CALLS TO ACTION

Here is where you will find our weekly calls to action as they happen! 


On Friday after the Missouri Legislature passed the 2021 state budget on Friday without funding Medicaid, the Missouri House Democrats held a press conference and House Minority Leader Crystal Quade remarked, “We saw this week with the passage of the state budget left over about $7 billion - $8 billion dollars that we did not spend but yet we continue to hear the Republican majority say that we can’t afford to follow the state constitution, that we cannot afford to do what voters overwhelmingly told us to do by fully funding Medicaid as the voters directed.”

Ranking House member Peter Meredith spoke frankly about his frustration, “I am just angry and sad for the people of Missouri. The state GOP legislature essentially just gave them the middle finger today, and they gave their middle finger to the Constitution that they supposedly swore an oath to and that is a shame and it’s putting us in a situation where we are putting in jeopardy all of the dollars for our entire Medicaid program in this state and where we’re about to face expensive lawsuits, spend lots of money on high priced lawyers to fight against the will of the voters.” Rep. Meredith also posted on Facebook about his remarks, “And if we enter a world now where our legislators believe they don’t have to follow the will of voters, the constitution, or the courts, we can say goodbye to our Constitutional Republic, and our democracy. Here’s the link to watch the entire press conference: https://youtu.be/34ADC-oupdQ)

KEEP UP THE PRESSURE! TAKE ACTION IN THESE FINAL DAYS OF MOLEG!


Ignoring the will of the voters and their duty to uphold the Missouri constitution, the GOP majority legislature refused to include Medicaid funding in the 2021 state budget. Governor Parson needs to keep his promise to fully fund Medicaid by taking action enrolling those who are now eligible and calling a special session to approve the funding! Parson already included the funding for Medicaid expansion in his budget saying, “I have to represent all Missourians and they voted for it.” KCStar Editorial Board May 2

TELL GOVERNOR PARSON TO KEEP HIS PROMISE TO FULLY FUND MEDICAID!

Gov. Parson Office: (573) 751-3222

Email: https://governor.mo.gov/contact-us

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TELL GOVERNOR PARSON TO VETO HCS HB 349 NO TAXPAYER DOLLARS FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL TUITION!

Gov. Parson Office: (573) 751-3222

Email: https://governor.mo.gov/contact-us

HCS HB 349 establishes the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program to pay for costs like private school tuition. It “would allow residents to receive a tax credit for donating to certain educational assistance organizations. Those organizations would then provide scholarships to eligible students that could be used toward a variety of costs, like private school tuition, tutoring, transportation and more. The bill may reduce the state’s general revenue by an estimated $50 million in its initial years, according to a fiscal analysis of the program.” Missouri Independent May 6

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MOLEG UNFINISHED BUSINESS THIS WEEK

CALL YOUR ELECTEDS TO VOTE NO ON BILLS THAT WOULD:

  • Suppress voting with photo ID requirements

  • Make the initiative petition process much more difficult for voters to effect constitutional change

  • Make it a felony to block traffic during protests

  • Shield businesses and religious institutions from COVID-related lawsuits

  • Limit health departments ability to implement coronavirus-related restrictions

  • Expanding charter schools; establish open school district enrollment

  • Prohibit MO from providing funds to Planned Parenthood by including in the renewal bill for crucial medical provider taxes Missouri Independent May 7

Find your state Representative and Senator HERE: senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/Default.aspx

Check out this excellent overview by St. Louis Public Radio of the key legislation work remaining: https://news.stlpublicradio.org/government-politics-issues/2021-05-09/missouri-legislature-begins-final-week-with-plenty-of-unfinished-business

SAVE THE DATE AND REGISTER FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS!


MISSOURI VOTER PROTECTION COALITION (MOVPC) MEETING

Mon May 10 at 10 AM

Join Missouri Voter Protection Coalition Zoom meeting with statewide advocates working to protect the right to vote in Missouri.

Text MOVPC to 66866 to sign up!


Heartland Alliance for Progress

Fighting Back Against Gerrymandering in Missouri

Guest speaker Sean Soendker Nicholson with GPS Impact


TONIGHT! Mon May 10, 6:00-7:00 PM


RSVP HERE: https://bit.ly/3gxZ70D


Sean will provide an update on REDISTRICTING and how you can fight back against gerrymandering by engaging in the development of COMMUNITY MAPS, after Missouri voters were tricked into returning to unfair and noncompetitive state house and senate districts with Amendment 3 in November 2020.



Stand Up KC Car Parade and Rally

Make McDonald’s Pay Up! - Give us $15 and a UNION!

Wed May 19 at 10:30 AM

St. Mark’s Hope and Peace Church

3800 Troost Ave

KC MO 64109


As McDonald's holds their annual shareholders meeting to celebrate making over $4 billion dollars in profits last year, join fast food workers in Kansas City and take action to remind them that WE, THE WORKERS, ARE THE ONES WHO MADE ALL OF THAT MONEY! We deserve our fair share! We deserve no less than $15 per hour and we need a union and benefits like healthcare and paid sick days! Make McDonald's Pay Up!

