CALLS TO ACTION

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



This week we mourn the loss of eight individuals in Atlanta, six of whom were Asian American women. Although some would not characterize this heinous act as a hate crime, it most certainly is, combining both racial and gender violence. Hate crimes against Asian Americans have been steadily increasing in prior years. “The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism found that anti-Asian American hate crimes reported to police rose 149 percent between 2019 and 2020. Tampa Bay Times March 2021 To learn more about opposing this trend and supporting the Asian American community visit:


MISSOURI LEGISLATURE ACTIONS FOR THIS WEEK!


The Missouri legislature returns from break and the GOP majority will be pushing hard for laws that would:

  • Cut state minimum wage by more than $2.00/hr

  • Limit voting rights and change the initiative petition process to make it harder for Missourians to influence their democracy

  • Harm transgender children

  • Strip away the power of cities and counties to protect the health of their residents

We must keep fighting back! Call your state representative and state senator to vote NO on the bills listed below! Find your electeds by entering your address here: https://house.mo.gov/legislatorlookup.aspx

ATTACK ON THE MINIMUM WAGE



  • Tell your Representative NO cuts to voter approved minimum wage increase! Vote NO on HB 726! Rep. Cody Smith's bill HB726 will cut workers' pay by more than $2.00-an-hour. This would be a massive pay cut to nursing home workers, retail clerks, child care providers, and food service workers - the very workers we have deemed 'essential' during this pandemic. This is outrageous and is a new low for even this GOP majority legislature. The hearing for HB 726 is at 5pm on Tuesday, March 23 in the Special Committee on Small Business. Submit witness testimony HERE: https://house.mo.gov/WitnessForm/Default.aspx?bill=HB726&noticeid=5933 Personalize it as much as you can - if you helped gather signatures, get out the vote, or even voted yourself to raise the minimum wage - let the committee know! Do you or someone you care about make minimum wage? How would a $2-3 pay cut (mandated by the legislature) affect their lives and families? We know that no one who works hard should live in poverty - let the Missouri legislature know that too!

VOTER SUPPRESSION



  • Tell your Representative to vote NO on HB 1065, HB 738, and HB 842. We must STOP attempts to make it harder to vote in Missouri! HB 738 requires voters to present a photo ID. Both HB 738 and HB 842 would eliminate electronic voting machines and require paper ballots, which could hamper voting efforts for the disabled as well as delay election results. HB 1065 would establish no-excuse absentee voting but for in-person voters only beginning three weeks before Election Day rather than the current six weeks. Vulnerable citizens such as the elderly or those with chronic health conditions could vote by mail only if they met one of six conditions. It also denies caretakers the right to vote absentee unless they reside in the home of the individual they care for, and it would require a state-issued photo ID to vote. The courts have already found the requirement of a photo-ID to be unconstitutional.

  • Tell your Senator to vote NO to HB 334 Photo ID bill! HB 334 passed in the House and is now in the Senate! “For fifteen years, MO lawmakers have attempted to implement discriminatory photo ID requirements to vote in Missouri. Last year the MO Supreme Court made clear that such measures are unconstitutional and violate our fundamental right to vote. The State’s own data shows that HB 334 stands to burden more than 200,000 Missouri voters who do not have a current state-issued photo ID and would face barriers getting one, disproportionately voters of color, seniors, voters with disabilities, young voters, and low-wage workers.” Tell your Senator to vote NO on HB 334!

  • Tell your Representative and Senator to vote NO on ANY attempts to change the initiative petition process! Republicans in the Missouri legislature are trying to take away your right to vote for positive changes in our state. In recent years Missouri voters have used the Initiative Petition process to gather signatures and place important issues on the ballot. We have expanded Medicaid, legalized medical marijuana, and raised the minimum wage. Now the GOP wants to change this honored process that has served the people well for over 100 years to make it almost impossible for the people of Missouri to take part in and influence their democracy! Some of these bills include: House bills HJR 5, HJR 2, HJR 9, HJR 15, HJR 14, HB 333, HJR 20, HJR 25, HJR 26, HJR 27, HB 556, HJR 22 / Senate Bill SB 149. Tell your electeds to reject any attempt to make it harder for the people to have a voice through the initiative petition process!

