2014 Missouri ProVote Program Highlights
ProVote will continue to be an important leader and partner in the fight to protect Medicaid and Medicare. ProVote will continue to advocate for Medicaid expansion through our work with the Missouri Medicaid Coalition. We will also continue our National working to strengthen Medicare through negotiating prescription drug pricing, and affordable health care for every Missourian.
Since the first part of 2013, Missouri ProVote has had the opportunity to join with our coalition partners to push for and pass comprehensive immigration reform that features a path to citizenship for 11 million residents in our country. ProVote has continued to work with immigrant communities along with non-immigrant families as we advocate for long-overdue action on this critical issue.
ProVote took the lead in collecting signatures for Congressional District 7 (SW MO). We collected over 36,000 signatures to help get this measure on the November 2014 ballot. Missouri is one of only 15 states in the country that lacks any form of early or “no excuse absentee” voting, which provides registered voters with the opportunity to cast a ballot before Election Day. Early voting across the United States has increased steadily over the last three decades. In 1992, just 7.2% of voters nationally voted before Election Day; in 2012, the percentage had jumped to 31.2%.
Early voting allows individuals the flexibility they need to complete their civic participation, but does not change the eligibility requirements. Early voting provides every registered voter with the additional flexibility that many need to participate in our great civic tradition.
Fair Taxes, Not Cuts!
We start the year with round two of the budget showdown. Missouri ProVote will continue to work with coalition partners to achieve the federal budget we need through increased revenue from corporate tax dodgers and the top 1%. Revenue must be raised, but cutting vital social programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security is simply not an option! ProVote will promoe voter awareness and civic engagement as we stand against corporate tax loopholes that force hard working Americans to shoulder the burden of nearly $300 billion in taxes that goes unpaid.
End Wasteful Pentagon Spending
ProVote will engage in a coalition effort to focus on the long-overdue Pentagon budget cuts. Experts across the political spectrum agree that $500 billion to $1 trillion could be cut without any reduction in military readiness. Ending wasteful Pentagon spending must take priority over cutting critical social programs.
Jobs remains at the forefront of ProVote’s campaign messages and issue planks. Throughout 2013, we will continue to look for opportunities to attract the funding and political support needed to advance comprehensive jobs initiatives.
ProVote will continue to fight to protect programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and make sure that all of our electeds know that the budget can not be balanced on cuts alone, and that raising revenue must be part of the solution.
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