Making Democracy Work Award
LWVJoCo seeks nominations of local people who demonstrate leadership that strengthens our democracy.
See award criteria
Online nomination form
Deadline is April 1, 2019. The award will be presented at our May 4 Breakfast and Annual Meeting.
Check our complete calendar
- March 30: Legislative Coffee: KS Representatives Cox. Donohoe, Neighbor at Monticello Library
- March 30: Legislative Coffee: KS Senators Braun, Haley; Reps. Curtis, Frownfelter, Winn, Wolfe Moore at KCK Main Library
- March 30: Legislative Coffee: KS Senators Braun, Pettey; Rep. Burroughs at Bonner Springs Library
LWV Kansas: Re: School Funding: Please contact members of the K-!2 Education Committee and ask them to reject HB 2395 and instead adopt the Senate’s plan in SB 142. Read details.
ACLU Kansas: Did you realize that mail-in ballots are currently rejected when signatures don’t seem to match? Those votes are left uncounted, often without the voter’s knowledge. Senate Bill 130 would require election officials to contact the voter and give them a chance to correct the mismatch.
The House Elections Committee held a hearing on SB130 on March 14; they will vote on March 19. Contact committee members. Urge your Kansas House representative to support SB130 because eligible votes should count.
LWV Kansas: Kansas House approved SB22; they added a one precent reduction in sales tax on food. Bill now returns to Senate. This bill would give tax breaks to corporations, businesses and wealthy persons similiar to the Brownback tax cuts of 2012. Read details about this bill. . :
Stay “in the know” with news from the Kansas Legislature and from Congress
Kansas Legislature: Read Paul Johnson’s weekly Policy Watch summary “Revenue Update”
Read Paul Johnson’s weekly Policy Watch update “Economic Development Incentives Evaluation.”
Kansas Legislature: View Davis Hammet’s Loud Light video “Week 9: Medicaid expansion obstacles, hospital closure, school funding.”
Congress: MegaVote: Sign up to receive a weekly update Track recent congressional votes (Sens. Roberts and Moran and Rep. Davids)
Stay connected with LWVJoCo
Stay connected and read about our upcoming activities. Highlights include::
- Update on proposed reorganization
- Voter registration at high schools
- Spotlight on member Lynn Hardy
Read the full issue of the March 2019 newsletter.
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