ATTACKS ON TRANSGENDER KIDS

  • Tell your Representative to vote NO on HJR 53 and HB 33, two cruel anti-transgender bills that have been assigned to committees. The public hearing for HJR 53 was completed on March 3rd and included emotional testimony from a father who urged lawmakers “not to pass a bill that would force his daughter to quit her volleyball team, dance squad and tennis team by forcing students to play on teams based on the sex listed on their birth certificates. I ask you, please don’t take that away from my daughter, or the countless others like her who are out there. Let them have their childhoods, let them be who they are. I ask you to vote against this legislation.” Washington Post March 18 2021 We must continue to stand up for trans kids! Tell your representative to reject these attacks and vote NO!

PREVENT LOCAL GOVERNMENT PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY ACTIONS

  • Tell your Senator to vote NO on HB 75 and tell your Representative to vote NO on HCS HB 602. HB 75 passed the House and is now in the Senate. HCS HB 602 was voted out of committee and will progress to the House floor this week. Procedures required by these bills could prevent necessary actions by local governments to protect their citizens during public health emergencies that require immediate action.


CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH!




Standing up for Change: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement


“As far back as the 19th century, African American women fought for civil rights. They resisted slavery. They spoke out against racism. They established women’s clubs to improve conditions for African Americans. They worked in politics and journalism, organized black labor, and supported education. In the 20th century, they formed the backbone of the modern Civil Rights Movement. African American women were the critical mass, the grassroots leaders challenging America to embrace justice and equality for all.”


Explore this important visual exhibit here: https://www.womenshistory.org/exhibits/standing-up-for-change




Find more events celebrating the vital role of women in American history:

Join Missouri Voter Protection Coalition Zoom meeting TODAY MON MARCH 22 at 10am 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!




IMPORTANT DATES FOR APRIL 6 ELECTION!

Election Day: April 6, 2021

Polls Open: 6:00 a.m.

Polls Close: 7:00 p.m.

LAST DAY TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BY MAIL BALLOT: March 24, 2021

IN PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING NOW UNTIL 5PM APRIL 5, 2021

Military & Overseas Portal opens: February 19, 2021

Applications mailed to permanently disabled: February 9, 2021


COVID VACCINE RESOURCES AND SIGN UPS

COVID VACCINE NAVIGATOR https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/navigator/ is a secure registry tool to assist Missourians in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. You can also call the COVID-19 hotline at 877-435-8411 for registration assistance. TRUMAN WAIT LIST SIGNUP - https://www.trumed.org/forms/covid-19-vaccine-wait-list/ 816-404-CARE HCA WAIT LIST SIGNUP - https://researchmedicalcenter.com/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-information/covid-19-vaccine-distribution.dot WALMART WAIT LIST SIGNUP - https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302 SAM’S CLUB WAIT LIST SIGN UP - https://www.samsclub.com/pharmacy HEALTHMART SIGN UP - https://scrcxp.pdhi.com/Portal/Member/d1e1f5d5-007f-4167-b8d1-1ea83cb3b215 HY-VEE SIGN UP - https://www.hy-vee.com/my-pharmacy/covid-vaccine OPERATION SAFE/CLAY COUNTY (NKC & LIBERTY HOSPITALS) -https://clayhealth.jotform.com/210138520201032 SAMUEL U. RODGERS HEALTH CENTER COVID-19 VACCINE WAITLIST - https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WYw-ckSF30ei2eXLBBAfJSZy6fvP_mhBpLKAX9-FudlUNko2VDFBWEtMSVIyQlo0NUJXTko2RlZUTCQlQCN0PWcu MASS VACCINATION EVENTS SIGN UP: https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/events/. PROVIDERS WHO CURRENTLY HAVE VACCINES ON HAND - You will be able to view a map and look up local, approved vaccinators - https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/map/. COVID TESTING IN KC METRO https://www.kcmo.gov/city-hall/departments/health/coronavirus-covid-19-kcmo-information-and-response/covid-19-testing-locations

MO COVID UPDATE

As of Sat March 20 MO Dept of Health and Senior Services reports confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri rose to 485,997 and 8,374 confirmed deaths. The New York Times database reports as of March 21 at least 578,617 cases and 8,821 deaths in Missouri since the beginning of the pandemic

Please sign up to be ready to get your COVID-19 vaccine when you qualify, continue to social distance, wash your hands, and ALWAYS wear your mask in public!


