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This is What Democracy Sounds Like is a presentation of Metropolitan Congregations United in St. Louis, MO. MCU is a community organization that brings together religious congregations, community groups, and individuals to work for a common purpose: to create a better life for all residents of the St. Louis region.

We work at the intersection of race, economy, political power, gender, and the structures of oppression at work within us individually, within our organization and within the community.

We are working towards building *people’s* control of the government, building community control of the economy, expanding the public sphere, and creating structural racial equity.

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This is What Democracy Sounds Like is a presentation of Metropolitan Congregations United in St. Louis, MO. MCU is a community organization that brings together religious congregations, community groups, and individuals to work for a common purpose: to create a better life for all residents of the St. Louis region.

We work at the intersection of race, economy, political power, gender, and the structures of oppression at work within us individually, within our organization and within the community.

We are working towards building *people’s* control of the government, building community control of the economy, expanding the public sphere, and creating structural racial equity.

    We Are MCu - Fran Collier

    We Are MCu - Fran Collier

    The results of MCU organizing have directly benefitted Fran Collier's family. She has a passion for service and justice that gives her the strength to speak up boldly even when it's hard to.

    Your passion also has a place at MCU. Call 314-367-3484 or email office@mcustl.com to join the work. Or go to mcustlouis.org/give/ to support MCU.

    • 26 min
    We Are MCU - Terry Knies

    We Are MCU - Terry Knies

    For Terry Knies, MCU is where he lives out his family's tradition of faith, activism, and service. As a son and grandson of union organizers, Terry has found his voice through the MCU Legislative Task Force by being an advocate in Jefferson City at the State Capitol.
    Your passion also has a place at MCU. Call 314-367-3484 or email office@mcustl.com to join the work. Or go to mcustlouis.org/give/ to support MCU.

    • 26 min
    Look Up And Live

    Look Up And Live

    On October 9th, MCU hosted a public meeting at Centennial Christian Church in the Fountain Park neighborhood in the city of St. Louis. The theme of the meeting was Look Up And Live

    Thirteen elected officials, candidates, or their representatives were in attendance at our public meeting to first listen to the stories of people from communities impacted by injustices in our society - and then secondly to publicly commit to working for solutions.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Fall 2022 Voter Engagement

    Fall 2022 Voter Engagement

    It's election season and we talk with DeMarco Davidson and Latrell Stanton about how MCU is engaging voters before Nov. 8th. Join Metropolitan Congregregations United at these two important events with candidates and elected officials. Justice is on the ballot.

    October 9th - Look Up and Live Public Meeting. Register at bit.ly/MCULookUpLive

    October 13th - Candidate Forum for MO 24th Senate District. Register at bit.ly/MCUdistrict24

    • 34 min
    2022 Missouri Legislative Special Session

    2022 Missouri Legislative Special Session

    Gov. Parson has called for a special session of the Missouri legislature in order to pass tax credits and cuts. But what is the impact on Missouri's already underfunded education, health care, and social service sectors? We talk with State Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove, Traci Gleason of the Missouri Budget Project, and J-Mo from Metropolitan Congregations United about the impact of the proposed cuts and Missouri's out-of-date and unjust tax laws.

    Join MCU on Sept. 22 for a candidate forum with those vying for the 24th state senate district. We will be asking about their commitments to justice. Register at www.bit.ly/MCUdistrict24.

    Find and contact your state legislators at https://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/Default.aspx

    Learn more about the proposals from the Governor and their impact at the Missouri Budget Project: https://www.mobudget.org/

    • 43 min
    Powerfully Engaging with Boards and Commissions

    Powerfully Engaging with Boards and Commissions

    MCU needs you. Join us in insisting that local school boards go above and beyond to get the lead out of school drinking water. But how do we do that? J-MO, Organizer and Lead Campaign Strategist for MCU, tells us about the upcoming training on how to "Powerfully Engage with Boards and Commissions." The event will be on Thursday, September 8, over Zoom. Learn from community organizers from MCU, the Sierra Club, the Water Institute at St. Louis University, and Great Rivers Environmental Law. Sign up now at: https://secure.everyaction.com/-UZiMOGaBESiuskMNjV3fA2

    Also, mark your calendars for September 22 for a Candidate Forum with the candidates for the Missouri State Senate's District 24. The event will be held at the Ethical Society of St. Louis.

    • 32 min

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