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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.

--Texas doctor says he violated nation’s most restrictive antiabortion law to challenge it--Washington Post

What you can do!


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.

Read about Kevin Strickland’s case here:


“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

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

  • 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.




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:

From Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri

M’Evie Mead, Director

RSVP for the Missouri Momnibus Kickoff, September 24, 12:00-1:00pm HERE:

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.

October 2

Kansas City 11am Mill Creek Park Details HERE:

Joplin - details TBD

Springfield - details TBD

Columbia 10am Courthouse Square

St. Louis 10am St. Louis City Hall



Fighting Back in the War Against Reproductive Rights!

Monday, September 27, 2021


via Zoom


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





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


FIND COVID-19 Vaccines KC Metro - Statewide and COVID-19 Testing & Recovery Treatment (KC Metro) HERE

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

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

Follow us on Twitter at @MissouriAction, on Facebook at and check out our website at

In solidarity,

Missouri Action Alliance

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