CALLS TO ACTION

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



It’s another week packed with important work and advocacy! We need YOU to TAKE ACTION and CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE AND 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 state electeds to vote NO on any bill changing the Initiative Petition Process! 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

would make harmful changes to the initiative petition process drastically eroding the ability of citizens to take part in and influence their democracy. Call your state electeds and tell them to vote NO to any bills changing the initiative petition process!

  • NO to House Bill HB 52 allowing concealed carry of firearms on public transportation and “transporting nonfunctional or unloaded firearms on public buses”. Tell your Representative to vote NO on this irresponsible bill!

  • NO to HB 334 Photo ID bill! HB 334 passed the House last week 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!


Join Missouri Moms Demand Action for Advocacy Day Event on March 2nd

WHEN: March 2nd - Live programming starts at 10:00am

WHERE: Advocacy Day is virtual this year! No getting up before the sun to drive to the capitol in Jefferson City or worrying about winter weather!

DETAILS: All the action can be accessed from your computer. Live programming starts at 10:00 am and runs throughout the morning. Can't join on the 2nd? Sessions and speakers will be recorded so you can watch at your leisure through March 5th.

RSVP: To be a part of the action you MUST RSVP here: bit.ly/MOadvocacy2021

Important dates 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


Help protect the right to vote with the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition!

The Missouri Voter Protection Coalition (MOVPC) is a nonpartisan statewide network working to protect the right to vote in Missouri, promoting access to the ballot and working to remove barriers to voting.

*Sign up for MOVPC's mailing list for information and links to join meetings: https://movpc.us4.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=90d5fdc569e873a58aff5887a&id=cf802f0c87 or sign up by texting MOVPC to 66866

Join Zoom meeting TODAY MON MARCH 1 at 10am to learn more about the campaign to Ensure Voting in Missouri Amid the COVID-19 Crisis and beyond.




March is Women’s History Month!

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

https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/womens-history-month

https://womenshistorymonth.gov/

https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/womens-history-month/womens-history-month-history/



MO COVID VACCINE UPDATE from State Rep. Patty Lewis

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. There are not any mass vaccination events scheduled in Jackson County at this point. All Missourians can receive a vaccine from any county mass vaccination event. Our neighbors to the north, Clay County have one March 3rd from 8 am - 5 pm and you can sign up here: https://modhss.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_231d5TxZxkGedCt 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. If you would like to get your vaccine, I recommend calling your primary care provider, your local pharmacy, and reaching 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. Right now they are only vaccinating Phase 1A, Phase 1B - Tier 1, Phase 1B - Tier 2. You can view the tier levels here - https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/priority/. The state has an estimated 2 million Missourians left to offer the vaccine to before they move on to the next tier, hopefully by April. Please be patient, continue to keep distance from others, wear your masks, and wash your hands. 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 HY-VEE SIGN UP - https://www.hy-vee.com/my-pharmacy/covid-vaccine CLAY COUNTY SIGN UP (NKC & LIBERTY HOSPITALS) -https://clayhealth.jotform.com/210138520201032 MASS VACCINATION EVENTS SIGN UP: https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/events/. SAMUEL U. RODGERS HEALTH CENTER COVID-19 VACCINE WAITLIST - https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WYw-ckSF30ei2eXLBBAfJSZy6fvP_mhBpLKAX9-FudlUNko2VDFBWEtMSVIyQlo0NUJXTko2RlZUTCQlQCN0PWcu 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 Feb 27 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri rose to 478,224 and the total confirmed deaths rose to 7,919. The New York Times database reports as of Feb 28 at least 517,036 cases and 8,381 deaths in Missouri since the beginning of the pandemic.

Although new COVID-19 cases are decreasing this is far from over. Please sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine to be ready 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

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Bills are moving quickly through the MO legislature in part because safely testifying remotely for committee hearings is still not available to an acceptable degree making it much easier for the GOP majority to move bills with little to no pushback.

