Take Action

Keep Gerrymandering OUT of MO!

Tell your MO legislators to oppose any attempts to change our new redistricting process. Contact them here.

Urge Reauthorization of VAWA

Contact your representatives to request they support the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (House Bill 1585). Read more 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.

Planned Parenthood Lobby Day

Tues., March 26
Join reproductive health advocates from across the state to lobby for sexual and reproductive health care for all Missourians! Read more here.

Child Advocacy Day

Tues., April 2
Join Deaconess Foundation in Jefferson Cityto advocate for Missouri's children. Rally, attend advocacy workshops and meet with key legislators to discuss policy priorities.
Register here by March 22!

April Healthcare Lobby Day 

Tues., April 2
Join your neighbors and fellow health care advocates for a Lobby Days in Jefferson City with Missouri Health Care for All. Read more here.

Equal Rights Amendment Ratification Rally

Thurs., April 11
Tell your MO legislators to support HCR12 (House) or SCR7 (Senate), which “ratifies the equal rights amendment to the United States Constitution.” Read more and take action here. View flyer here.

Equity Action Day 

Tues., April 16
View event flyer/RSVP here.

Stop the nation's most extreme abortion ban!

The Missouri House passed the most extreme abortion ban in the country (HB 126). The bill is jam-packed with dangerous restrictions on safe, legal abortion and includes 5, yes FIVE, abortion bans. Now is the time to raise your voice and tell politicians: Stop the bans!

Tell Congress: Pass the Families Belong Together Act

Read more and sign the petition.

Tell your Senator No One Deserve a Sub-Minimum Wage!

The MO General Assembly is trying to undo the will of the people, by setting lower wages for young workers, and freezing the minimum wage for tipped workers at their current rate. Say 'no' to discriminatory sub-minimum wages.

Stop the Gag Rule

Voice your comments about the proposed rule designed to block people from getting accurate information about their health care, and prevent doctors from giving patients the vital reproductive health care they need. Submit comments to HHS here.

Paycheck Fairness Act

Ask your members of Congress to show their support for pay equity by becoming original co-sponsors of the Paycheck Fairness Act today. Sign the petition here.

Petition Congress to Raise the Wage

The Raise the Wage Act of 2019, which would immediately bump the minimum wage and raise it to $15 by 2024. Sign the petition here.

Support background checks on all gun sales!

Urge Congress to close a deadly loophole that allows criminals, domestic abusers, and other people who aren’t allowed to have guns to buy them with no background checks. Email Congress here.

Acting on Our Mission

Read about our "Lock It for Love" Gun Safety Education Project

Read our statement on the New Zealand mosque shootings

Read summary of March 14 program "#MeToo #YouToo #NowWhat?"

Read about our Political Action Postcard Party

Money talks, but what is it saying to our
children?

"Our current system will continue unless we all take responsibility to make changes." Read commentary on education equity published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, written by co-presidents, Mary Clemons and Ruth Ehresman and co-founder, Barbara Finch.

Read our March e-newsletter here

Read about our showing and discussion of For Ahkeem

Co-President, Ruth Ehresman, urges Gov. Parson to expand medicaid

Read more.

MO SB4 & SNAP Update

MO SB4 which would impose work requirements to obtain SNAP benefits has been "laid over" to the informal calendar in the Senate. Thanks to all who contacted their senators. We will continue to monitor the bill's progress.

Lunch & Learn with Michael McMillan

Michael McMillan gave an overview of the Urban League and the services they provide in the St. Louis metropolitan area at the WV Lunch & Learn on Jan. 23. Read more here.

Judge Orders Removal of Citizenship Question from 2020 Census

Women's Voices advocated for the removal of this question. This ruling is expected to be appealed and the case may go to the Supreme Court. read more here

Guns in State Capitol?

We urged people to speak out against allowing guns in the Capitol and it worked. A panel  of lawmakers may review Gov. Parson's decision. 

Women's Voices opposes DHS proposed rules that would harm immigrants

Read our comments here.

Read summary of Nov. 8 "Stop the Bleed" training

Up Next

Lunch & Learn with Erica Williams of A Red Circle

Weds., Mar. 27, 12:00 pm (Kirkwood UMC, 201 W. Adams, 63122)
“Racism, Up Close and Personal,” will be the topic of discussion with speaker, Erica R. Williams. Williams is the executive director of A Red Circle. Read more or RSVP.

Racial Justice Book Club

Mon., April 8, 6:15 pm (Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, 7401 Delmar Blvd., 63130)
Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women by Susan Burton & Cari Lynn Read more or RSVP.

No Time to Lose: The High Cost of Ignoring Climate Change 

Thurs., Apr. 11, 7:00 pm (The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave, 63117)
Our speakers will talk about the social justice aspects of climate change and ways in which we as local communities and as individuals can make a difference.
Read more or RSVP.

Mother Jones Historic Site Field Trip

Weds., April 17, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Meet in Brentwood for bus trip to Mt. Olive, IL)
Read more or RSVP

Community Programs:

No More Thoughts & Prayers

A Documentary and Non-Partisan Panel on Gun Violence
Sun., March 24, 3:00 - 5:00 pm (Manchester UMC, 129 Woods Mill Rd., 63011)
Event includes a Q&A session, followed by an action opportunity.
View the flyer

The Truth Will Set US[A] Free – A New Approach to Race in America

Tues., March 26, 7:00 pm (Kirkwood Public Library, 140 E. Jefferson, 63122)
View the flyer

Prosecutorial Power in Transforming the Criminal Justice System

Weds., March 27, 3:00 pm (Wash U, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 310)
Presentation by Adam Foss, followed by a panel discussion on how panelists are working to put justice back in the criminal justice system. Panel to include: Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County, Mo., prosecutor; Wesley Bell, St. Louis County prosecutor; and Kim Gardner, St. Louis city circuit attorney.
Read more here

Midwest Innocence Project

Thurs., March 28, 5:00 – 7:00 pm (Il Monstero, 3050 Olive St., 63103)
Hear from lawyers, activists, and formerly incarcerated individuals as we discuss wrongful convictions, cash bail, unjust plea deals and what it will take to reform the criminal justice system. Read more here.

Yes Means Yes: Envisioning an End to Interpersonal Violence

Tues., April 9, 6:00 pm (Graham Chapel, Wash U)
Talk, reception and book signing with Jessica Valenti, best-selling author and popular Feminista.com blogger.
Read more here

Fair Housing Conference

Facing Segregation: Building Strategies in Every Neighborhood
Friday, April 12, 8:15 am - 3:30 pm (Central Baptist Church, 2842 Washington Ave, 63103)
Read more or get tickets here.

The Fake News Cycle: Searching for Truth in the Digital Age

Weds., April 17, 5:30 pm (Wash U's Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium)
Michael Barbaro, host of the popular political podcast “The Daily” and veteran reporter for The New York Times, will open the program with an overview of the profession and insights about its future. A panel will follow, concentrating on the issues and challenges that the proliferation of fake news and misinformation create.
Read more here