Tuesday, December 16, 2014

How have the region's political and economic actors responded to Ferguson?

-- in progress, still compiling --

Military and Police Response

Amnesty for warrants

STL City Govt:
20141204: Civilian oversight bill reintroduced to STL Board of Alders

MO Attorney General
20151218: Missouri Sues 13 St Louis Suburbs Over Predatory Traffic Fines (NYT)

MO Governor
Ferguson Commission

Corporations & Business
20140902 Centene plans claims center with up to 200 jobs in Ferguson area
20140918 Emerson pledges money for educ, job training 'Ferguson Forward'  
20150112 Dave Spence starts Ferguson 1000 Jobs; takes group to Harvard

#HealSTL (Antonio French) "turning a moment into a movement"

Churches *"Ferguson Forward" slogan also being used by a local church.

@ILoveFerguson: "Supporting small businesses w/ immediate and long term relief in #Ferguson. Donate atbit.ly/ILOVEFERGUSON - 501(c)3 ILoveFerguson.com"

 #HelpFerguson (Reinvest North County):  https://givver.com/north-county-inc/Ferguson
The Regional Business Council started the fund with a $10,000 donation in the hopes that others would join in and help. Thank you to the kind and generous people who have stepped up since that inaugural donation to show the Ferguson community our support. The Regional Business Council is a St. Louis business organization set up to improve the quality of life in the bi-state St. Louis region. North County Regional Development Association is the 501(c)(3) arm of North County Inc. an economic and community development organization serving the North St. Louis County community.

#FergusonRebuild, #RebuildFerguson. Peter Kander, Missouri Sec'y of State, through promoted tweets, raising money to, well, the hashtag proclaims it.  http://www.gofundme.com/fergrebuild  "Secretary of State Jason Kander on December 11, 2014 announced that he partnered with the Regional Business Council and North County Incorporated to create #FergusonRebuild, an initiative that will provide non-governmental grants to businesses in Ferguson and the surrounding area in partnership with the Reinvest North County Fund." 

Wash U
#WashUVoices: Wash U 'Voices'

WUMS/DBBS: See also:  http://dbbs.wustl.edu/resources/Pages/Many-Identities-One-Community.aspx

  • The St. Louis Regional Business Council and North County Inc. together established a “Reinvest North County” fund to assist businesses and school children affected in the wake of the unrest. We have made an institutional donation on behalf of Washington University. Those interested in donating can visit Reinvest North County.
  • We have provided counseling support to the Ferguson-Florissant School District to better equip their employees to address the needs of their students.
  • The PB&Joy Food Drive in support of Ferguson and neighboring communities is helping to put food on the dinner tables of families affected by the protests in Ferguson. ​
Wash U Medical School: