Indivisible KC's Week in Action - Missouri, December 11

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Hello fellow Missourians,

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week at Senator Blunt's office. We had around fifty impassioned Missouri voices there calling on Senator Blunt to remember Missouri values and vote on behalf of the middle- and working-class families of Missouri. We are so honored to uplift your voices. We even had a visit from the Monopoly Man of Missouri! And we were happy to support our friends from Stand Up KC and Jobs With Justice on Thursday as they asked Senator Blunt not to be a Grinch. Remember to follow @Indivisible_KC on Twitter for live updates, photos and videos of our office visits!

In National News:

  • The Senate passed the most sweeping tax rewrite in decades early last Saturday, with Republicans lining up to approve an overhaul that will touch almost every corner of the US economy, affecting families, small business owners and multinational corporations, with the biggest benefits flowing to the highest-earning Americans. The House and Senate bills must now go through Reconciliation, which means there’s still time to stop the very worst provisions from becoming law.  
  • The House approved a bill on Wednesday that would ease legal restrictions for carry and conceal across state lines, a move pushed by the NRA just weeks after mass shootings in Texas and Nevada. Area congresspeople Yoder, Graves, and Hartzler were all cosponsors on the bill. The measure would allow a gun owner with the proper permit in any state to carry a concealed firearm to another state where it is also legal. Missouri and Kansas have some of the worst gun laws in the country, tied for second only to Mississippi, and recent changes for the worse in Missouri have led to large increases in the homicide rate. We can’t let the failure of our own states’ laws spread nationwide!
  • This is the last week of open enrollment for the ACA insurance marketplace! Visit www.healthcare.gov to find out more.
In Missouri news, State Representative Bruce Franks Jr was arrested protesting racism in St Louis; Union workers will get a chance to be heard on the November 2018 ballot; Governor Greitens finally completed his hostile takeover of the Missouri Department of Education; and Missourians will have a little more time before needing to use passports for air travel. Check out all the details in our NEW weekly Missouri news summary!
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