ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Missourians decided to make the state a better place for women and families today by choosing to vote YES on Prop. B and Amendment 1. NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri members knocked 17,522 doors over the course of twelve weeks to ensure voters were educated on the benefits of the ballot initiatives.
“Missourians decided correctly today to raise the wage and make Jefferson City a better place for regular citizens over corporate interests,” said Alison Dreith, NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri Executive Director.
Proposition B will raise the minimum wage in Missouri to $12 by 2023. According to the National Employment Law Project, 1 in 3 workers of color and 1 in 3 women will receive a much-needed wage increase thanks to Prop. B.
Amendment 1 will clean up Missouri politics by changing campaign contribution laws, changing lobbyist rules, making legislative records more transparent, and making redistricting fairer. Amendment 1’s passage will help create districts that more accurately represent the 7 in 10 Americans who support Roe v. Wade.
“NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri has been a huge supporter of these initiatives since the beginning and we’re proud to say we’ve dedicated an enormous amount of time and effort to making sure they passed,” Dreith said.