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01/29/24 Missouri Mondays - Join pro-Democracy advocates Jan 30 at the MO Capitol! Protect citizen initiative petitions, election workers, voting rights for ALL! Take urgent action on MOLeg bills!




Welcome to Missouri Mondays!  

Sharing this important announcement from the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition–

“This week lawmakers will hear more than a dozen bills designed to gut Missouri's long-standing citizen initiative process and end majority rule in Missouri and silence the voices of Missouri's voters. Your voice is needed to ensure all Missourians are able to make their voices heard! Join the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition (MOVPC) at the Capitol for hearings in the Senate TODAY Mon Jan 29, in the House Tues Jan 30, and also join us on Tues Jan 30 from 9am-1pm for Missouri Voting Rights Lobby Day where you will learn about legislation impacting our democracy, meet with lawmakers and attend a committee hearing. We come together to call on lawmakers to end attacks on Missouri's long-standing citizen initiative process, and to protect election workers from harassment. Join advocates from across Missouri in a nonpartisan Pro-Democracy Day at the Capitol to hear what's at stake for voting rights in Missouri, get engaged, and thank lawmakers who have stood up for our freedom to vote. Sign up for Tues Jan 30 Missouri Voting Rights Lobby Day here: bit.ly/Jan30Lobby

With so much at stake we cannot afford to sit on the sidelines. Each week we will continue to provide resources, upcoming events and ways to get involved that we hope you will find meaningful. Thank you for staying informed, taking action, and helping to spread the word by sharing this link to sign up for Missouri Mondays weekly email bit.ly/3pF99Uw.  


UPCOMING EVENTS - ACTIONS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE


TAKE ACTION WITH THE MISSOURI VOTER PROTECTION COALITION (MOVPC)

TO PROTECT THE RIGHT TO VOTE 


Join the MOVPC weekly online meeting MONDAYS at 10 AM

Text “MOVPC” to 66866 or register HERE: bit.ly/protectmovoters



Join the MOVPC call where we will discuss Jan 30 Missouri Voting Rights Lobby Day details and training.  Your help is needed to protect voting rights and ensure ALL Missourians are able to make their voices heard!  MOVPC is a nonpartisan statewide network promoting access to the ballot and working to remove barriers to voting in Missouri! Register for Monday calls here!


MOVPC 2024 Missouri Legislative Tracker

See a breakdown of elections related bills on MOVPC's Voting Rights Legislative Tracker here:  bit.ly/movotingbills


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Missouri Moms Demand Action

MO-Statewide Elections Team Meeting (via Zoom)

TONIGHT Monday, January 29

7:00PM


Join volunteers from across the state as we dig into our 2024 Missouri Elections Team's work. At this meeting we'll report on the plans for the next several months of our chapter's elections work, and we'll walk through the Gun Sense Candidate program for 2024. It is open to any volunteers interested in getting more involved or in helping to set election priorities in our chapter. We'll share ways you can get involved in election work as the Gun Sense Candidate distinction program for 2024 is set to launch in the next few weeks. 

 

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MISSOURI VOTER PROTECTION COALITION (MOVPC)

MISSOURI VOTING RIGHTS LOBBY DAY!

January 30, 2024

9AM - 1PM

Capitol Rotunda

Missouri State Capitol 

Jefferson City, MO 

Sign up HERE: bit.ly/Jan30Lobby


Your help is needed to ensure all Missourians are able to make their voices heard! Join the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition (MOVPC) at the Capitol on Tues Jan 30 from 9am-1pm for Missouri Voting Rights Lobby Day where you will learn about legislation impacting our democracy, meet with lawmakers and attend a committee hearing. We come together to call on lawmakers to end attacks on Missouri's long-standing citizen initiative process, and to protect election workers from harassment. Join advocates from across Missouri in a nonpartisan Pro-Democracy Day at the Capitol to hear what's at stake for voting rights in Missouri, get engaged, and thank lawmakers who have stood up for our freedom to vote. Sign up for Tues Jan 30 Missouri Voting Rights Lobby Day here: bit.ly/Jan30Lobby


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TAKE URGENT ACTION WITH THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS MO STATEWIDE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CALLS TO ACTION ON LEGISLATION MOVING THROUGH THE MISSOURI LEGISLATURE!



