Missouri Jobs with Justice

Michael Shultz

Missouri Jobs with Justice’s (JwJ) mission is to organize Missourians to build transformative power for social, racial, and economic justice in our state. JwJ believes that strong relationships rooted in justice, equity and solidarity are necessary for building transformative power for social, racial, and economic justice. Their vision is of a Missouri where: the economy and public infrastructure are strong and good jobs are plentiful; the right of all workers to organize and collectively bargain is protected; opportunity exists for all regardless of race, identity, or immigration status; All are assured economic security and a safe, healthy life from the cradle to the grave; and white supremacy is understood, challenged, and dismantled.

With offices in St. Louis, Springfield and Kansas City, Jobs with Justice is part of national Jobs with Justice and People’s Action networks, and will participate in nationally coordinated activities and support like-minded local coalitions in other parts of the country when called to do so.

Deaconess Foundation provides multi-year funding through its Responsive Grant and Special Public Policy Grant to Missouri Jobs with Justice. The Public Policy Grant supports the Campaign to Achieve Medicaid Expansion and Democracy Reform. In collaboration with Action St. Louis, the collaborative works to deepen public knowledge about health care disparities, organize and mobilize impacted residents to play an active role in changing health care policy by expanding Medicaid health care coverage and access to voting in Missouri. It is part of a broader statewide grassroots coalition that gathered more than 42,000 signatures to ensure that Medicaid ballot measure would be placed before every Missouri voter this year.

To get involved with Missouri Jobs with Justice, visit: http://mojwj.org/.