New Endorsements: Overwhelming Bipartisan Coalition Coming Together to Defeat Amendment 3

The Clean Missouri coalition today unveiled a long, bipartisan list of public opponents to Amendment 3 to mark the 100 days until voters deliver a second mandate for fair maps in a statewide vote — 100 community leaders, 100 organizations, and 100 faith leaders all encouraging Missourians to vote NO on Amendment 3.

The extreme, discriminatory and anti-democratic details in the fine print of politicians’ Amendment 3 proposal continue to drive Missourians to stand up in opposition. The coalition coming together to defeat Amendment 3 in 2020 is even larger than the coalition that passed nonpartisan redistricting reforms in 2018.

Elected and civic leaders opposed to Amendment 3 include:

  • Former United States Senator Jack Danforth
  • Former United States Senator Jean Carnahan
  • Congressman Lacy Clay
  • Congressman Emanuel Cleaver
  • Eric Holder, 82nd Attorney General of the United States
  • Bellefontaine Neighbors Mayor Tommie Pierson
  • Columbia Mayor Brian Treece
  • Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas
  • The Honorable Sly James, Former Mayor of Kansas City
  • Maplewood Mayor Barry Greenberg
  • Mexico Mayor Ayanna Shivers
  • St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson
  • St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano
  • St. Louis County Executive Sam Page
  • St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman
  • Jackson County Executive Frank White
  • Jackson County Legislator Jalen Anderson
  • Jackson County Legislator Crystal Williams
  • Jackson County Legislator Tony Miller
  • Belton Councilman Bobby Davidson
  • Lee’s Summit City Councilman Bob Johnson
  • St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones
  • St. Louis Alder Brandon Bosley
  • St. Louis Alder Christine Ingrassia
  • St. Louis Alder Annie Rice
  • State Senator Lauren Arthur
  • State Senator Lincoln Hough
  • State Senator Karla May
  • State Senator Jamilah Nasheed
  • State Senator JJ Rizzo
  • State Senator Jill Schupp
  • State Senator Scott Sifton
  • State Senator Gina Walsh
  • State Senator Brian Williams
  • State Representative Rasheen Aldridge
  • State Representative LaDonna Appelbaum
  • State Representative Gretchen Bangert
  • State Representative Donna Baringer
  • State Representative Jerome Barnes
  • State Representative Chuck Basye
  • State Representative Doug Beck
  • State Representative Ashley Bland Manlove
  • State Representative LaKeySha Bosley
  • State Representative Paula Brown
  • State Representative Richard Brown
  • State Representative Ingrid Burnett
  • State Representative Steve Butz
  • State Representative Jon Carpenter
  • State Representative Doug Clemens
  • State Representative Mark Ellebracht
  • State Representative Alan Gray
  • State Representative Alan Green
  • State Representative Dave Griffith
  • State Representative Trish Gunby
  • State Representative Tom Hannegan
  • State Representative Steve Helms
  • State Representative Tom Hurst
  • State Representative Keri Ingle
  • State Representative Kip Kendrick
  • State Representative Bill Kidd
  • State Representative Deb Lavender
  • State Representative Tony Lovasco
  • State Representative Ian Mackey
  • State Representative Tracy McCreery
  • State Representative Peter Merideth
  • State Representative Rocky Miller
  • State Representative Gina Mitten
  • State Representative Judy Morgan
  • State Representative Jay Mosley
  • State Representative Jim Neely
  • State Representative Michael Person
  • State Representative Tommie Pierson Jr.
  • State Representative Jeff Pogue
  • State Representative Wiley Price
  • State Representative Crystal Quade
  • State Representative Greg Razer
  • State Representative Steven Roberts
  • State Representative Wes Rogers
  • State Representative Rory Rowland
  • State Representative Joe Runions
  • State Representative Matt Sain
  • State Representative Robert Sauls
  • State Representative Mark Sharp
  • State Representative John Simmons
  • State Representative Martha Stevens
  • State Representative Sarah Unsicker
  • State Representative Rudy Veit
  • State Representative Barbara Ann Washington
  • State Representative Kevin Windham
  • State Representative Yolanda Young
  • Dr. Elizabeth Allemann, MD
  • Professor Mara Aruguete, Lincoln University
  • Anthony Bell, St. Louis Committeeman
  • John Bowman, UAW Local President and St Louis Co. NAACP
  • Joan Bray, Former State Senator
  • Jen Bersdale, Missouri Health Care for All
  • Rod Chapel, President of Missouri NAACP
  • Professor Dave Derossett, Drury University
  • Caroline Fan, USAKO Group
  • Gail Farwell, St. Louis Committeewoman
  • Lucinda Frazier, St. Louis Committeewoman
  • Kathleen Gamache, St. Louis Committeewoman
  • Professor Katie Gilbert, Drury University
  • Gwen Grant, Urban League of Greater Kansas City
  • Christine Guinther, St. Louis JWJ Workers’ Rights Board Member
  • Dr. Donna Hart, University of Missouri – St. Louis
  • Jake Hummel, St. Louis Committeeman
  • Scott Intagliata, Unico System
  • Professor David Kimball, University of Missouri – St. Louis
  • James Keyes, St. Louis Committeeman
  • Laura Keyes, , St. Louis Committeewoman
  • J.C. Kuessner, Former State Representative
  • Danielle Lacio, Chief Diversity Officer, Me Too Springfield
  • Jan Marcason, Former Kansas City Councilmember
  • Karen L Mitchell, Professor Emerita, Ottawa University
  • Andrew Stuart Bergerson, UMKC – Professor of History
  • Joni Wickham, Wickham James Strategies & Solutions
  • Mary Nichols, President of National Women’s Political Caucus St. Louis
  • Linda Seidel, Retired Professor at Truman State University
  • Dr. Don Senti, Retired Superintendent Parkway and Clayton
  • Jill Silverstein, SilversteinWolf, LLC
  • Bryan Walsh, St. Louis Committeeman

