April 29, 2018

Tell your Senator to take a stand against attacks on our most vulnerable Missourians--vote NO on HB1443 & SB561!

Over 900,000 Missourians were living in poverty in 2016 and nearly 290,000 are children. Two bills in the Senate, HB 1443 and SB 561 would punish these Missouri children who have no control over their circumstances. HB 1443 prohibits temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) benefit cards from being used at ATMs or to access cash, and further limits the items that may be purchased with TANF or SNAP benefits. SB 561 changes the requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits by punishing people who fail to meet federal work requirements for SNAP by cutting off benefits and, if they are the head of household, cutting of the entire household as well.

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April 22, 2018

CALL TO ACTION!

Greitens' time is up!  

Tell Speaker Richardson and your Representative to begin impeachment now!

For this week’s Missouri Mondays, Indivisible MO asks that you write or call House Speaker Richardson and your Representative to demand impeachment proceedings for Governor Greitens begin immediately!  

Once again this week the Governor of Missouri, Eric Greitens, has made national news headlines for all the wrong reasons.  On Friday, April 20, Governor Greitens was charged with a second felony, this time for computer tampering relating to the misuse of his charity donor list, and he could face up to four years in prison if convicted.  As has been widely reported, the Governor is also facing felony invasion of privacy charge...

April 15, 2018

CALL TO ACTION!

Tell your State legislators to take a stand!  Greitens must resign or be impeached!

For this week’s Missouri Mondays, Indivisible MO asks that you write or call your State Senator and Representative and tell them to demand the Governor's immediate resignation and if he refuses begin impeachment!

On April 11, the Missouri House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight released its report on their investigation into allegations of the Governor’s misconduct.  According to the sworn testimony of subpoenaed witnesses before the committee, Governor Greitens commit...

April 8, 2018

CALL TO ACTION!

Keep up the pressure!  Tell your Senator to vote NO! on tax bill SB 617!

Tax cut bill SB 617 sponsored by Sen. Bill Eigel - Weldon Spring, could cost the state $500 to $800 million in lost revenues by eliminating the top tax rate and reducing both individual and corporate income tax rates to 5.25% with further reductions under certain revenue conditions. Middle and lower income Missourians already pay a higher percentage of their income than the wealthy. In a state that has already cut services to its most vulnerable, this would push Missouri further toward the disastrous results of the “Kansas experiment.”

Indivisible MO opposes SB 617 because:

  • We don’t want to end up like Kansas, where massive cuts to education, healthcare, and public services were made.  People suffered....

April 1, 2018

CALL TO ACTION!

Missouri doesn't want to end up like Kansas!  Tell your Senator to reject SB 617 budget bill!

The Missouri Senate is poised to pass a tax cut bill SB 617 (SS#2 SCS SBs 617, 611 667) that could cost the state $500 to $800 million in lost revenues.  This bill would eliminate the top tax rate, reducing both individual and corporate income tax rates to 5.25% with further reductions under certain revenue conditions. Middle and lower income Missourians already pay a higher percentage of their income than the wealthy. In a state that has already cut services to its most vulnerable, this would push Missouri further toward the disastrous results of the “Kansas experiment.”

Indivisible MO opposes SB 617 because:

  • We don’t want to end up like Kansas, where massive cuts to education, healthcare, and publ...

March 26, 2018

CALL TO ACTION!

Tell your Senator to reject attacks on workers in Missouri and vote NO!

on paycheck deception and repealing prevailing wage!

Recently the House passed two bills that would harm hard-working Missourians.  HB 1413 would require most public sector unions to get annual reauthorization from members to use paycheck withholding to collect their dues and other fees, also known as “paycheck deception”, and House Committee Substitute for HB 1729, HB 1621, HB 1436 would eliminate the requirement that contractors and subcontractors on public projects pay employees the prevailing wage where the project is being completed and instead require workers to be paid the state or federal minimum wage whichever is higher.

Indivisible MO opposes HB 1413 paycheck deception and House Committee Substitute...

March 19, 2018

For Missouri Mondays this week, we’re highlighting a few bills in the Missouri House and Senate to prepare you for “springing” into action when the legislature returns from break!

HB 1443 - Sponsor: Eggleston. J. (002)

Prohibits temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) benefit cards from being used at ATMs or to access cash, and limits the items that may be purchased with TANF benefits

Last House Action:  03/15/18 - Passed the House and on to the Senate (First Read)

Indivisible Missouri opposes HB 1443 because:

  • HB 1443 punishes children for the actions of their parents by taking away (TANF) benefits.  Under HB 1443, an individual who purchases a prohibited item or makes a purchase in a prohibited establishment using TANF funds could lose TANF benefits for a period of two years. TANF funds help families in poverty pay for essential living expenses. Children should not have to suffer the traumatic consequences of losing this necessary benefit due to a parent’s ill-considered action.

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March 11, 2018

Over 900,000 Missourians were living in poverty in 2016 and nearly 290,000 are children. Two bills in the House HB 1443 and HB 1486 would punish these Missouri children who have no control over their circumstances. HB 1486 would cut off SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) food benefits as a penalty for failing to meet federal work requirements.  HB 1486 takes away TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) benefits as a punishment for a prohibited SNAP or TANF purchase.



Indivisible Missouri opposes HB 1486 and HB 1443 because:

  • HB 1486 punishes those who fail to meet federal SNAP work requirements by cutting off food benefits even if they are the head of household.  For families living in extreme poverty meeting these requirements can be incredibly difficult if...

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