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Thu May 13, 2021, 12:46 PM

2. A lot of MO voters including me and many others are wondering the same question too. I'm angry

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that a bunch of thugs in Jeff. City are ignoring the will of the people, basically saying that Missouri voters don't know what's good/best for them. That sentiment really ticks me off. For those of you who are even remotely thinking about electing or voting for a republican, don't. Your rights will immediately start being ignored, degraded, etc. because of these thugs may think it's a bad thing for Missouri, etc. This pisses me off so much that I can't see straight.

We passed a favorable animal rights bill too (or amendment), this got ignored too even though it passed too ... the legislators said that voters didn't know what was best for farmers, puppy mills, etc.

I wanted to add more information on the efforts that republican legislators in MO have been enacting on their own, these restrictive measures to limit voters' rights to propose Amendments, etc. Talk about being afraid of their own voters...Missouri will now be known as the Gateway state to Hell. Send help! And I'd like to ask a question here...where are the Democrats (the national party org.)? Perhaps our state democrats need some guidance and/or help w/ our state organizations so we can beef up our legislative presence in MO.

By the way, the below was enclosed in a letter to the editor in the Riverfront Times. It was a pretty damn good editorial.

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Regarding the editorial “Missouri GOP wants to make it easier to deceive voters and harder for them to speak” (March 14): Our state Legislature is working against us. They are considering legislation to undermine amendments and proposals Missouri voters have passed, and to make it harder to petition to add items to the ballot. The following info. is from the Riverfront Times, a weekly newspaper that is in St. Louis MO...

In 2018, voters approved the Clean Missouri measure that included redistricting reforms that were planned to go into effect in 2020. Our lawmakers sabotaged that last year with the duplicitous Amendment 3 that voters also approved, which repealed Clean Missouri.

House Bill 726 is another attempt to circumvent an amendment we voted for, by stopping the minimum-wage increase voters approved in 2018. This bill would tie the Missouri minimum wage to the paltry $7.25 per hour federal rate, instead of raising it to $12 an hour by 2023.

Other pending legislation is aimed at making the initiative petition process even more difficult. Possibly threatened by the success of bringing important measures to the ballot like raising the minimum wage, legalizing medical marijuana and expansion of Medicaid access, our legislature is trying to make the petition process all but impossible.
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