Bi-Monthly Briefing 2018 Session #2 Feb 1

4:30-6:00PM

Call-in: 515-603-3103
passcode- 167856#

On Today's Call:

  • Jeanette Mott Oxford, Executive DirectorEmpower Missouri
  • Joey Lindstrom, Manager for Field OrganizingNational Low Income Housing Coalition
  • Invited legislative champions.
    • Rep. Tracy McCreery (D-88)
      • supports HIV Modernization and plans to file a model bill
      • filed/supports Youth Mental Health Preservation Act HB 2141 (ban on so-called "conversion therapy" used on LGBTQ+ youth) not yet assigned to committee
      • opposing Sen. Emery's SB 564 regarding utility companies

Find supporting documents to the right in the "Documents" Section.

Click to Vote on the best day/time for future briefings.

From Joey Lindstrom:

  1. Our most recent sign-on letter regarding housing finance reform: http://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/pictures/GSE_Reform_HTF_SignOn_012618.pdf
    1. Organizations can add their names to the letter by filling out this form: http://nlihc.wufoo.com/forms/k1vu8q2x1vbttmd/
  2. Background on the HTF: http://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/HTF_Factsheet.pdf
  3. NLIHC response to President Trump’s State of the Union address: http://nlihc.org/press/releases/8751

You can reach out to Joey with additional questions or comments: jlindstrom@nlihc.org 

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February 22

Human Rights: Meeting

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dial: 515-603-3103
Passcode: 167856#
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March 9

HIV Justice Coalition Monthly Call

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Conference Call:
515-739-1015

Passcode:
692662835#
 
March 22

Human Rights: Meeting

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dial: 515-603-3103
Passcode: 167856#
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Empowering You November Newsletter

WOW! What a great POW! Conference. Thanks to all those who attended. See what you missed and share in the great pics. This issue also includes updates on the case of Michael Johnson who was convicted under MO’s outdated and stigmatizing HIV criminal laws, the illegal lockout bill in STL city, and a welcome to our new board chair! Take a look.

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Empowering You – October Newsletter

Check out Empowering You- newsletter from Empower Missouri.

In this issue:

  • Preview our workshops and meet our Superhero Awardees for the 116th Annual Conference: Persisting & Organizing to Win – POW! October 5-6th! Register NOW!
  • Veto Session: were any of Gov. Greitens’ vetoes overridden?
  • How will you honor World Food Day?

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POW! 2017 Annual Conference

116th ANNUAL CONFERENCE: 
Persisting & Organizing to Win! Putting the POW in EMPOWER!

October 5-6, St Louis, MO

Online Registration is NOW OPEN!

Empower Missouri is dedicating the 2017 Annual Conference to the role of labor organizing. With continued attacks to reduce the reach and influence of the labor community, now is the time to focus on building strong alliances across the broad social justice spectrum.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Nancy Cross: Opening Keynoter, Vice President SEIU Local 1
  • Tiffany Dena Loftin: Closing Keynoter, Senior Program Specialist, NEA
  • Rev. Traci Blackmon & Rabbi Susan Talve: Dinner & Awards Speaker

>>>Preview our complete POW! Conference program booklet, with descriptions of workshops, bios of presenters and awardees, and final schedule. <<<

Schedule:

Thursday, October 05, 2017

9:00 - 10:00

10:00-11:30

Registration Opens - remains open throughout conference

Pre-Conference Session Presented by Missouri Jobs with Justice

11:30-11:45

Break

11:45- 1:15

Conference opens with Welcome 

Buffet Lunch Available

Keynote: Nancy Cross 

1:15-1:30

Break

1:30-3:00

Session 1 Breakouts.  See below for list.

3:00-3:15

3:15-4:45

Break

Session 2 Breakouts. See below for list.

4:45-5:00

Break and Awards Dinner check-in.

4:45-6:00

Networking Happy Hour with Cash Bar.

6:00-8:00 PM

Dinner and guest speakers Reverend Traci Blackmon & Rabbi Susan Talve.

Presentation of annual awards winners.

Friday, October 06, 2017

7:30-9:00

8:30-9:45

Breakfast buffet

Annual Business Meeting

9:45-10:00

Break

10:00-10:45

Keynote Presentation - Tiffany Dena Loftin 

10:45-11:45

Response Panel 

11:45 AM-Noon

Call to Action, Thank You’s & Safe Travels

   

Subject to change, more details to follow.

