You are invited to the ACLU of Missouri's Annual Meeting from 3-4 p.m., followed by a reception, on Saturday, June 20, at our Kansas City and St. Louis offices.
As members of the ACLU, you have the power to elect our board leadership and lay the foundation for future civil liberties victories in Missouri! Attendees will also receive an update on the work of the ACLU of Missouri.
by Sarah Rossi, Director of Advocacy and Policy for the ACLU of Missouri
So what do we have to show for it?
HB 187: Immigrant Rights
A bill that would have forced immigrant students who live in, work in, and contribute to the economy of Missouri to pay international tuition at Missouri colleges and universities is dead. The ACLU lobbied hard against this bill, particularly the international tuition provision. Legislators listened, and those who care deeply about an educated workforce and making Missouri schools appealing to students from all backgrounds refrained from pushing this bill to passage. While another, less detrimental, anti-immigrant student bill is on the Governor’s desk; we will be asking him for a VETO and will continue to advocate for greater educational access for immigrant students.