Faith Leaders and Faith Organizations opposed to Amendment 3 include:

  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Congregation Shaare Emeth
  • Epiphany United Church of Christ
  • Greater St. Mark’s Family Church
  • Jewish Community Relations Council STL
  • Kol Rinah Congregation
  • Metropolitan Congregations United
  • Missouri Faith Voices
  • Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri
  • MORE2
  • National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis
  • The Open Table Kansas City

and:

  • The Very Rev. Kathie Adams-Shepherd, Dean, Christ Church Cathedral
  • Ellen Alper, CEO National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis
  • Rabbi Doug Alpert, Congregation Kol Ami Kansas City
  • The Rev. Laurie Anzilotti, Assistant Rector, Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion
  • The Rev. Kristofer K. Avise-Rouse, Epiphany United Church of Christ
  • Professor Wayne Bartee, Missouri Faith Voices and Emeritus Professor of History at Missouri State University
  • Senior Rabbi James Bennett, Congregation Shaare Emeth
  • Rev. Chauncey R. Black, Boston Heights and Mount Hope Neighborhood Association
  • Rabbi Daniel Bogard, Central Reform Congregation
  • Rabbi Karen Bogard, Central Reform Congregation
  • Rev. Ronald Bowen, Retired Pastor and Elder, Eastgate Christian Church
  • The Rev. Emily Bowen-Marler, Brentwood Christian Church
  • The Rev. Brian R. Butler, Retired, Presbyterian Church USA
  • Bishop Susan Candea, Central States Synod – ELCA
  • The Rev. Dr. Stewart Clem, Priest Associate, The Church of St. Michael & St. George
  • The Rev. Barbi Click, Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
  • The Rev. Darryl Commings, Bethel Christian Church
  • The Rev. Dr. Warren Crews, Interim Pastor, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Tower Grove, St. Louis
  • James Croft, Lead at Ethical Society of St. Louis
  • The Rev. Trevor Dancer, Lead Pastor, First United Methodist Church of Jefferson City
  • The Rev. Dr. Teresa Danieley, Priest, Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
  • The Rev. Dr. Emily Hillquist Davis, Vicar at St. Thomas Deaf Episcopal Church
  • The Rev. Camie Dewey, Associate Rector, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
  • The Rev. Maureen Dickmann, Retired Pastor, Rock Bridge Christian Church (Disciples of Christ
  • The Rev. Michael Dunnington
  • Minister Dr. Brenda Elliott-Lee, Berean Missionary Baptist District Association
  • The Rev. Dr. Lucas Endicott, Associate Director, Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • The Rev. Dr. Maria L. Evans, Priest, Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
  • The Rt. Rev. Martin Field, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Western Missouri
  • The Rev. Lloyd Fields, Senior Pastor, Greater Gilgal Baptist Church
  • Minister Dr. Claudia Fowler, Berean Missionary Baptist District Association
  • The Rev. Barbara H. Gadon, Lead Minister at Eliot Unitarian Chapel
  • The Rev. Eric Garbison, Cherith Brook Catholic Worker
  • The Rev. David Gerth, Executive Director of Metropolitan Congregations United
  • The Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons, Senior Minister at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church Kansas City
  • The Rev. Dr. Deb Goldfeder, Priest, Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
  • Rabbi Andrea Goldstein, Congregation Shaare Emeth
  • The Rev. Charity Goodwin, Pastor, The Gathering
  • The Rev. Dr. Cassandra Gould, Executive Director of Missouri Faith Voices
  • The Rev. Mike Graves, PhD, Scholar in Residence and Minister of Spiritual Formation, Country Club Christian Church
  • The Rev. Darryl Gray, Social Justice Commission, Midwest Progressive National Baptist Convention
  • The Rev. Dr. Allen Grothe, Retired United Church of Christ Pastor
  • The Rev. Dr. Christopher Grundy, Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship at Eden Theological Seminary
  • The Rev. Lindy Cornelius Hardwick, Priest, Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
  • Deacon Paula Kindrick Hartsfield, Grace Episcopal Church
  • The Rev. Dr. Sally Haynes, Pastor at Central United Methodist Church in Kansas City
  • The Rev. Dr. Bob Hill, Pastor Emeritus at Community Christian Church
