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LWV Of St. Louis

Community Leaders

Angie Dunlap, President
Barbara Harris, Vice President
Nancy Thompson, Vice President

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MO738

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(314) 961-6869

Stories from Around the State

This article was originally published in the State Journal-Register.

This article was originally published in St. Louis Public Radio.

The election omnibus bill that Missouri lawmakers passed this year was originally a seven-page attempt to again implement a photo ID requirement in order to vote in the state.

Discriminatory measures passed by the Missouri House Thursday target voters of color,
sabotage elections and prevent Missourians from having their voices heard at the ballot box

In November of 2018, voters passed ballot initiatives in three states to curb gerrymandering by reforming the redistricting process. Four years later, as redistricting battles once again sweep the nation, it’s time to look back at what those initiatives accomplished, and what still needs to be done. 

Voters voting by mail in 46 states are at risk of being disenfranchised due to delays with the US Postal Service.

In 2018, voters in Missouri made it clear that transparency, reforming campaign finance, & ending gerrymandering were important steps to be taken in reforming our democracy.