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For the People Media Briefing Jan. 26, 2021

LWVMO  | Published on 1/26/2021

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

VOTING RIGHTS MEDIA BRIEFING FRI. JAN. 22 AT 12PM WITH MISSOURI CONG. EMANUEL CLEAVER II AND CONG. CORI BUSH

Missouri Voter Advocates Call on Congress to Pass Needed Election Reform for Missouri Voters and Thank Cong. Bush and Cong. Cleaver for Co-Sponsoring For the People Act.

WHAT: On Fri. Jan. 22, 2021 at 12pm CT, Missouri voter advocates will hold a virtual media briefing with Missouri Cong. Emanuel Cleaver II and Cong. Cori Bush to uplift the need for election reform in the new administration and calling on Congress to pass the For the People Act. The briefing is among dozens of events nationwide urging Congress to pass H.R. 1, the For the People Actand H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Our democracy has been under attack by concerted efforts to suppress and undermine American voices, particularly those of voters of color whose leadership and organizing changed the electoral landscape. We have witnessed the fragility of our democracy, and the new administration and Congress must act now . The For the People Act is a sweeping democracy reform package to expand and protect voting rights, end partisan gerrymandering, get dark money out of politics, and restore transparency and accountability in our government. This briefing will make the case for why Missouri voters need democracy reform now.

Missouri advocates thank Cong. Emanuel Cleaver and Cong. Cori Bush, who have signed on as co sponsors of For the People Act. The Missouri Voter Protection Coalition sent this letter calling on on Missouri’s congressional delegation to move swiftly to pass these needed voting measures. Join Cong. Cleaver, Cong. Bush and Missouri advocates on why Missouri voters need reform now.

WHO: Cong. Emanuel Cleaver II; Cong. Cori Bush; Rev. Dr. Cassandra Gould, Missouri Faith Voices; Nimrod Chapel, Jr., President, Missouri State Conference of NAACP; Pat Jones Macklin, Kansas City Labor Council; Kayla Reed, Executive Director, Action St. Louis. Moderated by Denise Lieberman, General Counsel, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition

WHEN: 12 pm CT

WHERE: Zoom: https://wustl.zoom.us/j/97595600916 Meeting ID: 975 9560 0916; One tap mobile: +13017158592,,97595600916# US (Washington D.C) +13126266799,,97595600916# US (Chicago)

BRIEFING WILL BE POSTED ON FACEBOOK LIVE AT: https://www.facebook.com/ProtectMissouriVoters