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January 2020

Think about a great customer experience you had recently. For me, it was when I was shipped the wrong-sized winter boots. I called the company and explained the issue, and within two business days, a new pair of boots and a return shipping label were sent to my apartment. Easy. In our digital age, it’s...
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PurposeThe Justice Organizer staffs the Missouri HIV Justice Coalition and serves as the main conduit to community groups, advocates, and other supporters of modernizing Missouri’s outdated laws regarding HIV. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Conducts regular coalition calls, updates constituency groups, and maintains ongoing outreach to allied partner groups throughout Missouri. Facilitates workshops and other outreach...
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Many Missourians are familiar with the term “State of the Union” address, and may tune in or bother to read news coverage of the annual speech by the President of the United States. Many are also familiar with the “State of the State” address which we received from Gov. Parson on January 15. Many fewer...
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“Surely as the Show Me State, where our namesake inherently promotes action and results over words, we have a higher sense of obligation to work together.” -Mike Parson, State of the State, January 15, 2020 Different organizations use all sorts of tactics for team building. At Empower Missouri this week, about half of our staff...
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TANF, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, is a federal cash assistance program for low income families with children that provides for basic needs. Families who qualify receive money on a debit-like card that they can use to help cover their monthly expenses, like food, rent, clothing, and transportation. TANF’s History In 1911, a version...
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Each year as Legislative Session begins, there is a lot of “crystal ball gazing” in our state capital. The rumors come fast and furious, and various pundits try to anticipate how things will turn out when the General Assembly adjourns in May, even before a single bill is heard before a committee. There’s a temptation...
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Happy New Year from everyone at Empower Missouri! As we enter the new calendar year, it’s a perfect time to set intentions or resolutions for the next twelve months. This is especially true for those of us who work in the government and advocacy space in Missouri – Legislative Session starts in just five days...
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