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Protect Your Freedom to Read: Speak Up On Proposed State Rule

A proposed administrative rule threatens to reduce community access to public library books and other resources in Missouri. Between Tuesday, November 15 and Wednesday, December 14, 2022, you can speak up for your right to read. Contact the secretary of state’s office during this public comment period and share why you want to continue to make your own reading choices, push back against efforts to remove books from shelves, and reject policies that target libraries and educators for serving all people in our community.

#MakeAmazonPay Day of Action

Join STL8 Amazon Workers for a #MakeAmazonPay day of action at 1:30 p.m. on Fri. Nov. 25! Amazon workers at STL8 will walk off their jobs on Black Friday in solidarity with Amazon workers across the globe as part of the #MakeAmazonPay day of action. Read more here.

10th Anniversary of the Fight for $15 Action

Meet participants at Show Me $15 office, World Community Center, 438 N. Skinker Blvd at 8:30 a.m. on Weds. Nov. 30.  Participants will proceed to from World Community Center to stores around the city for teach-in sessions and actions led by State Representative Rasheen Aldridge. The group will come together at noon at Jimmy John's at 1631 South Broadway, 63104. Contact Stanley Jackson, community coordinator, with questions at 314-917-1112 or stanley.jackson@thefightfor15.org.

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

Domestic Violence Prevention: Groundbreaking Effort

Speakers at the October Women's Voices program discussed domestic violence, sharing research, prevention strategies, and resources for survivors. Read the summary and link to the recorded program here.

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

The October lunch and learn featured a presentation by Harper Zielonko, director of development resources for St. Louis Habitat for Humanity. Ms. Zielonko spoke of Habitat’s efforts to address the issue of attainable housing and home ownership in St. Louis: what works, what doesn’t, what is currently under construction, and how members of Women’s Voices can help. Watch the recorded program here.

Women's Voices Joins Area Organizations for Interfaith Vigil to Save Children's Lives

Women’s Voices joined with other local organizations for the Interfaith Vigil to Save Children’s Lives on October 25 at Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. This gathering served as a kickoff event for an interfaith effort to end gun violence in St. Louis. Read more here.

Women's Voices Members Encourage Voters to Head to the Polls on Nov 8

Volunteers gathered at Grant's View Library on Mon., Oct. 24 to address and stamp 700 Get Out the Vote postcards to encourage community members to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming general election. Volunteers prepared and mailed an additional 400 postcards on their own, with all cards being mailed in time to reach voters before the election.

Read our Emails

Read our December Women's Voices newsletter, Loud & Clear
Read our November 17 Keeping Connected Email
Read our Keeping Connected: Election Edition - November 4 Email

Read our November Women's Voices newsletter, Loud & Clear
Read October 25 Women's Voices Statements on Antisemitism Response to Recent Mass Shootings

Up Next

​​Book Banning: What's Happening and What You Can Do

Weds., Nov. 30, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Virtual Event
Read more and register here.

Lunch & Learn with St. Louis Post-Dispatch executive editor, Alan Achkar

Thurs., Dec. 1, noon
Virtual Event
Read more and register here.

Gun Violence: Caring for Trauma Victims

Thurs., Dec. 8, 7 p.m.
Virtual Event
Read more and register here.

Community Programs

Legislative Preview

Fri., December 2, noon-1 p.m.
Empower MO Virtual Friday Forum
Read more and register here.

Antiracism and Social Justice: A conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Weds., Dec. 7, 4-5 p.m.
WashU Olin Business School Diversity Perspectives Series Virtual Event
Read more and register here.

Mon., Dec. 12, 7-8:30 p.m.
Kirkwood Performing Arts Center (210 E Monroe Ave, 63122)
Read more and register here.