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06/08/20 - Missouri Mondays - Real change starts in the voting booth!

Ignited by the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, thousands of Missourians protested and marched in solidarity this week with protests across the U.S. and around the world calling for racial justice for black lives and police reform. In a recent interview, former President Obama said the protests “were born out of “genuine and legitimate frustration over a decades-long failure to reform police practices” and the American criminal justice system as a whole.” Obama urged those outraged by racial inequity in the justice system to make their voices heard at the ballot box and “make this moment the turning point for real change.” Politico Jun 1 2020

But unelected Governor Mike Parson had this to say about your access to vote by mail during the pandemic or EVER: “I fully agree with President Trump’s position and do not support any plan to expand mass mail-in voting without a reason. This only enables voter fraud and ballot harvesting, and I am proud to sign this bill to stop that process from happening in our state” Parson said referring to new legislation he just signed into law. Under SB 631 all Missouri voters will be able to vote absentee by mail but only in 2020 elections and notary is required in some instances. Check the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition chart or contact your local election authority for more details.

If we are to make real change on racial injustice, police reform, expanding Medicaid, women’s reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, reducing gun violence and more, we must replace those standing in the way and restricting access to the ballot box! So for this week’s Missouri Mondays we’re starting with much needed change at the top! Had enough of Gov. Mike Parson? Let’s help put Nicole Galloway in the Governor’s office!!

THANK YOU for taking action against systemic racism and helping to replace those who are standing in the way of making real change! There is much to do and we need YOU so please take care and stay safe!

As of Sunday June 7 there are 14,553 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri and the number is still rising. This is far from over.

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