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February 14th, 2021



THE COVID-19 VACCINE SITUATION CHANGES DAILY

Missouri now has a Mass Vaccination Event Map


This map shows Missouri by region, with vaccinators identified, and scheduled mass events where available. Per Mo.gov: “The purpose of the mass vaccination sites is to provide an additional vaccination source for eligible Missourians that may otherwise have a hard time receiving a vaccine. Hospitals, pharmacies, and local public health agencies may host other events in your area.”

Click here for the map: MO Mass Vaccination Events

Per St. Charles Co Dept of Public Health:


For questions about COVID-19 or assistance with registering to receive the COVID-19 vaccine,

please call the Information Hotline at 636-949-1899, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon-Fri.

Whatever phase you are in, you can sign up NOW to be placed in a virtual queue. We urge you to also sign up through your health care provider’s hospital affiliation (such as SSM, Mercy or BJC) so that you can receive a vaccination in the timeliest manner.


To get information about the county’s response, and to access the sign-up survey, follow this link. The registration survey is accessible in a red box marked “Register for COVID-19 Vaccine.”

https://www.sccmo.org/2162/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information


As of February 4, 2021, the St. Charles County Department of Public Health (DPH) is authorized by the State to administer COVID-19 vaccine to:


Phase 1A

Phase 1B - Tier 1

Phase 1B - Tier 2


When your phase is reached and enough vaccine has been allocated to the DPH, you will receive an email or automated voice message telling you that you can schedule an appointment for a vaccine.

Please check your email (inbox and spam folders) and phone messages daily for notification. It is important for you to understand that appointment time slots are limited. Respond quickly. The message will include information about the appointment, the vaccine administered, and how to contact the DPH if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.


Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and Sam’s Club are beginning to show intermittent vaccine availability, and provide search options on their websites.


Hospitals are not adhering strictly to the state phase guidelines, and may still be in earlier phases/tiers due to lack of vaccine supply. Area hospitals which have sign-up sites for vaccines are:

BJC: https://www.bjc.org/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Vaccines

Mercy: https://www.mercy.net/forms/vaccinations/

SSM: https://mychart.ssmhc.com/mychart/

St. Lukes: https://lukesvaccine.com/




From the Missouri House Democratic Legislative Network (DLN):


Without remote testimony, and with in-person testimony still being a risk due to the pandemic, legislators aren’t hearing from constituents at the same rate. This particularly impacts committees where partner organizations in the past have been able to organize a room full of citizens to testify in support or in opposition to legislation. Right now bad legislation is able to move with little public testimony against it, and that makes the work harder for our electeds. Call Rep. Vescovo (573) 751-3607 and ask that EVERY committee room has remote testimony abilities so Missourians can safely testify. Share this with your networks, and when posting use the hashtags: #YouWorkForUs #moleg


This week we are asking for your help in the following calls to action:


1. Call Rep. Wallingford 573-751-1443 and ask that they support a clean Wayfair sales tax bill (HB 644) without any attached revenue cut.


2. Call your State Senator 573-269-3772! SB 26 is on the calendar for perfection this coming Monday, Feb. 15th. This dangerous bill would restrict our freedom to join together and demand justice for our communities, endangering our first amendment rights. You can find your senator here: FIND YOUR SENATOR and sign on here: ADD YOUR NAME TO THIS LETTER to stand against this bad legislation. Share this with your networks, and when posting use the hashtags: #YouWorkForUs #moleg


3. Call Gov. Parson (573) 751-3222 and demand he forgive the unemployment overpayments. Missourians across the state filed for assistance in good faith, because they needed help. They shouldn’t have additional struggles because the government made a clerical mistake. The Federal government has recommended that these be forgiven, and Gov. Parson has the power to do so.


Want to follow important bills and receive updates? Sign up for email updates here:

https://fastdemocracy.com/shared-bills/?sharing-bill-list-id=FBeua9T5ubnD&emci=b74e380c-9d62-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&emdi=71a3920b-a162-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=15867974


Join in on the DLN Monthly training on Sat Feb 20th, 10:30-11:30am. You can register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYocOmopzMpH9RECIjzD2hWSZtiK-Wbw1kM?emci=9538a6bd-f55c-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&emdi=28f48ded-075d-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&ceid=15867974


Learn more about the Democratic Legislative Network by emailing your interest to win@mohousedems.com and/or by signing up for their newsletter here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnsvO7yjNiSHG0KrvmprCDHfH8chNGJVjZBWe3GxGnj4CXXA/viewform?emci=6c2a5c19-5151-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&emdi=108d121a-5551-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&ceid=15867974


Want to know when hearings on bills in Jeff City are scheduled, including details and links for the live feeds? Link to the Jeff City Hearing schedule https://house.mo.gov/AllHearings.aspx




LET'S KEEP HAMMERING THE DEMAND TO REMOVE HAWLEY AND HILL!


Call Governor Parson: and urge him to remove Senator Hawley from office. Call: (573) 751-3222


Call Majority Floor Leader, Rep. Rob Vescovo: ask him to remove Rep. Justin Hill from office immediately. Call: 573-751-3607 Email: Rob.Vescovo@house.mo.gov


Call Sen. Josh Hawley: (202) 224-6154


Call State Rep. Justin Hill: (573) 751-3572


Sign this petition calling for the resignation of Sen. Hawley for his role in the incitement of insurrectionists against the United States: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/josh-hawley-resign?emci=8a6665f0-d951-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&emdi=be91f1de-0952-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&ceid=15867974

What Else is Going On in St. Charles County?

Wed Feb 17 – St. Charles CO Progressive Democrats Monthly Meeting – 7 p.m.

