09/20/21 - Missouri Mondays - Speak out! Take action to protect voting, abortion, LGBT rights!
Left: On Nov. 20, 1971, demonstrators demanding a woman's right to choose march to the
U.S. Capitol for a rally seeking repeal of antiabortion laws. (AP) Right:
On Sept. 11, 2021, abortion rights activists rally at the Texas State Capitol in Austin.
(Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images)
Welcome to another Missouri Mondays! We need your voice and action this week for Kevin Strickland’s freedom, to demand that LGBTQ history return to our Capitol, to help protect voting rights, abortion access, and more! Thank you for all you do. YOU make a difference!
Texas Doctor Says He Violated Texas Restrictive Abortion Law to Challenge It
In defiance of the Texas ban on abortions after six weeks, Alan Braid, an OB/GYN from San Antonion has performed an abortion. “I understand that by providing an abortion beyond the new legal limit, I am taking a personal risk, but it’s something I believe in strongly,” he told the Washington Post. Braid believes he has a “duty of care” to his patients, and is willing to face personal risk.
What you can do!
Donate to MO abortion fund https://mofund.org/donate
Donate to TX abortion fund bit.ly/txfunds
Volunteer NARAL clinic escort/PP greeter
Tell your story
Support the ACLU of Texas
Judge Rules Against Missouri AG - Kevin Strickland’s Innocence Hearing Will Be in Jackson County
“Judge Kevin Harrell ruled Friday that an evidentiary hearing for Kevin Strickland could proceed, possibly as early as October 5. Judge Kevin Harrell said Friday that an evidentiary hearing that could lead to Strickland’s freedom could start as early as Oct. 5, depending on schedules of the lawyers involved. That comes after Harrell denied a motion filed by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office that had asked that Harrell and other judges in Jackson County recuse themselves and be disqualified from hearing Strickland’s case.” KCStar Sept 17
Call Gov. Parson (573) 751-3222 and demand that Kevin Strickland be pardoned. Despite evidence and calls from prosecutors to release him, Parson clings to his misguided “belief” that Strickland is guilty.
Help Kevin Strickland by donating to his GoFundMe fund organized by the Midwest Innocence Project: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kevin-strickland-after-wrongful-conviction
Read about Kevin Strickland’s case here: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article245920830.htmlarticle245920830.html
“LGBTQ History Exhibit Goes Unmentioned by Missouri Board Governor Cited For Its Removal”
An exhibit titled “Making History: Kansas City and the Rise of Gay Rights” documenting the LGBT rights movement in Kansas City, was removed from the state capitol by Missouri state parks officials after a legislative staffer complained. “When news broke that an LGBTQ history exhibit was suddenly and without warning removed from the Missouri Capitol, Gov. Mike Parson contended the reason was that it didn’t get pre-approval from a board he chairs. But at that board’s first meeting in more than a year on Monday, neither the exhibit nor the state Capitol museum was discussed.”--Missouri Independent Sept 13
Missouri Relocates Gay History Exhibit From State Capitol--The New York Times
We proudly support Senator Razer and stand with him in denouncing this disgraceful act of LGBT discrimination in our state capitol!
Send a message of support to Senator Razer 573-751-6607 firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Gov. Parson (573) 751-3222 and tell him that LGBT history is MO history, and to return the KC LGBT history display to the Capitol Museum.
VOTING RIGHTS UNDER ATTACK IN MISSOURI LEGISLATURE!
Join the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition to help protect the right to vote in Missouri!
TODAY Monday, Sept 20 at 10AM
Zoom meeting link HERE: https://wustl.zoom.us/j/92149884120
From Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri
M’Evie Mead, Director
RSVP for the Missouri Momnibus Kickoff, September 24, 12:00-1:00pm HERE: https://generatehealthstl.org/missouri-momnibus-kickoff-event-september-24/
Generate Health and Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri invite you to join us as we explore ways to reduce disparities in maternal health outcomes by improving maternal health policy. Special guest appearance by Congresswoman Cori Bush.
National StopTheBans Day of Action in support of abortion access.
Kansas City 11am Mill Creek Park Details HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/246402090704155/
Joplin - details TBD
Springfield - details TBD
Columbia 10am Courthouse Square
St. Louis 10am St. Louis City Hall
HEARTLAND ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS
Fighting Back in the War Against Reproductive Rights!
Monday, September 27, 2021
REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2XxyAJP
Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom link for the actual meeting.
Featuring Rachel Sweet, Policy Director for Planned Parenthood Great Plains (KS, MO, AR, and OK)
We can't quit now, even as SCOTUS failed to stop extreme Texas Senate Bill 8, and a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the KS Constitution will be on the ballot in August, 2022. Fight back on behalf of those who lack resources to travel long distances for safe and legal abortion. Women of color stand to lose the most.
National Voter Registration Day Sept. 28
National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. First observed in 2012, it has quickly gained momentum ever since. Nearly 4.5 million voters have registered to vote on the holiday to date. Celebrated on the fourth Tuesday of September, National Voter Registration Day will next take place on September 28, 2021 when volunteers and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” in a single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts. National Voter Registration Day seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach tens of thousands of voters who may not register otherwise. For more information go to https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/
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MISSOURI COVID UPDATE - Week Sept 12-19
As of September 17, the CDC recommends a booster (3rd dose) for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems. “The FDA panel recommended that the elderly (age 65+) and those at high risk should get their booster shot six months after they were fully vaccinated.” People Sept 17
LET’S GET VACCINATED MISSOURI! - PLEASE SHARE THIS RESOURCES LINK WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
FIND COVID-19 Vaccines KC Metro - Statewide and COVID-19 Testing & Recovery Treatment (KC Metro) HERE https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i1vCikZiGfMulA8tFCDSJbEKV5N37S1JU_TSlgs699A/edit?usp=sharing
Missourians Vaccinated - as of Sat Sept 18 The New York Times
47% of Missourians are fully vaccinated - (54% fully vaccinated in the U.S.)
54% of Missourians have received at least one dose - (64% at least one dose in the U.S.
Total COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Missouri
662,380 confirmed cases and 11,062 deaths as of Sat Sept 18 MO Dept of Health and Senior Services
816,850 total cases and 11,765 deaths as of Sat Sept 18 The New York Times
THANK YOU! for answering the Missouri Mondays CALL TO ACTION!
Invite your friends and neighbors to join us and sign up for Missouri Action Alliance and this Missouri Mondays email at moactionalliance.com/signup
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