06/28/21 - Missouri Mondays - Tell your State Representative to pass a Clean FRA!
This is the launch of our first Missouri Mondays newsletter as Missouri Action Alliance! Our membership now includes both Indivisible Missouri activists and Indivisible KC activists on the Missouri side. If this is your first Missouri Mondays, welcome! We advocate for progressive values and policies primarily on the state and local government level. We are humbled and grateful to be in the good fight with you and THANK YOU for answering our calls to action to make a difference each week!
MO SENATE PASSES CLEAN FRA! BILL NOW MOVES TO THE HOUSE!
TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO PASS THE CLEAN FRA!
Find your state rep HERE: https://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/Default.aspx
Thanks in large part to the work of a group of bipartisan women senators, on Saturday the Missouri Senate passed the renewal of the Federal Reimbursement Allowance (FRA) without the extremist birth control ban and without defunding Planned Parenthood. Only five Republicans voted against the bill - Senators Onder, Rick Brattin, Eric Burlison, Ander Koenig, and Mike Moon. All other Republicans joined the Democrats and voted in favor of the bill. The Missouri Times
“While access to birth control and Planned Parenthood health centers were protected tonight, the fight for a clean FRA funding bill is not over. This is what it looks like to fight together for the most marginalized people among us. All providers and patients — of Planned Parenthood, nursing homes, hospitals, and other safety-nets — deserve better than to be treated like political bargaining chips. Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri and its partners won’t back down, not today, not ever.” Sarah Felts - Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri
“The state Medicaid provider tax (Federal Reimbursement Allowance tax - FRA) is a critical component of Missouri’s revenue structure and serves as a building block upon which all public services, including health and education, are funded,” Missouri Budget Project president and CEO Amy Blouin said. “The loss of this revenue source would create a domino effect, destabilizing the entire state budget. The consequences of failing to renew Missouri’s provider taxes would be dire, affecting services far beyond Medicaid, and they would be felt by Missourians in every community across our state.” Missouri Independent June 18 2021
TAKE ACTION NOW! TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO PASS THE CLEAN FRA!
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Heartland Alliance for Progress
TONIGHT! Monday, June 28 - 6:00-7:00 pm
“Demystifying the Rural Voter: What Makes Non-Urban Voters Tick?”
RSVP HERE TO GET THE MEETING LINK: https://bit.ly/3wuoa9S
Mentally cross the rural-urban divide with politically savvy local folks who have their roots and family in red parts of Missouri. Carol Smith with the Missouri Rural Crisis Center will be joining MO State Senator Greg Razer, MO State Representative Wes Rogers, and community activist Branden Haralson on this panel.
MISSOURI VOTER PROTECTION COALITION (MOVPC) MEETING
Mon June 28 at 10AM
Join Missouri Voter Protection Coalition Zoom meeting with statewide advocates working to protect the right to vote in Missouri.
Sign up HERE or text “MOVPC” to 66866 and watch for an email with details and the link to join the meeting
HELP CREATE FAIR REDISTRICTING MAPS BY THE DEADLINE JUNE 30TH!
Community Mapping Training with the Missouri Open Maps Project
WED JUNE 30 AT 6PM
RSVP HERE: http://rsvp.openmapsmo.org
Your input by June 30 is CRITICAL to the effort for drawing fair redistricting maps in Missouri! Draw your own Community Map in which you describe the people where you live and what their needs and concerns are and your map will be incorporated into state house and senate district boundaries/maps. PLEASE HELP AND SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS!
LET’S GET VACCINATED MISSOURI! FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE TODAY!
ALL Missourians age 12 and up are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
STATE SUPPORTED VACCINATION EVENTS https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/find/#events
MISSOURI VACCINE NAVIGATOR https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/find/#navigator
FEDERAL VACCINE FINDER / FIND COVID VACCINES NEAR YOU! https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/find/#vaccine-finder
QUESTIONS? CALL 877-435-8411
Missourians Vaccinated - as of Sunday June 27 The New York Times
38% of Missourians are fully vaccinated
48% of Missourians have received at least one dose.
Total COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Missouri
522,889 confirmed cases and 9,257 deaths as of Sat June 26 MO Dept of Health and Senior Services
631,424 total cases and 9,888 deaths as of Sun June 27 The New York Times
THANK YOU! for answering the Missouri Mondays CALL TO ACTION!
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