JOIN US between 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Mark's Hope and Peace Church at 3800 Troost Ave. Kansas City, MO 64109 to decorate your car with signs, flags, and car magnets!

PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT LINK: https://fb.me/e/269NuWdYI



COVID RESOURCES

Vaccine Eligibility - SIGN UP TODAY!

  • ALL Missourians age 16 and up are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Register here: https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/navigator/

  • You can also call the COVID-19 hotline at 877-435-8411 for registration assistance.

Missourians Vaccinated - as of Sun May 9 The New York Times

  • 30% of Missourians are fully vaccinated

  • 39% have received at least one dose.

Total COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Missouri

THANK YOU! for answering the Missouri Mondays CALL TO ACTION!

Invite your friends and neighbors to join us and sign up for Indivisible Missouri and this Missouri Mondays email at indivisiblemo.com/signup

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Last week the GOP majority Missouri Senate joined the House in refusing to fully fund the constitutionally mandated Medicaid expansion that voters approved to provide healthcare coverage to nearly 300,000 Missourians. Unless something unexpected happens before the legislature’s May 7 budget deadline, time and taxpayer dollars will be wasted in a court battle that the state will lose, or as the KC Star Editorial Board suggests Governor Parson could take action enrolling those who are now eligible and call a special session to approve the funding. Parson already included the funding for Medicaid expansion in his budget saying, “I have to represent all Missourians and they voted for it.” KCStar Editorial Board May 2

TAKE THESE NECESSARY ACTIONS THIS WEEK!

TELL GOVERNOR PARSON TO ENROLL THOSE NOW ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID EXPANSION AND CALL A SPECIAL SESSION FOR FUNDING IF THE LEGISLATURE DOESN’T ACT BEFORE MAY 7!

Gov. Parson Office: (573) 751-3222

Email: https://governor.mo.gov/contact-us

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TELL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE TO VOTE NO ON THE FOLLOWING BILLS:

FOOD ASSISTANCE WORK REQUIREMENTS--Taking food from families is cruel and unnecessary. HCS HB 217 requires any individual receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) funds to comply with work requirements or lose food assistance for 3 months, 6 months, or permanently. This bill would punish entire families. If one family member does not receive assistance, the family, including the children will suffer. Tell your Representaive to VOTE NO ON HCS HB 217.

VOTER SUPPRESSION--We must STOP voter suppression in Missouri!! Tell your Senator to vote NO on attempts to make it harder to vote in Missouri!. HB 842 would eliminate electronic voting machines and require paper ballots. There has been no evidence of voter fraud or compromised voting machines. This bill would create further delays in the voting process and tabulation and incur unnecessary costs. Tell your Representative to VOTE NO ON HB 842.

FIND YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE HERE: https://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/Default.aspx


SAVE THE DATE AND REGISTER FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS!


MISSOURI VOTER PROTECTION COALITION (MOVPC) MEETING

MON MAY 3

10am CT

Join Missouri Voter Protection Coalition Zoom meeting with statewide advocates working to protect the right to vote in Missouri.

Text MOVPC to 66866 to sign up!

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS KC

THE FIGHT FOR FAIR MAPS

TUESDAY MAY 4

7:00 PM

REGISTER HERE TO JOIN ON ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZIqde6prjotE9aaecTGLEzQl2gnS

OR LIVESTREAM ON FACEBOOK HERE: www.facebook.com/LWVKC.

Please join LWVKC on Tuesday, May 4 at 7pm for The Fight for Fair Maps in Missouri: A Presentation by Sean Soendker Nicholson

Sean Soendker Nicholson of Fair Maps Missouri coalition was instrumental in every aspect of the Clean Missouri Amendment campaign. He knows redistricting in Missouri inside and out. Redrawing political maps every ten years is a fraught issue in all states, but special circumstances here in Missouri make 2021 extraordinarily onerous. Learn how this year is so difficult and what we can do about it!

For more information contact mary.lindsaymsw@gmail.com

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NATIONAL JOHN LEWIS VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACTION DAY MAY 8

KC MO RALLY & VOTERCADE

SATURDAY MAY 8

1:00 - 3:00 PM

BRUCE R. WATKINS CULTURAL CENTER

3700 Blue Pkwy

Kansas City, MO 64130

REGISTER HERE: https://www.mobilize.us/publiccitizen/event/385787/

The voting rights of America’s Voters of Color and Youth Voters are under attack nationally by state legislators introducing and passing laws to suppress their participation in elections. Meanwhile, big business and billionaires are able to spend unlimited amounts of funding to buy our elections.

Join us as we mobilize on May 8 in the name of John Lewis as part of 100 events across the nation to pass the For the People Act (H.R. 1), the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4), D.C. Statehood and address the filibuster to do so.

Together, we can build a better nation and a stronger democracy.

In Kansas City, we'll kick things off with a Press Conference and rally at 1pm at the Bruce R Watkins Cultural Center, followed by a votercade. JOIN US!

