SB 578 prevents some employees who have experienced harassment, discrimination, or labor abuses from having their cases heard in public court by locking them into arbitration. In arbitration, a private, third party is paid to settle the dispute, but plaintiffs have fewer rights or abilities to gather evidence. The settlement and all charges and evidence are often kept secret in forced arbitration cases, allowing harassers to move on with minimal consequences and no exposure of their misdeeds.
Indivisible Missouri opposes SB 578 because:
It silences victims and lessens the chances they will come forward. Often times victims more willing to come forward when they know they are not alone but stay silent if they believe it only happened to them, as evidenced by the enormous response to th...
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 inact...
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,...
HB 1383 requires the consenting parent or guardian of a minor seeking an abortion to notify any other custodial parent or guardian in writing before the physician secures the informed
written consent of the minor and consenting parent or guardian.
Indivisible MO opposes HB 1383 because:
Requires two-parent notification in writing prior to abortion for patients under the age of 18. Not all teenagers have relationships with both parents, no law should mandate they communicate with them, especially for those who face dangerous abuse or neglect at the hands of a parent.
Major medical groups oppose such a requirement. The American Medica...
Over 60,000 Missouri senior citizens lost a crucial state prescription drug benefit known as MO Rx when the legislature allowed the program to expire in July of 2017. However, in a nearly unanimous vote of 30-1 last week, the Senate passed SB 563 that would restore MO Rx assistance for low-income seniors with incomes between 85% and 185% of the federal poverty level.
Indivisible MO supports SB 563 because:
The MO Rx program provides low-income seniors with 50% of the cost of their prescriptions.Without this assistance they have been faced with double the cost for their medications and perhaps having to go without them in order to pay for other necessities like groceries or utilities.
SB567 raises taxes on low-income seniors and people with disabilities by reducing the Circuit Breaker tax credit, which is intended to help them stay in their homes longer by offsetting the cost of rising property taxes. By reducing these tax credits it would effectively increase taxes on a group of people who more than likely can no longer work to replace that money and are on a fixed income which leads to the possibility that they may not being able to stay in their homes.
This tax increase trades cuts to one vulnerable group for another in order to make up for tax cuts to wealthy...
The Missouri Non-discrimination Act or MONA would add sexual orientation and gender identity to protected categories of the Missouri Human Rights Act. Currently the law prohibits discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations based on race, sex, color, religion, ancestry, disability, age (in employment), familial status (in housing) and national origin--but does not protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender people.
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It’s been a rocky start for the 2018 MO Legislative session and we are only two weeks in. Governor Greitens ran a campaign based on family values, but this past week an investigation by KMOV TV in St. Louis revealed that Greitens had an extra-marital affair in 2015. The story additionally exposed disturbing allegations made by the woman involved in the affair on a recording, that her ex-husband made secretly and released without her permission, where she...