Covid-19 Update: Booster Shots
The Center for Disease Control has begun the process of authorizing booster shots for those fully vaccinated with the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, potentially to begin in September. This authorization is not currently addressing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
From the Joint Statement from HHS Public Health and Medical Experts on COVID-19 Booster Shots: “We have developed a plan to begin offering these booster shots this fall subject to FDA conducting an independent evaluation and determination of the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines and CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) issuing booster dose recommendations based on a thorough review of the evidence. We are prepared to offer booster shots for all Americans beginning the week of September 20 and starting 8 months after an individual’s second dose.”
For more information, and for the full statement, visit the Center for Disease Control website: https://www.cdc.gov/
Some local medical facilities are already offering the booster to those who are immunocompromised.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN JEFFERSON CITY?
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What you can do for Missourians this week:
Call Gov. Parson (573) 751-3222 and tell him to pardon wrongfully convicted Missourians Kevin Strickland and Lamar Johnson. The story of these wrongfully convicted Missourians has made national news, as Governor Parson prioritized the pardon of the McCloskeys, the gun-toting couple who pleaded guilty to assault just recently. Meanwhile, Kevin Strickland has maintained his innocence for 43 years. We cannot stop advocating for Mr. Strickland and Mr. Johnson’s freedom.
Join the National Organization of Exonerees, clergy, and elected officials from across the state in Jefferson City, Monday August 30th, 12-4pm in front of the Supreme Court, to rally for justice. Attorney General Eric Schmitt (whose office is in the Supreme Court building), continues his fight against wrongfully convicted Missourians like Kevin Strickland and Lamar Johnson.
Join us, and invite others to join, as we gear up for voter registration drives this fall. With redistricting on the way there is a lot we don’t know about campaigning in 2022, but we do know that a concerted effort to register voters before the 2022 elections is a benefit to our candidates. If you would like to be a voter registration organizer or volunteer, CLICK HERE.
Let people in your network know, Medicaid has now been expanded in Missouri and they can now apply for MO Healthnet. You can be pre-approved regardless of the timeline the Governor is stating, and Federally Qualified Health Centers will/can pre-approve eligible individuals.
MISSOURI PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE UNDER ATTACK
Republicans in Jefferson City are participating in a nationwide GOP messaging campaign crafted to whip people into a frenzy about critical race theory “doctrine,” with the goal of degrading the value of truth in history education and degrading confidence in public schools, and to build support for the privatization of education and the ability to censor what facts students can and cannot learn.
This is an enormously important issue.
For background and details, and for ways that you can help combat this attack, see the 8/22/2021 newsletter here:
DEMOCRATS ARE DOING GREAT THINGS
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What Else is Going On in & around St. Charles County?
Ongoing right now -
Indivisible We Will Persist St. Charles – Post Card Campaign
A NEW POSTCARD CAMPAIGN HAS STARTED!
CA HAS AN ELECTION 9/14 TO RECALL DEM GOV GAVIN NEWSOM. Indivisible We Will Persist is writing postcards in support of Newsome.
Here’s how this insane system works: The ballot has only two questions: (#1) Do you want to recall Newsom – Yes or No. (#2) Who do you want to replace him?
If Newsom gets less than 50% of the “NO” vote on Question #1, he loses his seat. Then, whoever wins on Question #2 becomes governor. There are 46 candidates on the ballot for Question #2!! It is literally the case that Newsom could get 49% of the vote and still lose to a Republican who got 20% of the vote.
And the leading contender is Larry Elder, a conspiracy-loving, Big Lie-believing MAGA guy. This has ramifications for the whole country.
Postcards must be mailed by 9/7 or earlier because mail in voting has started and election day is 9/14.
Instructions, very short script and 25 addresses will be emailed to you.
During these financially stressful times, if you need assistance with postage costs, we can help.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Linda Scroggin, Co-Leader Indivisible We Will Persist, at Lescrog@aol.com.
Mon Aug 30 – Rally for Justice – 1-4 p.m.
Supreme Court Building, 207 W High St, Jefferson City, MO
Hosted by the National Organization of Exonerees
Join the National Organization of Exonerees, clergy, and elected officials from across Missouri for a rally to support wrongfully convicted prisoners Kevin Strickland and Lamar Johnson.
For more information: Rally for Justice
Thu Sep 2 - SEIU Healthcare Unfair Labor Practice Strike – 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Blue Circle Rehab & Nursing Home, 2939 Magazine St, St. Louis, MO
Supported by Missouri Jobs with Justice
Service Employees International Union has been negotiating with the owners of Blue Circle Nursing Home for 10 months, and is at an impasse over unfair labor practices. Please join workers for a Press Conference at 9:00 am and a Rally at 4:00 pm in front of Blue Circle.
Thu Sep 2 – Dr. Mary Byrne Speaking on Critical Race Theory – 6:30-9 p.m.
Church of the Word, 801 Hawkins Rd, Fenton, MO
For background, see information on Critical Race Theory in the 8/22/2021 newsletter:
This is part of a conservative messaging campaign against Truth in Education.
Dr. Byrne will talk on the “dangers of the agenda of critical race theory.” Dr. Byrne is a national speaker and co-founding member of Missouri Coalition Against Common Core, and is part of the national Republican messaging campaign to use the post-graduate study of Critical Race Theory as a jumping-off point to limit the resources and language that can be used to teach history in K-12 public school. If you believe in teaching true history, diversity, equity and inclusion in our public schools, show your support by attending this event in protest of the negative messaging.
Face book event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/352027813093110
Thu Sep 9 – League of Women Voters St. Charles Unit meeting – 6:30 p.m.
Virtual meeting via zoom, details to come.
Thu Sep 9 – Townhall with Sen Jill Schupp & Rep Tracy McCreery – 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Frontenac City Hall, 10555 Clayton Rd – and streamed on Face Book Live
Learn more about the work of the General Assembly during the 2021 Legislative Session and the policies that will impact you. Let Sen. Schupp and Rep. McCreery know what issues are on your mind and in need of legislative solutions. There will be time for audience Q & A.
RSVPs requested, call 573-751-9762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event will be streamed and recorded on Facebook Live.
Face Book event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/137078905206606
Thu Sep 16 – Indivisible We Will Persist Virtual get-together – 7-8 p.m.
In-Person event has been cancelled in favor of safe Covid-19 protocol, and switched to Zoom.
The Zoom information will be forthcoming, so save the date.
At this informal gathering, you’ll be able to meet other Indivisible members “virtually” from our area and provide input on future program needs.