Virtual event

Join your local Progressive friends and guest speaker Elad Gross. Elad is a civil rights attorney, educator, and former Assistant Attorney General of Missouri fighting to return our government to the people of Missouri. He will talk about the activist organization, Take Back Missouri.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83186746654?pwd=OWJxZE1seVpra3Y2ejdUaVNvZDcyUT09

Meeting ID: 831 8674 6654

Passcode: 314104

Click “GOING” on Face Book and share: https://www.facebook.com/events/797832424103992


Thu Feb 18 - MO Leg 101: Demystifying the Missouri Legislature – 6-7 p.m.

Free online event hosted by PROMO

New to following the Missouri State Legislature and legislation? Get an insider's overview of how the Missouri Legislature works and the process of bills becoming laws in our state. If you have ever been interested in advocating for or against legislation or engaging with your elected officials, but didn’t know where to begin, join our team and get started on your legislative advocacy journey!

Register here: MO Leg 101 registration

Click “Going” on face book for a reminder: https://www.facebook.com/events/2825781731008771


Sat Feb 20 – Democratic Legislative Network monthly activist training – 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Virtual event

Learn new skills in engaging, motivating and activating fellow Democrats, become a leader or a supporter! The February training will focus on creating and operating phone banks.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYocOmopzMpH9RECIjzD2hWSZtiK-Wbw1kM?emci=9538a6bd-f55c-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&emdi=28f48ded-075d-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&ceid=15867974


Fri Feb 26 – MO BINGO! With the St. Charles County Democrats – 7 p.m.

Virtual event on zoom hosted by the St. Charles Co Democratic Central Committee

Shake the Wintertime Blues at Bingo Night on Feb. 26th and support our campaign to hire an Executive Director! You chip in $10 (or more!) and we'll supply the camaraderie, a reusable virtual Bingo card, and prizes that support St. Charles County restaurants and merchants (or generic gift cards for players from outside the area)! Space is limited so you must sign up by Thursday, Feb. 25th at 5PM! Limit one Bingo card per email address.

Tickets available here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bingo-2-26


Tue Mar 2 – Moms Demand Action Virtual Advocacy Day – 10 a.m.

Please join us for a variety of activities, including virtual meetings with legislators. We are hoping for 500 "Moms" around the State joining together to advocate for common sense gun legislation.

RSVP here: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/39611/signup/?akid=&source=mdmo_event-search


Sat Mar 6 – Cities Around the World Trivia Night – 7-9 p.m.

Virtual event hosted by In Purpose Educational Services

Join us for a night of virtual trivia and hilarity! Your team should choose a city and, without appropriating or stereotyping, honor that city through your outfits and decorations! Register your team of up to ten people for just $80!. Don’t have a team? That’s okay! Buy an individual ticket for $10, and we’ll place you on one. Silent auction will be from 7:00 to 7:30 with a number of items to bid on. There will also be a raffle and 50/50 game. All proceeds benefit In Purpose Educational Services and LEAP Institute. Sign up for tickets here: http://www.inpurposeea.com/tickets-and-products/cities-around-the-world-trivia-night


Wed Mar 10 – Scheduling Meetings with Your MO Legislator – 6-7 p.m.

Virtual event hosted by PROMO

With over 1,000 bills filed in the Missouri Legislature so far, elected officials rely on the community and constituents to learn what issues are most important Missourians whom they represent and how they impact us. Join the PROMO team to learn more about using the strategy of in-district meetings to build relationships with your State Representative and Senator, share your experiences and priorities, and advocate for LGBTQ Missourians.

Register here: https://secure.everyaction.com/GU42kbiLLkmlp2T_bMMd6Q2


Wed Mar 10 - A “Reely” Fun Night for a Cause! – 7 p.m.

Virtual event hosted by Indivisible We Will Persist

Enter an original video of 15 seconds or less for a chance to win a $10 Panera gift card. Submission of a video is NOT required to join in the fun. All paid attendees have a chance to win a $10 Panera gift card. Cost to attend is $10 which supports Indivisible We Will Persist’s efforts to expand the vote! Submit an original video of 15 seconds or less to Mary Ann Gatto-Bingham (mgattobingham@gmail.com). DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: NOON, MARCH 6. Contact Mary Ann for rules and categories. Enter here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/indivisiblewwp668323979


WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

From Indivisible: We have officially launched our new Indivisible Guide!

If you’re reading this, you’re part of that movement. Maybe you formed an Indivisible group. Maybe you showed up at a town hall, or a protest, or a congressional office. Maybe you knocked doors, raised money, or ran for office yourself. Whatever you did, you’re a part of history. Together, we’ve defeated Trump. Now, it’s time for us to defeat the forces that allowed him to rise—and that continue to threaten our democracy. Now, we have a short window to save our democracy. Getting it done depends on all of us, and this new Indivisible guide provides a blueprint. Get it here: https://indivisible.org/democracy-guide


AND THIS ISSUE STILL NEEDS OUR ATTENTION

Missouri's COVID-19 voting provisions expired on Dec. 31, 2020. This law allowed voters over 65 and those with certain chronic health conditions - such as diabetes or lung disease - to vote absentee, and allowed Missouri voters to cast ballots by mail. With upcoming municipal elections in early 2021, please join the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition's campaign to urge Missouri Governor Mike Parson to use his emergency authority to extend Missouri's COVID-19 safe voting provisions so that all Missourians can vote safely. LWV of Missouri and Metro St. Louis have signed on as signatories to the letter. Take Individual Action now by signing the petition to Governor Parson at: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-gov-parson-to-extend-covid-voting-provisions?source=direct_link&


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