Center for American Progress workshop to focus on issue’s faith-based support
Next week, Alderman Kacie Starr Triplett (Ward 6) will join with activists from across the nation at a workshop to promote reproductive justice rights within the faith-based community. The inaugural conference, sponsored by the Center for America Progress’ Faith and Reproductive Justice Institute, is an opportunity for attendees to network with one another and learn effective and improved messaging techniques concerning the issue.
“I’m eagerly anticipating next week’s conference on reproductive rights,” Triplett said. “For far too long, the debate about a woman’s health and her body has been unfairly hijacked by right-wing extremists. They’ve successfully put forth that the conservative argument is also the moral one. However, that’s simply not true and this event will help provide activists with the skills and connections necessary to successfully make our case.”
The event holds special significance for Triplett. In addition to her work in support of pro-choice issues, she is an active member of St. Louis’ faith community. Last year, she established “Inspired Overflow”, her faith-based speaking ministry to empower and encourage others to live their lives to their full potential.
Triplett is a longtime supporter of reproductive rights. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Legislative and Political committee of Planned Parenthood for the St. Louis Region Board of Directors. In 2008, Triplett led a broad coalition of pro-choice groups during their Prevention First lobbying day in Jefferson City. She currently represents part of downtown St. Louis and several south St. Louis neighborhoods.