06/13/22 - Missouri Mondays - Tell Gov Parson HB 1878 voter suppression bill must be vetoed!
06/13/22 - Missouri Mondays - Tell Gov Parson HB 1878 voter suppression bill must be vetoed! / Watch Jan 6 Hearings - Next one TODAY 9AM! / Help elect more Democrats!
Welcome to another Missouri Mondays. The Missouri legislature may be out of session but there’s still so much to do. Thanks for staying informed and taking action. YOUR VOICE makes a difference!
URGENT!! VOTER SUPRESSION BILL HB 1878 MUST BE VETOED! CALL GOV. PARSON (573) 751-3222 AND SIGN THE MOVPC PETITION!
Take action NOW! The Governor hasn’t yet signed the elections omnibus bill HB 1878 that will disenfranchise voters with strict photo ID provisions, give the Secretary of State the power to purge voter rolls, place severe restrictions on voter registration, open the door to sham election audits, and many more provisions that will make it harder to vote.
The MO GOP majority has been trying to enact a strict photo voter ID requirement for more than 15 years and here’s why– In order to reduce turnout among racial minorities and other groups that tend to support Democrats and are most likely not to have a government-issued photo ID. The Missouri Supreme Court has struck down previous photo ID laws for placing an unconstitutional restriction on the fundamental right to vote and there will likely be another challenge should it be signed into law.
The Governor needs to hear from YOU! NO VOTER SUPRESSION IN MISSOURI! VETO HB 1878!
CALL GOV. PARSON (573) 751-3222
SIGN THE PETITION HERE: bit.ly/veto1878
Read HB 1878:
GOP Attorney General Eric Schmitt subpoenas school districts over student surveys
Republican AG Eric Schmitt continued his legal attacks on MO public schools issuing subpoenas to seven school districts “as part of his ongoing investigation into school districts’ curriculum and practices. Schmitt, who is running in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate, said in a news release that the subpoenas target student surveys that his office characterized as asking “personal and otherwise unnecessary questions” on topics like political views, sexuality and race. Schmitt’s investigation appears to stem from a request his office received from the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a conservative national legal nonprofit that has recently turned its focus to Missouri schools.”
MISSOURI DEMOCRATS CELEBRATE PRIDE IN KC!
The Missouri Democratic Party (MDP) once again celebrated Pride in Kansas City in the KC Pride Parade. Executive Director Randy Dunn believes MO Dems participation “is crucial as the Party that stands up for the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community!” To get involved and help MDP elect more Democrats to fight for equality for all, go to https://www.missouridemocrats.org and make a donation here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/missouridems-website2
First Jan 6 Committee hearing puts the former President at the center of the plot to prevent the peaceful transfer of power.
“The opening U.S. House hearing in a series on the Jan. 6 attack included some eye-opening new details about the events of the day and the broader plot to halt the peaceful transfer of presidential power. The nine-member investigative committee put former President Donald Trump at the center of the plot, while accusing leaders of two far-right organizations, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, with planning tactical details of the assault on the Capitol.”
Read full story here:
https://missouriindependent.com/2022/06/10/5-things-we-learned-about-jan-6-and-trump-from-the-first-hearing/ Missouri Independent June 10
WATCH THE JANUARY 6 COMMITTEE’S NEXT PUBLIC HEARINGS THIS WEEK
MONDAY JUNE 13 AT 9:00 AM CT
WEDNESDAY JUNE 15 AT 9:00 AM CT
THURSDAY JUNE 16 AT 12:00 PM CT
“The House committee that has spent nearly a year investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol and the events that led up to it will hold its second public hearing on Monday morning as it expands on the themes it laid out in its initial session last Thursday night.”
“Altogether, the panel is expected to hold about a half dozen public hearings in June and release a report on its findings in September. Committee members say the hearings will provide a narrative for what led up to the attack, who helped organize and fund some of the outside groups promoting false claims that Joe Biden did not rightfully win the election, and what then President Trump was doing behind the scenes around the time of the violent insurrection.”
“In addition to thorough coverage on cable, the big three broadcast networks – ABC, NBC, and CBS – are planning to preempt regular programming for special reports about the hearing. Spokespeople for the broadcast news divisions confirmed that all stations are expected to carry the specials. PBS is lining up live coverage as well.”
More information on the Jan 6 Committee hearings: https://www.nytimes.com/article/jan-6-hearings-watch-tv-channel-schedule.html
Alert Sun June 12–Bipartisan group of U.S. senators reach a deal for school safety and gun measures
A bipartisan group of Senate negotiators say they have reached a deal on a package of safety and gun-related measures narrowly focused on preventing future shootings similar to the one in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were killed in their school. The proposal, which has not been written into legislative text, includes money to encourage states to pass and implement so-called "red flag" laws to remove guns from potentially dangerous people, money for school safety and mental health resources, expanded background checks for gun purchases for people between the ages of 18 and 21 and penalties for illegal straw purchases by convicted criminals.
