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Guns Don't Belong in MO Classrooms!

Good news - HB575 which would have allowed teachers to carry guns in public buildings including college campuses, child-care facilities and places of worship was not passed.

Abortion Rights

Missouri passed one of the most restricted abortion laws in the country - banning abortion after 8 weeks of pregnancy with no exceptions for rape or incest.  Now is the time to #StopTheBans Rally Tues. May 21 Luther Ely Square Park 20 N 4th St. noon

Oppose House Bill 1062 - the Grain Belt Express

Good news! HB 1062 which would forbid use of eminent domain in acquiring land for the Brain Belt Express Transmission to bring clean, inexpensive wind energy to MO did not pass.

Tell Governor Parson To Appoint Clean Air Advocates To The Missouri Air Conservation Commission

The St. Louis and Kansas City Metropolitan areas suffer the states highest rates of hospitalizations due to asthma, yet these communities are not represented on the Commission that enforces the Clean Air Act. Sign the petition here.

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.

Tell your Senator: No Return to Partisan Gerrymandering! Clean MO!

Good news! Legislation - HJR48 -  to undo voter-approved redistricting regulations did not pass.

Urge Reauthorization of VAWA

The House of Representatives has reauthorized the Violence Against Women's Act. Contact your senators to request they support the reauthorization with the new provisions that restrict gun ownership and expand transgender rights. Call your MO Senators at: 202-224-5721 (Blunt) & 202-224-6154 (Hawley).
 
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.

Tell your Senator No One Deserve a Sub-Minimum Wage!

Good news! SB 10 and HB858 which would have frozen minimum wage for workers who receive tips did not pass.

Stop the Gag Rule

Voice your comments about the proposed rule designed to block people from getting accurate information about their health care, and prevent doctors from giving patients the vital reproductive health care they need. Submit comments to HHS here.

Paycheck Fairness Act

Ask your members of Congress to show their support for pay equity by becoming original co-sponsors of the Paycheck Fairness Act today. Sign the petition here.

Petition Congress to Raise the Wage

The Raise the Wage Act of 2019, which would immediately bump the minimum wage and raise it to $15 by 2024. Sign the petition here.

Support background checks on all gun sales!

Urge Congress to close a deadly loophole that allows criminals, domestic abusers, and other people who aren’t allowed to have guns to buy them with no background checks. Email Congress here.

Acting on Our Mission

Read about our "Lock It for Love" Gun Safety Education Project

Read our statement on the shootings in Sri Lanka and at Chabad of Poway synagogue

Read our May e-newsletter here

Read summery of May program: Shaping Cities to Nourish Social Equity

Read the new Women's Voices Position Paper on Climate Change and Environmental Hazards

Women's Voices Speaks out on proposed changes to SNAP

On March 28, Women's Voices co-presidents Mary Clemons and Ruth Ehresman submitted a  letter to the USDA regarding proposed changes to the SNAP that would time food benefits for the hungry. Read their letter here.

Lunch & Learn with Erica Williams

Erica Williams gave an overview of the non-profit she leads, A Red Circle at the WV Lunch & Learn on March 27. Read more here.

Read about our Political Action Postcard Party

Money talks, but what is it saying to our children?

"Our current system will continue unless we all take responsibility to make changes." Read commentary on education equity published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, written by co-presidents, Mary Clemons and Ruth Ehresman and co-founder, Barbara Finch.

Co-President, Ruth Ehresman, urges Gov. Parson to expand medicaid

Read more.

MO SB4 & SNAP Update

MO SB4 which would impose work requirements to obtain SNAP benefits has been "laid over" to the informal calendar in the Senate. Thanks to all who contacted their senators. We will continue to monitor the bill's progress.

Judge Orders Removal of Citizenship Question from 2020 Census

Women's Voices advocated for the removal of this question. This ruling is expected to be appealed and the case may go to the Supreme Court. read more here

Guns in State Capitol?

We urged people to speak out against allowing guns in the Capitol and it worked. A panel  of lawmakers may review Gov. Parson's decision. 

Women's Voices opposes DHS proposed rules that would harm immigrants

Read our comments here.

Up Next

Racial Justice Book Club

Mon., June 10, 6:15 p.m. (Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, 7401 Delmar Blvd., 63130)
Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston Read more or RSVP.

Visionary Voices:
A Candid Conversation with Brittany Packnett

Thurs., June 13, 7 p.m. (The Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Rd., 63117)
Read more or RSVP.

Community Programs:

Legislative Wrap Up

How did Missouri’s children and families fare in the 2019 legislative session?
Fri., June 7, 9 - 10:30 a.m. (Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being, 1000 N. Vandeventer, 63113)
Read more or RSVP.