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


When the Missouri legislature returns from break next week, the majority GOP will be pushing hard to pass laws this session that would:

  • Limit voting rights

  • Harm transgender children

  • Strip away the power of cities and counties to protect the health of their residents

We must keep fighting back! Leave a message for your state representative and state senator to vote NO on the bills listed below when they return from break next week! Find your electeds by entering your address here: https://house.mo.gov/legislatorlookup.aspx

  • UPDATE on VOTER LIMITATION BILLS: Tell your Representative to vote NO on HB 1065, HB 738, and HB 842. HB 738 is progressing in the House. This week the bill was perfected and committed to the Legislative Review committee. We must STOP this attempt to limit Missouri voters. HB 738 requires voters to present a photo ID. Both HB 738 and HB 842 would eliminate electronic voting machines and require paper ballots, which could hamper voting efforts for the disabled as well as delay election results. HB 1065 would establish no-excuse absentee voting but for in-person voters only beginning three weeks before Election Day rather than the current six weeks. Vulnerable citizens such as the elderly or those with chronic health conditions could vote by mail only if they met one of six conditions. It also denies caretakers the right to vote absentee unless they reside in the home of the individual they care for, and it would require a state-issued photo ID to vote. The courts have already found the requirement of a photo-ID to be unconstitutional.

  • UPDATE on Anti-transgender bills: Tell your Representative to vote NO on HJR 53 and HB 33, two cruel anti-transgender bills that have been assigned to committees. This week the hearing on HJR 53 was postponed. We hope that is the last we hear about it.. HB 33 prohibits medical treatment of any person under 18 and would require a parent who permitted such treatment be reported for child abuse. The public hearing for HB 33 was completed last week. We must continue to tell our Representaives to vote NO on this bill.

  • UPDATE on VOTER SUPRESSION BILLS: Keep up the pressure. Tell your Senator to vote NO to HB 334 Photo ID bill! HB 334 was second read in the Senate and referred to committee. “For fifteen years, MO lawmakers have attempted to implement discriminatory photo ID requirements to vote in Missouri. Last year the MO Supreme Court made clear that such measures are unconstitutional and violate our fundamental right to vote. The State’s own data shows that HB 334 stands to burden more than 200,000 Missouri voters who do not have a current state-issued photo ID and would face barriers getting one, disproportionately voters of color, seniors, voters with disabilities, young voters, and low-wage workers.” Tell your Senator to vote NO on HB 334!

  • UPDATE on DANGEROUS PUBLIC HEALTH BILLS: Tell your Senator to vote NO on HB 75 and tell your Representative to vote NO on HCS HB 602. HB 75 passed the House last week and is now in the Senate. HCS HB 602 was voted out of committee and will progress to the floor after recess. Procedures required by these bills could prevent necessary actions by local governments to protect their citizens during public health emergencies that require immediate action.

March is Women’s History Month and here’s a few ideas for celebrating!



March 15 - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - “And She Could Be Next” Episode 2


Join the National Women's History Museum for Episode 2 film screening of And She Could Be Next, POV’s first broadcast miniseries. And She Could Be Next tells the story of a defiant group of women of color—candidates and organizers—who are transforming politics from the ground up. Filmed throughout 2018 and into 2019, by a team of women filmmakers of color, the two-part miniseries features a dynamic slate of history-makers including: Stacey Abrams (GA), Rashida Tlaib (MI), Lucy McBath (GA), Veronica Escobar (TX), Maria Elena Durazo (CA), and Bushra Amiwala (IL).

And She Could Be Next asks whether democracy itself can be preserved—and made stronger—by those most marginalized. Episode 2 is a deep dive into the grassroots organizing efforts and voter suppression that occurred during Stacey Abrams' historic 2018 run for Governor. Register HERE!




A story of Latina’s bicultural political engagement and experience in the United States. Presented in partnership with the National Women’s History Museum and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises’ “Unstoppable Women” initiative.



Find more events celebrating the vital role of women in American history:


Join Missouri Voter Protection Coalition Zoom meeting TODAY MON MARCH 15 at 10am 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!


IMPORTANT DATES FOR APRIL 6 ELECTION!

