Tickets Going Fast: MISSOURI HANDMAID’S TALE

AN EVENT TO COMBAT THE FULL FRONTAL ASSAULT ON REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

FEATURING LIZZ WINSTEAD, CO-CREATOR OF THE DAILY SHOW & FOUNDER OF LADY PARTS JUSTICE

TICKETS ON SALE NOW — HERE.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17th – 10AM

ETHICAL SOCIETY, 9001 CLAYTON RD, ST. LOUIS

INCLUDING PANELS with OUR FAVORITE ABORTION PROVIDERS, FAITH LEADERS & Pamela Merritt with REPROACTION
TABLING with Lady Parts JusticePlanned Parenthood Advocates of Missouri, Gateway Women’s Access FundReproaction and ACLU
BRING COMRADES.  We have everything you need to FIGHT BACK.

#GOV101 WOWED IN ST. LOUIS —COMING BACK TO KC JANUARY 6!

A sold out crowd & so much enthusiasm for the launch of #GOV101-Second Season this past week in St. Louis.  Register for our next #GOV101 when we go on the road to Kansas City on Saturday, January 6th!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featuring Kansas City’s favorite progressive ally State Rep. Judy Morgan, exciting new panelists from Planned Parenthood, ACLU & PROMO (Missouri’s statewide equality champions) with many progressive groups tabling AND an audience voting exercise” “YOU BE A LEGISLATOR”.

Everything you need to know to take back Democracy in the State House —we need you more than ever (Session begins again January 3, 2018).

KANSAS CITY – SATURDAY, JANUARY 6TH —10am program, registration opens at 9:30am.

Unity Temple on the Plaza, 700 West 47th St, MO 64112
(right on the Plaza with free parking next door)

Tickets = $10 (for individualized materials/event fees) 

REGISTER HERE for Kansas City’s #GOV101 —don’t wait another minute.

#GOV101- 2ND SEASON –NEW KC & ST LOUIS DATES!

 

 

 

 

 

If you attended any of our #GOV101’s last season, you certainly don’t want to miss updated Season 2 = new exciting panelists AND a brand new audience interaction: “You Be The Legislator”.

The Missouri Legislature goes back into session on January 3rd and 2018 is an election year (you knew that?).  I guarantee issues will be popping and candidates will start filing for office the end of February.  I assure you the majority party is gearing up big time.

Civil rights, reproductive rights, equality rights, voting rights, immigrant rights, workers rights….they are all at risk.

Democracy requires you.  We progressives in the Capitol need you.  I need you. Now more than ever.

Learn what you need to know for 2018, bring your friends, get all trained up.

Space is limited – RSVP right away to save your seat!

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ST LOUIS – WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 6TH —7pm program, registration opens at 6:30pm.

Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, 348 South Mason Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141 (North on Conway at Mason & Highway 40)

Tickets = $10 (for individualized materials/event fees) 

REGISTER HERE for STL.

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KANSAS CITY – SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 6TH —10am program, registration opens at 9:30am.

Unity Temple on the Plaza, 700 West 47th St, MO 64112
(right on the Plaza with free parking next door)

Tickets = $10 (for individualized materials/event fees) 

REGISTER HERE for KC.

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Announcing #GOV101 – Second Season!

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6, 2017
7pm – 9:00pm –Registration opens at 6:30pm

Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School
348 South Mason Road, St. Louis, MO 63141
(North of Conway on Mason Rd at Highway 40)

BE PART OF DEMOCRACY = HOW YOU CAN PLAY A VITAL ROLE
Learn the inside scoop how the Missouri State Legislature really works & be part of democracy as the start of 2018 session nears.

Panelists include:

$10 per person –RSVP’S MANDATORY – SIGN UP HERE
Please email your guest’s name and address (to receive personalized materials) to Rep. Stacey Newman – [email protected].

*Disclosure: #GOV101, 2nd Season is a seminar solely sponsored by ProgressWomen.com and is not affiliated with Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School.

