Amendment 3 Works Against Us All

In 2018, MCU leaders and others spent months collecting thousands of signatures to get Amendment 1 on the November ballot. It was called “Clean Missouri” for what is was intended to do: clean out the big money out of Missouri politics and clean up the gerrymandering of voting districts. In effect, outlawing gerrymandering. (Gerrymandering creates voting districts that heavily favor a single political party.) And we did it! Amendment 1/Clean Missouri passed with 62% of voters saying loud and clear NO to gerrymandering. Continue Reading

Get Out the Vote for Medicaid Expansion

GOTV for Amendment 2

Many of you worked hard to collect petition signatures to get Medicaid Expansion on the ballot – thanks for your efforts. We’re urging you to not let the petition efforts be for naught – please join us in the Get Out the Vote opportunities listed below as we work to complete a successful campaign to bring Medicaid Expansion to Missouri.

Read on to find out how you can keep the momentum going to the ballot box. Continue Reading

COVID-19 Regional Response Team Forms to Meet Social Needs

covid-19 Regional Response Team

(April 8, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health challenge unlike anything we have faced in over a century. As with prior crises, it is the most vulnerable who stand to suffer and lose the most. Already stretched social service providers are working hard to respond to a new reality that requires residents to remain in their homes with no open schools, limited childcare, dramatically reduced employment, and underlying health conditions and other risk factors. No single organization or institution can respond to this crisis alone. The only effective response is a coordinated one. The COVID-19 Regional Response Team seeks to build on the learnings and experiences of organizations skilled in crisis response to create a centralized, regional system of response to meet these social needs for the bi-state area. Continue Reading