Take Action

Attend the St. Louis County Equity Plan Meeting: Building Equity in Housing

Weds., Sept. 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
St. Louis County Council Chambers (41 S. Central Ave., 63105)
Attend virtual meeting via Webex
View the Building Equity in Housing Public Notice here.

Get Out the Vote, Support Democracy

National Voting Registration Day is the USA’s largest nonpartisan civic holiday dedicated to getting every eligible American registered to vote. Help build a vibrant, diverse and engaged democracy by dropping voter registration packets at people’s doors. Join other Women’s Voices members in a contactless, COVID-safe way to register voters. Details coming soon. Email voting@womensvoicesraised.org for more information.

Defend Access to Abortion Care

The Women's Health Protection Act would provide a nationwide safeguard against abortion bans and medically unnecessary restrictions that push abortion care out of reach. It would protect the constitutional rights of all people, no matter where they live.
Send a message to your representative urging them to vote “yes” on WHPA.

Women's March to Stop the Abortion Ban 

Join the rally to #StoptheBans
Sat., Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
City Hall, 1200 Market Street, 63103
Read more here.

Acting on Our Mission

Environmental Racism: Alive & Well in St. Louis

Speakers Jeanette Mott Oxford and Myisha A. Johnson opened our eyes to the under-acknowledged environmental racism resulting from historically racist policies in St. Louis City and the surrounding region.
Read the summary here or watch the recorded version here.

Advocate for Affordable Housing with Women's Voices

Members of the Racial Justice Committee have formed an Affordable Housing task force to monitor proposed housing developments that ask for tax credits or other public subsidies, work in their own communities to monitor zoning regulations and decisions of planning commissions and speak out at public meetings and write letters in order to help make change in the landscape of inequity that has kept so many people unable to afford housing. Read more here.

Women's Voices Engages Partner Organizations to Distribute Gun Locks

Free gun locks are now 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. Read more here.

Cathy Gilbert Urges Safe Storage of Guns

Interviewed by KSDK, Cathy Gilbert, co-chair of the Campaign for Common Sense Gun Solutions, noted that accidental shooting incidents are heart-breaking and all too common. Cathy explained that gun locks provide a simple and effective way to avoid unintentional shootings, and she demonstrated how easy it is to use a gun lock. You can watch the interview here.

Women's Voices Lobbies for Voting Rights

Watch highlights from the MO Voting Rights Lobby Day here. 

Women's Voices Featured on The Pulse of St. Louis

See co-president, Ruth Ehresman's interview on The Pulse.

Housing Justice in St. Louis County: Recent Developments, Future Possibilities

At the March WVR Lunch & Learn Dr. Molly Metzger, a senior lecturer at Washington University’s Brown School stated that the St. Louis region is facing a housing crisis and advised us on advocacy approaches as we work for solutions. Read the program summary here.

Read our Emails

Read the September Women's Voices newsletter, Loud & Clear.

Read our September 16 Keeping Connected email

Up Next

Lunch & Learn with Shannon Koenig, Housing Authority Executive Director

Tues., Sept. 28, 2021, noon
Virtual event
Read more and register here.

Don't Get Fooled Again: Navigating Today's Social Media

Thurs., Oct. 14, 2021, 7 p.m.
Virtual event
Read more and register here.

Racial Justice Movie Club

Weds., Oct. 27, 2021, 7 p.m.
Virtual discussion of video: Trust Me Documentary
Read more or register here.

Community Programs

Lawyers without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich

American Bar Association Travelling Exhibit
Exhibit Extended through September 2021, Law Library Association (10 N. Tucker, 13th Floor, 63101)
Read more.

What’s Next in Voting Rights?

NCJWSTL Advocacy in Action Lunch & Learn
Thurs., Sept. 23, 2021, noon-1 p.m.
Read more and RSVP here.

Embracing Inclusive Leadership

Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis and Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth Virtual Event
Thurs., Sept. 23, 2021, 12:30-2 p.m.
Read more and RSVP here.

Cultural Bia$

St. Louis City/County Lunch & Learn - Virtual Event
Thurs., Sept. 23, 2021, 12:30-1:30p.m.
Read more or join here.

Public Safety Town Hall & Planning Session

Join the Center for Policing Equity, Mayor Jones, the Violence Prevention Commission, and representatives from the St. Louis Dept. of Public Safety
Thurs., Sept. 23, 2021, 6 p.m.
Read more or register here.

St. Louis County Equity Plan Meeting: Building Equity in Housing

Weds., Sept. 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
St. Louis County Council Chambers (41 S. Central Ave., 63105)
Attend virtual meeting via Webex
View the Building Equity in Housing Public Notice here.

Women's March to Stop the Abortion Ban 

Sat., Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
City Hall, 1200 Market Street, 63103
Read more here.