Missouri Veto Session is old news. Thanks so much, GOP-controlled Legislature for the horrific gun and voter suppression bills = NOT. But hey, you finally stood down on our reproductive rights after Sen. Schaefer’s nonsense, right?
GREAT NEWS ON WOMEN VOTERS
A recent poll commissioned by American Women, a research arm of Emily’s List, confirmed what we already thought we knew about women’s concerns this year.
The evidence is overwhelming: Despite their varied circumstances, independent women voters, young women, and women of color all rank gun violence as a top concern in this election, as recently noted by Elle Magazine.
And by no surprise, two thirds of men and three fourths of women surveyed believe we MUST protect access to reproductive health services.
BOOM! Just like we have surmised through ProgressWomen’s own unscientific findings, the majority of women (and a lot of men) rank gun violence as well as reproductive health protections as their major concerns.
So we will keep informing you and GETTING YOU OUT THE DOOR on Election Day to vote with gun violence prevention and reproductive justice as top priorities!
HEY, WANT TO DO SOMETHING FUN FOR GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION?
On Sunday September 25th, be part of the Kool Kids Club across the country. Add your voice. Show up to one of the 350 concerts nationwide in over 40 states.
Organized by my close friend, Donna Dees Thomases (Million Mom March founder) – musicians, artists, activists and everyday people (is that a song?) are joining hands for concerts and faith-based events of all kinds everywhere across the country. Big towns, small towns, church choirs, even a small prison faith sing-a-long of peace and hope.
This is a BIG DEAL (we used to call it “yuge” before you know who). Rolling Stone featured it yesterday and James Taylor, Pearl Jam, Bonnie Rait, Chelsea Handler, Marc Cohn, Sam Harris from XAmbassadors and Carnie Wilson are tweeting about it.
Join me at the St. Louis concert Sunday night September 25th, 6-8pm at Central Reform Congregation (5020 Waterman Avenue).
Free tickets HERE (you must reserve your seat) with favorite St. Louis performers offering “poignant, passionate, funny, funky and folky songs” including:
Liz Murphy, Angie Nicholson, Anna Blair, Debra Schuster, Christy Simmons, Bob Gerchen, Charlene Reiman, Michele Isam, Kay Martin Love, Donna Weinsting, Dionna Raedeke, Ken Haller, Jeffrey M. Wright, Bob Becherer, Matt Anderson, Chuck Lavazzi and Norm White.
Donations for the CRC concert accepted to cover musical costs – and also to the Brady Campaign.
Produced and directed by St. Louis favorite Katie Dunne McGrath with musical direction by Carol Schmidt.
Great people rehearsing like mad!
REMINDER – TICKETS GOING FAST!
Want to do something good for reproductive justice in Missouri….and have hysterical fun with fierce women?
Join me & pals – Sunday October 2nd in St. Louis
6:00pm- 9:00pm at COCA- Center of Creative Arts, 524 Trinity Ave.
Oscar-style red carpet Golden Probe Awards Watch Party – streamed live from NYC with presenters Samantha Bee, Sarah Silverman, our terrific friend & comrade Lizz Winstead, former TX Sen. Wendy Davis and more from Lady Parts Justice League.
TICKETS HERE = So dig out your “Red Carpet Vagina Attire”
* Photo booth- dress as the golden probe award, pose with your favorite MO nominee
* Feather boas, uterus glasses, beads… we got it all
*Best Acting Like You Care About Women in a Non-Supportive Role
*Best Original Science
*Best Adaptation of Reality in an Elected or Non-Elected Role
*Outstanding Performance in an Unscripted Outburst
*Best Newcomer and/or Breakthrough Performance
*Outstanding Writing Using Sharpie, Hobby Lobby Supplies and/or Microsoft Paint
*Outstanding Underachievement By a Legislator in a Leading Role
*Legislature of the Year (you think Missouri just might win??)