Take Action

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.

Demand the Senate allocate more election funding!

ACT TODAY to demand that the Senate fully fund voting protections during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. Call 1-844-248-4061 OR text "CORONAVIRUS" to 21333 to get connected now!

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

Lessons from a Legend: Lunch & Learn with Percy Green

On July 21, St. Louis activist Percy Green inspired more than 55 participants with his advice on how people of all ages can protest injustice.

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.

July WV Program Recap: The Dollars & the Sense of Medicaid Expansion

Mikel Whittier, Coalitions Director for Yes on 2: Healthcare for Missouri discussed Amendment 2: Medicaid Expansion, which voters will decided on August 4. Read the program summary 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.

Women's Voices Members Approve Positions on Upcoming Ballot Measures

Constitutional Amendment 2, Medicaid Expansion
Women’s Voices position: SUPPORT Amendment 2 (Vote YES!)

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

Read more here.

Read our Emails

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

Read our July 16 Keeping Connected email

Read our June 25 Keeping Connected email

Read our June 18 Keeping Connected email

Read our June 11 Keeping Connected email

Women's Voices Members Support Neighbors in North County

Women’s Voices members came together to help our neighbors who are in immediate need during the COVID-19 pandemic, donating funds to A Red Circle. Read more here.

Women's Voices Members Approve New Position Paper

Women's Safety and Well Being - May 2020

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

Reimagining Public Safety

Thurs., August 13, 7 p.m., Zoom
Speakers: Wesley Bell, Prosecuting Attorney, St. Louis County & Jamala Rogers, co-chair, Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression (CAPCR)
Read more or register here.

Racial Justice Book Club

Thurs., Sept. 17, 2020 One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson
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 Mon., Aug. 31, Missouri History Museum (10 N. Tucker, 13th Floor, 63101)
Read more.

“Racism and Mental Health”

Wednesday, August 5, 7 p.m.
Webster Speaks: Dialogues on Race, Equity and Inclusion
Read more or register here.