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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the October Women's Voices newsletter, Loud & Clear.
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.
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.
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Decision 2020: Experts Decipher Election Results
Fri., Nov. 20, noon-2 p.m., Virtual Program
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson
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Women's Voices is a co-sponsor of this event hosted by Empower Missouri
American Bar Association Travelling Exhibit
Exhibit Extended through May 2021, Law Library Association (10 N. Tucker, 13th Floor, 63101)
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.
Sat., Oct. 17, at 1 p.m.
18th Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration
Join the virtual event here.