St. Louis County had two jail employees test positive last month for COVID-19 and the County said nothing. We still do not know whether any detainees have been tested. Join Women's Voices in calling on the MO Supreme Court to act. Sign the petition here.
Call your members of Congress ASAP to ensure we have the adequate resources to respond to discrimination in this time of crisis. Contact your legislators here.
Contact Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley to demand they put people before profits in the coronavirus economic relief legislation being negotiated now. Our communities are being devastated from the economic impacts of COVID-19 and the quarantine. We must target relief efforts to those who are feeling the effects most, not billionaires. Any money to corporations should have strict provisions to ensure it is used to help all people, not just CEOs and stockholders. Sign here.
Victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence are particularly vulnerable during this time. Congress must act now to protect victims and survivors and all people in America. It must also provide funding for the programs that serve survivors. Read more here.
Sign the petition to demand that local and state policymakers should implement a comprehensive set of policies targeted at the populations most at risk of contracting COVID-19, and the institutions and practices that pose the greatest threat.
On March 31, Andrea Bauman, co-chair of the Campaign for Common Sense Gun Solutions Committee, addressed the even greater importance of safe fire arm storage during the current COVID-19 crisis. See the full interview here.
Women's Voices has joined the list of organizations to urge Missouri lawmakers and officials to adopt policy measures to ensure accessible, safe and orderly elections in MO in 2020 in the wak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
Women's Voices has joined the list of organizations who demand that local and state policymakers should implement a comprehensive set of policies targeted at the populations most at risk of contracting COVID-19, and the institutions and practices that pose the greatest threat. Read more.
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William R. Emmons, lead economist, Center for Household Financial Stability, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Lisa Mandel, realtor who works to create affordable housing through her connections with the Urban Land Institute, the Equal Housing and Opportunity Council, the St. Louis Metro Housing Task Force and the Landlord Advisory Group at St. Patrick’s Center, shared their view on creating affordable housing at the Women's Voices March program. Read the summary here.
On Feb. 17, Women's Voices members shared their thoughts and concerns about the state of policing with newly appointed member of the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners, Laurie Punch, MD. Read the summary here.
March 16, 2020
In accordance with the CDC's March 15 recommendation "that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States," Women's Voices will be cancelling all events scheduled through May 15, 2020.
We will continue to update our members on opportunities to advocate with elected officials on the issues we all care about. We wish you well during this uncertain time.
Thurs., April 23, 6:15 p.m.
American Bar Association Travelling Exhibit
Sun., March 8-Tues., June 23, Missouri History Museum (10 N. Tucker, 13th Floor, 63101)
Tues., April 14, 4:30 p.m., NCJW Webinar
Abortion rights and access are under attack both in the Supreme Court and in the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis. Join the conversation to understand the critical issues around abortion access in this moment. Read more or register here.
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 12–1:30 p.m.
Join Empower Missouri, State Rep. Trish Gunby and Denise Lieberman from the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition as they discuss voting rights. Read more and register here.
Tues., April 21, 4:30 p.m., NCJW Webinar
Join in for a conversation about work to provide direct service both in-person and at-home during this difficult time and lessons you can apply in your communities. Read more or register here.
Tues., April 28, 4:30 p.m., NCJW Webinar
As lawmakers continue to debate the extent of resources allocated to those over 65 and those with disabilities and underlying health issues in the COVID-19 epidemic, advocacy for these at-risk populations is more important than ever. Learn from experts about what’s at stake in this critical moment and what you can do to impact this vitally important conversation and push for a just and inclusive coronavirus response. Read more or register here.
May 5, 4:30 p.m., NCJW Webinar
White supremacists and far-right extremists are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to peddle disinformation and hate online – and plan real-world terror. Join this webinar to understand the current landscape of hate and learn how to identify disinformation and push back against bigotry. Read more or register here.