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Republican Trade War Batters Kansas Farmers

July 6, 2018 Republican Trade War Batters Kansas Farmers Topeka, KS – “Kansas Republicans have failed to protect working Kansans from a devastating, self-inflicted trade war with our closest allies and trading partners,” said KDP Executive Director Ethan Corson. “Make no mistake, almost every part of the Kansas economy will suffer because of these unfair and reckless actions. Our top exports of aircraft, wheat, beef, soybean, corn, and sorghum are specifically targeted, and most Kansans will face higher prices for products they regularly buy.” “Kansas Republicans first increased our health insurance premiums by repeatedly trying to rip insurance away from [...]

By | 2018-09-20T07:22:59+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Republican Trade War Batters Kansas Farmers

The KDP Welcomes Ananda Bhatia as Campus Organizing Director

July 2, 2018 The KDP Welcomes Ananda Bhatia as Campus Organizing Director Topeka, KS – The Kansas Democratic Party is excited to announce Ananda Bhatia as our new Campus Organizing Director. Ananda first joined the KDP in February as an intern on our coordinated campaign. She has worked in field, finance, and policy for several campaigns, including Hillary Clinton for President and Tom Perriello for Virginia Governor. Ananda recently spent eight months interning at the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit in Washington, D.C. focused on making the federal government more effective. She will graduate in December from the University of Kansas [...]

By | 2018-07-13T18:52:58+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The KDP Welcomes Ananda Bhatia as Campus Organizing Director

Colyer and Kobach Cannot – And Will Not – Fix Kansas’ Schools

June 29, 2018 Colyer and Kobach Cannot – And Will Not – Fix Kansas’ Schools Topeka, KS – The Kansas Supreme Court ruled again this week that Kansas schools, teachers, and students are not getting the support they need. Republicans have had complete control of state government for the last eight years, and their record is clear: larger class sizes, schools closing, and teacher shortages. At a time when Kansas needs a leader who will finally make education a priority, the Republicans running for governor this year have shown they are unable or unwilling to do so. Even as Kansas’ schools [...]

By | 2018-09-20T07:06:26+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Colyer and Kobach Cannot – And Will Not – Fix Kansas’ Schools

Statement on Janus v. AFSCME Decision

June 27, 2018 Statement on Janus v. AFSCME Decision Topeka, KS – Unions have been essential to the building and strengthening of the great American middle class. They have fought to provide better wages, reasonable hours, and safer working conditions to millions of people across our country. That is why today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is so disappointing. At a time when millions of Americans are trying to gain a foothold in the middle class, Republicans and their wealthy corporate allies are intent on removing workers’ rights, weakening unions, and depressing wages – all in the name of [...]

By | 2018-09-20T07:44:40+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Statement on Janus v. AFSCME Decision

72nd Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe to Keynote Demofest 2018

June 27, 2018 72nd Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe to Keynote Demofest 2018 Topeka, KS – We've got some exciting news to share. Demofest is always a great event, but this is going to make it really special. Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be the keynote speaker at Demofest 2018, the Kansas Democratic Party’s bi-annual convention. The event will take place August 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita. Gov. McAuliffe will speak at the banquet Saturday evening, August 25. McAuliffe led Virginia as governor from 2014 to 2018, chaired the National Governors Association from 2016 to 2017, and was chair [...]

By | 2018-09-20T08:34:42+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 72nd Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe to Keynote Demofest 2018

Celebrating Marriage Equality’s 3rd Anniversary

June 26, 2018 Celebrating Marriage Equality's 3rd Anniversary Topeka, KS – Three years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, the greatest advancement for LGBTQ rights since the modern struggle began at the Stonewall Inn in 1969. That momentous ruling didn't cure everything, however. LGBTQ Kansans still face enormous obstacles to their basic civil rights. State employees can be discriminated against because of their sexual discrimination. And just this spring, Kansas Republicans, Jeff Colyer, and Greg Orman’s running mate supported state-sanctioned discrimination by adoption agencies against Kansas families based solely on whom the hopeful parents [...]

By | 2018-09-20T07:44:47+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Celebrating Marriage Equality’s 3rd Anniversary

Statement on Kobach Campaign Rally with Accused Pedophile Ted Nugent

June 22, 2018 Statement on Kobach Campaign Rally with Accused Pedophile Ted Nugent The Kansas Democratic Party issued the following statement on behalf of KDP Chair John Gibson in advance of Kris Kobach’s rally with Ted Nugent: Topeka, KS – “That Kris Kobach has chosen to share the stage with an accused pedophile who sings in graphic detail of his fondness for ‘jailbait . . . [at] just thirteen’ tells Kansans all we need to know about just how little Kobach has in common with our values,” said KDP Chair John Gibson. “Ted Nugent's songs aren’t just crass. They [...]

By | 2018-09-20T08:10:36+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Statement on Kobach Campaign Rally with Accused Pedophile Ted Nugent

Statement on Court Ruling Against Kobach’s Suppressive Registration Requirements

June 18, 2018 Statement on Court Ruling Against Kobach’s Suppressive Registration Requirements Kevin Yoder stretches the truth responding to a letter from nearly 60 Kansas officials demanding the reversal of the new immoral policy  Topeka, KS – Almost 60 Johnson County elected officials are urging Kevin Yoder to thwart the recently implemented policy of taking asylum-seeking children, many of whom are fleeing often violent conditions, away from their parents. As the recently-minted chair of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Yoder can influence this disgusting treatment of children. Instead, Yoder is putting partisan politics before the lives of families torn apart by this cruelty. [...]

By | 2018-09-20T08:16:33+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Statement on Court Ruling Against Kobach’s Suppressive Registration Requirements

ICYMI: Yoder Fails Fact Check on Family Separation

June 18, 2018 ICYMI: Yoder Fails Fact Check on Family Separation Kevin Yoder stretches the truth responding to a letter from nearly 60 Kansas officials demanding the reversal of the new immoral policy  Topeka, KS - Almost 60 Johnson County elected officials are urging Kevin Yoder to thwart the recently implemented policy of taking asylum-seeking children, many of whom are fleeing often violent conditions, away from their parents. As the recently-minted chair of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Yoder can influence this disgusting treatment of children. Instead, Yoder is putting partisan politics before the lives of families torn apart by this [...]

By | 2018-09-20T07:46:14+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ICYMI: Yoder Fails Fact Check on Family Separation

Continued Silence from Kansas Republicans as Trade War Deepens

June 15, 2018 Continued Silence from Kansas Republicans as Trade War Deepens Kobach Used State Credit Card to Pay For First Contempt of Court Ruling Topeka, KS - “Kansas Republicans continue to sit on their hands as the livelihoods of everyday Kansans and key pillars of the Kansas economy are being attacked.  "China’s retaliation to the tariffs imposed by the United States on Friday is a serious threat to working families across our great state. But the Kansans who have been hit the hardest are those who power our agricultural and manufacturing sectors, which were already struggling with falling commodity [...]

By | 2018-09-20T08:09:37+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Continued Silence from Kansas Republicans as Trade War Deepens