Keeping Connected
December 17, 2020
Racial Justice Movie Club
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, 7 p.m.
Virtual Movie Club

Isabel Wilkerson: America’s Unspoken Caste System

Author/speaker Isabel Wilkerson describes what she sees as America's not so hidden caste system and how it affects health, depression, and life expectancy as well as our culture and politics. She points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions.

Racial Justice Book Club
**NEW DATE**
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Virtual Book Club

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy and the Rise of Jim Crow by
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Read about the many faces of Jim Crow and how they reinforced a stark color line between white and black Americans. Learn about the roots of structural racism, while showing how African Americans after slavery combatted it by articulating a vision of a "New Negro" to force the nation to recognize their humanity and unique contributions to America as it hurtled toward the modern age.
Urge Gov. Parson to Extend Voting Protections
Missourians need to keep safe voting options during the pandemic! Missouri's COVID-19 voting provisions, which allow absentee voting for those who have or are at high risk of COVID-19 and provide mail-in voting options for Missouri voters, expire on December 31, 2020. With upcoming 2021 municipal elections, and the pandemic at record levels, Gov. Mike Parson should extend safe voting for Missourians. Sign the petition to Gov. Parson.

Women’s Voices has joined other Missouri organizations in signing a letter to Gov. Parson.
Missouri Must Provide Virtual Option for Hearings
The Missouri General Assembly session begins January 6. Currently, there is no option to join a Missouri State Legislature hearing virtually. The ACLU of Missouri joined with organizations across political boundaries to demand open government. Join us to demand that the Missouri Legislature allow Missourians to virtually participate in the political process. Please call your representatives today!
“Saddest Day We Had in the White House”
“Eight years later, I know the pain never fully heals,” President-elect Joe Biden said on December 14, marking the eighth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School murders. He pledged to “fight the scourge of gun violence and enact common sense reforms that are supported by a majority of Americans and that will save countless lives.”

No elected leader has been a more consistent champion of gun violence prevention than President-elect Biden, according to Everytown for Gun Safety. Here’s how he can make transformational change through four executive actions.
Our Pledge to St. Louis Kids
“We must act!” This is the plea Women’s Voices made eight years ago when 20 children and six educators were brutally killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Since then, our Campaign for Common Sense Gun Solutions Committee has:
Ashcroft Tactics Ruled Unconstitutional
On December 4, a Missouri judge ruled that delaying tactics used by Attorney General Jay Ashcroft were unconstitutional. “While the People’s right to referendum that Ashcroft unconstitutionally thwarted last year came in the context of the attempted abortion ban, these statutes could be used to prevent the People from voting on any subject. All Missourians, regardless of their political views, should be pleased to see these statutes go,” said Tony Rothert, Legal Director ACLU of Missouri. Read more about the referendum case.
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