Join the League of Women Voters MO in taking action such as submitting witness testimony, send emails, make phone calls as recommended on legislation moving through the Missouri legislature.  Talking points and bill details provided. 


January 28 Weekly Legislative Calls to Action here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sZJVLycT8x-v0_lCHbgIPWXoD5KNyP9-/view


This week’s bills include:

  • Changes to the citizen’s initiative process

  • Reproductive rights (prohibits reimbursement to abortion facilities, affiliates or associatied facilities under the Uninsured Women’s Health Program)

  • Education (including tax credit vouchers, open enrollment, parent’s rights “Don’t Say Gay” bill, charter expansion, funding for early childhood education)

  • Gun safety

  • Taxes (repealing corporate income tax).


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JOIN THE EFFORT TO PUT ABORTION RIGHTS ON THE BALLOT!

Missourians for Constitutional Freedom is a statewide coalition of organizations and concerned citizens from across the state working to establish the right for all Missourians to make decisions about our own reproductive health care – including abortion, birth control, and miscarriage care – without interference from out-of-touch politicians.

The decision of whether or not to have an abortion is a personal choice that should be made by Missourians, their families, and their health care providers – not politicians in Jefferson City. Passing this amendment will end our state’s abortion ban and make sure Missourians and their families can once again make the decisions that are best for them. Decisions around pregnancy, including abortion, birth control, and miscarriage care are personal and private and should be left up to patients and their families. But here in Missouri, politicians are making that decision for us.

We are coming together to end Missouri’s cruel total ban on abortion and give the power to make personal health care decisions back to where it belongs – to the people.

We are required to collect 172,000 valid signatures by May 5th, 2024, to ensure Missourians get to vote on ending our cruel abortion ban at the ballot. Your SUPPORT IS CRUCIAL to make this initiative a reality.


  • Volunteer: Every action matters. Sign up to collect signatures, make calls, or host a house party. Sign up at https://moconstitutionalfreedom.org/ to receive updates from the campaign and get notified for opportunities to sign the petition near you! 



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IMPORTANT MISSOURI VOTER INFORMATION FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL SELECTION PROCESS!


Many Missouri voters don't know that in 2022 the General Assembly passed legislation eliminating the state’s March presidential primary and turned the process over to the political parties.  


The Democratic presidential primary on March 23 will be a hybrid election, offering Missouri Democrats an opportunity to cast their vote by **mail or at an in-person voting site from 8 AM until noon on the day of the primary. Participants must be registered to vote and can’t be registered with another party. Find details about the Missouri Democratic Party (MDP) Presidential primary here: https://www.missouridemocrats.org/mdp-primary-information-2024

**Those registered as a Democrat by January 22 will automatically be sent a ballot. Starting Feb 1 you can request a ballot via the Missouri Democratic Party (MDP) website here: https://www.missouridemocrats.org/mdp-primary-information-2024


A Republican caucus on March 2 will be similar to how Iowa selects delegates. Neither party affiliation nor registration are required, but participants must be registered to vote.


For more information on Presidential Selection Process–






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Next Scheduled Election - April 2, 2024 General Municipal Election 


Election Day: April 2, 2024

Polls Open: 6:00 a.m.

Polls Close: 7:00 p.m.

Last Day to Register: March 6, 2024

In Person Absentee Voting Begins: February 20, 2024

Military & Overseas Portal opens: February 13, 2024

Applications mailed to permanently disabled: February 16, 2024

No Excuse In Person Absentee (Early) Voting Opens:  March 19, 2024


Note: You may not have an April 2 election in your area. Check your local election authority website for detailed voting information.  To find your election authority go here: https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/localelectionauthority


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MISSOURI MONDAYS NEWS SUPPLEMENT!


With so much important news each week we don’t want you to miss a thing! Check out our MISSOURI MONDAYS NEWS SUPPLEMENT here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13cokjWlCh2EkY5K6bM357rjVPizZDzxlMqjAuoBQfoI/edit?usp=sharing


 

THANK YOU! for staying informed and taking action to make a difference!

Invite your friends and neighbors to join us and sign up for Missouri Action Alliance and this Missouri Mondays weekly email at bit.ly/3pF99Uw


Follow us on X (formerly Twitter) at @MissouriAction, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MOActionAlliance and check out our website at http://www.MOActionAlliance.com

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