We are overwhelmed with this victory!
We have been calling on our lawmakers in Jefferson City to expand Medicaid for nearly a decade. We’ve had family members and friends who have been forced to go without healthcare, and we have carried their stories in every lobby visit to demand Medicaid expansion, in every conversation and signature to put Amendment 2 on the ballot, and in every phone call with hundreds of Missourians to make a voting plan and claim this victory.
We saw out-of-state interests, billionaires, and the politicians they bankroll try to distract and divide Missourians with racist lies. And we showed that when we are committed to justice together, we can defeat these attacks, put our values on the ballot, and win.
Thank you for all of your support. Thank you for sharing your stories. Thank you for talking to hundreds of voters to get this on the ballot and talking to thousands of voters to get us to this big victory!
It is because of our powerful movement that we were able to win tonight. We cannot slow down. Our opposition will mount even bigger attacks in November.
Our opposition has organizations fueled by corporations and deep pockets. People need powerful organizations too. Building the power we need starts with becoming a Missouri Jobs with Justice member.
Our powerful movement has raised Missouri’s minimum wage, defeated so-called “right to work” bills, and now expanded Medicaid. By building our power, we will once again come together against the politicians who want to divide us against each other. Together, we will say NO to Amendment 3 in November and all attempts by the wealthiest 1% to dilute our power or rig the rules only for themselves.
Thank you again for all of your hard work and support. We are building the better Missouri that we all deserve – together.