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.
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.
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.
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.
End Child Detention
Urge Congress to support legislation like the Shut Down Child Prison Camps Act today! Sign the petition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On September 24, WV hosted a Lunch & Learn with Jamala Rogers. Read more here.
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.
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.
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.
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