During the Just 4 Kids Community Conversation on November 18, 2019 we announced an investment of $100,000 to support a 2020 collaborative public policy Campaign to Achieve Medicaid Expansion and Democracy Reform.
Missouri Jobs with Justice and Action St. Louis are collaborating campaign partners focused on mobilizing their combined base among uninsured or underinsured citizens and developing the leadership capacity of people for whom access to healthcare has been denied due to the failure to expand Medicaid.
The award will help mobilize the electorate to add a Missouri constitutional amendment in support of Medicaid Expansion to the November 2020 ballot. The campaign advances recommendations from both the Ferguson Commission Calls-to-Action and the Changing States — Building Power on the Frontlines: Missouri Power Audit Arenas for Change reports and Deaconess’ public policy priority of comprehensive access to health care.
The Public Policy Campaign grant reflects Deaconess’ deep commitment to investing in communities, community organizations, coalitions and public campaigns which build the power to advance child well-being through public policy and racial equityDeaconess is excited to partner with these remarkable organizations for this important work, and look forward to the impact the campaign will make on the well-being of St. Louis’ children.
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