  • The Rev. Audrey Hollis, Greater St. Mark’s Family Church
  • The Rev. Dr. Vernon Percy Howard, Jr., President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference – Kansas City
  • The Rev. Jenny Hulen, Rector, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Webster Groves
  • Elder Stanley Jackson, Last Days Apostolic Church
  • The Rev. Dr. Stephen D. Jones, Pastor at The First Baptist Church of Kansas City, Missouri
  • The Rev. Steve R. Jones, Senior Pastor, Keystone UMC-Revolution UMC
  • The Rev. Annette Joseph, Priest-in-Charge of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Sikeston and Rector of Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Poplar Bluff
  • The Rev. Edward A. Kail, Retired United Methodist Church Pastor
  • The Rev. Mary Lou Kegler, Swope Parkway United Christian Church
  • The Rev. Dr. Paul B. Koch, Jr., Regional Minister at Christian Church of Mid-America
  • The Rev. Karen Koons Hayden, Lead Pastor, Kings Way United Methodist Church
  • The Rev. Mark Kozielec, Rector, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
  • The Rt. Rev. Deon K. Johnson, 11th Bishop of [Eastern] Missouri
  • Deacon Mike Lewis, St. Patrick Parish
  • The Rev. Jeffrey Lindgren, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • The Rev. Yvi Martin, Lead Pastor, Platte Woods United Methodist Church
  • Evangelist Stanley McCoy, Berean Missionary Baptist Church
  • The Rev. Holly McKissick, Peace Church UCC
  • The Rev. Michaelene Miller, Priest, Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
  • The Rev. Martha Metzler, Priest, Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
  • The Rev. Brooke Myers, Episcopal Church
  • Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council – St. Louis
  • The Rev. Dr. Katie Nix, Lead Pastor at Grace United Methodist Church
  • The Rev. Chester Payne
  • The Rev. Tommie Pierson, Sr., Pastor, Greater St. Mark’s Family Church
  • The Rev. Dr. Rudy Pulido, Smith Creek and Central Grove UMC
  • The Rev. Rebecca Ragland, Rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Lisa Ross, Metropolitan Congregations United
  • Ron Routledge, Regional Minister, Christian Church
  • The Rev. Dr. Tex Sample, Trinity United Methodist Church
  • The Rev. Dr. Ben Sanders, III, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics, Eden Theological Seminary
  • Susan Schmalzbauer, Missouri Faith Voices
  • Anne Schneider, Board of Directors at Missouri Faith Voices
  • Fr. Jack Schuler, St. Cronan Catholic Church
  • The Rev. Beth Scriven, Chaplain, Rockwell House Episcopal Campus Ministry
  • Rabbi Scott Shafrin, Kol Rinah
  • The Rev. Jenn Simmons, Lead Pastor, National Avenue Christian Church
  • The Rev. Dr. Donna Simon, Senior Pastor, St. Mark Hope and Peace Church
  • The Rev. Antona Brent Smith, ImpactUbuntu: A Black +Methodist Initiative
  • The Rev. Dr. Marc D. Smith, Priest Associate, Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion
  • The Rev. Dr. Phil Snider, Senior Minister, Brentwood Christian Church
  • The Rev. Trista Soendker Nicholson, Senior Pastor, Red Bridge United Methodist Church
  • Rabbi Jeffrey Stiffman, Congregation Shaare Emeth
  • The Rev. Carleton Stock, Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy
  • The Rev. Jon Stratton, Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church
  • The Rev. C. Jessel Strong, Elder, AME Church
  • The Rev. Dr. Pamela Stuerke, Priest, Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
  • Stephanie Swanson, Crossroads Church Kansas City
  • Rabbi Susan Talve, Central Reform Congregation
  • The Rev. Joseph Wallace-Williams, Priest, Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
  • Cantor Seth Warner, Congregation Shaare Emeth
  • Rev. Jennifer Warren Hauser, Southminster Presbyterian Church, St. Louis
  • The Rev. Tamsen E Whistler, Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Charles
  • The Rev. Rodney E. Williams, Pastor of Swope United Christian Church and President of the Kansas City Branch of the NAACP
  • The Rev. Dr. Barbara G. Willock, Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy
  • The Rev. Dr. Starsky D. Wilson, President & CEO, Deaconess Foundation
  • The Rev. Kimberley Woodruff, Voter Program Lead, Missouri Faith Voices

