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Demand the Trump Administration Stop Undermining Unions

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.

Call Your Senators: Protect Birth Control and Title X

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.

Support the Effort to Put Medicaid Expansion on the Ballot

Read about how you can get involved.

Tell the Senate to Reauthorize VAWA now!

On April 4, the House of Representatives passed HR 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA, 230-157). Enacted in 1994, twenty-five years ago, VAWA was the first federal law responding to our nation’s crisis of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Senate has yet to introduce its own bill, nor has Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) scheduled consideration of HR 1585. VAWA expired on September 30, 2018. Send a message to the Senate here.

Don't Deny Residency Status to Legal Immigrants

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.

Oppose Plan to Detain Immigrant Families Indefinitely

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.

Demand Funding for Gun Violence Research

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.

Tell the Democratic National Committee: Hold a climate debate

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.

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.

Tell Congress: Pass the Families Belong Together Act

Read more and sign the petition.

Acting on Our Mission

Lunch & Learn: Affordable Housing in St. Louis County

Lisa Clancy, chair of the St. Louis County Council, and Laura Arnold, councilwoman of Webster Groves, updated the large audience on current efforts to address the lack of affordable housing in St. Louis County. Read the program summary here.

January Program speaker warns us to take action to preserve women's right to choose

Yamelsie Rodriguez, President/CEO, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, outlined the growing threats to women's reproductive rights on both the national and state levels and shared a variety of ways we can raise our voices to act. Read the program summary here.

Women's Voices Harriet Kopolow interviewed on Fox 2 News

Following another child injured by finding an unsecured gun and shooting herself, Harriet Kopolow interviewed on Fox 2 News about the need for gun locks. See the interview here.

Women's Voices members to improve and maintain memorial to Rodney McAllister

Tucked away in a corner of Ivory Perry Park is a memorial to a little boy whose horrifying death shocked all St. Louisans when he was killed on March 5, 2001. It was the last stop on the “Grief, Love and Fury” tour that Bob Hansman conducted for WV members last October. A group of Women's Voices members has "adopted" the memorial and will take over its maintenance. Read more here.

Women's Voices advocates for clemency for Patty Prewitt

On Dec. 14, Ruth Ehresman, WV co-president, submitted a letter to Gov. Parson seeking clemency for Patty Prewitt who has served nearly 33 years of a life sentence. Read more here.

Gun Locks to be distributed by St. Louis Fire Department

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.

Look & Learn at EyeSeeMe

On Nov. 23, WV members and friends spent an afternoon at EyeSeeMe, learning more about the bookstore and also about We Stories, and many bought books to donate to A Red Circle. Read more here.

Understanding St. Louis Bus Tour

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.

Lunch & Learn with Jamala Rogers, Noted Black Activist

On September 24, WV hosted a Lunch & Learn with Jamala Rogers. Read more here.

Women's Voices Members Approve New Position Papers

WV Members approved three new position papers: Public Education, K-12, Post-Secondary Education and Workforce Development, and LGBTQ+ Rights.

Women’s Voices Supports Campaign to Take Effort to Expand Medicaid to the Ballot

Read more here about how you can get involved.

Up Next

Docent Led Tour of "The Shape of Abstraction: Selections from The Ollie Collection"

Thurs., Feb. 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sculpture Hall, St. Louis Art Museum
Reservations are required. Read more here.

Racial Justice Book Club

Mon., Feb. 10, 6:15 p.m. at Blueberry Hill (6504 Delmar Blvd., 63130)
Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department by the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, March 4, 2015. The report is available for download from the Justice DepartmentRead more or RSVP.

Life after Lock-Up: The Reality of Re-Entry

Thurs., Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m. at The Heights (8001 Dale Ave., 63117)
Read more or RSVP here.

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