Mobilize Missouri, a member-driven, grassroots activist organization, has expanded its mission of supporting progressive candidates and initiatives to St. Louis County. We are excited to announce the first County action team: MoMO Maplewood-Richmond Heights.
Currently, our action team’s primary focus is the Maplewood City Council Ward 3 race with our endorsement of Jenny Schmidt. This is a special election that will be held August 8.
In activating behind Jenny in this race, we are proud to support a strong, progressive mother and lawyer who we believe will help steer Maplewood in a forward-thinking direction. We believe that Jenny’s longstanding ties to the community, volunteerism in the MRH PTO, experience as a local business owner and social justice background will benefit Maplewood. In addition to being a practicing lawyer, Jenny has experience in the field of social work, has served as a substitute teacher and was a VISTA volunteer with AmeriCorps. You can find our full endorsement announcement of Jenny here: https://www.mobilizemo.org/
Previously our action team lobbied the city council to use CDBG grant funds to affect a wider range of Maplewood residents, including supporting a walking path proposed by Parks Board member, Adelina Mart. In the end, though the council did not support the walking path proposal, they did vote to use the money in ways that might affect a wider variety of local residents, including Maplewood renters.
Our aim is to be a home for progressives in Maplewood and Richmond Heights. If you are interested in working with your neighbors to support progressive candidates and issues, learn more about us on our FB page (https://www.facebook.com/
Owen Skoler is a member of Mobilize Missouri and Maplewood resident.