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April 17, 2014


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WELCOME to the Missouri Association for Social Welfare!

It is the mission of MASW to provide the leadership, research, education and advocacy to improve public
policies and programs impacting the health and welfare of all people in Missouri.

We hope that our website allows you to learn about MASW, such as

Please feel free to contact us at (573)634-2901 or joxford@masw.org if you have any questions!
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Central Chapter Meeting on Wednesday April 16 @ 11:30 am
Guest speaker: Mike Louis, secretary/treasurer of the Missouri AFL-CIO

afl cioThe right of workers to organize for higher wages and better/safer working conditions has been under attack throughout this Legislative Session. What bills continue to be a threat, and what can MASW do to protect workers' rights?

Find out by attending our Central Chapter meeting on Wednesday, April 16, 11:30 a.m., at our headquarters, 606 E. Capitol, Jefferson City, MO. Our guest speaker is Mike Louis, secretary/treasurer of the AFL-CIO in Missouri.

The meeting will be held at MASW Headquarters at 606 E. Capitol Avenue. Street parking is available in the front or there is a small parking lot in the back. Feel free to bring your lunch to the meeting. Click here for minutes from our last meeting in March.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Bring a non-member and help turn them into a member! Hope to see you next week!

Pam Rich
Chapter Chair
MASW Central Chapter

Don't miss our next Central Chapter public forum on Wednesday May 21 @ 6:00 pm

"Clearing Away the Smoke: Understanding the Outcomes of the 2014 Legislative Session"
Join us for a legislative wrap-up. This event is free and open to the public. Location to be announced soon.

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Join the MASW Springfield Chapter for a Community Forum to discuss

Advocating with Missourians on the current laws and changes that need to take place regarding SNAP benefits (SB 680 & HB 1589)


Learn more about current legislation and lifting the ban on the SNAP benefits for ex-offenders who have a drug felony on their record.  On April 2, 2014 SB680 did pass in the Missouri Legislation with a 29-4 vote in favor of changes. Come join us to learn about what we can do, the changes proposed, and how it has affected individuals and the State of Missouri in the past.

This forum is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Friday, April 25, 2014 @ 11:30 – 2:00pm

Library Center on Campbell
4653 S. Campbell, Springfield, Mo

Speakers will be:

  Mary Turner, Director from Carol Jones Recovery Center
Jordan Browning, Snap Coordination from Ozark Food Harvest

Refreshment & Drinks will be provided

(CEU’S for LCSW will be available)

For more information, contact Cindy Baker

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MIssourians to end poverty

Want to see the latest report on poverty for Missouri?

Click here for the latest State of the State: Poverty in Missouri report released January 15, 2014.

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$$$$$  See how much money Missouri has lost by NOT expanding Medicaid. $$$$

We are still focusing on Medicaid Expansion. Check out this article that explains what effects Missouri will incur by NOT expanding Medicaid.

Thanks to everyone who attended our forum on August 9!
Testifying 101

Politicians and talk show pundits are claiming a study in Oregon proves that Medicaid is not effective in improving health outcomes. Not so! Read the facts here: OR Medicaid Experiment Fact Sheet

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All meetings can be attended via conference call. Please contact the Chair person listed for each meeting in order to receive the call-in information.

Hunger Task Force Meeting
Wednesday, April 16, 2:00 pm
Ozarks Food Harvest
2810  N Cedarbrook Avenue, Springfield MO  65801
contact: Glenn Koenen

Central Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, April 16, 11:30 am.
MASW Headquarters
606 E. Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City, MO
contact: Pam Rich

Human Rights Task Force Meeting
Thursday, April 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
MASW Headquarters
606 E. Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City, MO
contact: Don Love

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