Capitol rallies illustrate divide over initiative reform

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The Missouri Voter Protection Coalition holds a voting rights rally Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, in opposition to initiative petition reform. The non-partisan coalition represents organizations from across the state.
Genevieve Tlustos/News Tribune photo: The Missouri Voter Protection Coalition holds a voting rights rally Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, in opposition to initiative petition reform. The non-partisan coalition represents organizations from across the state.


Two rallies Tuesday at the Missouri Capitol illustrated the ongoing debate over the state initiative petition process.

The Missouri Voter Protection Coalition (MOVPC) had an annual voter rights lobby day which focused heavily against initiative petition reform, while the Missouri Freedom Caucus supporters protested a floor above an hour later.