Missouri's legislators are on spring break from Friday, March 15 until Monday, March 25. The legislative session is half over and much remains to be done to persuade the legislature to expand Medicaid to 260,000 uninsured working Missourians can gain coverage.
A Senate committee has voted down yet another bill to expand Medicaid. However, other bills are under consideration that would allow Medicaid expansion. Legislators who are in their home districts over the next week must continue to hear that their constituents want to see Medicaid expanded in Missouri.
Here's how you can help:
1. Contact your legislators online. To find out who your legislators are click here.
2. Sign the petition for Missouri Medicaid at Change.org.
3. Call or visit your legislators at home. Spring break is a great time to contact your state representatives and state senators, while they are home in their districts. You can look up your legislators' names and contact information at http://www.senate.mo.gov. Remember to contact your legislators at home, not in Jefferson City. After you've called or visited, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Sign up for a phonebank. Help call health care supporters so they can contact their legislators about expanding Medicaid. Phonebanks are being held in St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, and Springfield from 5:30-8:30 pm on the following dates:
Wednesday, March 20
Tuesday, March 26
Wednesday, April 3
Tuesday, April 9
Wednesday, April 17
Tuesday, April 23
Wednesday, May 1
If you can volunteer, please e-mail email@example.com.