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"Right to Work" Fast Tracked Through House

Today the Missouri House passed HB 91, a so-called “Right to Work” bill, written by ALEC championed by millionaires and billionaires at the expense of Missouri workers. We will continue to fight the types of legislation, like “Right to Work” that hurt working Missourians.

How Not to be an Ally: the Caleb Rowden Story

Recently, State Senator Ed Emery (R-Lamar) appeared as keynote speaker for a Boone Co. Republican event full of supporters and other elected leaders including Representatives Caleb Rowden and Chuck Basye. In addition to stumping for local candidates, Emery made time to share his bigoted views about Missouri's LGBT community -- going so far as to compare homosexuality to mental illness(!).

"We Will Continue to Get in the Way"

 

Executive Director of Missouri Faith Voices, Dr. Cassandra Gould, "We will continue to get in the way. Get in the way of politics over people."

UPDATE: Cole County Courthouse Flag Lowered Following Public Outrage

From the Jefferson City News Tribune:

City, state and federal offices around Jefferson City lowered flags to half-staff after President Barack Obama put out a proclamation Sunday following the killing of 50 people in a mass shooting in Orlando.

Cole County, meanwhile, has opted against lowering its flags.

Mike Moon: "No to Transgender Youth"

Photo of Rep. Mike Moon

The guy who decried the "Islamization of Missouri" and used "All Lives Matter" as a rallying call for his extreme personhood proposal is at it again.

Ohio Voting Restrictions Struck Down

Voters at the poll

A federal judge found Ohio's restrictions on casting and counting absentee ballots to be racially discriminatory and subsequently blocked the measures.

Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills Have No Place in Missouri

This type of fear mongering discrimination will put Missouri back in the national spotlight.

Kurt's Kangaroo Court

Sen. Kurt Schaefer was appointed chair of the Missouri Senate's Interim Committee on the "Sanctity of Life" last fall, and thus in charge of "investigating" now-debunked accusations made by extremist groups against Planned Parenthood.

Today the Missouri Senate voted to approve Schaefer's subpoenas and expects Mary Kogut, CEO of the St. Louis Region's Planned Parenthood (PPSLR), to appear before them with subpoenaed documents on April 25th.

Committee Hearing on SJR 39

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