My name is Wick Thomas, and I'm running for State House Representative in Missouri, District 19.
As a life-long resident of Missouri, I care deeply about our state, it's people, and our communities. My upbringing in rural Missouri and my life of activism in Kansas City, shaped my understanding of the kind of representation we need in the state legislature...
The kind of representation that serves ALL Missourians: the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, women, working class people, our immigrant and undocumented neighbors....
Missouri has introduced a flood of bills specifically targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth. I’m a member of the LGBTQ community, and we need representation in Jefferson City. I will fight for this community and truly serve as a representative for ALL Missourians.
The current crisis has shown us how our healthcare system is failing the people. We are a community and we need to look out for each other. Our health is linked and if we are failing one Missourian, we are failing all Missourians. Now, more than ever, we need to look out for our most vulnerable.
Public libraries and schools are the cornerstone to a functioning democracy but are constantly fighting for the funding they need. I’ve worked in these institutions: I will make sure teachers, librarians, and the youth they serve are represented in Jefferson City. ALL Missourians deserve access to quality schools and libraries.
As our society changes, our laws need to as well. We need to make right the unfair and unjust incarceration specifically targeting people of color and the working class who were convicted of nonviolent marijuana charges
Women need to be able to make medical decisions with their healthcare providers without the intrusion of the Missouri Legislature. Instead, we should be expanding women’s healthcare options and making sure every woman in the state of Missouri has access to the resources she needs.
Workers need the right to unionize. Collective bargaining from the working class has been essential in improving the quality of life for all Missourians. I am committed to fighting hard for worker’s rights and will continue to diligently represent the working class while in office.
We all share this Earth. From climate change to factory farming to unsafe land development, the people who are impacted the most by environmental issues are marginalized communities. We have seen time and time again that our voices are ignored corporations while they destroy the environment. And those same corporations are enabled by poor legislation backed by the government. We need representatives who are willing to do what’s best for the environment, who prioritize the people, not the wallets of big businesses. Wick walks the walk when it comes to sustaining our planet: lobbying for Green Peace at 19, actively protesting puppy mills, fighting against the privatization of water in Lima, Peru, to name a few.