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Founded in 1901, we have been a faithful voice for evidence-based public policy that supports social justice. Some of our most important victories in the 20th Century included:

  • Creation of the Missouri Commission on Human Rights
  • Advocating for the Missouri Public Defender Commission
  • Winning a Missouri Housing Trust Fund
  • Reducing the state sales tax on food by three cents
  • Passing a state law that created Family Development Accounts
  • Filing lawsuits that led to the establishment of health care foundations

The 21st Century has brought even more achievements:

  • Defeating a regressive sales tax earmarked for transportation funding
  • Ending the ban on food stamps for some convicted of drug-related felonies
  • Obtaining an executive order for Fair Chance Hiring which opened up 51,000 state jobs to formerly incarcerated applicants
  • Securing “Raise the Age” so most 17-year-olds are not tried as adults
  • Passing criminal justice reform to curb debtors’ prison and mandatory time served policies
  • Stopping punishment-based bills that would have taken food assistance away from tens of thousands of parents and children

Be a part of our continuing legacy by becoming a donor and supporter today!