Cohn, Gibson to address EJTF on July 30

Empower Missouri’s Economic Justice Task Force next meets on Thursday, July 30, 2015, from 4:30-6 p.m. A group will physically gather at Vision for Children at Risk, 2401 N. Grand, St. Louis, MO 63106, but call-ins are also welcome at our conference line:

1-712-432-1500 Passcode: 167856#

And new this meeting: Online video conferencing. Click Here for the Video Conference Room
We have very special guest speakers:

  • Shane Cohn, Alderman for the 25th Ward in St. Louis City, sponsor of Board Bill 83 which would raise the minimum wage in St. Louis City incrementally until it reaches $15 per hour in 2020.
  • Julie Gibson, new Director of the Family Support Division, Missouri Department of Social Services. She is former Director of the Division of Workforce Development and served as chief of staff to three statewide officials. She also worked in the Clinton Administration as a special assistant to U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich and was Deputy Director of the Department of Economic Development during Governor Mel Carnahan’s administration.

To prepare for the meeting, see documents posted at the Economic Justice Task Force page , including the Agenda and Notes from our May meeting.

To RSVP for the meeting, please email


Also: Social justice advocates have a second opportunity on Thursday, July 30 – to celebrate the improvement to elder health that has come through Medicare. Medicare Is Golden! Several events are happening throughout Missouri to honor this important anniversary. Those in the St. Louis area are invited to attend a musical program with refreshments at the Ethical Society, 6:30-8:30 p.m. See the flyer for more details.

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