Breakout Session #1 1:30-3:00 PM   Breakout Session #2 3:15-4:45 PM
Housing & Food Insecurity Among Low-Wage Workers (AHHTF & HTF)   Housing & Food Insecurity Among Low-Wage Workers (Repeat) (AHHTF & HTF)
Justice in the Workplace (HRTF)   Faith/Labor Alliance
MO Budget Project (EJTF)   Ban the Box - Fair Chance Hiring Policies (CJTF)
Impact of Trauma on Low-Wage Workers (H/MHTF)   Minimum Wage and #FF$15 (EJTF)

Scholarships:

10% of the total tickets sold are available at a Scholarship Rate of 10% of the conference price. Click here to apply for a scholarship. If selected, you will receive registration instructions.

Sponsoring:

You and/or your organization can show your support for worker's rights and grassroots organizing by sponsoring our conference and contributing to our scholarship fund for low-wage workers. 

Thank you to last year's Sponsors. 2017 Sponsors include:

Bob Fox & Maxine Clark
Center for Budget & Policy
Clark-Fox Foundation
CWA Local 6355
David Bohnett Foundation
Dowd Bennett, LLP
Lutheran Children & Family Services
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Missouri Faith Voices
Missouri Jobs with Justice
Missouri Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Council of Jewish Women
National Low Income Housing Coalition
Painters & Allied Trades, District Council 58
Places for People
Representative Deb Lavender
Schuchat, Cook & Werner
Second Chance Freedom Foundation
Service Employees International Union Local One
Senator Jill Schupp
Sts Joachim & Ann Care Service
Vision for Children at Risk
Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice
15th Ward Democratic Club

When & Where

October 5-6, 2017

Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel, St. Louis

7730 Bonhomme Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63105

(Special hotel rate of $109/night is available under "Empower Missouri October 2017" RATE EXPIRES 9/12)

 

Sponsors

 

Documents

Criminal Justice Task Force to Meet 6/22/16

Please join us for the

Empower Missouri Criminal Justice Task Force Meeting on Wednesday, June 22

It will go from 10:30am-1:30pm.

In Person: Empower Missouri Offices, 308 E. High St., Ste 100, Jefferson City, MO

On the Phone: 712-432-1500 passcode: 167856#

GUEST SPEAKER: Michael Barrett, Director, Missouri State Public Defender System. He will talk about his work on the Sentencing Advisory Commission as well as other issues important to the Missouri Public Defender System.

The task force will also discuss the work of the past Legislative Session:

  • Ban the Box
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Expungement of records
  • Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
  • Death Penalty

Lunch will be available for $6.

Please RSVP to Christine Woody at christine@empowermissouri.org or 573-690-7662

Take Action! Criminal Justice Reform

ACTION ON FEDERAL SENTENCING REFORM NEEDED!!!!!!

Criminal Justice Task Force Members,

There is an opportunity for us to make an impact on an important piece of Federal Legislation related to federal sentencing reform.

Our National Partners, the Coalition for Human Need and the Sentencing Project, are asking us to call on the Senate to pass the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (S. 2123), a bill that would scale back some of the harshest mandatory penalties that contribute to mass incarceration and racial disparities in the federal system. In October, the Judiciary Committee advanced this legislation to the Senate floor on a bipartisan vote. The next step is to bring it up for a vote in the full Senate.

You can help today by calling our U.S. Senators  ( Blunt and McCaskill) at (202) 224-3121 and urging them to support the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (S. 2123) and to push for its passage this month.  

Learn more about the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act here.

Additionally, put on your calendar our next Criminal Justice Task Force Meeting:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 10:30-2:00pm

In Person- Empower Missouri Office- 308 E. High St., Ste 100, Jefferson City, MO

Conference Call- 712-432-1500 #167856

Thank you

Criminal Justice Task Force to meet on 3/16

Please join us for the

Empower Missouri- Criminal Justice Task Force Meeting on Wednesday, March 16th.

It will go from 10:30am-1:30pm.

In Person: Empower Missouri Offices, 308 E. High St., Ste 100, Jefferson City, MO

On the Phone: 712-432-1500 passcode: 167856#

The task force will discuss what things related to the Criminal Justice System are happening in the Missouri Legislative Session especially work around these topics:

  • Parole Board
  • Ban the Box
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Expungement of records
  • Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
  • Death Penalty

Lunch will be available for $6.

Please RSVP to Christine Woody at christine@empowermissouri.org or 573-690-7662