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HEARTLAND ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS

FIGHTING BACK AGAINST GERRYMANDERING IN MISSOURI

Guest speaker Sean Soendker Nicholson with GPS Impact


MONDAY, MAY 10, 6:00-7:00 PM


RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3gxZ70D


Sean will provide an update on REDISTRICTING and how you can fight back against gerrymandering by engaging in the development of COMMUNITY MAPS, after Missouri voters were tricked into returning to unfair and noncompetitive state house and senate districts with Amendment 3 in November 2020.



COVID RESOURCES

Vaccine Eligibility - SIGN UP TODAY!

  • ALL Missourians age 16 and up are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Register here: https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/navigator/

  • You can also call the COVID-19 hotline at 877-435-8411 for registration assistance.

Missourians Vaccinated - as of Sun May 2 The New York Times

  • 28% of Missourians are fully vaccinated

  • 38% have received at least one dose.

Total COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Missouri

THANK YOU! for answering the Missouri Mondays CALL TO ACTION!

Invite your friends and neighbors to join us and sign up for Indivisible Missouri and this Missouri Mondays email at indivisiblemo.com/signup

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We must keep up the pressure this week to make sure 300,000 Missourians receive the Medicaid healthcare coverage voters approved and bring home $billions to our state!

URGENT ACTIONS FOR FULLY FUNDING MEDICAID EXPANSION!

  • THANK these state senators on the Senate Appropriations Committee for voting YES in committee and urge their YES vote on the Senate floor!

Sen. Lincoln Hough (573) 751-1311 - lincoln.hough@senate.mo.gov

Sen. Lauren Arthur (573) 751-5282 - lauren.arthur@senate.mo.gov

Sen. Justin Brown (573) 751-5713 - justin.brown@senate.mo.gov

Sen. Mike Cierpiot (573) 751-1464 - mike.cierpiot@senate.mo.gov

Sen. Karla May (573) 751-3599 - karla.may@senate.mo.gov

Sen. Barbara Washington (573) 751-3158 - barbara.washington@senate.mo.gov

Sen. Brian Williams (573) 751-4106 - brian.williams@senate.mo.gov


  • EMAIL THESE SENATORS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO SUPPORT FULLY FUNDING MEDICAID EXPANSION! Remember to be respectful, appreciative, and non-partisan.

Sen. Elaine Gannon - elaine.gannon@senate.mo.gov

Sen. Mike Bernskoetter - mike.bernskoetter@senate.mo.gov

Sen. Jeanie Riddle - Jeanie.riddle@senate.mo.gov

Sen. Jason Bean - jason.bean@senate.mo.gov

Sen. Holly Rehder - holly.rehder@senate.mo.gov

Sen. Sandy Crawford - sandy.crawford@senate.mo.gov

Sen. Bill White - bill.white@senate.mo.gov

Sen. Karla Eslinger - karla.eslinger@senate.mo.gov

  • URGE YOUR SENATOR TO VOTE YES TO FULLY FUND MEDICAID EXPANSION! Find your Senator HERE: https://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/Default.aspx A reminder to always be respectful and If you have a personal story or know someone who needs health insurance describe that situation briefly.


Upcoming Events - REGISTER NOW!



Rally To Save MO Healthcare

April 27, 2021 - 1:30PM

Outside the Missouri Capitol Building

Join MO House Dems and healthcare advocates from across Missouri as we gather outside the state Capitol building ahead of the state budget passage, to demand that our state lawmakers fully fund Medicaid Expansion that Missourians voted for last year.

RSVP HERE: https://www.mohousedems.com/.../rally-to-save-mo-healthcare/

If you can’t join, make sure to share this with your friends and family!

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Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus

Campaign School

Keynote speaker Celinda Lake, Political Strategist Lake Research Partners

THIS SATURDAY May 1, 2021

9:00am - 2:30pm

Cost: GKCWPC Members - Free; General Admission $25

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greater-kansas-city-womens-political-caucus-campaign-school-tickets-148850322321

Are you ready to run for office, but need some help kicking off your campaign? Or would you just like to be more active politically, but don't know where to start? Then GKCWPC's Campaign School is for you! With two tracks, one for candidates and another for volunteers, this training has something for everyone.

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MISSOURI VOTER PROTECTION COALITION (MOVPC) MEETING

MON APRIL 26

10am CT

Join Missouri Voter Protection Coalition Zoom meeting TODAY to learn more about the campaign to Ensure Voting in Missouri Amid the COVID-19 Crisis and beyond.

Text MOVPC to 66866 to sign up!

COVID RESOURCES

Vaccine Eligibility - SIGN UP TODAY!

  • ALL Missourians age 16 and up are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Register here: https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/navigator/

  • You can also call the COVID-19 hotline at 877-435-8411 for registration assistance.

Missourians Vaccinated - as of April 25, 2021 The New York Times

  • 25% of Missourians are fully vaccinated

  • 36% have received at least one dose.

Total COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Missouri

THANK YOU! for answering the Missouri Mondays CALL TO ACTION!

Invite your friends and neighbors to join us and sign up for Indivisible Missouri and this Missouri Mondays email at indivisiblemo.com/signup


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