Election Day: April 6, 2021

Polls Open: 6:00 a.m.

Polls Close: 7:00 p.m.

Last day to register: March 10, 2021

IN PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING DEADLINE: 5PM APRIL 5, 2021

Military & Overseas Portal opens: February 19, 2021

Applications mailed to permanently disabled: February 9, 2021


Tell Sen. Blunt and Hawley to pass H.R. 1 For the People Act!

Missouri Voter Protection Coalition (MOVPC) statement on passage of H.R. 1 in the U.S. House: “In the midst of unprecedented attacks on the right to vote, we applaud the House for passing H.R 1, to give voice to Missouri voters. Missouri voters need reform now. Missouri is far behind the curve in access to the ballot compared to other states. Missouri voters are hampered by limited absentee voting options, notary requirements, lack of early voting, antiquated voter registration tracking, ongoing attempts to enshrine unconstitutional photo ID requirements and other barriers that make voting more difficult and deter participation, especially for voters of color and Missouri’s most marginalized citizens.

The For the People Act addresses these barriers. It includes reforms that Republican and Democrat election officials in Missouri have long advocated, such as no-excuse absentee voting. It would streamline voter registration. It would ensure fairer maps. For the People Act will modernize Missouri’s elections and move Missouri closer to the mainstream of election administration practices nationwide. The prioritization of S.1 in the Senate is critical to moving towards a more inclusive democracy where all voices can be heard.”

“We call on Missouri Senators Blunt and Hawley to move swiftly to advance the For the People Act in the Senate to make our democracy more just, fair and equitable, and give a much-needed voice to all Missouri’s voters.

Email Sen. Blunt - https://www.blunt.senate.gov/contact/contact-roy

Email Sen. Hawley - https://www.hawley.senate.gov/contact-senator-hawley

MO COVID VACCINE UPDATE

Missouri will transition to Phase 1B, Tier 3 in its vaccine distribution plan starting March 15. https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/priority/Phase1b/#phase1b-2 This tier includes "critical infrastructure" classified as those people that are a part of "keeping the essential functions of society running." Teachers, educators, childcare employees, and grocery store employees will be able to start receiving vaccines however urban areas of the state are not receiving doses proportionate to their populations which means they are still working on Phase 1B, Tier 2. In Kansas City the majority of vaccines will be distributed to some of our major health systems including HCA, Saint Luke’s Health System, and Truman Medical Centers. The Biden administration will be sending additional doses directly to select pharmacies - some Walmart/Sam’s and Health Mart Systems pharmacies may receive the vaccine. If you are in Phase 1A, 1B Tier 1& 2, you currently qualify for the vaccine. You can view the tier levels here - https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/priority/ If you qualify and would like to get your vaccine, call your primary care provider, your local pharmacy, and reach out to one of the health systems that has been deemed a high throughput allocation site. For more information on the states vaccination plan, please visit https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/. Please note that many of the vaccination distribution sites have not received vaccines or do not have contact information. COVID NAVIGATOR - https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/navigator/ is a secure registry tool to assist Missourians in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. You can also call the COVID-19 hotline at 877-435-8411 for registration assistance. TRUMAN WAIT LIST SIGNUP - https://www.trumed.org/forms/covid-19-vaccine-wait-list/ 816-404-CARE HCA WAIT LIST SIGNUP - https://researchmedicalcenter.com/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-information/covid-19-vaccine-distribution.dot WALMART WAIT LIST SIGNUP - https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302 SAM’S CLUB WAIT LIST SIGN UP - https://www.samsclub.com/pharmacy HEALTHMART SIGN UP - https://scrcxp.pdhi.com/Portal/Member/d1e1f5d5-007f-4167-b8d1-1ea83cb3b215 HY-VEE SIGN UP - https://www.hy-vee.com/my-pharmacy/covid-vaccine OPERATION SAFE/CLAY COUNTY (NKC & LIBERTY HOSPITALS) -https://clayhealth.jotform.com/210138520201032 SAMUEL U. RODGERS HEALTH CENTER COVID-19 VACCINE WAITLIST - https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WYw-ckSF30ei2eXLBBAfJSZy6fvP_mhBpLKAX9-FudlUNko2VDFBWEtMSVIyQlo0NUJXTko2RlZUTCQlQCN0PWcu MASS VACCINATION EVENTS SIGN UP: https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/events/. Note: Governor Parson announced last week the state will host a “Mega Vaccination” two day event at Arrowhead Stadium on Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20, 2021. Details can be found at the above sign up link. PROVIDERS WHO CURRENTLY HAVE VACCINES ON HAND - You will be able to view a map and look up local, approved vaccinators - https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/map/. Contact your state representative or senator, the Governor, and the MO Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) if you have concerns with the vaccine roll out or issues with scheduling your vaccine: Governor Parson Phone: (573) 751-3222 Email: https://governor.mo.gov/contact-us Dr. Randall Williams, Director Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) Phone: (573) 751-6400 Email: info@health.mo.gov Upcoming COVID testing sites in our area can be found here: https://www.kcmo.gov/city-hall/departments/health/coronavirus-covid-19-kcmo-information-and-response/covid-19-testing-locations

