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January 31st, 2021


From the Missouri House Democratic Legislative Network (DLN):


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


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


Call YOUR representatives and the Committee Chairs regarding These Bills, and tell them to vote NO. After a year without statewide leadership on Covid, Missourians can’t afford to lose their local control.


HB334 –voter photo-ID bill

Committee: House Elections and Elected Officials, Chair Dan Shaul HD113, 573-751-2504


HB75, HB288, HB392, HB444, and HB572 – all hamper local government power during state-wide health emergency

Special Committee on Small Business, Chair Nick Schroer HD107, 573-751-1470


Want to follow these 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



STAY UPDATED ON COVID-19 VACCINE REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITIES

Per St. Charles Co Dept of Public Health:



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


Area hospitals which also 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/

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?

Mon Feb 1- Leap Institute Speaker Series – 7 p.m.

Online event

Hosted by In Purpose Education Services and Heather S. Fleming

Join via Zoom for this four-part speakers series to correspond with and in support of our LEAP Institute. Each speaker will discuss the work that they do and how

they create equity and support inclusion within their realms of influence.

February 1, 2021 (Education)—Dr. Jason Heisserer, Head of School at Crossroads College Preparatory School

February 15, 2021 (Faith Leadership)—Pastor Renita Green. activist and pastor of St. James AME Church in Cape Girardeau, MO

March 1 (Healthcare)—Brittany Ferrell, MPH, RN, activist and organizer

March 15 (Community Leadership)—Amy Hunter, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Caleres.

$60 for access to all four speakers' presentations. Purchase before January 31st and use code GIFT25 to receive 25% off!

For tickets: http://www.inpurposeea.com/tickets-and-products/leap-institute-speakers-series


Thu Feb 4 - Get Answers to Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions – 5:30 p.m.

Virtual event

Hosted by State Senator Jill Schupp

Dr. Randall Williams, Director of the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, will join Senators Jill Schupp and Lauren Arthur via zoom on Thursday, Feb 4th, 5:30-6:00 p.m. to answer your questions about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please submit your questions in advance to Jill.Schupp@senate.mo.gov

Join by Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92587639566

Join by Phone: Dial 301-715-8592, Enter Meeting ID: 925 8763 9566

Watch Live on Facebook: facebook.com/SenJillSchupp

If you cannot attend the zoom event, a recording of the event will be made available!


Tue Feb 4 – Indivisible February National Activist Call – 7 p.m.

Virtual event

Join us for the monthly Indivisible National Activist Call! All group leaders, group members and other Indivisible activists are welcome. Sign up here: https://indivisible.zoom.us/webinar/register/8016101158681/WN_107uEYNXTKCWUWw1aKT8mg?fbclid=IwAR0w82R7aYngvarahxQDx43Uf7IFwF2RVPhvNS1jrCDWINTiLPM_SXkfgSs&utm_medium=link6_20210128&utm_source=email


Wed Feb 5 – Indivisible – Working with Your Blue Members of Congress – 2 p.m.

Virtual event

This one hour long training session will cover how to work with your Democratic member of congress. We know there is a broad spectrum when it comes to Democratic members, we will discuss the differences across the democratic party from progressive dems to working with conservative democrats. We will also spend time exploring strategies and tactics for holding your democratic member accountable during a trifecta. Of course we will leave some time for questions along the way. Sign up here: https://indivisible.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUudO-grTssGdZJmE1SWK5iMbrb7afZCbdX?fbclid=IwAR3gJKLtFwI3sChYZdxBv_a5lUdQPf4olI430Jkpwt9Bj7nvKm5OPwb8s8Y&utm_medium=link5_20210128&utm_source=email


Wed Feb 10 – Planned Parenthood Volunteer Patient Greeter Training – 11 a.m. or 6 p.m.

Virtual event

Want to make a difference in the patient experience at Planned Parenthood? Become a volunteer patient greeter! As the first friendly face visitors see when they arrive at our health centers, patient greeters are essential for creating a safe environment for our patients, staff, and visitors. This virtual training is for supporters interested in volunteering for a weekday shift outside Reproductive Health Services in Central West End or the health center in Fairview Heights, Illinois. RSVP here:

https://www.weareplannedparenthoodaction.org/a/st-louis-new-patient-greeter-volunteer-training-2?sourceid=1009820&emci=72e4ef98-7557-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&emdi=1583a51f-dd58-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&ceid=6964563


Thu Feb 11 – League of Women Voters St. Charles monthly meeting – 6:30

Virtual event

Everyone is invited to attend our February meeting where our topic will be redistricting.

Follow the Facebook event page for updates on the zoom link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2889433454666759/


Fri Feb 12 – Bingo Night – Valentine Edition! – 7-8 p.m.

Virtual Bingo on Zoom

Hosted by the St. Charles County Central Committee

Grab your ticket and be our Valentine for Bingo Night on Friday, Feb. 12th!

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)! After you purchase a ticket, you will receive an email on the event day with instructions on accessing your Bingo card and the link to the zoom event.

Space is limited! The deadline to sign up is Thursday Feb 11th!

Get your ticket here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bingo-2-12

Click “GOING” on Face Book and share: https://www.facebook.com/events/846354112882514


Wed Feb 17 – St. Charles County 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


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

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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