CALLS TO ACTION

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“Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.”


“Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.” John Lewis NYT

Civil rights icon John Lewis made his final journey across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and was laid to rest in Atlanta last week. Let us honor his memory and sacrifice by making sure we exercise our right to VOTE on Tuesday, August 4!

EXPAND MEDICAID - VOTE YES ON 2!

“If the past few months have shown us anything, it’s that access to health care is more important now than ever. It’s past time for Missouri to join the 37 other states to embrace Medicaid expansion, including our neighbors in Oklahoma, who did so in late June. On Tuesday, vote yes on 2.” Terry Reese, President of the Missouri Nurses Association The Missouri Times Aug 2

VOTER RESOURCES

Absentee Ballots

  • Your absentee ballot must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day

  • It is too late to mail your absentee ballot but you have other options. You (or a close relative) can submit your absentee ballot in person to your local election office. Find your local election office address here.

  • Vote absentee in-person at your Local Election Authority until 5pm on Monday, August 3rd.

  • Change your mind and decide to vote in person on Election Day? Vote in-person at your polling place on Election Day and bring your absentee ballot with you, turn it in, and get a regular ballot. If you don’t have your ballot with you that’s OK. You can still vote provisionally.

Notary Requirements for Ballots

  • 65 years or older, confined, ill or at high risk of COVID-19? - No notary required

  • Permanent absentee voter - No notary required

  • All other voters - Ballot must be notarized

  • Find a free notary HERE

If you have any questions please call your Local Election Authority or if you have questions or problems voting call ELECTION PROTECTION 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)

The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count.

PRIMARY CANDIDATES STILL NEED YOUR HELP!

As of Sunday p.m. August 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri rose to 51,840, an increase of 9,913 new cases since last week. This is far from over so please stay safe and always wear your mask in public.


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




The Governor’s special session on violent crime starts today and is welcome timing for Parson who desperately needs to divert negative national attention away from his reckless comments about sending our children back to school despite the COVID infection and spread risks. In the same interview he also made shocking news that he would “likely exercise his pardon powers if prosecutors bring criminal charges against the St. Louis couple (Mark and Patricia McCloskey) who brandished firearms at a group of Black Lives Matters protesters as they marched past their home.” CNN July 20.

We will have a chance in November to show irresponsible un-elected Mike Parson out the door! In the meantime let’s TAKE ACTION for this special session with our friends at Mom’s Demand Action-MO to help gun violence victims!

EMAIL DEMOCRAT LAWMAKERS:

  • TELL DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE TO URGE GOV. PARSON to immediately utilize existing federal crime victims fund dollars (VOCA funds) to help gun violence victims and survivors and help reduce violent crime. Gov. Parson needs to utilize 10 percent, or $4 million, of Missouri's average annual VOCA victim assistance fund to support eligible gun violence victim service programs. This is federal grant money that Missouri already has access to. Allocating 10% of these funds to support eligible gun violence victim service programs is a meaningful administrative solution to interrupting the cycle of violence!


  • TELL DEMOCRAT LAWMAKERS to Issue a press release through their office immediately! Attach this sample press release with your email.

FIND YOUR ELECTEDS by entering your address HERE OR if your electeds are not Democrats, email the Democrat legislators below:

DEM SENATORS - John Rizzo, Karla May, Jamilah Nasheed, Lauren Arthur, Jill Schupp, Brian Williams - Find Senator contact info HERE

DEM REPRESENTATIVES - Crystal Quade, Tommie Pierson Jr., Barbara Washington, Sarah Unsicker, Kevin Windham, Ingrid Burnett - Find Representative contact info HERE

THE AUGUST 4 PRIMARY IS JUST DAYS AWAY! Make sure you have a plan to VOTE!

Have questions about your Absentee ballot?

  • Absentee ballots may be requested in person up until the day before Election Day

  • Your Absentee ballot must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day

  • Change your mind and decide to vote in person on Election Day? You may still vote in person. To avoid needing to cast a provisional ballot, take your Absentee ballot with you to turn in at the polls

Unsure whether your absentee or mail in ballot requires a notary?

  • 65 years or older, confined, ill or at high risk of COVID-19? - No notary required

  • Permanent absentee voter - No notary required

  • All other voters - Ballot must be notarized

  • Find a free notary HERE

For more voting information:

  • Contact your local election authority. Find yours HERE.

  • Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) - Call Election Protection for questions or problems voting. The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count.


FINAL DAYS TO SPREAD THE WORD FOR EXPANDING MEDICAID! - VOTE YES ON 2!

  • SIGN UP! for phone banking and find a pick up location for YES ON 2 yard signs HERE!

THERE’S STILL TIME TO HELP SUPPORT PRIMARY CANDIDATES! VOLUNTEER TODAY!


As of Sunday 3 p.m. July 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri rose to 41,927, an increase of 8,833 new cases since last week. This is far from over so please stay safe and always wear your mask in public.


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




In March of 1965 John Lewis, as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, led demonstrators across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and they were met by Alabama state troopers with night sticks and brutally beaten to the ground. That day John Lewis sustained a cracked skull injury, lost consciousness, and nearly lost his life while peacefully marching for Black voting rights.


President Obama said this of the civil rights icon as he awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011: “There’s a quote inscribed over a doorway in Nashville, where students first refused to leave lunch counters 51 years ago this February. And the quote said, “If not us, then who? If not now, then when?” It’s a question John Lewis has been asking his entire life. It’s what led him back to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma after he had already been beaten within an inch of his life days before. It’s why, time and again, he faced down death so that all of us could share equally in the joys of life. It’s why all these years later, he is known as the Conscience of the United States Congress, still speaking his mind on issues of justice and equality. And generations from now, when parents teach their children what is meant by courage, the story of John Lewis will come to mind -- an American who knew that change could not wait for some other person or some other time; whose life is a lesson in the fierce urgency of now.”


Let us pay tribute to the life of John Lewis with “fierce urgency”and take necessary action NOW! We must VOTE! and VOLUNTEER! to make the change we want to see!

The August 4 primary election is just around the corner! Please SHARE these important dates and voter resources!


If you want to vote by mail, answers to these questions may help you decide which type of vote by mail ballot to choose:

  • Are you 65 years or older, confined, ill or at high risk of COVID-19? Vote absentee - No notary required

  • Permanent absentee voter - No notary required

  • All other voters - Can vote by mail in 2020 - Ballot must be notarized

Do you have other questions about vote by mail options for 2020 elections? See the chart below or click HERE to download the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition “How to Vote by Mail 2020 Chart”



VOLUNTEER to help elect leaders with integrity fighting for equality and justice for all!

EXPAND MEDICAID IN MISSOURI - VOTE YES ON 2 - SPREAD THE WORD

Why Missourians need MEDICAID EXPANSION NOW!:

  • Will deliver healthcare to those who have jobs without insurance and can’t afford to see a doctor

  • Bring over $1 billion in tax dollars home from D.C. now going to other states

  • Create thousands of jobs

  • Keep rural hospitals open

As of 4 p.m. Sun July 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri rose to 33,094, an increase of 5,651 new cases since last week. This is far from over so please stay safe and always wear your mask in public.


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