The agreement has the support of at least 20 senators who worked closely over the past several weeks to find the areas of common ground that could pass the closely divided Senate. The group includes 10 Republicans, meaning a final bill could potentially garner the 60 votes necessary to overcome a filibuster. The negotiators called it a "commonsense" proposal that would reduce the threat of violence across the country. "Our plan increases needed mental health resources, improves school safety and support for students, and helps ensure dangerous criminals and those who are adjudicated as mentally ill can't purchase weapons," the group said in a statement. "Most importantly, our plan saves lives while also protecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans."
Full story here: https://www.npr.org/2022/06/12/1104433332/gun-control-senate-deal NPR June 12
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING ACTIONS AND EVENTS
TAKE ACTION WITH THE MISSOURI VOTER PROTECTION COALITION (MOVPC)
TO PROTECT THE RIGHT TO VOTE
Using false claims of voter fraud, the MO GOP majority spent the 2022 legislative session attacking voting rights and ultimately passed a restrictive photo ID bill sitting on the Governor’s desk that contains many provisions suppressing our vote and our voice!
Join the MOVPC meeting
TODAY MONDAY June 13 at 10 AM
Text “MOVPC” to 66866 or register HERE: https://wustl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYoceyuqTsqGN1NlXOMKb88rSExyr-kWjbt
MOVPC is a nonpartisan statewide network promoting access to the ballot
and working to remove barriers to voting in Missouri!
LP TURN MISSOURI BLUE WITH THE MISSOURI HOUSE DEMOCRATS!
Join Missouri House Democrats at an event near you! Hear from elected officials and candidates how you can help turn Missouri Blue! For more information and to RSVP: MOHouseDems.com/calendar
JUNE IS LGBTQIA+ PRIDE MONTH!
“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as ‘Gay Pride Day,’ but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the ‘day’ soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.”
Learn more at the Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/
Pride Events in Kansas City
“Your 2022 Kansas City Pride guide: Events all throughout June to celebrate LGBTQ Pride” The Kansas City Star https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article261974665.html
NEXT SCHEDULED ELECTION - August 2, 2022 Primary Election
Election Day: August 2, 2022
LAST DAY TO REGISTER: JULY 6
In Person Absentee Voting Begins: June 21, 2022
Military & Overseas Portal opens: June 14, 2022
Applications mailed to permanently disabled: May 24, 2022
MORE UPCOMING ACTIONS AND EVENTS
Find more upcoming actions and events here:
CRISIS IN UKRAINE - HOW YOU CAN HELP
WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN - Help us provide fresh meals to communities in need. On Feb 24, Russia launched a large-scale attack on neighboring Ukraine, invading the country on several fronts. As a result, millions have fled their homes in search of safety. Working at a 24-hour pedestrian border crossing in southern Poland, WCK began serving hot, nourishing meals immediately. Now, we've expanded our efforts to serve people across the region in Romania, Moldova, and Hungary. WCK is also partnering with restaurants inside of Ukraine to get hot meals to anyone in need. Make a donation to WCK here: https://donate.wck.org/give/393234#!/donation/checkout
UNICEF - UNICEF is currently on the ground in Ukraine, helping children with water, health and education services. You can give a one-time or recurring donation here: https://www.unicefusa.org/stories/unicef-children-are-bearing-brunt-intensifying-crisis-ukraine/39481
RED CROSS - The International Committee of the Red Cross is supporting the Ukrainian Red Cross right now. The groups are supporting food-producing initiatives, repairing infrastructure, and helping hospitals, schools, mental health facilities and community centers. You can make a one-time donation or a monthly contribution here: https://www.icrc.org/en/donate
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS - American-based nonprofits as well as international organizations are collecting donations for supplies such as first aid backpacks, clothes, diapers, food, cots and other necessities. Donate here: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/what-we-do/countries/ukraine
SUNFLOWER OF PEACE - Sunflower of Peace Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to helping Ukrainians affected by the Russian military invasion. Donate here: https://www.sunflowerofpeace.com/
MISSOURI COVID UPDATE
Missourians Vaccinated vs U.S. as of June 12 - The New York Times
67% of Missourians have received at least one dose - (78% have received at least one dose in the U.S.)
56% of Missourians are fully vaccinated - (67% are fully vaccinated in the U.S.)
Latest COVID Trends in Missouri as of June 12 - The New York Times
An average of 1,546 cases per day were reported in Missouri in the last week. Cases have increased by 20 percent from the average two weeks ago.
Deaths have decreased by 85 percent.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 4 residents have been infected, a total of 1,490,398 reported cases. At least 1 in 295 residents have died from the coronavirus, a total of 20,811 deaths.
January 2022 was the month with the highest average cases, while November 2021 was the month with the highest average deaths in Missouri.
MORE COVID-19 VACCINE, TESTING RESOURCES AND INFORMATION HERE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i1vCikZiGfMulA8tFCDSJbEKV5N37S1JU_TSlgs699A/edit?usp=sharing
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