March 4, 2019
Statement on the passing of Stephanie Mott
KDP Chair Vicki Hiatt and KDP Executive Director Ethan Corson released the following statement on the passing of LGBTQ advocate Stephanie Mott:
Topeka, KS – Before laws gradually changed and public opinion moved, there was Stephanie Mott. Courageous in the face of cowardice and selflessly dedicated to advocacy for LGBTQ Kansans, Stephanie was a champion for the most vulnerable among us.
Last December, Stephanie wrote about the steadfast resolve behind her work and the hope we all share that, regardless of the consequences, our determination to do the right thing will inevitably bring about a better world. From everyone at the Kansas Democratic Party, we thank Stephanie for doing just that.
“When I am asked by people, to help with those exceedingly difficult decisions we must all make, I simply ask them what they want to see when they look back at the decision five years later.
“My personal answer to this question is this – I want to see that I have done due diligence and I want to know that I tried to do the right thing . . . To do the right thing is never the wrong choice.”