Advocacy Alert & Update
Actions Needed NOW!

Actions are needed this week to protect the Citizen Initiative Petition and the rights of children to receive medical care.

  • The Senate Emerging Issues Committee will hold hearings tomorrow that will restrict gender affirming health care from children. Here is JCRC's testimony.
  • Contact members of the Senate Emerging Issues Committee and tell them to vote no on these bills.

And lastly, mark your calendar for these two events sponsored by JCRC.

More information about both events, other programs, lobby days and additional resources available below.

Thank you for your advocacy.
Cheryl Adelstein
Deputy Director
Upcoming JCRC Programs
The Citizen Initiative Petition - Version 2023
What it is, How it is at Risk, and What You Can Do
Thursday, February 16 | 7:00-8:00 PM
Sponsored by JCRC and 12 co-sponsors
Virtual Town Hall - Why Faith Leaders Believe in a Clean Slate
Thursday, February 23rd, 6:30-8:00 PM
Sponsored by Clean Slate Expungement Coalition

Join Missouri faith leaders for a conversation about forgiveness, community healing, and automatic expungement. Clean Slate would offer a second chance to Missouri families who have been held back by a criminal record. Learn about the current legislation and how to support advocacy efforts at this virtual event.
Advocacy in Action: Leading Through Uncertainty
March 3-5, 2023: Registration Now Open
Sheraton Westport Plaza
Presented by NCJWSTL
Co-sponsored by JCRC and the Jewish Council on Public Affairs
Join NCJW in St. Louis March 3-5, 2023 for a full weekend of workshops and speakers with plenty of time to share best practices and learn from each other. Workshops will include learning how to advocate, social media for advocacy, how to write letters to the editor, creating coalitions, reaching outside for support, and other topics that will help you move forward on the issues of importance to all of us.
Upcoming Lobby Days

Lobby days are a great way to engage with legislators and staff on issues important to you, and learn your way around the Capitol.
Tuition Equity Lobby Day
Wednesday, February 15 | 9 AM-3:30 PM
Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City, MO
Hosted by Missouri Immigration Policy Coalition
Moms Demand Action State-Wide Advocacy Day
Wednesday, March 7 | 10 AM
Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City, MO
Hosted by Mom's Demand Action
Clean Slate Expungement Lobby Day
Wednesday, March 8 | TBD
Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City, MO
For More Information

There are many great resources to keep up-to-date on the issues referenced above. Please check out these links and register for these updates based on your issue preferences.
Changes to the Citizen Initiative Petition and Voting Rights

Protect A Child's Right to Play and Access to Critical Health Care

Medicaid and Other Healthcare and Tax Issues