Missouri Republicans are trying to pass a new law that would allow the governor to remove elected St. Louis County Prosecutor Kim Gardner from office.
This is by far the single most dangerous, racist, sexist legislative attack we have encountered against our work.
Kim was just reelected last week by the voters of St. Louis with more than 60% of the vote, but the Missouri State Legislature may vote on this new law next week. This is how much they hate her. Time is running out. We need to act fast.
Will you sign our super-petition and demand that the Missouri State Legislature vote against this Amendment in any form, and that Governor Mike Parson, and St. Louis elected officials stand against this blatant grab for power?
This is one of the most anti-democratic acts we’ve seen in the modern era.
Kim Gardner IS St. Louis’s Circuit Attorney. She won re-election with over 60% of the vote because the people stand with her platform. But that didn’t stop Missouri State Sen. Bob Onder from introducing legislation that would allow the Republican Governor to fire Kim Gardner.
This isn’t just a threat against the people of Missouri — it also serves as a dangerous precedent that will weaken democracy across this nation. If this is approved, the Missouri government will inherently dismantle the democratic right to vote and this will serve as a model for anti-democratic leaders across the nation to maintain their racist systems of prosecution, mass incarceration, and police brutality.
The power to choose who our elected officials should be must remain with the people. Anything less would be a violation of our rights as Americans. We refuse to let Republicans get away with this undemocratic attack. But we need to work hard and fast before they vote.