US Supreme Court Interfaith Gathering and Rally
When: Wednesday, December 1
Interfaith Gathering | 6:45 - 7:15 AM CT
Virtual Rally at the Court | 7:15 AM – 12:00 PM CT
Where: Online

Abortion access across the country is at stake on December 1st, when the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments surrounding Mississippi's blatantly unconstitutional 15-week ban in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Equal access to abortion care — everywhere — is essential for social and economic equality, reproductive autonomy, and the right to determine our own lives.

Join National Council of Jewish Women, Catholics for Choice, and other partners for an Interfaith Gathering and rally in Washington, DC. Led by faith leaders and members of Congress, the interfaith gathering will open the day's events with a faith-rooted expression of support for abortion access, honoring the dignity and worth of every person who seeks an abortion and calling upon the Court to uphold this fundamental right.

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Happy Hanukkah! Support Union-Made-in-America Hanukkah
Can you believe that Hanukkah begins in less than a week? We can't think of a better way to make eating your latkes and sufganyot more joyous than by using union-made-in-America recipe ingredients and drinks. Our friends at the AFL-CIO have compiled an extensive list of union friendly food and drink companies.

Buying union and buying American shows our willingness to buy only the very best for our loved ones and support fairness and dignity on the job. We also support efforts to keep America strong by raising the standard of living, adding to the economy and saving jobs that may be lost to other countries.

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Gerrymandering, Redistricting, and Current Issues in State and National Politics with the Mirowitz Center
When: Thursday, December 2 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT
Where: Zoom Meeting

After the Census Bureau releases detailed population and demographic data, states and local governments begin the once-a-decade process of drawing new voting district boundaries known as redistricting. Gerrymandering, the process of drawing boundaries to influence elections, has become a recent hot topic of discussion.

Anita Manion, Ph.D. will discuss redistricting and gerrymandering, on both state and national levels. Anita is an award-winning assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a political analyst for KSDK News. Her research examines the impact of policy on equity issues, particularly in education and elections.

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December Lunch & Learn:
Domestic Violence and the Justice System with Jaclyn Driscoll, Formerly of STLPR
When: Thursday, December 16 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Where: Zoom Meeting

The cliché stating that the wheels of justice turn slowly is especially true when it comes to survivors of domestic violence. Despite much progress, the legal system continues to pose many challenges, and cases can linger in the system for months, if not years. Is there anything we can do to help?

NCJWSTL is excited to welcome back Jaclyn Driscoll, formerly of St. Louis Public Radio and current spokesperson for Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch, who will speak about her personal experience with domestic violence and the inadequate process of the justice system. She will also discuss how we can become better advocates on behalf of survivors.

Please click here to RSVP and receive your login information. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Bernstein at jbernstein@ncjwstl.org.
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Interesting Reading
"This polling shows Missouri residents want the legislature to focus on increasing access to birth control,” says Michelle Trupiano, Executive Director of Missouri Family Health Council (an NCJWSTL partner agency). Trupiano continues, “We hope the legislature will support proactive measures that increase access to contraception and allow people to take control of their own health.”

Click here to read JoAnn Weaver's article from the St. Louis American, "Survey: Most Missouri Residents Back Greater Access to Birth Control" about how support is bi-partisan and statewide.