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July 1, 2020

Please download the full .pdf version of the newsletter by clicking here, or browse the articles below: The Need For Medicaid Expansion – Jack Wang (Healthcare for Missouri)Your Voices Mattered For Social Justice in COVID-19 Shortened Legislative Session – JMOMissouri Needs Food and Housing Assistance NOW! – Christine Woody and Sarah Owsley Missouri named priority...
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Rico Bush – Communications Director More than a decade ago, I had a dream to become a television journalist. I was passionate about the art of storytelling and within months my dream came true! My journalism career has taken me to several states including Oklahoma, Virginia and Missouri. During my time as a local TV...
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On June 18th, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) launched their national HIV is Not a Crime initiative, focused on modernizing HIV-specific laws across the country. This initiative is in partnership with The Counter Narrative Project, Positive Women’s Network, The Sero Project, Transgender Law Center, the US People Living with HIV Caucus, and Gilead Sciences,...
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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, federal lawmakers have passed multiple pieces of legislation to provide emergency relief and enhance the economy. Within those first few pieces of legislation, Congress began to address the impending increase in food insecurity by implementing important waivers and new programs to help individuals and families access much needed support...
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The 2020 Legislative Session came to an end on May 15th, amidst the special challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite having floor debate time reduced by about six weeks due to the public health emergency, 51 bills became “Truly Agreed and Finally Passed” (TAFP) during the abbreviated session. We were disappointed to see many of...
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Registered voters in Missouri have an opportunity on Election Day August 4 to vote Yes on Amendment 2 to expand Medicaid in our state and improve Missouri’s health and economy. Most importantly, Empower Missouri believes it is a moral and human right for all to have access to healthcare coverage. This was true even before...
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