JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The ACLU of Missouri and Bi-Partisan Organizations signed onto an open letter Tuesday decrying the omnibus bills being pushed through during COVID-19.
“The Missouri Legislature returned last week while actively discouraging the public from coming to the Capitol because of COVID-19. In the midst of a health pandemic and economic crisis, lawmakers advanced many bills containing provisions that have nothing to do with the budget or responding to the virus,” the letter said. “Missourians are not operating as if it were business as usual and neither should lawmakers.”
Leaders from the following groups signed onto the letter: ACLU of Missouri; Americans for Prosperity Missouri; Empower Missouri; Missouri State Conference of the NAACP; United for Missouri; American Association of University Women; Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis; League of Women Voters of Missouri; Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation; Missouri Faith Voices; Missouri First, Inc.; Sierra Club Missouri Chapter; and St. Louis Jewish Voice for Peace.
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Read The Letter Below.