Join Missouri Jobs with Justice Jan. 30 to protect the initiative petition process, lobby for voting rights

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Join Missouri Jobs with Justice (JwJ) and other voting rights advocates for a Lobby Day at the state capital Jan. 30 as they meet with legislators to talk about the importance of the citizen initiative petition process.

Since Missouri legislators returned to Jefferson City this month, they’ve filed more than two dozen bills to gut Missouri’s long-standing process, thwart direct democracy and end majority rule.

“We’re not standing idly by – we’re joining advocates from across the state in Jefferson City to make our voices heard,” said Kay Mills, JwJ interim political director. “We know that having face-to-face conversations with our leaders is one of the most powerful and effective ways to have our voices heard and stop attacks on working people.”

The bills filed in Missouri this year and over the past six years are part of a national movement in conservative states to restrict the power of direct democracy. In Missouri, the citizen initiative process has been a key tool in proactive wins on increasing the minimum wage, expanding Medicaid and repealing so-called “right-to-work.”

JwJ will be carpooling groups from St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield to meet with legislators, tell them to protect the initiative petition process and share how our right to the initiative petition process has bettered the lives of hundreds of thousands of Missourians.

SCHEDULE
The tentative Lobby Day schedule is:

  • 9 a.m. – Registration opens: Check in/Group assignments.
  • 10 a.m. – Program and group photo – Capitol Rotunda.
  • 10:45 a.m. – Lobby visits to Legislator offices.
  • Noon  Elections Committee Meeting – House Committee Meeting Room

To register for the event, visit https://rb.gy/mf6w6s.


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