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St. Louis Workers Thank Mayor Krewson for Championing Full and Immediate Implementation of City Minimum Wage Law

Missouri Supreme Court Rejected Last-Ditch Legal Attack on St. Louis City Minimum Wage Increase St. Louis workers are celebrating Tuesday’s ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court to clear the way for full and immediate implementation of the city’s law to increase the minimum wage from $7.65 to $10 an hour. “Mayor Lyda Krewson was one […]

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Report: Nearly All Fifty States are Failing Transgender, Gender-Expansive and Gender-Nonconforming Youth

New report is the first comprehensive analysis of the explicit law and policy protections for TGNC youth in child welfare, juvenile justice and homeless youth systems. Analysis offers reform recommendations from TGNC youth with positive experiences in care and tips from affirming service providers. A new published report, Safe Havens: Closing the Gap Between Recommend Practice and […]

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Lyda Krewson Sworn In As City’s 46th Mayor, First Female to Take the Office

The four floors of St. Louis City Hall Rotunda were standing room only on Tuesday afternoon as Lyda Krewson was sworn in as the city’s 46th mayor. Prior to the mayoral inauguration, Darlene Green was sworn in as City Comptroller, who spoke of the accomplishments done in her previous terms, what the office means to […]

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Operation Food Search to Celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week by Honoring Efforts of More Than 7,000 Individuals

Without volunteers, organizations would literally be unable to function.  That is why April is National Volunteer Month, which recognizes the many efforts of those who graciously give their time and their support to worthy non-profit agencies. Operation Food Search (OFS), a hunger relief organization that provides food to the area’s hungry, will honor its more […]

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Landmark Federal Court Decision Extends Workplace Discrimination Protections to Lesbian and Gay People

The decision, from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, changes the national landscape of employment law for LGBT people (Chicago, IL) –In a groundbreaking, 8-3 decision, the full Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation violates federal civil rights law. The court found that such discrimination is a […]

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MDP Shines a Light on Missouri’s Gender Wage Gap on Equal Pay Day

Making the problem worse, Missouri’s Republicans are pushing discriminatory Senate Bill 43 The Missouri Democratic Party today, on Equal Pay Day, is releasing state-specific figures detailing the wage gap between women and men in Missouri. According to the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), today’s wage gap in Missouri would cost a woman more than $400,000 over a […]

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St. Louis Symphony Celebrates Successful 2017 Gala

$600,000 raised for community and education programs The St. Louis Symphony raised $600,000 to support its community and education programs at its 2017 gala celebration on March 25. More than 400 guests, including acclaimed American composer John Adams, enjoyed an extraordinary night of fantastic entertainment and compelling stories at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. The black-tie […]

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Operation Food Search Raises $105,000 at Purses for Pantries Fundraiser

Operation Food Search (OFS), a hunger relief organization that provides food to the area’s hungry, recently held its fourth Purses for Pantries fundraiser and raised $105,000. The event included both silent and live auctions featuring a variety of designer and designer-inspired purses for purchase including evening clutches, vintage pocketbooks, and trendy tote bags.  All proceeds […]

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