That is why we need you to take action and call your state representative and senator this week! Find your electeds by entering your address here: https://house.mo.gov/legislatorlookup.aspx

  • NO to harmful changes to Initiative Petition Process - 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

These bills moving through the legislature would change the initiative petition process, drastically eroding the ability of citizens to take part in and influence their democracy. Call your Representative and Senator and tell them to vote NO to these bills and any harmful changes to the initiative petition process!

  • YES on HB 1083! Let Missourians keep unemployment overpayments! Governor Parson wants to claw back unemployment overpayments through garnishments but Missourians who filed for unemployment in good faith should not be punished for a state error! Call your Representative and ask them to support and vote YES on House Bill HB 1083.

  • NO to minimum wage cut!

House Bill HB 726 would cut the minimum wage back to the 2006 standard that Missourians have already said wasn’t enough.

Stand with MO workers, and tell these reps to vote NO on HB 726:


Nick Schroer 573-751-1470

Danny Busick 573-751-3647

Allen Andrews 573-751-9465

Mitch Boggs 573-751-4077

Chris Brown 573-751-9458

Bill Falkner 573-751-9755

Jim Murphy 573-751-3719

Chris Sander 573-751-9766

Bruce Sassman 573-751-1344

Adam Schwadron 573-751-1452

Brian Seitz 573-751-1309 and

Travis Smith 573-751-2042.

Help protect the right to vote with the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition!

The Missouri Voter Protection Coalition (MOVPC) is a nonpartisan statewide network working to protect the right to vote in Missouri, promoting access to the ballot and working to remove barriers to voting.

*Sign up for MOVPC's mailing list for information and links to join meetings: https://movpc.us4.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=90d5fdc569e873a58aff5887a&id=cf802f0c87 or sign up by texting MOVPC to 66866

Join Zoom meeting TODAY MON FEB 22 at 10am to learn more about the campaign to Ensure Voting in Missouri Amid the COVID-19 Crisis and beyond.



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





Over the past several weeks, the Kansas City Star and other news outlets have reported on the horrific abuse suffered by children under the control of faith-based residential schools in the state of Missouri. Representative Keri Ingle, who was featured on Dateline NBC this past week, reports “Several men and women testified that, as children, they were beaten, restrained, slammed into concrete, taken off prescribed medications, denied food and water, and sexually abused in these facilities in Missouri and in other states. More than one witness described children being forced to eat their own vomit.” To read more about these abuses, read NBC’s coverage HERE. Missouri is currently one of only two states in the country that fails to regulate these facilities, which has led to many organizations moving to Missouri to evade regulation.

Ingle goes on to tell us, “These victims are still dealing with the trauma they suffered. Hearing their stories Wednesday and over the past few months has shaken me, but the most horrifying thing is that these abuses are likely still occurring in Missouri.”

Representative Keri Ingle and Representative Rudy Veit, R-Wardsville, have presented House Bill 560 (Ingle) and Bill 557 (Veit) that would allow the state to regulate these facilities and protect the children who reside there. These bills will be discussed by the House Children and Families Committee shortly.

Tell your Representative and members of the House Children and Families Committee to support this bi-partisan effort to end this tragic problem in our state.

TO FIND YOUR Missouri senator and representative enter your address here: https://house.mo.gov/legislatorlookup.aspx

