Keeping Connected
August 20, 2021
Opportunities to Help Afghan Refugees
The MICA Project reminds us that the U.S. Immigration system is set up to take years, not days. And the U.S. has only committed to remaining in the Kabul airport through 8/31, which won't be enough time. Contact your Congress people and Biden's administration and demand that they take the necessary steps to streamline processing and ensure the safety of people at risk.

Volunteer Opportunities

Show Your Support for Transparency, Ethics, and Independent Redistricting in City Government
Reform St. Louis will be turning in 35,000 signatures to get Prop R on the ballot. This is a step toward good government, ethical decision making, transparency and independent drawing of ward maps. Event will be held at the Board of Elections, 300 North Tucker, date to be determined. Masks will be required.

Eviction Moratorium Extension – Local Resources
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new moratorium on evictions on August 3 that will last until October 3. The new moratorium will temporarily halt evictions in counties with “substantial and high levels” of virus spread and will cover areas where 90% of the U.S. population lives.

Local area resources and volunteer opportunities can be found here:

MO House of Representatives Upcoming Hearings
Monday, August 23, 1 p.m.
The Joint Committee on Education will hear invited testimony regarding Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project. No opportunity will be provided for public testimony, however written comments can be emailed to Senator O’Laughlin care of Fred Barnes at Audio and video streaming are available on the Missouri House of Representatives website for House Hearing Room 7 - Live Feed. Committee hearings will be streamed. Links may be found at

Tuesday, August 24, 10:30 a.m.
Elections and Elected Officials Committee will hold a discussion of Initiative Petition Reform and Election Security. Committee hearings will be streamed. Links may be found at
Voter Registration Volunteers Needed
Join the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition to register voters:
  • Festival of Nations, Affton, MO Voter Registration Volunteers Needed - Aug. 28, 2021. Sign up here.
  • Pride is Live, Ballpark Village, St. Louis MO - Voter Registration Volunteers Needed Aug. 27 - 29. Sign up here.
Membership Info
Even if you can’t come to meetings or become personally involved, your membership is important…and greatly appreciated.

Benefits of Membership
When you join Women’s Voices you:
  • Make our voice stronger when we advocate with elected officials.
  • Provide support to the organization by adding your name to our advocacy efforts.
  • Provide ideas and suggestions to help determine how to define our positions and choose our causes.
  • Are eligible to vote on important decisions such as Women’s Voices taking a position on a social justice issue or supporting/opposing a ballot measure.
  • Participate in advocacy activities in any way that you want or is possible for you.
  • Can take pride in your affiliation with a strong, progressive group of women working for social justice.
  • Help cover our administrative and outreach costs through your dues.
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$75 (Silver Level)
$100 (Gold Level)
$10 (Student Membership)
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7401 Delmar Blvd. 
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