CALLS TO ACTION

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

Last week in stunning news a St. Louis grand jury indicted Gov. Eric Greitens on one count of felony invasion of privacy for allegedly taking a semi-nude photo of the woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair and then threatened that he would publish the photo if she revealed their relationship.

Our existing invasion of privacy law in Missouri only addresses whether someone has given their initial consent to be photographed and doesn’t address whether they gave consent for sharing it. HB 1558 would make non-consensual distribution of a private sexual image a class D felony. It also makes threatening to distribute such an image in return for some gain or some action or inaction a class E felony. Civil action would remain an additional option for the victim of such a crime.

Indivisible MO supports HB 1558 because:

  • We must not tolerate invasion of privacy and threats of blackmail that could have enormous and life-altering repercussions. We have recently seen the exploitation of countless women and some men revealed through the Me Too movement. Revenge porn can cause irreparable harm by destroying careers, damaging relationships, and ruining lives. We must not allow it to go unpunished!

  • Missouri must join the majority of the country in reducing the prevalence of revenge porn by enacting tough laws like HB 1558. Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia now have laws against Revenge Porn. Some are more severe than others. We must discourage this practice with harsh criminal consequences.

  • To be effective, revenge porn laws must contain important elements such as harsh punishments and no need to prove motive. HB 1558 contains these key elements. Not all revenge porn laws are created equal. In some states revenge porn is a misdemeanor, HB 1558 makes it a felony. Victims in Missouri deserve these protections!

Sample Call Script:

“Hi, my name is __________, I'm a constituent from ___________, and I am calling to ask Representative/Senator ________to vote for HB 1558 because _____________.”

References:

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/missouri-statutes-clearly-outlaw-non-consensual-photos-blackmail-issue-is/article_dfe9b34d-6a97-5fec-a877-c33f492796e8.amp.html

http://krcgtv.com/news/local/revenge-porn-bill-back-before-state-lawmakers

http://fox4kc.com/2018/02/21/missouri-lawmakers-considering-bill-to-make-revenge-porn-a-felony/

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/22/588163633/missouri-gov-eric-greitens-indicted-on-a-charge-of-felony-invasion-of-privacy

https://www.cybercivilrights.org/anatomy-effective-revenge-porn-law/

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Last week in stunning news a St. Louis grand jury indicted Gov. Eric Greitens on one count of felony invasion of privacy for allegedly taking a semi-nude photo of the woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair and then threatened that he would publish the photo if she revealed their relationship.  


Our existing invasion of privacy law in Missouri only addresses whether someone has given their initial consent to be photographed and doesn’t address whether they gave consent for sharing it.  HB 1558 would make non-consensual distribution of a private sexual image a class D felony. It also makes threatening to distribute such an image in return for some gain or some action or inaction a class E felony. Civil action would remain an additional option for the victim of such a crime.


Indivisible MO supports HB 1558 because:

  • We must not tolerate invasion of privacy and threats of blackmail that could have enormous and life-altering repercussions. We have recently seen the exploitation of countless women and some men revealed through the Me Too movement. Revenge porn can cause irreparable harm by destroying careers, damaging relationships, and ruining lives. We must not allow it to go unpunished!  

  • Missouri must join the majority of the country in reducing the prevalence of revenge porn by enacting tough laws like HB 1558.Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia now have laws against Revenge Porn. Some are more severe than others. We must discourage this practice with harsh criminal consequences.

  • To be effective, revenge porn laws must contain important elements such as harsh punishments and no need to prove motive. HB 1558 contains these key elements.  Not all revenge porn laws are created equal. In some states revenge porn is a misdemeanor, HB 1558 makes it a felony. Victims in Missouri deserve these protections!

Sample Call Script:

“Hi, my name is __________, I'm a constituent from ___________, and I am calling to ask Representative/Senator ________to vote for HB 1558 because _____________.”

References:

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/missouri-statutes-clearly-outlaw-non-consensual-photos-blackmail-issue-is/article_dfe9b34d-6a97-5fec-a877-c33f492796e8.amp.html

http://krcgtv.com/news/local/revenge-porn-bill-back-before-state-lawmakers

http://fox4kc.com/2018/02/21/missouri-lawmakers-considering-bill-to-make-revenge-porn-a-felony/

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/22/588163633/missouri-gov-eric-greitens-indicted-on-a-charge-of-felony-invasion-of-privacy

https://www.cybercivilrights.org/anatomy-effective-revenge-porn-law/

Twitter: @MOIndivisible  *** https://www.facebook.com/IndivisibleMO *** http://www.indivisiblemo.com/

Updated: Feb 19, 2018

CALL TO ACTION!


Tell your Rep to vote NO on HB 1936 which would allow concealed weapons on public college campuses, daycares, bars, private property and sports stadiums!


Write your Representative here:

https://actionnetwork.org/letters/21918mm?source=website


Don’t know your State Representative? Find out here: http://www.house.mo.gov/legislatorlookup.aspx


HB 1936 would weaken restrictions on people bringing concealed guns into public college campuses, private schools, bars, daycares, casinos, and sports stadiums. Currently only trained, designated security can carry concealed weapons on college campuses and private elementary and secondary schools. Passage of this bill would allow untrained civilians to carry loaded weapons in these facilities. It would also weaken restrictions on people bringing loaded weapons onto private property without the owner’s permission.


Indivisible MO is against HB 1936 because:


Colleges and universities would be forced to allow concealed, loaded guns on campus. Untrained teachers, staff, students, and visitors would be allowed to carry weapons in buildings and classrooms. Risk factors such as heavy drinking and mental health issues on college campuses make adding concealed weapons a more dangerous potential threat to students’ lives and safety.


HB 1936 would allow people to carry concealed, loaded handguns into private elementary, middle, high schools, and childcare facilities. Carrying loaded guns into private school buildings does not increase the safety and security of students. Both NEA and AFT teacher unions oppose allowing more guns in school buildings. More guns only increase the chances for disaster.


HB 1936 would allow concealed handguns on private property even if the owner posts a sign prohibiting firearms. Missouri property owners should have the right to keep guns out off their private property and out of their businesses.


Untrained civilians should not be allowed to carry weapons anywhere let alone into daycares, bars, college campuses, private K-12 schools. HB 1936 is a dangerous next step opening up these spaces to increased risk of violence.


Sample Call Script:


“Hi, my name is __________, I'm a constituent from ___________, and I am calling to ask Representative ________to vote NO for HB 1936 because _____________.”


References:


https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/local/moms-demand-action-trying-to-stop-state-campus-carry-bill/article_24a4231c-12ce-11e8-8d63-57a0ba62885e.html


https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/politics/2018/02/15/fewer-gun-free-zones-fewer-guns-missouri-lawmakers-split-whats-safer/342008002/


http://lawcenter.giffords.org/gun-laws/policy-areas/guns-in-public/guns-in-schools/


http://www.nea.org/home/53943.htm



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