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.
Next week the U.S. House Judiciary Committee will hear three bills that tackle the issue of gun violence prevention. The legislation includes: HR 1186 to ban high capacity ammunition magazines, HR 1236 focused on Extreme Risk Protection Orders and HR 2708 which would prohibit individuals convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes from possessing firearms. Read more about these bills here and tell Congress to act here.
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.
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.
An administration proposed rule would force families to make the difficult choice between improving their financial situation, and eating their next meal. Sign this letter to "Say No to Changes in SNAP Eligibility."
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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.
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.
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.
WV Members approved three new position papers: Public Education, K-12, Post-Secondary Education and Workforce Development, and LGBTQ+ Rights.
Women's Voices past-president Lise Bernstein interviewed following the preventable deaths of children this summer. Watch the interviews here.
Professor Allan MacNeill explained the rise of the "precariat," the rising social class of those living in a precarious financial situation. Read the program summary here.
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.
New study shows safe gun storage saves lives.
Women's Voices is a founding member of the Heartland for Human Justice coalition.
September e-newsletter here
2019 Annual Report
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The St. Louis region is home to some of the most egregious social and environmental disparities in the nation. Read our position paper
"Our current system will continue unless we all take responsibility to make changes." Read commentary on education equity.
Sun., Sept. 22, 2 p.m. (Jewish Federation Building, 12 Millstone Campus Dr., 63146)
Speakers will enlighten listeners on why our system is broken through their own personal stories of incarceration and it's impacts. This is event is part of the Criminal Justice Education Reform Series. Read more.
Thurs., September 26, 9 a.m. Greater St. Mark Family Church (9950 Glen Owen, 63136)
Author and housing policy expert Richard Rothstein will sign and discuss his book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America! Read more.
Sun., Oct. 13, 1 - 5 p.m. Depart from Ethical Society (9001 Clayton Rd., 63117)
Women’s Voices members will learn about places in the St. Louis community that are frequently in the news on this special bus tour. Read more here.
This 3-day trip will provide participants an in-depth opportunity to learn about mass incarceration and civil rights. Read more.
Sat., November 23, 3 p.m.
EyeSeeMe Bookstore (6951 Olive Blvd., University City 63130)
Fri., Sept. 20, noon – 1:30 p.m. Paraquad (5240 Oakland Ave., 63110)
Hear from panelists Lisa D’ Souza, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and Farrakhan Shegog, Young Voices with Action at the Empower Missouri Free Friday Forum. Read more or RSVP here.
Sat., Sept. 21, 8 a.m. Robert A. Young Federal Building (1222 Spruce St, 63103)
September 21st marks two years that Alex Garcia has been living in sanctuary at Christ Church UCC in Maplewood. Pilgrimage will walk from ICE office to Chris Church. Read more here.