The Kansas Democratic Party’s update of the biggest things going on in the state party and the state government.

KDP Weekly Newsletter #114

June 18th, 2021|

Friday, June 18, 2021 Friend, Welcome to the KDP Weekly Newsletter – the Kansas Democratic Party’s update of the biggest things going on in the state party and the state government. What are we focused on this week?  Juneteenth, The ACA, Pride Month, KDP Training & Updates, Platform Committee, Kansas Economy, COVID-19, Infrastructure, [...]

The Kansas Democratic Party’s update of the biggest things going on in the state party and the state government.

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KDP Weekly Newsletter #114

June 18th, 2021|

Friday, June 18, 2021 Friend, Welcome to the KDP Weekly Newsletter – the Kansas Democratic Party’s update of the biggest things going on in the state party and the state government. What are we focused on this week?  Juneteenth, The ACA, Pride Month, KDP Training & Updates, Platform Committee, Kansas Economy, COVID-19, Infrastructure, [...]

KDP Weekly Rundown #113

June 11th, 2021|

Friday, June 11, 2021 Friend, Welcome to the KDP Weekly Newsletter – the Kansas Democratic Party’s update of the biggest things going on in the state party and the state government. What are we focused on this week?  Pride Month, New DNC Committeeperson, KDP Training & Updates, Election Integrity, Kansas Economy, [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #112

June 4th, 2021|

Friday, June 4, 2021 Friend, Welcome to the KDP Weekly Newsletter – the Kansas Democratic Party’s update of the biggest things going on in the state party and the state government. What are we focused on this week?  Pride Month, June Reception, KDP Training & Updates, Voter Suppression Lawsuit, [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #110

May 21st, 2021|

Friday, May 21, 2021 Friend, Welcome to the KDP Weekly Newsletter – the Kansas Democratic Party’s update of the biggest things going on in the state party and the state government. What are we focused on this week?  KDP & #KSLEG Updates, Medicaid Expansion, Junk-Insurance, Elections Bill, COVID-19, Kansas Economy, [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #109

May 14th, 2021|

Friday, May 14, 2021 Friend, Welcome to the KDP Weekly Newsletter – the Kansas Democratic Party’s update of the biggest things going on in the state party and the state government. What are we focused on this week?  KDP & #KSLEG updates, 2022 Elections, Kansas Economy, Upcoming Trainings, Social Media [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #108

May 7th, 2021|

Friday, May 7, 2021 Friend, Welcome to the KDP Weekly Newsletter – the Kansas Democratic Party’s update of the biggest things going on in the state party and the state government. What are we focused on this week?  May Day, National Teachers Week, KDP Updates, #KSLEG, COVID-19 Updates,  2022 Elections, [...]

PREVIOUS RUNDOWNS

KDP Weekly Newsletter #114

June 18th, 2021|

Friday, June 18, 2021 Friend, Welcome to the KDP Weekly Newsletter – the Kansas Democratic Party’s update of the biggest things going on in the state party and the state government. What are we focused on this week?  Juneteenth, The ACA, Pride Month, KDP Training & Updates, Platform Committee, Kansas Economy, COVID-19, Infrastructure, Social Media Updates, KDP Merch and more! Interested in helping the Party get out our messaging to encourage Kansans to vote blue? Sign up for our new Letter to the Editor program here!   Juneteenth is a recognition of the abolition of slavery across the former Confederacy more than two years after the original signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is a call to remember our nation's history, and learn more about it, to recognize the racial injustices we've yet to overcome, and strive to make our nation and Kansas a better home for all. For Juneteenth, we commend all the activists, past and present, who have fought to bring our home closer to equality. View the Governor's Proclamation here.  PRIDE MONTH   June marks the beginning of Pride Month and is a wonderful time to celebrate the progress we've made in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. It is also a time to recognize that the push for equality is far from over. Our states' welcoming and inclusive nature helps define who we are, and the KDP believes in doing everything possible to keep it that way.   SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT Yesterday, on June 17th the Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act in a 7-2 decision. Despite Republican efforts to undermine this historic legislation, the Affordable Care Act will continue to be the law of the land and provide much needed assistance to Americans who need it the most. The ACA will continue to protect people with preexisting conditions and the millions of Americans with disabilities. While work remains to be done, yesterday was a significant victory for all Americans. Read more about the Supreme Court's ruling on the ACA here. UPCOMING KDP TRAININGS In an effort to ramp up training for upcoming elections in 2021 and beyond, the Kansas Democratic Party, together with the DNC Best Practices Institute, are excited to offer a series of virtual trainings over the course of the next few months. These programs will enhance the skills of progressive activists and volunteers by ensuring comprehensive training is free and accessible for Democrats all over the country. The training and its description is listed below: Train the Trainer Volume 2 (T3 v.2) T3 v.2 is a free six-week, twelve-part webinar training program that covers several aspects of grassroots campaigning; the target audience is volunteers, activists, and entry-level down ballot candidates / staff. T3 v.2 trainings are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET, from June 22, through July 8. Register here. BPI State Party Leadership and Staff Resources  The BPI’s 9-part DEI Training Course is now available for use by County Parties. Learn more about the process for implementing the BPI DEI Training Course in your state HERE. Those interested should email bpi@dnc.org to schedule a call with the BPI team. Votebuilder Trainings Intermediate Votebuilder Training, June 23 at 6:00 [...]

