What’s At Stake in the August Missouri Primary Election

July 20, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The events of 2020 have opened up difficult and necessary conversations about how policy must better work for all people, particularly through a lens of equity. As individuals and communities seek meaningful ways to respond to COVID-19 and uprisings in defense of Black lives, voting in upcoming elections, including the August 4th Missouri primary, is more important than ever. This election will feature primaries for influential positions—including statewide officials, national and state representatives, the St. Louis County executive, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney, and more—as well as the opportunity to vote to expand Medicaid in Missouri.

Join us for a webinar featuring David H. Perlmutter, MD, Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and the Dean of the School of Medicine; Eric Fey, Democratic Director of Elections at the St. Louis County Board of Elections; and Darrell Hudson, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America at the Brown School’s Center for Social Development. Our speakers will explore what is at stake and how to ensure your vote is counted in the August election. They will also discuss the implications of Medicaid expansion for Missouri and what we all need to know about recent changes to voting laws and procedures affecting the primary.

This event is co-hosted by the Center for Social Development’s Voter Access and Engagement Initiative and the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement with support from the Missouri Foundation for Health.

Register to submit questions and receive the Zoom link in advance: gephardtinstitute.wustl.edu/rsvp