It is one of my top priorities to make sure every person that comes through our doors at Clayco feels protected in more ways than one. At Clayco, our team is part of something special. It is essential that “we treat others the way we want to be treated.” It’s not words on a piece of paper – it’s everyday actions and movements and choices.
Our goal is to make everyone feel special and equal. For women, we are finding clear strategies to help team members overcome obstacles, many of which are unseen, to make their whole life better. At Clayco, we strive to take three steps forward for every one step back. There will always be steps backward, and it is something we must all fight against as a Clayco family.
Last week, women took a big hit from a frightening and heartbreaking step in the wrong direction in the courts. I heard from our team. It’s a tough subject. To be clear, I am NOT conflicted on the belief that the courts, the people of the USA, and the men and conservative women of the nation have NO right to determine what a woman can and cannot do with their life and their body. There are already so many roadblocks, prejudices, unfair biases, and generally a stacked deck that holds women back, this is an unacceptable slap in the face to achieving progress, equality, and equity. Plain and simple, we will support women’s healthcare choices and will also continue our commitment to a process that protects the privacy of every individual.
At Clayco, the diversity we steadfastly value and have created within the organization has proven to be one of our most potent powers to solve our clients’ most complicated problems.
Our secret sauce is NOT the “easy,” but the “hard” – and we will always do what is right even when it’s not popular.
Yesterday, The Takeaway on NPR aired an edition presenting the shameful past and current history on individual rights in our beloved state of Missouri.
The Takeaway contrasted Clarence Thomas & Company’s recent Roe decision, along with Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmidt’s shameful and anxious desire to make Missouri the FIRST state to take away women’s reproductive rights — to Missouri having had the shameful history of being the location in which Dred Scott had his freedom taken away, after Lincoln had freed Scott from slavery.
The Takeaway went even further to point out the parallel of SCOTUS’ ruling making no exceptions for rape or incest, recounting the perverse economic motivation for slave owners to forcefully procreate their slaves.
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“Reproductive Coercion is an American Cornerstone.”
Play • 15 min
“Conservatives have long invoked the specter of the 1857 Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott vs. Sandford in their fight against abortion rights, likening embryos and fetuses to slaves with no due process. Progressives now, too, are drawing parallels between the stripping of rights from people who may get pregnant and the infamous majority opinion penned by then-Chief Justice Roger Taney, who wrote, “a Black man has no rights which the white man was bound to respect.”
“Missing from this historic analogy, however, are the experiences of Black women, whose enslavement and forced reproduction was fundamental to America’s rise. We speak with Dr. Deborah Gray White, Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, about this not-so-distant history and the possibilities it holds for all American women.”
On more pleasant subjects — the opportunities to enhance the revitalization of St. Louis, let’s get together on one of your upcoming trips back to St. Louis.
Enjoy your time in Colorado,