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May 7, 2018

Voting Rights/Demoracy

MO Voters to Decide on Initiative Targeting Corruption in Government

Volunteers in the Clean Missouri Initiative recently submitted nearly 347,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office – more than double the amount needed to get their issues on a statewide ballot …

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May 4, 2018

Clergy Organizing

Politics in the Pews: Anti-Trump Activism Is Reviving Protestant Churches—at a Cost

“People are wanting our faith communities to take a stand,” said Bishop Dwayne D. Royster, pastor of Faith United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C., and political director of the PICO National Network, …

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May 4, 2018

Activists aim to put slate of progressive initiatives on Missouri voters’ ballots

They’re taking their fight for reforms they think will improve Missouri lawmakers directly to voters. On Thursday, they turned in nearly 347,000 signatures gathered by more than 1,600 volunteers to …

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May 4, 2018

Clean Missouri petitioners turn in about 347,000 signatures

“The time has come to stop big money, powerful lobbyists and powerful gangs,” Gould told a bank of media personnel Thursday afternoon. She said the activities that occur in Jefferson …

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May 4, 2018

Clergy Organizing

Faith leaders slam Texas lawmaker’s ‘hateful rhetoric’ against Muslim candidate for Euless council

A band of clergy leaders, along with the organization Faith in Texas, have denounced remarks by Rep. Jonathan Stickland of Bedford regarding Euless City Council candidate Salman Bhojani — in particular, …

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May 3, 2018

Voting Rights/Demoracy

Signatures submitted to ban lobbyist gifts, cap donations

“We are, frankly, tired of talking to our state reps about things that they actually don’t listen to,” Cassandra Gould, a pastor and the head of the social justice organization …

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