10/18/21 - Missouri Mondays - Demand fair redistricting maps! Make a difference this week!
Tell Gov. Parson to stop reporter threats and appoint Cybersecurity Commission members!
It’s Missouri Mondays and another busy week ahead! Thanks for making your voice heard and taking action to make a difference this week!
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD FOR FAIR REDISTRICTING MAPS!
The first round of Missouri House and Senate Redistricting Commission public hearings is underway. New district lines must be drawn so that we voters can pick our leaders — and not in a way where politicians and political consultants are picking voters to advance their own agendas. Our commissioners need to hear from Missourians about how you live in community with one another, what are important aspects to consider when drawing district lines, or how current boundaries have had an impact. No one knows your community like you do, and we need you to share your story. Missouri's future depends on us demanding new and fair boundaries for our communities. Fair maps are possible in Missouri, only if we make our voices heard!
There are three ways you can participate:
Attend the hearing to simply show support and solidarity.
Testify in person at the hearing. See tips here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HKrD1Xnvdw8u4020PexHNwVQObIhNKpW_nKLVYCvTjk/edit
Submit written testimony here: https://oa.mo.gov/budget-planning/redistricting-office/public-testimony
House and Senate Redistricting Commissions hearings this week in Kansas City, Springfield, and St. Louis
Monday, October 18 | 9:00 am House, 1:00 pm Senate
University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
Tuesday, October 19 | 9:00 am House, 1:00 pm Senate
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
St. Louis - House Hearing
Thursday, October 21 | 10:00 am
Renaissance Airport Hotel
More Redistricting Resources
League of Women Voters Fair Maps Fact Sheet:
PowerPoint on congressional and legislative redistricting: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14ILSSmg8mqcQHoKS-6pi2x9yHP_WNDuP/view
What to know about Missouri’s redistricting process https://themissouritimes.com/missouri-redistricting-process-what-to-know/
GOV. PARSON DRAWS NATIONAL CRITICISM FOR THREATENING TO PROSECUTE JOURNALIST REPORTING A DATA SECURITY RISK IN THE DEPT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION (DESE) WEBSITE
Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday “launched a criminal investigation of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter who exposed flaws on a state website that left more than 100,000 Social Security numbers of teachers, administrators and counselors vulnerable.
The investigation comes one day after the paper published its story and two days after the paper alerted the state of the vulnerabilities and held off running it so the state could protect the website.” Full story here: https://news.stlpublicradio.org/government-politics-issues/2021-10-14/missouris-governor-vows-to-prosecute-a-reporter-who-told-the-state-about-a-data-security-risk
“The Post-Dispatch reported the vulnerability to state authorities to patch the website, and delayed publishing a story about the problem to give the state enough time to fix the problem. The DESE has since confirmed that the “educator certification search tool was disabled immediately” and that the vulnerability is now fixed. TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/15/f12-isnt-hacking-missouri-governor-threatens-to-prosecute-local-journalist-for-finding-exposed-state-data/
TELL GOV. PARSON (573) 751-3222 TO STOP LEGAL ACTION THREATS AGAINST JOURNALISTS REPORTING STATE WEBSITE DATA VULNERABILITIES AND FINALLY APPOINT MEMBERS TO THE NEWLY ESTABLISHED MISSOURI CYBERSECURITY COMMISSION.
The commission is tasked with identifying risk and vulnerability from cyberattacks on critical infrastructure in Missouri. 100,000 educators' SSNs were potentially accessible on the state's site. Governor Parson should notify those affected & provide free credit monitoring to anybody who may have had their SSN exposed a top priority. PLEASE SHARE THIS ON SOCIAL MEDIA! --Missouri Independent https://missouriindependent.com/2021/10/15/lawmaker-urges-missouri-governor-to-finally-appoint-cybersecurity-commission/)
TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT THE RIGHT TO VOTE WITH THE MISSOURI VOTER PROTECTION COALITION (MOVPC)!
Weekly MOVPC Meeting
Monday, October 18
Zoom link HERE: https://wustl.zoom.us/j/92149884120
Join the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition partners from all across the state to find out how you can help protect the right to vote!
MEET 5 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THE MO U.S. SENATE
THURSDAY OCTOBER 21 2021
7 PM - 8 PM
You MUST Register to attend on Zoom or FaceBook Live.
The Candidates in order of appearance:
*Spencer Toder [https://spencertoder.com/]
*Timothy Shepard [https://tshepard.com/]
*Dr. Gena Ross [https://rossforussenate.com/]
*Jewel Kelly [https://jewelkelly.com/]
*Lucas Kunce+ [https://lucaskunce.com]
Each candidate will have 10 minutes total to introduce themselves and answer your questions.
All are welcome. Questions? Contact WeWillPersist@aol.com
+Use of military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.
HEARTLAND ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS
WHAT BIDEN’S BUILD BACK BETTER PLAN MEANS FOR EVERYDAY AMERICANS
MONDAY, OCTOBER 25 2021
6:00-7:00 PM VIA ZOOM
RSVP/REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/3j1nzId
Register now to find out about this ambitious and historic legislation to create jobs, cut taxes, and lower costs for working families – all paid for by making the tax code fairer and making the wealthiest and large corporations pay their fair share. Featuring Brian Colby, VP of Policy, with the Missouri Budget Project AND LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO TO INFLUENCE THE OUTCOME!
You will receive the link for the actual Zoom meeting after you register/RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3j1nzId
FIND MORE UPCOMING EVENTS HERE:
MISSOURI COVID UPDATE - Week Oct 10 - Oct 17
The CDC recommends that the following groups should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series (i.e., the first 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine):
people aged 65 years and older
residents aged 18 years and older in long-term care settings
people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions
The CDC also recommends that the following groups may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks:
people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions
people aged 18–64 years at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting --CDC
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 Sun Oct 17 The New York Times
56% of Missourians have received at least one dose - (66% at least one dose in the U.S.
49% of Missourians are fully vaccinated - (57% fully vaccinated in the U.S.)
Total COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Missouri
692,889 confirmed cases and 11,835 deaths as of Sat Oct 16 MO Dept of Health and Senior Services
857,726 total cases and 12,557 deaths as of Sun Oct 17 The New York Times
THANK YOU! for answering the Missouri Mondays CALL TO ACTION!
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