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Media Advisory: Union members rally and march Friday in solidarity with Occupy St. Louis: We are the 99%

Workers, jobless Missourians, students and seniors will join Occupy St. Louis at Kiener Plaza and then march to downtown banks, calling them out for failing to invest in our communities and for their shady foreclosure practices. March continues to the western edge of the Arch grounds to see a few of the highways and bridges that need work – infrastructure projects that could be creating good local jobs.

To achieve the American Dream, we have to support the 99% of Americans, including the hundreds rallying Friday Downtown. 

  • Who: Union members, community activists, jobless Missourians, Occupy St. Louis participants
  • What: We are the 99% rally and march 
  • When: Friday, October 14 from 3:30-5 pm 
  • Where: Kiener Plaza (100 N. 7th St.) in St. Louis

Frustrated Constituents Answer Akin’s Town Hall Challenge

Thursday, October 13

ST. LOUIS - Frustrated Second District constituents today responded to Congressman Todd Akin’s new insistence that he is “not hiding from constituents” by refusing to schedule in-district town halls or meet with clergy, but is instead “worried about a lack of interest in town halls." 

It’s Time for Kinder to Let the Sun Shine In, Release Records for Secretive Legal Fund

 

 Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder has steadfastly refused to make public the financial records of his secretive Healthcare In Action legal fund. Yet as the Lieutenant Governor prepares to submit yet another frivolous filing with the U.S. Court of Appeals, he once again has the opportunity to operate his legal fund in the open and transparent manner he promised a year ago.

The Lieutenant Governor and his attorneys are expected to file an appellant brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals on Monday, June 13. To pay for the legal work behind these filings, the Lieutenant Governor Kinder set up an opaque slush fund last year to finance his frivolous and faulty lawsuit against the the Affordable Care Act. However, Kinder has never fully explained who is funding the effort or what he is doing with the secret money.

Progress Missouri Launched to Amplify Progressive Agenda

Missouri partner in a nation-wide network of progressive communication hubs that promote economic and social justice

Jefferson City, Mo. -- The newly-launched group Progress Missouri is a multi-issue progressive advocacy organization that combines cutting edge online organizing and communications with rapid and hard-hitting on-the-ground strategies. Year round, Progress Missouri will work to engage citizens from across the state around issues of immediate state or local concern.

Like other state partners of that national organization ProgressNow (http://ProgressNow.org), Progress Missouri will focus on a broad progressive agenda, working with allies to protect the middle class, fight economic and social injustice, secure a clean energy future and serve as a counter-weight to small-minded, extremist politicians.

“Our goal is to provide a strong, credible voice for solutions to critical challenges facing Missouri's working families and communities,” said Sean Soendker Nicholson, Executive Director of Progress Missouri. “We'll also be there to hold politicians accountable when they side with greedy CEOs and their campaign checks over the needs of hard working Missourians."

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