Tagged: Rep. Stacey Newman

House Democrats Call on Nixon to Oppose Cuts to Shear Institute 0

House Democrats Call on Nixon to Oppose Cuts to Shear Institute

Students who have participated in a UMSL Sue Shears Institute for Women program Twenty-three Democrat women state representatives delivered a letter today to Governor Nixon governor asking him to veto SB 455, which includes an amendment abolishing the Sue Shear Institute for Women. By Eli Yokley, Missouri News Network — May 9 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A $250,000 a year expenditure threatens to stall passage of the state’s $24 billion budget. The issue is over whether the University of Missouri should continue to fund the Shear Institute, a public policy institute for women in politics based at the University of Missouri...

Gay Rep. Wyatt Speaks Out Against “Don’t Say Gay” Bill 0

Gay Rep. Wyatt Speaks Out Against “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

A Gay Straight Alliance school bus from Seattle Pride 2008. Courtesy of The New Civil Rights Movement Jefferson City – by Erin Luth, MO State Capitol intern, University of Missouri junior State Rep. Zachary Wyatt (R- Kirksville) “came out” this morning to incredible support from colleagues on both sides of the aisle.  He revealed his sexual orientation for the first time publicly while speaking out in opposition of HB 2051, the “Don’t Say Gay” bill which would restrict on in-school discussions of sexual orientation.  This bill has been called bigoted and mean-spirited because it would prevent children and teens from seeking help from teachers while trying to...

Equality at last? Not in Missouri’s paychecks. Equal pay for equal work! 3

Equality at last? Not in Missouri’s paychecks. Equal pay for equal work!

HAPPY NATIONAL EQUAL PAY DAY In honor of supporting this issue, AAUW (American Association of University Women) hosted a State Capitol Rally April 17th to promote equal pay for women in Missouri. The rally in Jefferson City highlighted the wage gap issue as well as pointing out how women are treated in the workplace, the struggles they still face in this economy and their affected unemployment and pension benefits. U. S. women on average earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man, which is true in Missouri as well.  It is unfair to women but also to families who suffer...

Sex Equality Laws Inspired by GOP – Women Legislators Fight Back 3

Sex Equality Laws Inspired by GOP – Women Legislators Fight Back

photo courtesy of Maryville University Rep. Stacey Newman (D-Richmond Heights), House Progressive Caucus chair, introduced HB1853 last week which would restrict access to vasectomies in Missouri. Story Via FOX4 News – Kansas City. By Hannah Levintova - Mother Jones As Republican lawmakers have pushed ever more intrusive and expansive uterus-related legislation, some of their colleagues across the aisle have fired back with intentionally and equally ridiculous counterproposals. From mandatory rectal exams for guys seeking Viagra to prohibitions on sperm-stifling vasectomies, most of these male-only provisions have, unsurprisingly, flopped. But they’ve scored big as symbolic gestures, spotlighting the inherent sexism of laws that only regulate...