice and tell politicians: Stop the bans!
The MO General Assembly is trying to undo the will of the people, by setting lower wages for young workers, and freezing the minimum wage for tipped workers at their current rate. Say 'no' to discriminatory sub-minimum wages.
Voice your comments about the proposed rule designed to block people from getting accurate information about their health care, and prevent doctors from giving patients the vital reproductive health care they need. Submit comments to HHS here.
Ask your members of Congress to show their support for pay equity by becoming original co-sponsors of the Paycheck Fairness Act today. Sign the petition here.
The Raise the Wage Act of 2019, which would immediately bump the minimum wage and raise it to $15 by 2024. Sign the petition here.
Urge Congress to close a deadly loophole that allows criminals, domestic abusers, and other people who aren’t allowed to have guns to buy them with no background checks. Email Congress here.
"Our current system will continue unless we all take responsibility to make changes." Read commentary on education equity published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, written by co-presidents, Mary Clemons and Ruth Ehresman and co-founder, Barbara Finch.
MO SB4 which would impose work requirements to obtain SNAP benefits has been "laid over" to the informal calendar in the Senate. Thanks to all who contacted their senators. We will continue to monitor the bill's progress.
Michael McMillan gave an overview of the Urban League and the services they provide in the St. Louis metropolitan area at the WV Lunch & Learn on Jan. 23. Read more here.
Women's Voices advocated for the removal of this question. This ruling is expected to be appealed and the case may go to the Supreme Court. read more here
We urged people to speak out against allowing guns in the Capitol and it worked. A panel of lawmakers may review Gov. Parson's decision.
Weds., Mar. 27, 12:00 pm (Kirkwood UMC, 201 W. Adams, 63122)
“Racism, Up Close and Personal,” will be the topic of discussion with speaker, Erica R. Williams. Williams is the executive director of A Red Circle. Read more or RSVP.
Mon., April 8, 6:15 pm (Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, 7401 Delmar Blvd., 63130)
Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women by Susan Burton & Cari Lynn Read more or RSVP.
Thurs., Apr. 11, 7:00 pm (The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave, 63117)
Our speakers will talk about the social justice aspects of climate change and ways in which we as local communities and as individuals can make a difference.
Read more or RSVP.
Weds., April 17, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Meet in Brentwood for bus trip to Mt. Olive, IL)
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A Documentary and Non-Partisan Panel on Gun Violence
Sun., March 24, 3:00 - 5:00 pm (Manchester UMC, 129 Woods Mill Rd., 63011)
Event includes a Q&A session, followed by an action opportunity.
View the flyer
Tues., March 26, 7:00 pm (Kirkwood Public Library, 140 E. Jefferson, 63122)
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Weds., March 27, 3:00 pm (Wash U, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 310)
Presentation by Adam Foss, followed by a panel discussion on how panelists are working to put justice back in the criminal justice system. Panel to include: Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County, Mo., prosecutor; Wesley Bell, St. Louis County prosecutor; and Kim Gardner, St. Louis city circuit attorney.
Read more here
Thurs., March 28, 5:00 – 7:00 pm (Il Monstero, 3050 Olive St., 63103)
Hear from lawyers, activists, and formerly incarcerated individuals as we discuss wrongful convictions, cash bail, unjust plea deals and what it will take to reform the criminal justice system. Read more here.
Tues., April 9, 6:00 pm (Graham Chapel, Wash U)
Talk, reception and book signing with Jessica Valenti, best-selling author and popular Feminista.com blogger.
Read more here
Facing Segregation: Building Strategies in Every Neighborhood
Friday, April 12, 8:15 am - 3:30 pm (Central Baptist Church, 2842 Washington Ave, 63103)
Read more or get tickets here.
Weds., April 17, 5:30 pm (Wash U's Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium)
Michael Barbaro, host of the popular political podcast “The Daily” and veteran reporter for The New York Times, will open the program with an overview of the profession and insights about its future. A panel will follow, concentrating on the issues and challenges that the proliferation of fake news and misinformation create.
Read more here