As soon as the news began to receive national and statewide attention, people from across the country contacted the Kansas Democratic Party, asking what they could do to help. Within 24 hours, the KDP sprang into action with a plan.
Together we organized attention from around the country, putting up TV, radio, newspaper, Facebook, and print ads in both English and Spanish to spread the word about what we were doing to make sure registered voters were able to cast their votes before or on Election Day. We rented buses and ramped up our local canvassing, skyrocketing the number of submitted advance ballots in Ford County to the largest share of any county in Kansas – from 26.5% in 2014 to 52.6% in 2018!
Since news of the ongoing voter suppression in #DodgeCity broke, we've been blown away by the support you and people around the country have shown for our work to make sure every eligible voter in Dodge City is able to cast their vote and have it counted. Here's what we're doing:— Kansas Dems (@KansasDems) November 3, 2018
We have two organizers on the ground who are working tirelessly to both recruit and train volunteers and help us Get Out The Vote. And Teresa Garcia Krusor, our DNC National Committeewoman, has been in #DodgeCity since Wednesday to provide critical support to our effort. pic.twitter.com/z5tXnBylg8— Kansas Dems (@KansasDems) November 3, 2018
We decided to run Facebook ads in #DodgeCity to promote our hotlines and the updated information about when and where to vote. In addition to that, we're airing TV ads on Univision, not just in Dodge City, but across #KS01 and #KS04. pic.twitter.com/Af9IAf5CgX— Kansas Dems (@KansasDems) November 3, 2018
We're now on the radio, too, with 60 ads per day across two Spanish language stations and a music station!— Kansas Dems (@KansasDems) November 3, 2018
Postcards were sent to more than 1,500 households to inform recipients in Spanish and English about our hotline and election information.— Kansas Dems (@KansasDems) November 3, 2018
Again, thank you for your ongoing support. Because of you, we have the resources to help this community make its voice heard. On to Election Day!— Kansas Dems (@KansasDems) November 3, 2018
Rachel @Maddow: “It does show you that things change, even in places where it seems like they cannot ever change...now voters' access to the polls is improved in Dodge City, and @LauraKellyKS' in charge of state government, and Kris Kobach is unemployed.” pic.twitter.com/DsgfpllRLa— Kansas Dems (@KansasDems) February 2, 2019
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