2020 Legislative Preview: 5th Senate, 78th & 79th House Districts

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The Missouri House of Representatives convenes at Noon, January 8. At that time, 5th Ward Democratic Committeeman Rasheen Aldridge will be sworn in as 78th District State Representative. The 78th District includes all or part of the 7th Ward’s Downtown, Kosciusko, LaSalle Park, Peabody, and Soulard neighborhoods.

79th District State Representative LaKeySha Bosley represents all or part of the 7th Ward’s Fox Park, Lafayette Square, McKinley Heights, and Tower Grove East neighborhoods.

Representing all 7th Ward neighborhoods in the Missouri Senate is 5th District State Senator Jamilah Nasheed 

In gun related legislation…

Senator Nasheed filed SB 543 to create new provisions relating to firearm restraining orders.

Rep. Bosley filed HB 1586 to regulate the sale of firearm ammunition.

Rep. Aldridge filed HB 1824 to require a firearm owner to report lost or stolen firearms.

In St. Louis Public Schools related legislation…

Senator Nasheed filed SB 626 to require every school in the St. Louis City School District to use a response-to-intervention tiered approach to reading instruction for students struggling to read.

Senator Nasheed filed SB 627 to elect the St. Louis City Board of Education from seven districts.

Senator Nasheed and Rep. Aldridge are sponsoring SB 542 and HB 1780 to restore voting rights to persons convicted, served their time, and released but on probation or parole.

Senator Nasheed also filed SJR 35, a constitutional amendment to require redistricting to use last residence of persons incarcerated instead of where they are incarcerated.

Rep. Bosley is also sponsoring HJR 83, a constitutional amendment to limit votes for county mergers to the counties affected by the merger. This is legislation was filed last year and was passed out of committee. The legislation was and is a counter measure to Rex Sinquefield funded Better Together Plan to give statewide voters the right to dictate what kind of government St. Louis City and St. Louis County should have.

Rep. Aldridge has filed HB 1781 to authorize a tax credit for establishing a new business in a distressed community.

4:30 PM Tonight/Tuesday UAW Strike Solidarity Action

unionsally.jpgJoin 5th District State Senator Jamilah Nasheed and other elected officials for a show of Solidarity with our United Auto Workers brothers and sisters on strike.

 

Meet 4:30 pm Tonight, Tuesday, September 17th @ Gene’s Bar & Grill, 1913 St. Louis in Old North St. Louis

Carpool from there to Wentzville GM Plant

We Need Answers On Today’s Cancelled COB Meeting

COBOfficeSomething is up at the St. Louis City Civilian Oversight Board, the agency charged with reviewing and investigating “citizen complaints against alleged misconduct of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.”

Per the City’s Public Meeting and Public Event online Calendars, the June 17th COB “Open Board” meeting was cancelled on June 13th.

→ Was the City’s (Police) Civilian Oversight Board meeting cancelled because of  The Plain View Project exposing racist/bigoted posts on social media by St. Louis police and State Senator Jamilah Nasheed calling for COB review of the posts?

→ Why does the cancellation say “Open Board” instead of Board? Per past meeting Agendas, the COB always meets at 3 pm and votes to go into Closed Session (not open to public) and at 5 pm begins Open Session (open to the public). Is there still a Closed Session Today?

→ What happened to COB Public Comment period? November 19, 2018 COB Meeting Agenda was the last Agenda showing a Public Comment period.

→ Where are the 2019 COB Meeting Minutes? The last online posted Meeting Minutes are for December 18, 2018 meeting. #TransparencyFail

→ Why has Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards been frequenting the 4th Floor of 1520 Market, City Hall West, where the COB Office is located? His office is in Room 401, 1200 Market, City Hall. Edwards, as Public Safety Director, is the boss of the Police Department the COB is charged to investigate complaints on.  The COB is supposed to be an independent agency.

Additional reading*. As you can see, this local news story is also a national story.

6/17/2019: The Seattle Medium: Thousands Of Police Officers Outed In Slew of Racist Facebook Posts

6/14/2019 St. Louis American: Public (and one cop) tells police leadership of their distrust and fear of police

6/12/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis Religious Leaders Want Police Officers Fired For Racist Social Media Posts

6/11/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Racist Facebook posts by St. Louis police getting ‘extensive’ review

6/10/2019 KMOX: City police Facebook posts under review

6/10/2019 Channel 2 Fox: St. Louis aldermen hold hearing to discuss police officers’ racist social media posts

6/7/2019 AP: Racist, violent posts by police: St. Louis police among those investigating

6/7/2019 AP: St. Louis officers pulled from street over social media posts

6/7/2019 Channel 5 KSDK: Several St. Louis police officers put on administrative duty while internal affairs investigation underway

6/6/2019 St. Louis American: Nasheed calls for civilian review of bigoted social media posts by cops

6/6/2019 APCity of St. Louis Workers Headed for Social Media Training

6/6/2019 St. Louis American Editorial: Time to ‘do something about’ racism in St. Louis police ranks 

6/6/2019 InjusticeWatch.org: Across U.S., officials alarmed by the Facebook posts of police officers

6/5/2019 The RootPolice Officers Get Exposed for Making Racist Social Media Posts, So Cities Decide to Investigate

