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Join Women's Voices in Support of ID Clinics

ID Clinics help people get essential identification documents such as birth certificates and photo IDs required for voting, employment, housing, healthcare and other survival activities. Volunteers are needed to assist the Ashrei Foundation in hosting ID clinics throughout the summer and fall. Read more here.

Strengthen America’s Most Effective Anti-Hunger Program

Research shows and common sense knows your brain doesn’t function well when the body is hungry. During the pandemic all public schools provided free meals to students. That protection has ended. f=Federal supplemental nutrition programs are also due to expire. Add your voice to public school educators across the country demanding basic nutrition for their students & families. Urge your senators and representative to protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Support Universal Pre-K Education in Missouri

HB1486, a bill that would fund pre-kindergarten education for low-income students attending public or charter schools, recently passed the MO House with bipartisan support. It is currently awaiting action in the MO Senate. Contact your state senator to support the passage of HB1486. Find your state senator here.

Women's Voices has consistently advocated for universal pre-K education throughout the state as an essential investment in our future. Read our position paper here.

Encourage Voter Registration & Help Combat Disinformation

To respond to the growing dangers of deceptive information, Women’s Voices is calling on you to educate your community about countering disinformation and we have created the tools to help you do that: greeting cards to distribute to family, friends, and neighbors.
Read more and request cards here.

Volunteers Needed for CourtWatch

The Women’s Voices Criminal Legal System Reform Task Force is working to improve pretrial detention. Part of this effort involves observing bail hearings. Observers are needed to assist with this effort and can volunteer with CourtWatch, a collaborative extension of ongoing court monitoring efforts in St. Louis City's 22nd Judicial Court.
Read more here.

Stop the Spread of Misinformation on Social Media

There’s a flood of real, misleading and fake breaking news and information on social media. Proceed with caution.

Acting on Our Mission

WV 2023 Annual Report

The Annual Report highlights our impressive portfolio of work, and catalog of generous donors. Most notably, it includes a list of our members, the heart and muscle of our organization. If you are not yet actively involved we hope you review our newsletter, website and social media and join an effort this year.

WV Endorses Initiative Petition to End Abortion Ban

In accordance with the previously approved position paper on reproductive justice, the Women's Voices Board of Directors formally endorsed Missouri's Constitutional Amendment to Article 1, Relating to Reproductive Health Care, version 10 2024-086 (Version 086), at the January 25 board meeting.
Read more here.

Origins of the Racial Wealth Gap: Follow the Money

Gwen Moore, curator of Urban Landscape and Community Identity at the Missouri Historical Society joined us at the February Women's Voices program to examine the historic origins of the racial wealth gap, looking more closely at how these policies and practices have played out locally, impeding the building of Black generational wealth.
Read program summary here.

Women's Voices Partners with North City Photo ID Project

Women’s Voices partnered with the Ashrei Foundation to offer volunteer training for Photo ID clinics. Volunteers who attended are now ready to assist Missouri residents in applying for a photo ID through the North City Photo ID Project.

Read more here.

Racial Justice Film Series: Transforming 911

Women’s Voices partnered with Eliot Unitarian Chapel and Metropolitan Congregations United to host a screening of Transforming 911: Reimagining Public Safety in St. Louis.
Read more here.

Women’s Voices Signs on to State Wide Right to Read Coalition

Women’s Voices has joined the statewide “Right to Read” coalition, which supports Missouri’s libraries to remain an open, accessible resource for books and other materials available free of charge to the public. Read more and link to sign on here.

Read our Emails

Read our June 2024 Women's Voices newsletter, Loud & Clear
Read our Read our May 13 advocacy focused email, Keeping Connected email

Up Next

WV Field Trip to Habitat for Humanity Lookaway Summit Housing Community

Sunday, June 30, 2-3 p.m.
Lookaway Summit Housing Community (63137)
Read more and register here.

Community Programs

Freedom Summer STL with ArchCity Defenders

Freedom Summer STL events will focus on voting, expungement, abolition, and housing justice with information and resources being made accessible in a singular setting.

Visit the Women's Voices booth, or contact Michele to volunteer to staff the WV table at membership@womensvoicesraised.org.

Save the Dates (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Weds., June 19 - Fairground Park (Vandeventer & Natural Bridge, 63107)
Sat., June 29 - Northside Center for Power & Transformation (5939 Goodfellow Blvd, 63147)
Sat., July 27 - Habitat for Humanity (3830 S. Grand Blvd, 63118)
Fri., August 30 - Rally and March, place TBD