July was busy — for both good and bad reasons. Missouri has received a lot of national attention this month. Amid the resurgence of the COVID-19 crisis that began in Southwest Missouri but quickly spread through the entire state, one thing to celebrate did happen: The MO Supreme Court upheld the Medicaid Expansion Amendment.
Our Republican-led legislature did all they could to overturn and ignore the will of the voters and rip access to healthcare out of the hands of voters by not funding the mandate passed in 2020.
But they didn’t win. We must take this forward momentum, especially in the health realm, to encourage vaccination and community outreach.
Watch Rachel Maddow talk about Missouri here.
Missouri Democrats have worked hard to get Medicaid access to Missouri citizens for decades. We’ve advocated in the legislature, our communities and the streets for Medicaid Expansion. It will be an economic boom and job creator for our state and a huge benefit for our citizens.
Now to the bad news. The Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is still ravaging our state, even though we have the solution: the vaccine. Only around 40% of Missourians are fully vaccinated and it is causing unnecessary deaths. It will continue to cause deaths until something changes.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could count on Governor Parson to keep the state healthy and safe? Democratic leaders of St. Louis and Kansas City stepped up last week and reimposed mask mandates. Between increased mask wearing and vaccinations, we CAN fix this and save lives.
If you are on this email list, chances are you are vaccinated. If not, we need you to! Share with your friends, family and neighbors. It is the only way to keep Missouri safe.
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IN THE NEWS
Our Democratic Leadership in Washington D.C. honored Capitol Police Officers last week by beginning the House Select Committee on the Insurrection of Jan 6. Multiple officers involved and attacked that day testified with harrowing and heartbreaking stories.
One said “we fought a war that day,” while another stated “it was the side of America that I don’t like, that none of us here represent.”
Remember: Missouri’s own Sen. Josh Hawley still thinks the insurrection isn’t real. He voted, proudly may we add, “NO” against the Senate Bipartisan Commission earlier this summer. He memorably lifted his fist in support of the insurrectionists this year, solidifying his danger to Missouri.
(Roy Blunt took a different approach…just skipping the Bipartisan Senate Investigation Commission vote all together.)
So, Sen. Hawley, are these officers lying? That doesn’t sound like law enforcement support to us…
The United States celebrated the 31st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, commonly known as the ADA, on July 26th. This law ensures Americans with disabilities are not discriminated against.
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