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Contact: Caitlin Lee, MORE,


MORE's statement on Peabody under Investigation for Misleading Investors, Funding Denial Science


The recent disclosure that for the past two years Peabody Energy,...


While Katrina hit New Orleans 10 years ago the intersections of systemic racism, climate justice and state failure are just as clear today -- here in St. Louis we will commemorate Katrina and the lives lost and continue the conversation about a just transition away from an extractive and exploitative coal economy that leaves residents in the dust. St. Louis is home to five coal companies, which set monetary policy and steal money from the St. Louis public schools in the form of tax breaks. As residents of the city, we feel the impacts of these intersections; for example, in 2012 during extreme heat waves folks without air conditioning, low-income black folks, died.

St. Louis residents accompanied the Climate Justice Alliance's Our Power quilt on its way to the Katrina X commemoration events at the end of August, and will share a report-back about the ideas shared at the convergence. Join us as we connect and hear stories of resistance and visions for change at this intersection of systemic racism, climate justice and just transition at a report back event...

Ferguson Jail Support Guidelines and Legal Collective Info

(Updated July 12, 2015)


We are an organization of activists, organizers and volunteers, many without formal legal backgrounds, combating the prison industrial complex and the criminalization of asserting first amendment rights. We advocate for change on both the municipal and state-wide levels through education, accessibility, solidarity, and empowerment. In the short term, we help people navigate the legal system as it exists today, but over the long term we are working to dismantle a system that was created to exploit and oppress marginalized communities.


Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) is hiring!

Position Announcement: Just Transition/Climate Justice Organizer

MORE is a five-year old organization that has traditionally worked at the intersection of economic, climate and racial justice. MORE is a multi-racial organization of low- and moderate-income people building power to fight back against capitalism and create the just, sustainable world in which we want to live. MORE comes out of a long tradition of community organizing that works to develop leadership and spokespeople out of low-income communities and communities of color. MORE has traditionally worked on campaigns fighting home foreclosures and challenging corporate tax breaks.  Recently more has taken up significant work around decarceration and abolishing the St. Louis municipal court system, and creating a local solidarity economy table. Since the murder of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014, MORE has also been active in supporting the movement led by young Black people on the streets of Ferguson by setting up the St. Louis Legal Collective, hosting direct action trainings and other various pieces of movement support.

Climate justice work has been a very important part of MORE since its founding. St. Louis is the...

Contact: Arielle Klagsbrun,
MORE's Statement in Response to Peabody Energy's Announcement of Corporate Layoffs
Today, Peabody Energy announced that it is laying off around 250 employees from its St. Louis corporate office. In response, Madeline Buthod, a member of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment and a St. Louis Public School parent, released the following statement: 
In 2010, Peabody received tax breaks on $61 million of purchases to keep their 500 corporate jobs downtown. The City of St. Louis said that this tax package was a worthy investment, worth the $2 million taken away from the St. Louis Public Schools to pay for Peabody's new CEO office and corporate gym. Now that these jobs have disappeared, what will happen to Peabody's giant tax breaks? Will the City of St. Louis finally hold a corporation accountable and demand that Peabody begin to pay the taxes it should for the next 5 years? Will the St. Louis Development Corporation use its authority to clawback money owed by Peabody so that students in the St. Louis Public Schools can get money back for more textbooks and smaller class sizes?...

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