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Tell Senators to Pass Universal Background Checks

It’s past time for common sense gun legislation. The vast majority of Americans, gun owners, & even NRA members support universal background checks. Tell Senators Blunt & Hawley to ACT NOW to pass H.R.8 – the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. We are tired of saying “Never again” yet again.

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗥𝗼𝘆 𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁: (𝟮𝟬𝟮) 𝟮𝟮𝟰-𝟱𝟳𝟮𝟭
𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗝𝗼𝘀𝗵 𝗛𝗮𝘄𝗹𝗲𝘆: (𝟮𝟬𝟮) 𝟮𝟮𝟰-𝟲𝟭𝟱𝟰

JUST. SHOW. UP.

Join the Racial Justice Committee as we join in solidarity with the New Northside Missionary Baptist Church.
Sunday, May 29, 10 a.m. services
New Northside Missionary Baptist Church
8645 Goodfellow
St. Louis, MO 63147
Read more here.

St. Louis City Board of Aldermen Act to Overturn the Vote of the People

The Board of Aldermen recently introduced two bills to repeal Proposition D for Democracy, the monumental legislation that passed with over 68% of the vote in 2020. Prop D provides for approval voting in which voters can choose as many candidates as they wish across political party affiliation. Tell the Board of Aldermen and Mayor Jones to support Prop D and protect the will of the people today.

 

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

Read the Women's Voices Statement in Response to Recent Mass Shootings

Read the Women's Voices Statement on HB 1878 - MO Elections Bill

Read the Women's Voices Statement on Draft Opinion on Abortion Rights

STL Abortion Rights Rally

Women's Voices members joined St. Louis abortion advocates and community partners for a family-friendly day of action to demand #BansOffOurBodies and abortion access for all! Read more here.

Reckoning with Enslavement's Legacy: Moral Responses

At the May Women's Voices program, we heard from Rev. Jeffrey Harrison, SJ, project coordinator for the Slavery, History, Memory and Reconciliation Project of St. Louis University and the Jesuit Central and Southern Province. Fr. Harrison described the work of this group to uncover the stories of the people enslaved by the Jesuits and to honor their memory. Using sacramental and census records and other sources, the researchers have identified about 70 people the Jesuits enslaved in the St. Louis region between 1823 and 1865. The project works to locate descendants to provide them with the discovered information, learn from their family stories, and chart a course moving forward. Read the summary and link to the recorded program here.

City of St. Louis Highlights Partnership with Women's Voices to Distribute Gun Locks

In the wake of deaths of three area youths by gun, the City of St. Louis is urging residents to secure firearms. FREE gun locks are available at all 30 St. Louis Fire Department firehouses. St. Louis area residents can also pick up free gun locks at four St. Louis County Library branches and four St. Louis Public Library branches. Find out where to get a FREE gun lock here. Link to press coverage here.

Lunch & Learn-Mental Illness Is Not a Crime: City Program Diverts 911 Calls to Mental Health Professionals

At the March 3 Lunch & Learn we heard from speakers from Behavioral Health Response (BHR) and the Crisis Response Unit of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department about their innovative program to divert 911 calls to the most appropriate responders.

Lunch and Learn: SHED (Sustainable Housing & Equitable Development) Builds Accessible, Inclusive Communities

At the February Lunch & Learn, speakers Mimi Taylor-Hendrix, board president and Adam Brown, executive director, both of SHED, described how the organization builds accessible, inclusive communities. SHED has served University City since 2009 by providing volunteer home maintenance for seniors and people with disabilities primarily in the city’s 3rd Ward. Read the summary and link to the recorded version here.

Read our Emails

Read the May Women's Voices newsletter, Loud & Clear
Read our Keeping Connected-May 25, 2022 advocacy email

Up Next

Rock the Vote: Voter Registration, Election Info, & More!

NEW DATE & TIME!
Weds., June 8, 10-11 a.m.
Virtual Event
Registration required; read more and register here.

Community Programs

LGBTQ+ Inclusion Matters

June 16, noon-1 p.m.
Advocacy in Action Lunch & Learn with NCJW
Read more and RSVP here.