The House has just passed the HEROES Act, a comprehensive stimulus package to revitalize our economy, help everyday Americans, and protect our democracy. It allocates the resources we need to make sure nobody loses their right to be heard during this pandemic. Now, it’s the Senate’s turn to sign off on this funding. Demand your senators vote for a strong, comprehensive HEROES Act. Read more and sign here.
Frontline food workers still lack the necessary protective gear to keep themselves safe in the workplace and are dying from the virus at alarming rates.In order to protect workers and keep communities safe, OSHA must enact and enforce emergency protections for food workers today. Read more and sign the petition here.
Now more than ever, it's of the utmost importance that you call Mayor Krewson and tell her to Close the Workhouse. There are currently 112 inmates in the workhouse. Contact Mayor Krewson NOW at (314) 622-3201 to ask her how she can justify keeping the Workhouse open.
The Postal Service could run out of money as early as June. As most Americans shelter in place, postal workers are delivering people’s prescriptions, keeping small-enterprises in business and connecting families. The USPS has always been our emergency distribution system when our country is in crisis. The loss of the USPS would shatter our response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Sign the petition to demand support for the USPS here.
ACT TODAY to demand that the Senate fully fund voting protections during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. Call 1-844-248-4061 OR text "CORONAVIRUS" to 21333 to get connected now!
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.
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.
Constitutional Amendment 2, Medicaid Expansion
Women’s Voices position: SUPPORT Amendment 2 (Vote YES!)
Constitutional Amendment 3, Senate Joint Resolution 38 (SJR38)
Women’s Voices position: OPPOSE Amendment 3 (Vote NO!)
Read the July Women's Voices newsletter, Loud & Clear.
After several St. Louis children lose their lives to unintentional shootings, Cathy Gilbert, co-chair of the Women’s Voices Campaign for Common-Sense Gun Solutions Committee talks on KSDK Channel 5 News about the need for gun locks. See the full interview here.
Women’s Voices members came together to help our neighbors who are in immediate need during the COVID-19 pandemic, donating funds to A Red Circle. Read more here.
Women's Safety and Well Being - May 2020
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.
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.
Thurs., July 16, 6:15 p.m. - Virtual Book Club
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.
Read more or register here.
American Bar Association Travelling Exhibit
Exhibit Extended through Mon., Aug. 31, Missouri History Museum (10 N. Tucker, 13th Floor, 63101)