Good news - HB575 which would have allowed teachers to carry guns in public buildings including college campuses, child-care facilities and places of worship was not passed.
Missouri passed one of the most restricted abortion laws in the country - banning abortion after 8 weeks of pregnancy with no exceptions for rape or incest. Now is the time to #StopTheBans Rally Tues. May 21 Luther Ely Square Park 20 N 4th St. noon
Good news! HB 1062 which would forbid use of eminent domain in acquiring land for the Brain Belt Express Transmission to bring clean, inexpensive wind energy to MO did not pass.
Tell Governor Parson To Appoint Clean Air Advocates To The Missouri Air Conservation Commission
The St. Louis and Kansas City Metropolitan areas suffer the states highest rates of hospitalizations due to asthma, yet these communities are not represented on the Commission that enforces the Clean Air Act. Sign the petition here.
The next president of the United States must be prepared to take bolder, faster climate action than any leader has before. There is no more time to waste. Sign the petition here.
Good news! Legislation - HJR48 - to undo voter-approved redistricting regulations did not pass.
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.
Good news! SB 10 and HB858 which would have frozen minimum wage for workers who receive tips did not pass.
Stop the Gag Rule
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.
On March 28, Women's Voices co-presidents Mary Clemons and Ruth Ehresman submitted a letter to the USDA regarding proposed changes to the SNAP that would time food benefits for the hungry. Read their letter here.
Erica Williams gave an overview of the non-profit she leads, A Red Circle at the WV Lunch & Learn on March 27. Read more 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.
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.