When Political Spin Becomes Gaslighting: The Necessity of Truth-Telling in Policy Advocacy

In recent days, some very troubling developments have happened in federal government that threaten to deepen the level of policy violence already happening to racial and ethnic minorities, especially among individuals and households with low incomes. It is crucial that policy advocates take note of these and organize in diverse coalitions with personally impacted people...
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(JEFFERSON CITY, MO)…On September 15th, Empower Missouri and the Coalition on Human Needs released a new report showing Missouri is losing ground against the coronavirus. Since the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 cases have continued to increase all over the state. Missouri is up nine percent while nationally there has been an average decline of...
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On Thursday, August 20th, Empower Missouri held a webinar to discuss the current wave of protests and police reforms. Empower Missouri was joined by Sara Baker from ACLU of Missouri, Sen. Brian Williams, who represents the 14th Senatorial District in St. Louis County, Betty Frizzell, the former Chief of the Winfield Police Department and Jae Shepherd from...
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Missouri has an important election coming up! On Thursday, July 16th, Empower Missouri held a webinar to discuss the August 4th primary and statewide measures on the ballot. Josh Protas from MAZON joined us to discuss the upcoming U.S. Senate debate about federal relief for basic human needs during COVID-19 and Denise Lieberman from the Missouri Voter...
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Whether you have been part of the Empower Missouri advocacy network for a long time or just joined our mailing list this week, there has never been a more important time to be a social justice advocate. Our planet is rocked by three crises simultaneously that interact with each other with synergistic power: The novel...
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On May 21st, Empower Missouri, Sean Soendker from CLEAN Missouri and Tamara Fucile from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities held a webinar to discuss the effort to overturn CLEAN Missouri and the next federal COVID-19 relief bill — the HEROES Act. Find important documents and video for the webinar below:
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