6/5/2019 AP: Departments investigating racist, violent posts by police

6/5/2019 St. Louis American: Ethical Society of Police calls for firing of cops over racist posts

6/5/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis to step up anti-discrimination training for all civil service workers, not just police

6/5/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Sensitivity training coming for St. Louis officers in wake of report on racist Facebook posts

6/4/2019 Washington Post: Racist posts from police officers’ social media accounts trigger a wave of investigations

6/4/2019 CNN: St. Louis and Philadelphia police are investigating reports of racist, anti-Muslim Facebook posts by some city officers

6/4/2019 Channel 2 Fox: St. Louis police investigating reports of officers’ offensive Facebook posts

6/4/2019 KMOX: St. Louis police under investigation for racist, violent social media posts

6/4/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Police investigate racist and anti-Muslim Facebook posts linked to St. Louis officers 

6/3/2019 Riverfront Times: St. Louis Cops’ Nastiest Facebook Posts Now Being Reviewed by Internal Affairs

6/3/2019 MetroSTL.com: Hundreds of racist, violent Facebook posts linked to St. Louis police officers by national group

6/3/2019 The Hill: Analysis of police officers’ Facebook accounts finds hundreds of violent, racist posts

6/3/2019 Washington PostWhen Police Officers Vent on Facebook

6/1/2019 BuzzFeed: A review of the Facebook accounts of thousands of officers around the US — the largest database of its kind — found officers endorsing violence against Muslims, women, and criminal defendants.

*If I missed a news story related to the racist posts, email link to me at ward7stl@aol.com to I can update the list.

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

Support Public School Governance By Our Elected School Board – Stop SB 1099

schoolHybrid governance of St. Louis Public Schools is not what we want. It’s not what we asked for at the governance town hall meetings. It’s not something any expert advanced during the town hall meetings. It’s not what we wrote letters for.

And, yet, that is what the City’s two state senators seek to force it upon us.

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Please contact your State Senator and State Representative and ask them to oppose Senate Bill  1099 by State Senator Jake Hummel (D-St. Louis and State Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis).

Use Legislator Look-Up to find your state senator and state representative.

In the news… 3/13/2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Appointed board urges state safeguards to ensure St. Louis schools succeed

School Board President Susan Jones will be a speaker Monday at Drinking Liberally Happy Hour. RSVP to mtceselski@aol.com.

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

 

Polls Open 6 am – 7 pm Today: Vote, Then Join Us for Marty Murray’s Watch Party

Rides to the Polls
Call Marty 425-9259

For U.S. Senator: Elect Cori Bush
For Governor: Elect Charles B. Wheeler
For Lt. Governor: Elect Tommie Pierson Sr
For Secretary of State: Elect Robin Smith
For State Treasurer: Elect Judy Baker
For Attorney General: Elect Jake Zimmerman
For U.S. House 1st District: Re-Elect Lacy Clay
For Missouri Senate 5th District: Re-Elect Jamilah Nasheed
For Missouri House 78th District: Elect Bruce Franks
For Missouri House 79th District: Re-Elect Michael Butler
For St. Louis City Circuit Attorney: Elect Kimberly M. Gardner
For St. Louis City Sheriff: Elect Vernon Betts
For St. Louis City Treasurer: Re-Elect Tishaura Jones
For 7th Ward Democratic Committeeman: Elect Marty Joe Murray Jr
For 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman: Re-Elect Marie Ceselski

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August 2nd Missouri Democratic Primary 7th Ward Endorsements

7th Ward Independent Democrats have voted to endorse the following candidates and issues.  7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman Marie Ceselski supports the candidates and issues chosen by the members.

ENDORSEMENTS
August 2, 2016 Democratic Primary
For U.S. Senator: Elect Cori Bush
For Governor: Elect Charles B. Wheeler
For Lt. Governor: Elect Tommie Pierson Sr
For Secretary of State: Elect Robin Smith
For State Treasurer: Elect Judy Baker
For Attorney General: Elect Jake Zimmerman
For U.S. House 1st District: Re-Elect Lacy Clay
For Missouri Senate 5th District: Re-Elect Jamilah Nasheed
For Missouri House 78th District: Elect Bruce Franks
For Missouri House 79th District: Re-Elect Michael Butler
For St. Louis City Circuit Attorney: Elect Kimberly M. Gardner
For St. Louis City Sheriff: Elect Vernon Betts
For St. Louis City Treasurer: Re-Elect Tishaura Jones
For 7th Ward Democratic Committeeman: Elect Marty Joe Murray Jr
For 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman: Re-Elect Marie Ceselski

Many Thanks To Our Candidate Speakers At Monday’s 6th & 7th Wards Forum

tishauraSt. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones; 5th District Missouri Senate Candidates: Hon. Jamilah Nasheed and Dylan Hassinger; Missouri House Candidates: 78th District Bruce Franks and 79th Hon. Michael Butler; U.S. House Candidate: Hon. Maria Chappell-Nadal; 7th Ward Committeeman Candidate: Marty Joe Murray Jr; 6th Ward Committeeman Candidates: Matt Carroll-Schmidt and Hon. Michael Butler; 6th Ward Committeewoman Candidates: Alison Dreith and Mary Entrup

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