Organizations opposed to Amendment 3 include:

  • Action St. Louis
  • American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1336
  • American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) St. Louis
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 61
  • American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 691
  • A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) – Kansas City
  • A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) – St. Louis
  • American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 67
  • Berean Social Justice Ministry
  • Bread and Roses Missouri
  • Brennan Center for Justice
  • Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Administrative District Council of Eastern Missouri
  • Bricklayers’ Local 1 of Missouri
  • Campaign Legal Center
  • Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) – St. Louis
  • Coalition of Labor Union Women – Kansas City
  • Columbia National Education Association (NEA)
  • Common Cause
  • COMO For Progress
  • Cross Border Network
  • Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 6300
  • Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 6301
  • Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 6360
  • Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 6450
  • Dance the Vote
  • Deaconess Anne House
  • DEMOS
  • Empower Missouri
  • Fair Count
  • Forward Together in Action
  • Gamma Omega Chapter – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
  • Heartland Alliance for Progress
  • Internal Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) District 9
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 124
  • Indivisible Kansas City (KC)
  • Ironworkers Local 10
  • John Brown Gun Club
  • Kansas City (KC) Tenants Union
  • Labor Tribune
  • Laborers’ International Union (LiUNA) Local 110
  • League of Women Voters of Missouri
  • League of Women Voters – Columbia-Boone County
  • League of Women Voters – Kansas City, Missouri/Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties
  • League of Women Voters – Mexico-Audrain County
  • League of Women Voters – Moberly-Randolph County
  • League of Women Voters – Sedalia-Pettis County
  • League of Women Voters – Southeast Missouri
  • League of Women Voters – Southwest Missouri
  • League of Women Voters – St Louis County
  • League of Women Voters – St. Louis
  • Metropolitan Congregations United
  • Mid-MO Young Democrats
  • Missouri AFL-CIO
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Missouri Faith Voices
  • Missouri Health Care for All
  • Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates
  • Missouri Jobs with Justice
  • Missouri National Educators Association (NEA)
  • Missouri Progressive Action Group
  • Missouri Retired Teachers Association
  • Missouri Rural Crisis Center
  • Missouri State Council of Machinists
  • Missouri Voter Protection Coalition
  • Moms Demand Action – Missouri Chapter
  • MORE2
  • NAACP Missouri State Chapter
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri
  • Northland Progress
  • Organization for Black Struggle
  • Our Revolution- Kansas City
  • Our Revolution- Mid-Missouri
  • Painters District Council 3
  • Physicians for a National Health Program
  • Pipefitters Local 533
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri
  • Represent. us
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Missouri
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Missouri/Kansas State Council
  • Sierra Club Missouri Chapter
  • SMART Local 36
  • Springfield (MO) Labor Council
  • Springfield (MO) NAACP
  • St Charles County Progressive Democrats
  • St. Louis – Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council
  • St. Louis Young Dems
  • St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO)
  • St. Louis County Democratic Central Committee
  • St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA)
  • Teamsters Local 688
  • Tesson Ferry Dems
  • The Fairness Project of Kansas City
  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 88
  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 655
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ Missouri Regional Council
  • Urban League of Greater Kansas City
  • Vision for Children at Risk
  • Webster Groves/Shrewsbury/Rock Hill Chamber
  • What U Can Do
  • Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice

The fair map rules in the Missouri Constitution were overwhelmingly approved by voters two years ago. But politicians in Jefferson City have proposed a new constitutional amendment to replace all of those nonpartisan reforms with an unprecedented map-rigging scheme. To distract voters from their real goal, state politicians are proposing a $5 change to lobbyist gift limits and a $100 change to contribution limits for state senate candidates.