KDP Weekly Rundown #113

June 11th, 2021|

Friday, June 11, 2021 Friend, Welcome to the KDP Weekly Newsletter – the Kansas Democratic Party’s update of the biggest things going on in the state party and the state government. What are we focused on this week?  Pride Month, New DNC Committeeperson, KDP Training & Updates, Election Integrity, Kansas Economy, COVID-19 Vaccinations, Infrastructure, Social Media Updates, KDP Merch and more! Interested in helping the Party get out our messaging to encourage Kansans to vote blue? Sign up for our new Letter to the Editor program here! PRIDE MONTH     June marks the beginning of Pride Month and is a wonderful time to celebrate the progress we've made in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. It is also a time to recognize that the push for equality is far from over. Our states' welcoming and inclusive nature helps define who we are, and the KDP believes in doing everything possible to keep it that way.     New DNC Committeeman The KDP would like to extend a congratulations to our new Democratic National Committeeperson, Hank Chamberlain! Hank has been a lifelong democrat and supporter of the KDP. He understands the need for Kansas to have a strong voice on the national stage and his years of experience in the private and public sectors bring significant resources and knowledge to this vital position. More information: Democrats elect new national committeeman.   NEW VOTING LAWS Two new voter suppression laws that affect campaigns and elections were passed during the 2021 Kansas legislative session. The entire process and new provisions has undoubtedly created confusion which will benefit those who wrote the laws. In an effort to provide some clarity, the KDP has created a fact sheet outlining the details of the new laws. The KDP New Voting Laws Fact Sheet can be accessed here.     UPCOMING KDP TRAININGS In an effort to ramp up training for upcoming elections in 2021 and beyond, the Kansas Democratic Party, together with the DNC Best Practices Institute, are excited to offer a series of virtual trainings over the course of the next few months. These programs will enhance the skills of progressive activists and volunteers by ensuring comprehensive training is free and accessible for Democrats all over the country. The training and its description is listed below: Train the Trainer Volume 2 (T3 v.2) T3 v.2 is a free six-week, twelve-part webinar training program that covers several aspects of grassroots campaigning; the target audience is volunteers, activists, and entry-level down ballot candidates / staff. T3 v.2 trainings are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET, from June 22, through July 8. Register here. BPI State Party Leadership and Staff Resources  The BPI’s 9-part DEI Training Course is now available for use by County Parties. Learn more about the process for implementing the BPI DEI Training Course in your state HERE. Those interested should email bpi@dnc.org to schedule a call with the BPI team. Votebuilder Trainings Introduction to Votebuilder Training, June 16 at 6:00 pm. Register here. Intermediate Votebuilder Training, June 23 at 6:00 pm. Register here. Advanced Votebuilder Training, June 30 at 6:00 pm. Register here. VOTER REGISTRATION Registering new voters is vital in the fight for our state and [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #112

June 4th, 2021|

Friday, June 4, 2021 Friend, Welcome to the KDP Weekly Newsletter – the Kansas Democratic Party’s update of the biggest things going on in the state party and the state government. What are we focused on this week?  Pride Month, June Reception, KDP Training & Updates, Voter Suppression Lawsuit, Platform Committee Meetings, Medicaid Expansion, Social Media Updates, KDP Merch and more! Interested in helping the Party get out our messaging to encourage Kansans to vote blue? Sign up for our new Letter to the Editor program here! PRIDE MONTH June marks the beginning of Pride Month and is a wonderful time to celebrate the progress we've made in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. It is also a time to recognize that the push for equality is far from over. Our states' welcoming and inclusive nature helps define who we are, and the KDP believes in doing everything possible to keep it that way. SUMMER RECEPTION Join the Kansas Democratic Party on June 8th from 5:30 - 6:30pm CT and hear from our Chair Vicki Hiatt, US Senator Sherrod Brown and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy as we welcome our newly-elected DNC Committeemember! Tickets start with just a $20 contribution. Follow this link to buy tickets today! You can also sign up to join the Blue Kansas Club at a minimum of $5 a month for free entry! Signing up as a monthly BKC donor is the best way to support our state party. (Plus, we will be gifting Demofest Luncheon tickets, Banquet tickets, and hotel rooms to four Blue Kansas Club members at random on August 17, 2021). More information on the Democratic National Comitteeman race: Four-way race for Democratic national committeeman     NEW VOTING LAWS Two new voter suppression laws that affect campaigns and elections were passed during the 2021 Kansas legislative session. The entire process and new provisions has undoubtedly created confusion which will benefit those who wrote the laws. In an effort to provide some clarity, the KDP has created a fact sheet outlining the details of the new laws. The KDP New Voting Laws Fact Sheet can be accessed here. A joint Lawsuit against the new voter suppression laws has recently been filed by Loudlight, Kansas Appleseed, Topeka Independent Living Resource Center and the Kansas League of Women Voters. These coalitions hope to challenge the horrendous voter suppression laws that are a direct response to the historic turnout in the 2020 election. The 2020 election was one of the safest and most secure elections we've had. These new laws add no protections and will disenfranchise thousands of Kansans every election. More information on the lawsuit can be found here.   UPCOMING KDP TRAININGS In an effort to ramp up training for upcoming elections in 2021 and beyond, the Kansas Democratic Party, together with the DNC Best Practices Institute, are excited to offer a series of virtual trainings over the course of the next few months. These programs will enhance the skills of progressive activists and volunteers by ensuring comprehensive training is free and accessible for Democrats all over the country. The training and its description is listed below: Train the Trainer Volume 2 (T3 v.2) [...]

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