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Demand that Congress ACT to Protect our Right to Vote!

The For the People Act sets national standards for our elections so all of us can safely & freely cast our ballots, have our voices heard, & elect leaders who deliver on our priorities. Call your Senators today at 1-888-453-3211 and tell Congress not to break for recess before passing the For The People Act. #FreedomToVote

 

Acting on Our Mission

Learn the Truth about the 1619 Project

The School District of University City has incorporated the 1619 Project into a class at the high school. At the June lunch & learn, speakers Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley,  Superintendent, Christina Sneed, Coordinator of K-12 Social Studies & 6-12 English Language Arts, Jai’ Den Smith, 2021 graduate shared their perspectives about the experience. 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.

Immigration: We Lose When We Slam the Door

At the May program, speakers Anna Crosslin, former president and CEO, International Institute of St. Louis, Marie Kenyon, Director, Peace and Justice Commission, Archdiocese of St. Louis and Sr. Sandy Straub, CSJ shared their experiences working with immigrants. Read the full summary here.

Women's Voices Announces New LIFL Partners

At a press conference on April 13, 2021, Women’s Voices announced that free gun locks will now be available at all 30 St. Louis Fire Department firehouses. Four St. Louis County Library Branches now have free locks available as well. 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 August Women's Voices newsletter, Loud & Clear.

Read our July 15 Keeping Connected email

Where are People Supposed to Live?

Barbara Finch, in her Nov. 25 commentary in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, states that "adequate housing that is accessible and affordable for every citizen is a prerequisite for a healthy community." Read more here.

Racial Justice Committee Tackles Housing, Criminal Justice Reform

Members of the Racial Justice Committee have identified criminal justice reform and affordable housing as the two areas they want to concentrate on during the coming year. Read more here.

Up Next

Racial Justice Movie Club

Weds., August 25, 7 p.m.
Virtual discussion of video:
Dolly Chugh, “The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias”
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or register here.

Environmental Racism: Alive and Well in St. Louis

September 9, 2021, 7 p.m.
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)
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