“What Happened” and “Bad Ass Pat” Comes to Town

Our hearts are heavy today remembering what we can never forget 16 years ago.  9-11-2001 will forever be etched with sorrow, fear and the awakening that we are not safe here at home as many of us once felt.

My good friend Hollye Dexter, a gun violence prevention advocate, author, and former child actress wrote this beautiful song with her musician husband a few days after and I urge you to listen HERE.  It will light your soul.

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TOMORROW NIGHT – “WHAT HAPPENED” PANEL – TUESDAY SEPT. 12TH 

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 @ 7pm – 9pm

Left Bank Books –  399 North Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, 63108

“Women of Resistance Panel” with Rev. Cassandra Gould, Rabbi Susan Talve & Rep. Stacey Newman moderated by Kris Kleindienst of Left Bank Books

Pick up your reserved book (or take your chances and purchase that evening)

Completely Free with Refreshments

Lots of Political Conversations/Camaraderie!

RSVP HERE  and reserve your book HERE.

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“PAT” COMES TO TOWN

My fellow fierce warrior friend who now lives in Tucson came to town last week & we had lunch at Pi Pizza in the Central West End —where else do you take a fervent President Obama supporter in St. Louis but to his favorite pizza place?

We invited Riverfront Times to join us and this is the result:

Pat Maisch Helped Stop One Gunman. She Isn’t Done Yet

Six years ago, Patricia Maisch ripped an ammo clip from the hand of a gunman who had just murdered six people and wounded thirteen others, including then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

The 68-year-old St. Louis County native was among a group of everyday citizens who on January 8, 2011, disarmed the deranged 22-year-old and pinned him to the ground until help arrived. Thanks to them, an unknowable number of people were spared that day in Tucson, Arizona.

By separating a mass murderer from his bullets as he tried reload, Maisch kept a tragedy from getting worse. She has worked ever since to make those kind of heroics unnecessary.

“It’s about making an impact,” says Maisch, who grew up in Oakville. “It’s about saving lives.”

READ MORE HERE —Pat will also be featured in the hard copy newspaper published Wednesday.

On a sad note, 9 year old Christina Taylor-Green who was one of those killed in Tucson was a 9-11 baby.  Today would have been her 16th birthday.

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HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS KEEP ON ROLLING

Stock Transport has donated a THIRD TRUCK and driver because donations keep coming in.

If only we could stop these damn destructive horrific storms.

Sahib Malik & Rev. Ron Bobo with Westside Missionary Baptist Church, Dunn Road & I-270, are now taking the lead. He has offered to bring one of his company trucks to pickup any items anywhere in the city (contact me if you are sponsoring a relief effort drive). Hazelwood School District has also volunteered to help district wide.  Sahib was our savior last weekend and is truly dedicated to this mission – thank you Sahib!

Please email –  [email protected] –and I will put you in touch with them ASAP.

UPDATED ITEMS NEEDED NOW:

New clothing, new underwear, shoes, personal care items, baby formula, diapers, baby wipes, non-perishable food, canned food, cleaning supplies, bleach, heavy duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, goggles, respirators, tarps, new or used but functional fans, generators, power washers, wet/dry vacs, large dehumidifiers, extension cords, tripod lights, wheel barrows, push brooms, shovels, electric or cordless drills, saws, demolition hammers, drywall tools, paint, etc.

OR DONATE ONLINE RIGHT NOW HERE.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,

WE DID IT! NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF LOVE & COMMUNITY 

(A very hot & sweaty crew finished loading a 26 ft truck into the trailer at Central Reform Congregation Monday evening & posed for one last photo. Rabbi Susan Talve took our photo inside the trucks and was also part of our assembly line brigade)With your help this past Labor Day weekend, we completely filled TWO 53 ft trailers and sent them to Texas for the very first St. Louis community wide Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort.

