07/20/20 - Missouri Mondays - Honor the life of John Lewis with necessary action NOW!
In March of 1965 John Lewis, as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, led demonstrators across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and they were met by Alabama state troopers with night sticks and brutally beaten to the ground. That day John Lewis sustained a cracked skull injury, lost consciousness, and nearly lost his life while peacefully marching for Black voting rights.
President Obama said this of the civil rights icon as he awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011: “There’s a quote inscribed over a doorway in Nashville, where students first refused to leave lunch counters 51 years ago this February. And the quote said, “If not us, then who? If not now, then when?” It’s a question John Lewis has been asking his entire life. It’s what led him back to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma after he had already been beaten within an inch of his life days before. It’s why, time and again, he faced down death so that all of us could share equally in the joys of life. It’s why all these years later, he is known as the Conscience of the United States Congress, still speaking his mind on issues of justice and equality. And generations from now, when parents teach their children what is meant by courage, the story of John Lewis will come to mind -- an American who knew that change could not wait for some other person or some other time; whose life is a lesson in the fierce urgency of now.”
Let us pay tribute to the life of John Lewis with “fierce urgency”and take necessary action NOW! We must VOTE! and VOLUNTEER! to make the change we want to see!
The August 4 primary election is just around the corner! Please SHARE these important dates and voter resources!
IN PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING now through Aug 3
DEADLINE WED JULY 22 for submitting REQUEST FORM for mail ballot or absentee ballot for AUGUST 4 PRIMARY. Submit the request form per the form instructions to your Local Election Authority.
If you want to vote by mail, answers to these questions may help you decide which type of vote by mail ballot to choose:
Are you 65 years or older, confined, ill or at high risk of COVID-19? Vote absentee - No notary required
Permanent absentee voter - No notary required
All other voters - Can vote by mail in 2020 - Ballot must be notarized
Do you have other questions about vote by mail options for 2020 elections? See the chart below or click HERE to download the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition “How to Vote by Mail 2020 Chart”
VOLUNTEER to help elect leaders with integrity fighting for equality and justice for all!
Volunteer for Nicole Galloway for Governor
Volunteer for Statewide Dem candidates on the ballot Aug 4: ballotpedia.org/Democratic_Party_primaries_in_Missouri,_2020
Volunteer for MO State House candidates on the ballot Aug 4: ballotpedia.org/Missouri_House_of_Representatives_elections…
Volunteer for MO State Senate candidates on the ballot Aug 4: https://ballotpedia.org/Missouri_State_Senate_elections,_20…
EXPAND MEDICAID IN MISSOURI - VOTE YES ON 2 - SPREAD THE WORD
SIGN UP! for phone banking and find a pick up location for YES ON 2 yard signs HERE!
MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE on August 4 at YesOn2.org/Vote
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Why Missourians need MEDICAID EXPANSION NOW!:
Will deliver healthcare to those who have jobs without insurance and can’t afford to see a doctor
Bring over $1 billion in tax dollars home from D.C. now going to other states
Create thousands of jobs
Keep rural hospitals open
As of 4 p.m. Sun July 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri rose to 33,094, an increase of 5,651 new cases since last week. This is far from over so please stay safe and always wear your mask in public.
THANK YOU! for answering the Missouri Mondays CALL TO ACTION!