Missourians Feel The Effects Of Climate Change – It’s Not Just The Weather

August 8, 2023 | Progress MO

Missouri Sets Records This Summer With Heatwave In case you haven’t had time to step outside in the past three months, Missouri is setting records this summer with historic high temperatures. It’s hot – and August is probably just going to be worse. Climate change has increased the average temperatures in Missouri, leading to more […]

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Why Did Missouri Choose Not To Feed Hungry Kids This Summer?

August 3, 2023 | Progress MO

Missouri electeds didn’t even try to secure money to feed hungry kids this summer. This year, states had the chance to apply for federal aid to provide extra benefits for children who receive free or reduced school meals for the summer months. Forty states applied for – and received – this federal funding.  Missouri declined […]

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Missouri Lawyers: Andrew Bailey Should Follow The Law Or Step Down

July 17, 2023 | Progress MO

On Tuesday, the Missouri Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Attorney General’s case concerning his illegal power grab for the initiative petition process. Ahead of the hearing, more than 20 Missouri lawyers have signed the open letter below, calling on Attorney General Andrew Bailey to follow the law or step down: Open Letter: When […]

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Missouri Officials Start Pride Month By Attacking Trans Kids

June 9, 2023 | Progress MO

This past week, Missouri Governor Mike Parson kicked off LGBTQ Pride Month by signing two pieces of legislation attacking some of the most vulnerable kids in the state.  As of Wednesday, trans kids in Missouri are banned from playing on the sports’ teams of their choosing and cannot seek out life-saving medical care. These laws […]

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Virginia Man No-Shows On Chiefs – Maybe He Thinks They’re From Kansas?

June 6, 2023 | Progress MO

In case you missed it, on Monday, Missouri’s own Kansas City Chiefs appeared at the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl win. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas came out to support the team, as did former Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill. Even some Kansas electeds came out to join the party. Notable absences included Senator […]

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RELEASE: Liz McCune Assumes Leadership Role as Executive Director of Progress Missouri

June 1, 2023 | Progress MO

Columbia, MO — Progress Missouri is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz McCune as the new Executive Director, effective immediately. As an experienced and passionate communications leader, McCune brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this role, positioning Progress Missouri for continued success as the trusted communications hub for progressive issues in the state. In her […]

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We Read Hawley’s ‘Manhood’ Book So You Don’t Have To

May 22, 2023 | Progress MO

Last Tuesday, Senator Josh Hawley released his long-awaited, often-mocked book, Manhood: The Masculine Virtues America Needs. In the interest of holding our elected officials accountable, we gave it a read. Our five word review: out of touch, sad, and boring. Keep reading to hear some of the highlights. Out Of Touch Early reviews have mostly […]

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The Winners and Losers of 2023’s Legislative Session

May 17, 2023 | Progress MO

Last Friday, Missouri’s legislature adjourned for the final time in 2023. After weeks of back and forth, here’s what won — and lost — in 2023. 🏆 The Winners🏆 1. Majority Rule One of the biggest victories of 2023 came not from what did pass, but from what didn’t. This year, politicians came into session […]

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Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft – Who’s In Charge Of MO Elections – Doesn’t Have A Plan For Missouri Election Security

March 17, 2023 | Progress MO

Only days before the Missouri State legislature left Jefferson City for Spring Break, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft left the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), an interstate group that works to prevent voter fraud. ERIC helps states maintain accurate voter rolls by keeping people who can no longer vote off state’s voter list. It also […]

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