Economic Opportunity


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Host events or reach out to your policy makers in your community.

Write a Letter

Write a letter to the editor or op-ed in support of Child Development Accounts, job creation and training, or access to financial advising.

Contact Your Elected Officials

Contact your elected officials to ask them to support investment in economic opportunity. Find out who to contact through the Missouri House of Representatives or Missouri Senators. You could also write them a letter or send them an email. Your state legislators are there to represent you, and the only way they know what is important to you is for you to communicate with them! Let them know your thoughts on economic disparities in our region and what can be done to decrease these disparities.

Host a Community Forum

Host a community forum, discussion, or round table on the topic. Reach out to your networks, such as your school board or PTO, civic or service organizations, or religious groups. Bring in a speaker/moderator on the topic, or use the following format to guide your discussion:

  • Introductions
  • Topic summary
  • The business, health, and common sense case for improving economic opportunity
  • Discussion questions
  • Action steps
  • Wrap up