Earlier this evening, we were notified the first truck had arrived at Houston’s World Harvest Outreach Church and was almost unloaded.  The second truck is due to arrive there tomorrow morning.

So many to thank for a true interfaith community effort – young, old, black, white, gay, straight, city, suburbia, outstate – all kinds of hands accomplished what we didn’t know we could.  Our heartfelt thanks to St. Louis companies, Hogan Transport and Stock Transport who magically donated trailer trucks along with drivers to make the 2 day journey to Texas. 

  

(L) Bethesda Temple volunteers were going gangbusters Monday morning with their donations – our Hogan Driver, Jordan, on the right. (R) Teens at CRC showing off their handmade blankets on Sunday.

Five congregations & their leaders, including Rev. Traci Blackmon – Christ the King United Church of Christ, Rev. Ron Bobo – Westside Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Julian Johnson – Bethesda Temple, Pastor B.T. Rice – New Horizon Christian Church and Rabbi Susan Talve – (CRC) Central Reform Congregation were part of the effort along with ProgressWomen….and you all.

Professors from Truman State drove a carload in from Kirksville, MO and the Franklin County Women’s Advocacy Group brought a pickup truck full of items from Washington MO.  Volunteers worked the entire weekend – a HUGE shout out to Shira Berkowitz, Paul Hershkowitz & Ed Finkelstein at CRC and Sahib Malik at Westside Church who was our 26 ft rental truck driver & loader (a pro truck driver himself!).  I did my best to monitor every truck location and was overwhelmed at the energy & goodwill at every congregation.

    

(L) Judy Glazer with her wrapped blankets complete with a note of St. Louis love. (C) 4 year old Charlotte packed a box of school supplies all by herself. (R) Me with faith leaders extraordinaires, Rev. Julian Johnson, Rev. Traci Blackmon and Rabbi Susan Talve as cars kept pulling in behind us with supplies.

We collected many stories in 3 days. Judy Glazer organized an interfaith Blanket Circle of men and women who made & wrapped 30 blankets for hurricane victims.  People dropped of carloads of cleaning supplies and baby products every 10 minutes it seemed —and the women’s group at Westside Church began collecting items BEFORE the announced time.  We made numerous runs to Costco and Lowes almost depleting their stock of Wet/Dry Vacs and box fans. Late Monday afternoon, 15 volunteers waited for the 26 ft truck to arrive at CRC and then assembly line style moved items from one truck to the other in 90 degree temps. Over 70 people, some in other states, donated almost $6000 online and another $2500 in gift cards magically appeared.

I was very emotional Monday night as we finally closed and locked up the packed trailers.  Much love, sweat and hours of devotion went into every packed tub, box, & blanket.  St. Louis community worked side by side & gave their hearts all weekend….how could you NOT be verklempt?

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BUT GUESS WHAT —WE AREN’T STOPPING

Stock Transport has donated a THIRD TRUCK because donations keep coming in.  We know it’s going to be a very long process of recovery for those who lost everything.

Sahib Malik & Rev. Ron Bobo with Westside MB Church will be taking the lead. He has offered to bring one of his company trucks to pickup any items anywhere in the city in the next several weeks (contact me if you are sponsoring a relief effort drive). Hazelwood School District has volunteered to help district wide also.

THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 – 11AM to 3PM—Bring items to Westside Missionary Baptist Church, 2677 Dunn Road (off east I-270).

UPDATED ITEMS NEEDED NOW:

New clothing, new underwear, shoes, personal care items, baby formula, diapers, baby wipes, non-perishable food, canned food, cleaning supplies, bleach, heavy duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, goggles, respirators, tarps, new or used but functional fans, generators, power washers, wet/dry vacs, large dehumidifiers, extension cords, tripod lights, wheel barrows, push brooms, shovels, electric or cordless drills, saws, demolition hammers, drywall tools, paint, etc.

OR DONATE ONLINE RIGHT NOW HERE.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,