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Civic Involvement

Civic involvement plays a significant role in The Truitt Law Firm.  Our firm prides itself on our members participating in meaningful civic activities that add value and have a real and tangible impact in our community.  

Here's a sample of our civic and community involvement throughout St. Louis:

Unstash that Trash! Recycling Events  

Unstash that Trash! came about in 2014, after thoughtful consideration on how to deal with the trash and debris—especially electronic items--carelessly discarded on the streets. Seeing that electronic recycling existed in other communities, and that none existed on St. Louis' north side, Shira Truitt planned a recycling event in North St. Louis.  The next challenge:  The event needed a catchy name! Shira called her mother and, during conversation, mother said “People oughtta just get rid of all that stuff; it's trash. They should... they should just unstash that trash!” With that, the event was aptly named Unstash that Trash!

Unstash that Trash! is a community recycling event that occurs at St. Louis Community College's William J. Harrison Educational Center.  The event offers an opportunity for this under-served community to recycle in its own neighborhood, thereby increasing the chance that recycling will be more readily embraced.  All vendors are invited to participate free of charge so that no barrier exists for the community—or for organizations. In addition to recycling or responsibly discarding shoes, clothes, medication, batteries, electronics, and paper, attendees are invited to participate in a number of hands-on activities from federal, state, and local organizations aimed at teaching—not lecturing—about recycling and environmental responsibility. See 2017 Results

 

Ready Voter Drive

After learning that barriers to voting existed for people who had contact with the justice system, The Truitt Law Firm spearheaded a Ready Voter Drive aimed at voter education, registration, and information.  In addition to being registered to vote, participants could request documents necessary to obtain the Missouri non-driver's license so that they had valid identification that was in compliance with the new voter identification law.  Participants could also gather legal resources on several different topics.  

Voting Rights

To ensure that everyone eligible to vote can vote, Shira Truitt authored a pamphlet on Ex-Offender Voting and Pretrial Detention Voting. Both brochures are well distributed throughout Missouri.