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Call to Action - Close the Workhouse

Join the effort to Close the Workhouse on Sun, October 21, 3:00 PM at 1412 N. Taylor. Read more here. 

Get involved in local voter engagement efforts here

Fall voter coalition efforts and supporting organizations

Fall voter coalition calendar of events

Tell Betsy DeVos to Keep Guns Out of Schools!

Sign petition right now to demand Betsy DeVos not allow grants to fund arming educators.

Stop 3-D Printed Guns!

Tell printer manufacturers to prohibit individuals from printing 3-D guns. Sign petition here.

Sing Petition here Asking Congress to Stop 3-D Guns 

Sign Petition to Protect Voting Rights

Randolph County, Georgia elections board is considering a proposal to close seven of the nine polling places in the majority-black county.  Read more and sign petition here.

SNAP - Food Assistance - Action Needed!

The issue is now moving to conference committee. We need to prevent the harmful House SNAP provisions from being included in the final farm bill, with the Senate farm bill as our example to follow. Go here to find the actions you can take.   

White House Considering Further Cuts to Refugee Admittance

This year's cap on refugee resettlement is at a historic low. Plans to cut resettlement further are being considered for 2019. Read more here about what this will mean and how to advocate for refugees.

Sign Petition to say Separating Families at Border is Inhumane!

Petition to stop using census to discriminate

Prohibit Congress from asking citizenship and immigration status on census. Click here to take action.

Acting on Our Mission

What's With the Workhouse?

Read the summary of our program with Inez Bordeaux, a leader in the Close the Workhouse Campaign and a former inmate and Sima Atri, attorney, ArchCity Defenders who told us about the inhumane conditions at the St. Louis Medium Security prison and the movement to have the facility closed.

Women's Voices Opposes Indefinite Detention of Children

The 1997 Flores Agreement limits the amount of time immigrant children can be held in detention centers to 20 days. The administration is proposing to change this rule. Read our statement here.  

Statement on Justice Kavanaugh

Read our statement on the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Impact of Racial Justice Activites

Read Mary Clemons's commentary on the impact if participating in these activities here.

Our Positions on Nov. Ballot Measures

Summary of the ballot issues. Read more here.

Here are our recommendations 

No More Thoughts & Prayers!

Several St. Louis teens are featured in a new short film.

Read our October e-newsletter here

Five Elements of Poverty

Read a summary of a recent poverty summit; what are the 5 elements of poverty and why "place matters".

Be Aware of White Privilege

What is white privilege; how can we speak out when we see racism? Read more here

Gun Locks Can Help Prevent Suicide

The new C.A.L.M. (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means) program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital's Emergency Department provides gun locks provided by our "Lock It for Love" project.  

Right To Work Defeated!

Read more here.

Women's Voices Opposes Proposed Title X Compliance Rule

The proposed domestic “gag rule” would prohibit Title X medical providers from discussing safe, legal abortion with their patients. Read our letter here.

Racial Profiling Incident in Clayton

Our statement on July incident with police and Washington University students

Read here.

Women's Voices Speaks Out on Protecting Our Democracy

Read here.

Read Our Statement on Children Being Separated From Their Parents At The Border here

Up Next

Election Protection Training

Tues., Oct. 23, 4:00 - 5:30 PM (Brown School of Social Work at Washington University)

Interested in volunteering on election day to monitor polls, assist voters and help resolve problems? Join us for volunteer training. View the flyer here or RSVP here.

Stop the Bleed

Thurs., Nov. 8, 5:30 PM (The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave, 63117)
Learn Basic Bleeding Control that may help you save a life (no experience required)! Read more or RSVP.

Policing In America: Problems, Perspectives and Priorities

Thurs., Nov. 8, 7:00 PM (The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave, 63117)
Speakers: Dr. Tobias Winright and Heather Taylor. Read more or RSVP.

Racial Justice Book Club

Mon., Dec. 10, 6:15 PM (Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, 7401 Delmar Blvd., 63130)

No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts Read more or RSVP.

Community Programs:

Empower Missouri Friday Free Forum

Fri., Oct. 19, 12:00 – 1:30 PM (Paraquad Auditorium, 5420 Oakland Ave., 63110)

The Affordable Care Act: Know Your Options and Get the Facts
Read more here.

Wash U Assembly Series

Thurs., Oct. 25, 4:00 – 5:00 PM (Graham Chapel – Seating may be limited.)

Me Too - A survivor of sexual violence will discuss her effort to assist survivors and those working to end sexual violence against others. Read more here.

Institute for Public Health Annual Conference

Weds., Oct. 31, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Eric P. Newman Education Center, 320 S. Euclid, 63110)
Conference will focus on the intersection of local public health and health equity.
Read more or RSVP.

Interdisciplinary and Human Rights Approaches to the Gun Violence Crisis in the United States

Fri., Nov. 2, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 305)
Experts in the fields of law, psychiatry, sociology, medicine, and public policy will gather for a one-day conference that will consider this crisis from multiple angles. Read more or RSVP.