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A Chance to Raise Your Voice

St. Louis residents have a critical opportunity to shape city leadership and priorities. The Social Policy and Electoral Accountability Collaborative (SPEAC) is planning a candidate forum prior to the election of the president of the Board of Alderpersons on November 8. We urge you to participate in developing questions for the forum by answering the survey at SPEAC Forum Content Survey. What issues are most important to you? Please tell us what you think by September 19.

Details about the October 25 forum will be shared later as they are finalized. SPEAC is a group of leading St. Louis area organizations who envision an equitable region where a person’s life outcomes are not predicted by their race. Women’s Voices has been a member of SPEAC since 2019.

Secretary of State Offers Free ID to Vote

Do you need a free ID to vote? The MO Secretary of State will provide one for free. Visit GoVoteMissouri.com to begin the process. If you already have the necessary underlying documents, bring them with you to the DMV and say “I am here for my free ID to vote.”

Read more about the changes to voting in MO on the HB 1878 Fact Sheet 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

Midterms Matter: Education and Advocacy for the November Election

The September Women's Voices program focused on voter education and advocacy. Michele Steinberg summarized changes to MO election law under HB 1878. Christine Dragonette shared her work on helping voters get photo IDs that will now be needed to vote. Ruth Ehresman provided opportunities for advocates to get involved in voter engagement efforts. Read the summary and link to the recorded program here.

Read our Emails

Read our Keeping Connected-September 15, 2022 Email

Read our September Women's Voices newsletter, Loud & Clear

Read our Keeping Connected-July 27, 2022 Primary Election email

Read the Women's Voices Statement on SCOTUS Reversal of Roe v. Wade

Read the Women's Voices Statement in Response to Recent Mass Shootings

Read the Women's Voices Statement on HB 1878 - MO Elections Bill

Read the Women's Voices Statement on Draft Opinion on Abortion Rights

STL Abortion Rights Rally

Women's Voices members joined St. Louis abortion advocates and community partners for a family-friendly day of action to demand #BansOffOurBodies and abortion access for all! Read more here.

City of St. Louis Highlights Partnership with Women's Voices to Distribute Gun Locks

In the wake of deaths of three area youths by gun, the City of St. Louis is urging residents to secure firearms. FREE gun locks are available at all 30 St. Louis Fire Department firehouses. St. Louis area residents can also pick up free gun locks at four St. Louis County Library branches and four St. Louis Public Library branches. Find out where to get a FREE gun lock here. Link to press coverage here.

Lunch & Learn-Mental Illness Is Not a Crime: City Program Diverts 911 Calls to Mental Health Professionals

At the March 3 Lunch & Learn we heard from speakers from Behavioral Health Response (BHR) and the Crisis Response Unit of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department about their innovative program to divert 911 calls to the most appropriate responders.

Lunch and Learn: SHED (Sustainable Housing & Equitable Development) Builds Accessible, Inclusive Communities

At the February Lunch & Learn, speakers Mimi Taylor-Hendrix, board president and Adam Brown, executive director, both of SHED, described how the organization builds accessible, inclusive communities. SHED has served University City since 2009 by providing volunteer home maintenance for seniors and people with disabilities primarily in the city’s 3rd Ward. Read the summary and link to the recorded version here.

Up Next

Domestic Violence Prevention: Groundbreaking Efforts

Thurs., Oct. 13, 7 p.m.
Virtual Event
Read more and register here.

A Place to Call Home
Lunch & Learn with Habitat for Humanity

Thurs., Oct. 20, noon
Virtual Event
Read more and register here.

“Songs to Save Democracy” Concert

Mon., October 24, 7:30 p.m.
Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Ave., 63108)
Tickets available here.

Community Programs

Global Warming and Climate Change in Missouri

Thursday, Oct. 6, 7-8 p.m.
Webster Groves Public Library (301 E. Lockwood, 63119)
Read more here.

Tenants' Unions

Friday, Oct. 7, noon-1 p.m.
Empower MO Virtual Friday Forum
Read more and register here.

November 8  Ballot Issues

Friday, October 14, 1:30 p.m.
Oak Bend Branch of St. Louis County Library, (842 S. Holmes Ave., 63122)
Presented by American Association of University Women, Kirkwood-Webster Groves Branch & League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis
View the flyer here.

The Assault on Truth – and What to Do About it
A conversation with Peter Wehner, Jonathan Rauch, and Cherie Harder

Wednesday, October 19, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Emerson Auditorium in Knight Hall, Washington University in St. Louis
Presented by the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics
Read more and register here.

November 8  Ballot Issues

Thursday, October 20, 7 p.m.
Webster Groves Public Library (301 E. Lockwood., 63119)
American Association of University Women, Kirkwood-Webster Groves Branch & League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis
View the flyer here.