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Empower Missouri files public comments for disparate impact rule

Public comment letters are an increasingly effective tool in legislative advocacy at the federal level, with advocates across the country utilizing this format as a way to submit feedback to the government and make their voices heard.
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Housing is the key to improving these children’s outcomes and also helps to lower their healthcare costs. Children’s Health Watch provided examples of case studies where healthcare costs decreased by 90% when children were provided with stable housing.
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Our monthly “Under the Dome and Around the State” (#UDAS) briefing call for justice advocates covers a few topics and keeps interested Missourians updated on legislative and state-wide issues that Empower Missouri works on. This month, we’ll be talking with Joey Lindstrom, Manager for Field Organizing from NLIHC in Washington D.C.  who will be sharing the...
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The Disparate Impact rule says that, even if it seems to apply equally to everyone, if a policy impacts protected classes more than others, it is discriminatory. A new proposal from HUD would effectively dismantle this important and needed rule.
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The September Empowering You Newsletter can be downloaded by clicking on the thumbnail below, and you can explore it’s contents by clicking on any of the links under the thumbnail. Putting an SRO in every Missouri school won’t make them safer – but here’s what might – Conner Kerrigan “Missouri has failed it’s voters” – Voter...
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In August 2019, Empower Missouri’s Executive Director, Jeanette Mott Oxford, offered testimony in a special hearing on Criminal Justice. “I think sometimes we wish we had a magic mirror, and we could hold it up to people and it would say, ‘I see racism in you. I see racism in you. No racism in you.’...
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Our Affordable Housing Coalition will be meeting in-person at the Columbia Public Library. We will briefly explore various policy solutions and make final selections for which priorities this coalition will focus on in the 2020 legislative session. We will leave with a shared vision helping us reach our goal of a safe, accessible, and affordable...
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To my ear, “sequester” is a lovely word. Despite what the dictionary says about its synonyms like segregate, seclude and withdraw or its chemical meaning related to binding and absorbing carbon dioxide, it has a certain lyrical quality. I almost expect it to be a dessert wine (“I’ll take a glass of the Sequester, please”)...
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During our monthly Coalition Call, we’ll discuss affordable housing in Missouri, and how we can work to improve the crisis that faces our state and our nation. Further Reading: NLIHC Out of Reach Report for Missouri Housing is the key– by Sarah Owsley Townsend   Click here to learn more about joining our Affordable Housing...
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During our monthly Coalition Call, we’ll discuss affordable housing in Missouri, and how we can work to improve the crisis that faces our state and our nation. Add this event to your Google Calendar: Further Reading: NLIHC Our of Reach Report for Missouri Missouri could make housing policy more fair – here’s how – by...
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