voter rights

Free Speech Writ LargeLast week, as I was writing about some of the ways the peoples’ voice is silenced, the St. Louis, Missouri police were busy silencing Gustavo Rendon by taking away his first amendment right to free speech.

While some in the Missouri legislature would like to see the initiative process restricted, a Senate committee gave approval today of a bill that would open up the state’s initiative process. The Senate Elections Committee voted 9-0 to send SB 569 to the full Senate for a vote.