St. Louis Chapter Forum: Missouri Budget

St. Louis Chapter February 2018 Friday Forum

How Would You Spend Missouri’s $28b Budget?: Policies and Priorities

Speakers: Amy Blouin: Executive Director Missouri Budget Project
                 Representative Marsha Haefner
                 Representative Michael Butler
Friday, February 16 from 12-1:30pm
The Highlands Golf Course inside Forest Park
Lunch Buffet Available for $12.
CEUs available for social workers
We hope you can join us and please share these details with co-workers and friends!
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St. Louis Chapter Forum- Making an Impact in 2018

Making an Impact in 2018: A Conversation with Legislators and Advocates!


Senator Paul Wieland

Representative Cora Faith Walker

Franc Flotron, Flotron McIntosh

Nicole McKoy, Empower Missouri Board President


WHEN: Friday, November 17, 2017  * 12:00pm- 1:30pm

WHERE: The Highlands Golf Course Inside Forest Park, 5163 Clayton Ave.

The forum is free- a $12 lunch buffet is available for purchase

Continuing Education Hours available for Social Work





St. Louis Chapter Forum: Whatever Your Issue: Courts Matter

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St. Louis Chapter Free Friday Forum

Whatever Your Issue: Courts Matter

Recent events prove anew that from the Supreme Court to local municipalities, the courts are essential    to our democracy. The selection process that keeps Missouri judges fair and impartial is under attack by our Governor and Legislature. Don’t miss this fascinating, interactive look into how the judicial process impacts our world. And learn steps you can take to keep the selection of judges fair and unbiased.


Presentation by:  National Council of Jewish Women

When: Friday, October 20, 2017    *   12:00pm- 1:30pm

Where: The Highlands Golf Course inside Forest Park


Lunch Buffet available for $12

Free CEH’s for Social Work Available

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St. Louis Chapter Forum: Importance of Budgets to Policy Advocacy

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Empower Missouri St. Louis Chapter Friday Forum

Budgets: Making of a Moral Document

And Why it Matters to Us!


Brian Schmidt: MO Children’s Leadership Council

Tom Kruckmeyer: Missouri Budget Project

Representative Deb Lavender


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 from 12:00-1:30pm


The Highlands Golf Course inside Forest Park, 5163 Clayton Ave.


CEH’s available for Social Workers      *     Lunch Buffet Available for $12



St. Louis Chapter Friday Forum– 8/18/17

Friday Forums are Back!

St. Louis Chapter Friday Forum:

The Corrupting Power of Money in Policymaking:

And what we can do about it

Friday, August 18, 2017 * 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Highlands Golf Course Inside Forest Park
5163 Clayton Avenue in Forest Park
FILM Viewing: 

Big Pharma: Market Failure

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Petition Education and Training: 
Learn what the CLEAN Initiative is and what it does
 as well as a Training to learn how to collect your own signatures.
Buffet lunch available for $12   * 1.5 hours of CEU credits available

STL Chapter Forum: Criminalization of Poverty

Criminalization of Poverty:

Municipal Courts, Laws Targeting the Homeless, HIV Criminalization


WHEN: Friday April, 21, 2017 from 12-1:30pm

WHERE: The Highlands Golf Course Inside Forest Park

WHO: John Ammann- SLU Law Clinics

             Teka Childress- Winter Outreach

              Lawrence Lewis- The SPOT

Buffet lunch available for $12

CEU’s available for Social Work

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St. Lous Chapter March 10th Forum

Make note of the different date!!!! Its MARCH 10th

Policing: Creating a Change

WHEN: Friday, March 10th at 12pm (This is a week early due to St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th in Dogtown)

WHERE: The Highlands Golf Course inside Forest Park, 5163 Clayton Ave.


Representative Brandon Ellington: State Rep from Kansas City

Representative Shamed Dogan (Invited): State Rep from Ballwin

 Metropolitan Congregations United

 Mustafa Abdullah: ACLU

CEU’s Available for Social Workers

Lunch Available for $12

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EJTF Task Force Meeting – New time! Feb. 23 at noon

In order to allow the St. Louis-area members of Empower Missouri to attend the Legislative Reception on February 23, our Economic Justice Task Force meeting will be held at noon on that day.  The agenda includes an update on Earned Income Tax Credit from Mike Sutherland, Missouri Budget Project; an update from Sarah Gentry, Missouri Healthcare for All; and an update from Stanley Jackson on the “Fight for $15” campaign.  Notes from the previous meeting and a copy of the agenda will be posted soon on the EJTF tab of


STL Legislative Happy Hour

2017 Annual Legislative Happy Hour!

Join the St. Louis Chapter for Drinks and Discussion with Local and State Legislators and other Empower Missouri Members.

WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 5-7pm

WHERE: Schlafly’s Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, MO

Free Appetizers will be served   *  Cash Bar will be available

Please call your State Representative, State Senator and City/County Council Members and invite them to attend. Each one has already received a flyer and an email invite to the event!

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