As of Sat March 13 MO Dept of Health and Senior Services reports confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri rose to 483,513 and 8,310 total confirmed deaths. The New York Times database reports as of March 14 at least 574,759 cases and 8,769 deaths in Missouri since the beginning of the pandemic

Please sign up to be ready to get your COVID-19 vaccine when you qualify, continue to social distance, wash your hands, and always wear your mask in public!

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


Updated: Mar 9



It’s Missouri Monday and there’s a lot to cover including calls to action, important dates for the upcoming April 6 election, COVID-19 vaccine sign ups, and more, so let’s get started!

CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE AND STATE SENATOR about the following bills moving through the MO legislature! Find your electeds by entering your address here: https://house.mo.gov/legislatorlookup.aspx

  • Tell your Representative to vote NO on HB 1065, HB 738, and HB 842. These bills are an attempt to limit Missouri voters. HB 1065 would establish no-excuse absentee voting but for in-person voters only beginning three weeks before Election Day rather than the current six weeks. Vulnerable citizens such as the elderly or those with chronic health conditions could vote by mail only if they met one of six conditions. It also denies caretakers the right to vote absentee unless they reside in the home of the individual they care for, and it would require a state-issued photo ID to vote. The courts have already found the requirement of a photo-ID to be unconstitutional. HB 738 also requires voters to present a photo ID. Both HB 738 and HB 842 would eliminate electronic voting machines and require paper ballots, which could hamper voting efforts for the disabled as well as delay election results.

  • Tell your Representative to vote NO on HJR 53 and HB 33, two cruel anti-transgender bills that have been assigned to committees. HJR 53 requires students to participate in sports as the gender they were assigned on their birth certificate. HB 33 prohibits medical treatment of any person under 18 and would require a parent who permitted such treatment be reported for child abuse. The hearing for HB 33 will be held today, Monday, March 8 by the Children and Families Committee at 2 pm in Hearing Room 3. Testimony can be submitted remotely by filling out the form at https://house.mo.gov/WitnessForm/Default.aspx?noticeid=5860

  • Tell your Senator to vote NO to HB 334 Photo ID bill! HB 334 passed the House and is now in the Senate. “For fifteen years, MO lawmakers have attempted to implement discriminatory photo ID requirements to vote in Missouri. Last year the MO Supreme Court made clear that such measures are unconstitutional and violate our fundamental right to vote. The State’s own data shows that HB 334 stands to burden more than 200,000 Missouri voters who do not have a current state-issued photo ID and would face barriers getting one, disproportionately voters of color, seniors, voters with disabilities, young voters, and low-wage workers.” Tell your Senator to vote NO on HB 334!

  • Tell your Representative to vote NO on HB 75! HB 75 is set to be voted on Monday, March 8 and upon passage will move to the senate. The bill would limit local public health emergency orders to 15 days and would require subsequent approval for any extensions. Procedures required by the bill could prevent necessary actions by local governments to protect their citizens during public health emergencies that require immediate action.

SAY NO TO RUSH LIMBAUGH DAY!

Senate Bill SB 532 and House Bill HB 1200 seek to designate January 12 as Rush Limbaugh Day in Missouri. Rush Limbaugh was a source of divisiveness and hate and it would be a disgrace and an embarrassment to our state to have a day named for him.

TELL THESE STATE LAWMAKERS TO VOTE NO ON SB 532 AND HB 1200!

