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Join the Fight for Reproductive Rights in MO

Missourians for Constitutional Freedom (MCF), a coalition of abortion rights advocates in Missouri has launched a campaign to pass a constitutional amendment restoring a right to abortion in the state. The coalition will now move forward to being collecting signatures for Missouri's Constitutional Amendment to Article 1, Relating to Reproductive Health Care, version 10 2024-086 (Version 086). Learn how to take action with the campaign and be among the first to sign the petition to end Missouri's abortion ban.
Read more here.

Volunteers Needed for Lobbying Efforts to Pass Clean Slate Act

The primary focus of the Criminal Legal System Reform Task Force in 2024 will be passage of a strong Clean Slate Act in the upcoming Missouri legislative session. The committee is currently planning a lobby day on Wednesday, March 6 to meet with legislators in Jefferson City.
Read more and take action here.

Encourage Voter Registration & Help Combat Disinformation

To respond to the growing dangers of deceptive information, Women’s Voices is calling on you to educate your community about countering disinformation and we have created the tools to help you do that: greeting cards to distribute to family, friends, and neighbors.
Read more and request cards here.

Volunteers Needed for CourtWatch

The Women’s Voices Criminal Legal System Reform Task Force is working to improve pretrial detention. Part of this effort involves observing bail hearings. Observers are needed to assist with this effort and can volunteer with CourtWatch, a collaborative extension of ongoing court monitoring efforts in St. Louis City's 22nd Judicial Court.
Read more here.

Stop the Spread of Misinformation on Social Media

There’s a flood of real, misleading and fake breaking news and information on social media. Proceed with caution.

Acting on Our Mission

WV Endorses Constitutional Amendment for Reproductive Health Care

In accordance with the previously approved position paper on reproductive justice, the Women's Voices Board of Directors formally endorsed Missouri's Constitutional Amendment to Article 1, Relating to Reproductive Health Care, version 10 2024-086 (Version 086), at the January 25 board meeting.
Read more here.

Time to Shift the Paradigm on Poverty

On January 11, Mark Rank, Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at Washington University in St. Louis spoke to Women’s Voices members to explore and explain a new way of understanding and addressing poverty in America. Based upon his latest book, The Poverty Paradox, Rank discussed the paradigm shift he sees as necessary to changing our thinking about poverty.
Read program summary here.

Women's Voices Partners with North City Photo ID Project

Women’s Voices partnered with the Ashrei Foundation to offer volunteer training for Photo ID clinics. Volunteers who attended are now ready to assist Missouri residents in applying for a photo ID through the North City Photo ID Project.

Read more here.

Racial Justice Film Series: Transforming 911

Women’s Voices partnered with Eliot Unitarian Chapel and Metropolitan Congregations United to host a screening of Transforming 911: Reimagining Public Safety in St. Louis.
Read more here.

Women’s Voices Signs on to State Wide Right to Read Coalition

Women’s Voices has joined the statewide “Right to Read” coalition, which supports Missouri’s libraries to remain an open, accessible resource for books and other materials available free of charge to the public. Read more and link to sign on here.

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Read our February Women's Voices newsletter, Loud & Clear
Read our January 22 advocacy focused email, Keeping Connected

Up Next

Creating Environmental Equity at a Local Level

Thurs., March 14, 7 p.m.
Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Ave., 63105
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Lunch & Learn: Challenges for American Higher Education

Wed., Apr. 17, noon
Virtual event
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Community Programs

Legislative Retreat

Sat., Feb. 24, 9-11:30 a.m.
AAUW Missouri virtual event
Read more here.

Tony Messenger, author of “Profit and Punishment: How America Criminalizes the Poor in the Name of Justice”

Thurs., Feb. 29, 7 p.m.
SLCL Authors at the J and the Westfall Politics & History Series event

The J’s Staenberg Family Complex Mirowitz Performing Arts Center (2 Millstone Campus Dr. 63146)
Read more here.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Fri., Mar. 8, noon-1 p.m.
Empower MO Free Friday Forum (virtual)
Read more and register here.

Women's History Month

Thurs., Mar. 21, noon- 1 p.m.
NCJWSTL Advocacy in Action: Lunch & Learn (virtual)
Read more and register here.