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Keeping Connected
September 16, 2021
Lunch & Learn with Shannon Koenig:
A Look at the Local Landscape for Affordable Housing
Tues., Sept. 28, noon
Virtual Event
 
Why is it so hard…sometimes impossible…to find a decent, safe, affordable apartment or house in St. Louis? There are many reasons, and we will learn about some of them when Shannon Koenig, executive director of the St. Louis County Housing Authority, joins us for a Lunch and Learn session. As executive director of the St. Louis County Housing Authority, Koenig oversees the Housing Authority’s mission to provide decent, safe and affordable housing in St. Louis County. She also serves as executive director for the public housing authorities in Hillsdale, Olivette and Pagedale.
 
Koenig previously worked in the Department of Human Services in St. Louis County, where she led the development of county-wide affordable housing strategy. She has nearly two decades of policy experience on issues relating to housing, human services, tax credits, and economic and workforce development. She was instrumental in the development of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund in St. Louis County, and she led efforts to redevelop public housing in Wellston, a project that was supported by Women’s Voices.
St. Louis County Equity Plan Meeting: Building Equity in Housing
Weds., Sept. 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
St. Louis County Council Chambers (41 S. Central Ave., 63105)

The St. Louis County Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and St. Louis County Human Relations Commission are hosting this meeting, as part of their effort to establish the St. Louis County’s Equity Plan. 
 
Get Out the Vote, Support Democracy
National Voting Registration Day is the USA’s largest nonpartisan civic holiday dedicated to getting every eligible American registered to vote. Help build a vibrant, diverse and engaged democracy by dropping voter registration packets at people’s doors. Join other Women’s Voices members in a contactless, COVID-safe way to register voters. Details coming soon. Email voting@womensvoicesraised.org for more information.
Rally to #StopTheBans & Defend Access to Abortion Care
The National Women's March has announced a national day of action on October 2nd. Supporters across Missouri and the region are in the process of planning local activities. Women’s Voices has joined the local #StopTheBans Coalition and will participate in efforts to support a local October 2nd event.
 
The Women's Health Protection Act would provide a nationwide safeguard against abortion bans and medically unnecessary restrictions that push abortion care out of reach. It would protect the constitutional rights of all people, no matter where they live.
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