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Demand the Trump Administration Stop Undermining Unions

The administration is seeking a rule change that would rob graduate teaching assistants and other student employees of their rights to organize and collectively bargain. Sign and send the petition to submit your comment during this public comment period on this proposed rule change. Read more.

Stand Up Against Forced DNA Collection of Immigrants!

The Trump administration has outlined plans to take DNA samples from hundreds of thousands of people living in detention centers without their consent. The Justice Department is claiming it will help solve crimes, but history shows us that the government often abuses mass surveillance tools to violate fundamental rights.

Act now: Submit your public comment against forced DNA collection. Deadline is Nov. 12.

Call Your Senators: Protect Birth Control and Title X

Gag rule threatens access to affordable health care for millions who get care through Title X as Planned Parenthood was forced out of the Title X program. Read more and contact your Senators here.

Support the Effort to Put Medicaid Expansion on the Ballot

Read about how you can get involved.

Tell the Senate to Reauthorize VAWA now!

On April 4, the House of Representatives passed HR 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA, 230-157). Enacted in 1994, twenty-five years ago, VAWA was the first federal law responding to our nation’s crisis of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Senate has yet to introduce its own bill, nor has Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) scheduled consideration of HR 1585. VAWA expired on September 30, 2018. Send a message to the Senate here.

Don't Deny Residency Status to Legal Immigrants

The Trump administration plans deny permanent residency status (i.e. “green cards”) to immigrants who are in the country legally, but have used any form of government assistance. Tell your senators and representatives to oppose this policy.

Oppose Plan to Detain Immigrant Families Indefinitely

The Trump administration said it would unveil a new rule that would allow migrant families to be held indefinitely, ending a procedure known as the Flores Settlement Agreement that requires children to be held no longer than 20 days. Tell your senators and representatives to oppose this unconscionable treatment of migrants and their children.

End Child Detention

Urge Congress to support legislation like the Shut Down Child Prison Camps Act today! Sign the petition.

Demand Funding for Gun Violence Research

Gun violence is a public health epidemic. To make our communities safer, CDC and NIH must have funding to conduct research to determine the causes of gun violence and develop policies to reduce the toll that it takes. Sign the petition.

Tell the Democratic National Committee: Hold a climate debate

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.

Support Red Flag Laws!

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.

Tell Congress: Pass the Families Belong Together Act

Read more and sign the petition.

Acting on Our Mission

Gun Locks to be distributed by St. Louis Fire Department

Andrea Bauman, co-chair of the Common-Sense Gun Solutions Committee and Lewis Reed St. Louis City Board of Aldermen president interviewed on Fox 2 News about new program with the St. Louis Fire Department to distribute gun locks. Hear interview here.

Understanding St. Louis Bus Tour

On Sun., October 13, Bob Hansman led WV members and friends on a four-hour journey through the city of St. Louis, exploring places that we often read about and explaining why so many sites are the way they are today. Read more.

Nov. Program offers a Prescription for Education Equity in Missouri

Inda Schaenen shared how Project Lab St. Louis focuses on having students collaborate on projects developed together in an environment providing trust, giving them uninterrupted time to “mess up,” and treating one another with mutual respect. Read the program summary here.

Lunch & Learn with Jamala Rogers, Noted Black Activist

On September 24, WV hosted a Lunch & Learn with Jamala Rogers. Read more here.

Lock It for Love Volunteers Work to Keep Kids Safe

Andrea Bauman interviewed by KMOV news 4 about LIFL events on Saturday, Sept. 21 where volunteers will distribute FREE gun locks to those who have unsecured guns in their homes. Read more here.

Women's Voices Members Approve New Position Papers

WV Members approved three new position papers: Public Education, K-12, Post-Secondary Education and Workforce Development, and LGBTQ+ Rights.

Gun Locks Save Lives

Women's Voices past-president Lise Bernstein interviewed following the preventable deaths of children this summer. Watch the interviews here.

Women’s Voices Supports Campaign to Take Effort to Expand Medicaid to the Ballot

Read more here about how you can get involved.

Women's Voices Members attend Vigil in OK

A Heartland for Human Justice coalition group protested the separation of children and their families in immigration detention centers and participated in an interfaith vigil in remembrance of the children who have died while in detention. Read more.

Lifesaving Difference: How a Gun is Stored

New study shows safe gun storage saves lives.

Coalition Addresses Immigration Issues

Women's Voices is a founding member of the Heartland for Human Justice coalition.

Brittany Packnett Calls Us to Action  

Visionary Voices: A Candid Conversation with Brittany Packnett

Read All About It!

Women's Voices 2019-2021 Strategic Plan

November e-newsletter

2019 Annual Report 

"Fetal heartbeat" bill

Read our statement  

Money talks, what is it saying to children?

"Our current system will continue unless we all take responsibility to make changes." Read commentary on education equity.

Gov. Parson: Expand Medicaid

Read more.

Up Next

Racial Justice Book Club

Mon., Dec. 9, 6:15 p.m. at Blueberry Hill (6504 Delmar Blvd., 63130)
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, by Carol Anderson
Read more or RSVP.

Up Close & Personal: On the Front Lines of Gun Violence

Thurs., Dec. 12, 7 p.m., The Heights (8001 Dale Ave., 63117)
Read more or RSVP here.

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