05/11/20 - Missouri Mondays - KEEP UP THE PRESSURE in this final week of session!
It’s the final week of the Missouri legislative session so we must KEEP UP THE PRESSURE to stop dangerous bills! Tell your State Representative and Senator to focus attention on addressing the coronavirus pandemic and DO NOT PASS the following bills:
Bills SB 600, SB 523, and SB 774 all contain an amendment written by Rep. Ron Hicks called the “Keep Our Schools Safe Act” that would require all school protection officers to carry guns in schools. “Any individual designated by a school district as a school protection officer shall carry a concealed firearm and a self-defense spray device in any school in the district.”
More guns in schools do NOT make students safer! Research shows that guns in schools puts our children at greater risk of gun violence. --Everytown for Gun Safety
Also call these key leaders to VOTE NO SB 600, SB 523, SB 774:
Senator Doug Libla: 573-751-4843
Senator Tony Leutkemeyer (sponsor of SB 600): 573-751-2183
Senator Caleb Rowden: 573-751-3931
Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz: 573-751-3678
Senator John Rizzo: 573-751-3074
House Speaker Haahr: 573-751-2210
House Minority Floor Leader Crystal Quade: 573-751-3795
Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 38 also known as “Dirty Missouri” would overturn the will of the people and bring back partisan gerrymandering. “Clean Missouri” Amendment 1 passed with overwhelming support. Last week former Republican U.S. Sen. John Danforth condemned this attempt to overturn Clean Missouri, “[T]he Legislature must stop its attempts to overturn voters. If it insists on attacking voters, I will vote no on the legislators’ gerrymandering amendment and encourage every Missouri voter to do the same. The integrity of Missouri’s democracy is at stake.” Tell your electeds DO NOT PASS SJR 38!
House Joint Resolution (HJR) 106 sponsored by Rep. Cody Smith R-Carthage Budget Committee Chair 573-751-5458 would add work requirements for some adults in order to receive Medicaid benefits. Jen Bersdale, executive director of Missouri Health Care for All, pointed out over the last two years the Parson administration removed more than 100,000 benefit eligible children from Medicaid rolls due to bureaucratic error. “Why would we even consider adding additional red tape?” The Rolla Daily News Earlier this year an appeals court found federal work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Arkansas to be unconstitutional. Tell Rep. Smith and your electeds DO NOT PASS HJR 106!
And finally, Missouri voters should not have to risk their life or someone else’s to vote! Keep up the pressure on Speaker Elijah Haahr, Governor Parson, and Secretary of State Ashcroft to allow pandemic safety as a valid excuse for absentee voting by mail!
Find your Rep. and Senator by entering your mailing address HERE
Gov Parson office: (573) 751-3222 Email: governor.mo.gov/contact-us
SOS Ashcroft office: (573) 751-4936 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As of May 10 there are 9,844 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri and the number is still rising. This is far from over. THANK YOU! for helping to make sure our right to vote in Missouri is protected with safe elections!