Be the Change with MCU: Week of June 5

MEDICAID EXPANSION UPDATE:  The Cole County Circuit Court this week rejected the frivolous lawsuits filed against our campaign, reaffirming that Amendment 2 / Medicaid Expansion will remain on the August 4 ballot.  We are pleased these frivolous lawsuits have been dismissed and… Continue Reading

Metropolitan Congregations United and Campaign for Youth Justice #FreeOurYouth

Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU) EX-incarcerated People Organizing-MO (EXPO-MO) and Campaign for Youth Justice (TCYJ) are staging a protest parade on May 8, at 5pm at the Division of Youth Service’s Hogan St. Center, 1839 Hogan St., St. Louis 63106. To RSVP text #freeouryouth to 31996 The protest is a call during this unprecedented health crisis… 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

EVERY TUESDAY: Just[ice] for You: Families Impacted by the Juvenile Courts

Every Tuesday from 6pm-7:30pm, families with youth involved in the court system are invited to share their experiences. Participants will learn how to navigate the system, understand their rights and advocate for their youths. Participatory Defense is a community organizing… Continue Reading

When Voting Rights are Treated as a Privilege

DeMarco Davidson

By DeMarco K. Davidson (originally published in the St. Louis American December 8, 2017) NOTE: As MCU prepares to launch Unlock the Vote MO, we wanted to run this related article by Sacred Votes organizer DeMarco Davidson. The United States are… Continue Reading