Missouri Women in Trades (MoWIT) will have a booth at this year’s PrideFest in downtown St. Louis and volunteers will be collecting signatures on the Citizens’ Referendum petition to repeal so-called “right-to-work” by placing it on the 2018 ballot for voters to decide.
The organization’s booth will be at Chestnut and N. 15th streets on Saturday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors to the booth will also find information about MoWIT and union apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs in the area.
MoWIT will also walk in the parade, which begins at noon on Sunday, said Aurora Bihler, MoWIT vice president. All union brothers and sisters who are LGBTQ and their friends, family and allies are welcome to join the group in the parade and at the booth.
“PrideFest is the second largest parade in St. Louis, and more than 250,000 people attended the event last year,” said Bihler, an Iron Workers Local 396 member. “This is an excellent opportunity for us to educate and collect signatures from a generally Democrat/Liberal voting bloc that may not know what ‘right-to-work’ actually means for the people of Missouri.”
If you are interested in walking with MoWIT in the parade on Sunday, you can join the group at Kiener Plaza at 11 a.m. If you are certified to collect petition signatures and would like to volunteer a couple hours at the booth, message MoWIT on its Facebook page at facebook.com/MissouriMOWIT/ or call 636-926-6948.