KC-area Senators - NO on SB 532!

  • Sen. Lauren Arthur - 573-751-5282

  • Sen. Greg Razer - 573-751-6607

  • Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer - 573-751-2183

KC-area Representatives - NO on HB 1200!

  • Rep. Ashley Aune - 573-751-3618

  • Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove - 573-751-2124

  • Rep. Chris Brown - 573-751-9458

  • Rep. Richard Brown - 573-751-7639

  • Rep. Ingrid Burnett - 573-751-3310

  • Rep. Michael Davis - 573-751-2175

  • Rep. Michael Johnson - 573-751-0538

  • Rep. Patty Lewis - 573-751-2437

  • Rep. Maggie Nurrenbern - 573-751-4787

  • Rep. Sean Pouche - 573-751-6593

  • Rep. Wes Rogers - 573-751-2199

  • Rep. Mark Sharp - 573-751-9469

  • Rep. Emily Weber - 573-751-4485

  • Rep. Yolanda Young - 573-751-3129

Missouri Voter Protection Coalition (MOVPC) statement on U.S. House passage of H.R. 1 For the People Act

“In the midst of unprecedented attacks on the right to vote, we applaud the House for passing H.R 1, to give voice to Missouri voters. Missouri voters need reform now. Missouri is far behind the curve in access to the ballot compared to other states. Missouri voters are hampered by limited absentee voting options, notary requirements, lack of early voting, antiquated voter registration tracking, ongoing attempts to enshrine unconstitutional photo ID requirements and other barriers that make voting more difficult and deter participation, especially for voters of color and Missouri’s most marginalized citizens.

The For the People Act addresses these barriers. It includes reforms that Republican and Democrat election officials in Missouri have long advocated, such as no-excuse absentee voting. It would streamline voter registration. It would ensure fairer maps. For the People Act will modernize Missouri’s elections and move Missouri closer to the mainstream of election administration practices nationwide. The prioritization of S.1 in the Senate is critical to moving towards a more inclusive democracy where all voices can be heard.”

“We call on Missouri Senators Blunt and Hawley to move swiftly to advance the For the People Act in the Senate to make our democracy more just, fair and equitable, and give a much-needed voice to all Missouri’s voters.

Email Sen. Blunt - https://www.blunt.senate.gov/contact/contact-roy

Email Sen. Hawley - https://www.hawley.senate.gov/contact-senator-hawley

Join Missouri Voter Protection Coalition Zoom meeting TODAY MON MARCH 8 at 10am 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!




IMPORTANT DATES FOR APRIL 6 ELECTION!

  • Election Day: April 6, 2021

  • Polls Open: 6:00 a.m.

  • Polls Close: 7:00 p.m.

  • LAST DAY TO REGISTER: MARCH 10, 2021

  • In Person Absentee Voting Begins: February 23, 2021

  • Military & Overseas Portal opens: February 19, 2021

  • Applications mailed to permanently disabled: February 9, 2021



March is Women’s History Month!


Here are a few ways to celebrate!


International Women’s Day March 8 at 1pm CST - Hillary Clinton joins Washington Post opinions writer Jonathan Capehart - Secretary Hillary Clinton is one of the world’s most dedicated champions of women’s rights. As a former secretary of state, U.S. senator, first lady, and presidential candidate, Clinton leveled the playing field for women in leadership, and her message of progress and resilience continues to inspire the next generation. Register HERE and stream here: wapo.st/hillaryclinton




  • International Women’s Day March 8 - RSVP for the National Women’s History Museum special film screening of And She Could Be Next (episode 1 of 2), including live Q&A with the filmmakers. RSVP HERE! And She Could Be Next tells the story of a defiant group of women of color—candidates and organizers—who are transforming politics from the ground up. Filmed throughout 2018 and into 2019, by a team of women filmmakers of color, the two-part miniseries features a dynamic slate of history-makers including: Stacey Abrams (GA), Rashida Tlaib (MI), Lucy McBath (GA), Veronica Escobar (TX), Maria Elena Durazo (CA), and Bushra Amiwala (IL). And She Could Be Next asks whether democracy itself can be preserved—and made stronger—by those most marginalized. Join the filmmakers afterwards for a live Q&A session with the audience. RSVP HERE for March 8 Episode 1 And She Could Be Next and please join us for the second episode screening on March 15th (separate registration required).



