Public Advocacy: Supporting Missouri Jobs with Justice
by the Rev. Dr. Teresa Mithen Danieley,
Diocesan Missioner for Public Advocacy and
Champions Organizer, Missouri Jobs with Justice
Nov. 13, 2023
Missouri Jobs with Justice has the following events and opportunities coming up that you, your congregation and/or your parishioners are welcome to attend and/or sponsor. All of them will also be FUN!
This year Missouri Jobs with Justice is hard at work to qualify the Missourians for Healthy Families and Fair Wages campaign, an initiative that will raise the minimum wage to $15 and guarantee access to paid sick leave so all Missourians can take time off to care for themselves or loved ones if needed. These policies will improve the lives of over half a million working Missourians and I am proud to support them. But we also know the attacks on this process will continue. Our reactionary state legislature is perfectly comfortable undermining democratic norms if that is what it takes to enforce their vision of society on the rest of us. We cannot let that happen and Jobs with Justice is committed to protecting this right.
We’re throwing a party to raise funds for this work at The Hearth Room at Webster Groves Historical Society (1155 South Rock Hill Road, Webster Groves, MO 63119) from 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Sarah Walker from BISC, the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, will be our speaker. There will be appetizers provided. These funds are crucial to keep us moving forward on offense and to be well prepared on defense. We are going to have a great time, and I hope to see you there! Can you make it?
- If so, please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/STLBFF23
- If not, can you make a donation that is generous for you to keep this important work going? https://actionnetwork.
- Want to join me on the Host Committee? Contact MOJwJ Fundraising staff Jude Shattuck at [email protected].
2. On Thursday, Nov. 30, MOJWJ will have the last Faith Labor Alliance breakfast meeting of 2023. This is an opportunity for building relationships and taking action in support of marginalized workers. Save the Date for the final 2023 St. Louis Faith Labor Alliance on Thursday, Nov. 30, 7:30 - 9 a.m. at IUPAT Painters District 58 Hall, 2501 59th St., St. Louis, MO, 63110. RSVP to me at [email protected] or 314-503-7415 or just show up!
3. In past years, several of the congregations in the Diocese of Missouri have sponsored the MOJWJ End of the Year party at the $100 level. As with the Ad Book, if several congregations made small contributions, that would make a larger collective impact. AND the MOJWJ End of the Year Party is just a lot of fun. Kid-friendly, with good food, beverages and solidarity. The highest level of sponsorship for the End of the Year Party is $500, so please let me know if you or your congregation would like to contribute $25, $50, or $100 towards an Episcopal Diocese of Missouri sponsorship of the End of the Year Party. AND I encourage you just to come because it is a fun party that you don't have to be in charge of or do anything for!