House Children and Families Committee

Representative Mary Elizabeth Coleman, Chair

573-751-3751

MaryElizabeth.Coleman@house.mo.gov

Representative Dottie Bailey, Vice Chair

573-751-0562

Dottie.Bailey@house.mo.gov

Representative Keri Ingle, Ranking Minority Member

573-751-1459

Keri.Ingle@house.mo.gov

Representative Shamed Dogan

573-751-4392

Shamed.Dogan@house.mo.gov

Representative Tom Hannegan

573-751-3717

Tom.Hannegan@house.mo.gov

Representative Jonathan Patterson

573-751-0907

Jonathan.Patterson@house.mo.gov

Representative Randy Pietzman

573-751-9459

Randy.Pietzman@house.mo.gov

Representative Brenda Shields

573-751-3643

Brenda.Shields@house.mo.gov

Representative Sarah Unsicker

573-751-1285

Sarah.Unsicker@house.mo.gov

Representative Yolanda Young

573-751-3129

Yolanda.Young@house.mo.gov



Support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic

The House impeachment managers powerfully proved their case against Trump for inciting the violent insurrection on Jan 6 to stop the certification of electoral votes and prevent the peaceful transfer of power. Seven Republican senators courageously upheld their oath and voted to convict Trump and hold him accountable. Predictably Missouri GOP Senators Blunt and Hawley voted to give Trump a free pass and future lawless presidents license to do this again. Write Senators Blunt and Hawley to let them know you saw them turn their backs on democracy and the constitution and that you will remember when it’s time to help defeat them at the ballot box!

Sen. Blunt - blunt.senate.gov/contact/contact-roy

Sen. Hawley - hawley.senate.gov/contact-senator-hawley



MO COVID UPDATE

Our thanks to State Rep. Keri Ingle for this important information! Vaccine Distribution Here in the Kansas City region 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. If you would like to get your vaccine, I recommend calling your primary care provider, your local pharmacy, and reaching 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. Right now they are only vaccinating Phase 1A, Phase 1B - Tier 1, Phase 1B - Tier 2. You can view the tier levels here - https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/priority/. The state has an estimated 2 million Missourians left to offer the vaccine to before they move on to the next tier, hopefully by April. Please be patient, continue to keep distance from others, wear your masks, and wash your hands. 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.

New MO COVID Vaccine Plan

The state is divided into nine Highway Patrol Divisions and those regions are how the Department of Health and Senior Services have identified the allocation regions. Here in the Kansas City metro we are in Region A, which is 23% of the state's population. You can view the map of each division here - https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/events/.

The state is estimating they will only receive 85,000 total doses each week from the federal government. This weekly allocation must be used on the first and second doses and our supply will be allocated as follows:

53% of our region's vaccinations will go to locations that can give up to 5,000 vaccines per week. In our region the state is sending vaccines to hospitals in our area in groups. One week 5,000 doses will be sent to Truman Medical, 4,500 will be split between Liberty Hospital and North Kansas City Hospital. The next week 4,800 will be split between Boothwell, Cass Regional, Fitzgibbon, and Golden Valley and 4,800 will be split between HCA and Saint Luke's. That is at least 9,600 vaccines each week that will be allocated in our area. They will repeat this for the last two weeks of February. Vaccine wait list signup links (Hospital/Pharmacy) are as follows:

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

23% of our region's vaccination allocations will be directed to Mass Vaccination Events. There will be several locations across the region and they will repeat those locations three weeks after the first visit so you can get dose one and three weeks later dose two. Last week there was not one for our region listed. They are supposed to post early in the week next week where the next location will be. You can sign up at https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/events/.

8% of our region's vaccination allocation will be sent to local public health departments - such as the Jackson County and Kansas City Health Departments.

8% of our region's vaccination allocation will be sent to federally qualified health centers. These are community-based health care providers who provide primary care services in underserved areas.

8% of our region's vaccination allocation will be sent to any other enrolled providers, or “community providers,” requesting vaccines. While the system is not up and running yet with the exact providers who currently have vaccines on hand, you will be able to view a map and look up local, approved vaccinators at https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/map/.

According to MO Dept of Health and Senior Services as of Sat Feb 13 total of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri rose to 471,241 and the total number of confirmed deaths rose to 7,455 For comparison the New York Times database reported as of Feb 14 at 9:08pm ET at least 508,622 cases and 7,875 deaths in Missouri since the beginning of the pandemic. This is far from over so please 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

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