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MO COVID VACCINE UPDATE

Governor Parson announced last week that Missouri will transition to Phase 1B, Tier 3 in its vaccine distribution plan starting March 15. This tier includes "critical infrastructure" classified as those people that are a part of "keeping the essential functions of society running." https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/priority/Phase1b/#phase1b-2 The good news is that teachers, educators, childcare employees, and grocery store employees will be able to start receiving vaccines. However the reality is that the urban areas of the state are not receiving doses proportionate to their populations which means they are still working on Phase 1B, Tier 2. Here in Kansas City the majority of vaccines will be distributed to some of our major health systems including HCA, Saint Luke’s Health System, and Truman Medical Centers. The Biden administration will be sending additional doses directly to select pharmacies - some Walmart/Sam’s and Health Mart Systems pharmacies may receive the vaccine. If you are in Phase 1A, 1B Tier 1& 2, you currently qualify for the vaccine. You can view the tier levels here - https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/priority/ If you qualify and would like to get your vaccine, call your primary care provider, your local pharmacy, and reach out to one of the health systems that has been deemed a high throughput allocation site. For more information on the states vaccination plan, please visit https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/. Please note that many of the vaccination distribution sites have not received vaccines or do not have contact information. COVID NAVIGATOR - https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/navigator/ is a secure registry tool to assist Missourians in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. You can also call the COVID-19 hotline at 877-435-8411 for registration assistance. TRUMAN WAIT LIST SIGNUP - https://www.trumed.org/forms/covid-19-vaccine-wait-list/ 816-404-CARE HCA WAIT LIST SIGNUP - https://researchmedicalcenter.com/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-information/covid-19-vaccine-distribution.dot WALMART WAIT LIST SIGNUP - https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302 SAM’S CLUB WAIT LIST SIGN UP - https://www.samsclub.com/pharmacy HEALTHMART SIGN UP - https://scrcxp.pdhi.com/Portal/Member/d1e1f5d5-007f-4167-b8d1-1ea83cb3b215 HY-VEE SIGN UP - https://www.hy-vee.com/my-pharmacy/covid-vaccine OPERATION SAFE/CLAY COUNTY (NKC & LIBERTY HOSPITALS) -https://clayhealth.jotform.com/210138520201032 SAMUEL U. RODGERS HEALTH CENTER COVID-19 VACCINE WAITLIST - https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WYw-ckSF30ei2eXLBBAfJSZy6fvP_mhBpLKAX9-FudlUNko2VDFBWEtMSVIyQlo0NUJXTko2RlZUTCQlQCN0PWcu CITY OF INDEPENDENCE EVENT - MUST BE IN CURRENT TIER MAR 8TH - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090445AEA92AA6F85-independence3 MAR 11TH - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090445AEA92AA6F85-independence4 MAR 12TH - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090445AEA92AA6F85-independence5 MASS VACCINATION EVENTS SIGN UP: https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/events/. PROVIDERS WHO CURRENTLY HAVE VACCINES ON HAND - You will be able to view a map and look up local, approved vaccinators - https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/map/. The MO Advisory Committee on Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution meets weekly on Thursdays @ 1 pm virtually. The meetings are open to the public and posted on the DHSS site here: https://health.mo.gov/information/publicnotices/meetings.php Please continue to contact your state representative or senator, the Governor, and the MDHSS if you have concerns with the vaccine roll out or issues with scheduling your vaccine: Governor Michael L. Parson Telephone: (573) 751-3222 Email link: https://governor.mo.gov/contact-us Randall W. Williams, MD, FACOG, Director Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Email: info@health.mo.gov Upcoming COVID testing sites in our area can be found here: https://www.kcmo.gov/city-hall/departments/health/coronavirus-covid-19-kcmo-information-and-response/covid-19-testing-locations

MO Dept of Health and Senior Services reports as of Sat March 6 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri rose to 480,643 and the total confirmed deaths rose to 8,161. The New York Times database reports as of March 7 at least 520,354 cases and 8,606 deaths in Missouri since the beginning of the pandemic.

Although new COVID-19 cases are decreasing this is far from over. Please sign up to get your COVID-19 vaccine, continue to social distance, wash your hands, and always wear your mask in public!


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