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ACTION ALERT (March 14, 2018): 

In accordance with the national League position on gun control, HB2145 needs our help!

HB2145 (Short Title: Prohibiting the possession of a firearm by certain individuals) has passed the Kansas House, passed out of the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee, and is on the calendar for debate and vote in the Senate.  But (and it’s a big but) it’s so far “down on the calendar” that unless something changes it won’t get a vote.

Testimony from law enforcement supports the bill and explains why it is necessary:

Call Senator Jim Denning, Majority Leader Capitol Office 785-296-2497; Email:  jim.denning@senate.ks.gov

Call Senator Susan Wagle, President of Senate Capitol Office 785-296-2419; Email: susan.wagle@senate.ks.gov


Local news:

KCUR (89.3 FM) Statehouse Blend  is one-part profile and one-part insider look at the Kansas Legislature. Each week, host Sam Zeff welcomes a state representative or senator to the podcast to talk policy and politics, as well as their personal life. We also invite a citizen voice and journalist to round out the conversation over good coffee and donuts. You can hear part of the conversation every Tuesday on Up To Date at 11 a.m.

Kansas news:
Civil rights: Kansas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issues report about voting rights and the SAFE Act. The report urges the Kansas legislature to reconsider voting requirements in the context of these findings.
LWVK State Council included a presentation, “Effect on Schools by State Education Funding” by Saline School Superintendent William Hall.

National news:
LWVUS suggests Ten Ways You Can Help Defend Our Democracy