Take Action

Call Your U.S. Senators And Tell Them To Protect Our Vote

We must urge our Senators to add at least $3.6 billion dollars of funding for our elections in the final COVID relief package. Take action here.

Missouri needs food and housing assistance NOW!

Tell senators to include a fifteen percent increase for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP is an excellent stimulus for Missouri’s economy in addition to reducing food insecurity, so we must change his position on this! Also, with only two days left in the federal eviction moratorium, it is crucial that we secure $100 billion in emergency housing assistance and an extension of the moratorium.
Contact Senators Blunt & Hawley here.

Stop the CDC Data Bypass!

Ensure the integrity of the data being released on the Covid-19 virus by hospitals, which have now been ordered to bypass the CDC and report the data to HHS, effectively allowing the Trump administration to skew, alter, withhold, and lie about the cases and deaths, and provide false guidelines regarding the pandemic! Sign the petition here.

Demand stronger workplace health and safety protections for frontline food workers

Frontline food workers still lack the necessary protective gear to keep themselves safe in the workplace and are dying from the virus at alarming rates.In order to protect workers and keep communities safe, OSHA must enact and enforce emergency protections for food workers today. Read more and sign the petition here.

Call on the Missouri Supreme Court to Prevent a COVID-19 Public Health Crisis in Jails by Releasing People

St. Louis County had two jail employees test positive last month for COVID-19 and the County said nothing. We still do not know whether any detainees have been tested. Join Women's Voices in calling on the MO Supreme Court to act. Sign the petition here.

Tell Donald Trump: Gun Stores Are Not Essential During the Coronavirus Crisis

During a time of a national pandemic crisis, we need the president to work to reduce panic-buying of guns rather than doing favors for the corporate gun lobby groups that are using Coronavirus fears to spur gun sales. Sign petition here.
Tell Congress to Pass Emergency Fair Housing Funding NOW!

Call your members of Congress ASAP to ensure we have the adequate resources to respond to discrimination in this time of crisis. Contact your legislators here.

Contact your legislator to support emergency assistance to households with low incomes today!

Read more here.

Congress Must Act Now to Protect Victims and Survivors, Funding for Programs that Serve Them

Victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence are particularly vulnerable during this time. Congress must act now to protect victims and survivors and all people in America. It must also provide funding for the programs that serve survivors. Read more here.

More Action Alerts here!

Acting on Our Mission

Women's Voices Members Approve Positions on Upcoming Ballot Measures

Constitutional Amendment 3, Senate Joint Resolution 38 (SJR38)
Women’s Voices position: OPPOSE Amendment 3 (Vote NO!)

City of St. Louis Proposition R
Women’s Voices position: SUPPORT Proposition R (Vote YES!)

City of St. Louis Proposition D
Women’s Voices position: SUPPORT Proposition D (Vote YES!)

Read more here.

Dirty Details of Amendment 3-October program recap

Mike Whittier, Coalitions Director of No on 3 - Clean Missouri Campaign spelled out the dirty details contained in the Amendment 3 ballot measure. Read a summary of the program or watch the full presentation here.

The Inner Workings of Voting

Women’s Voices member Gloria Bilchik demystified the voting process that many of us take for granted as she discussed her new book, Election Insiders: Behind the Scenes with the People Who Make Your Vote Count. Read more here.

Volunteers Use Map the Vote to Encourage Voter Registration

Using data from Map the Vote, 35 volunteers are working to distribute packets to 1,200 likely unregistered voters leading up to the October 7 registration deadline. Not registered? Register to vote in Missouri here.

Bringing the Ballot to You - September Program Recap

Experts in voting rights and advocacy gave us a to-do list showing how we can protect our constitutional right to vote, especially during a pandemic in which more people will be voting from home. Read a summary of the program or watch the full presentation here.

Beyond Housing Calls for Bold Investment

At the September 14 Lunch & Learn, Chris Krehmeyer, president and CEO of Beyond Housing, urged participants to keep pushing people to get out of their comfort zone and look at community funding in new ways.

Read more and watch the video here.

Cathy Gilbert Urges Safe Storage of Firearms Following Preventable Shooting

Cathy Gilbert, co-chair of the Women’s Voices Campaign for Common-Sense Gun Solutions Committee spoke with Jenna Barnes on KSDK Channel 5 News following the accidental shooting death of a 6-year-old in St. Louis.

Read more and watch the video here.

Women’s Voices Address Passage of MO Senate Bill 600 (SB600)

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed SB600, a punitive, regressive crime bill that does absolutely nothing to further the cause of criminal justice reform. Read our statement here.

Read our Emails

Read the October Women's Voices newsletter, Loud & Clear.

Read our October 15 Keeping Connected email

Read our September 17 Keeping Connected email

Women's Voices Calls on Missouri Supreme Court to Prevent a COVID-19 Public Health Crisis in Jails

Read more here.

Women's Voices supports Public Health Policy Recommendations for Missouri in response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Women's Voices has joined the list of organizations who demand that local and state policymakers should implement a comprehensive set of policies targeted at the populations most at risk of contracting COVID-19, and the institutions and practices that pose the greatest threat. Read more.

Up Next

Racial Justice Movie Club

Thurs., Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Virtual viewing of of Richard Rothstein’s 2019 address at Brown University discussing his bestseller, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.
Read more or register here.

Election Protection Volunteer Training

Mon., Oct. 26, 7-8:30 p.m., Virtual Training
Read more or register here.

Decision 2020: Experts Decipher Election Results

Thurs., Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Virtual Program
Speakers: Anita Manion, PhD, UMSL, Gena Gunn McClendon, PhD, Washington University & Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio
Read more or register here.

Racial Justice Book Club

Thurs., Nov. 19, 6:15 p.m.
Virtual discussion of The Person You Mean to Be: How good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh
Read more or register here.

2020 Racial Equity Summit

Fri., Nov. 20, noon-2 p.m., Virtual Program
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson
Read more or register here.
Women's Voices is a co-sponsor of this event hosted by Empower Missouri

Community Programs

Lawyers without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich

American Bar Association Travelling Exhibit
Exhibit Extended through May 2021, Law Library Association (10 N. Tucker, 13th Floor, 63101)
Read more.

Empower Missouri Monthly Friday Forum Series: Re-Envisioning Public Safety

Fri., Oct. 16, noon - 1:30 p.m.
What does Defunding the Police Mean?: Police Budgets Now and in the Future
Register for virtual event here.

And You Didn’t Want Me To Vote

Sat., Oct. 17, at 1 p.m.
18th Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration
Join the virtual event here.