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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading