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

Weekly Rundown #67

July 3rd, 2020|

Friday, July 3, 2020 Welcome to the KDP Weekly Rundown – 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?  Check your voter registration status, Sunflower Showcase update, Democratic leaders call [...]

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

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Weekly Rundown #67

July 3rd, 2020|

Friday, July 3, 2020 Welcome to the KDP Weekly Rundown – 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?  Check your voter registration status, Sunflower Showcase update, Democratic leaders call [...]

Weekly Rundown #66

June 26th, 2020|

Friday, June 26, 2020 Welcome to the KDP Weekly Rundown – 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? New KDP Merchandise, Sunflower Showcase update, Kansas GOP to feature noted hate [...]

Weekly Rundown #65

June 19th, 2020|

Friday, June 19, 2020 Welcome to the KDP Weekly Rundown – 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 commemoration, Sunflower Showcase update, Kansas GOP to feature noted hate group [...]

Weekly Rundown #64

June 12th, 2020|

Friday, June 12, 2020 Welcome to the KDP Weekly Rundown – 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? Sunflower Showcase update, Kansas GOP to feature noted hate group at [...]

Weekly Rundown #63

June 5th, 2020|

Friday, June 5, 2020 Welcome to the KDP Weekly Rundown – 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? Sunflower Showcase update, Governor Kelly secures bipartisan relief bill to protect [...]

Weekly Rundown #62

May 29th, 2020|

Friday, May 29, 2020 Welcome to the KDP Weekly Rundown – 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? Sunflower Showcase update, GOP leadership in the KS Legislature tries to undermine Governor [...]

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Weekly Rundown #67

July 3rd, 2020|

Friday, July 3, 2020 Welcome to the KDP Weekly Rundown – 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?  Check your voter registration status, Sunflower Showcase update, Democratic leaders call for Medicaid Expansion in Kansas, Governor Kelly issues executive order requiring masks to protect Kansans, local COVID-19 updates, Kansas campaign updates, and Trump's incompetent response to COVID-19. 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! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO VOTE AND REQUEST YOUR ADVANCE BALLOT FOR AUGUST AND NOVEMBER! The deadline to register to vote in the August 4th primary election is on Tuesday, July 14. You can also request an advance ballot by contacting your local election office. The deadline to apply for an advance ballot for the August 4th primary election is July 28, 2020. SUNFLOWER SHOWCASE: THIS WEEK Join us this Wednesday as we host KS-04 Candidate Laura Lombard and special guest Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers for our weekly virtual meet-and-greet event. We’re offering a limited time deal for the remaining four events – if you sign up now, you’ll receive access to every Sunflower Showcase event for a discounted price of $30. You can sign up for the Sunflower Showcase HERE. We hope to see you there! DEMOCRATIC LEADERS CALL FOR MEDICAID EXPANSION IN KANSAS What's happening? Today, Democratic leaders are reaffirming the need for Medicaid expansion in Kansas to improve our state’s public health and economic viability. By allowing Kansas to draw down federal funding, Medicaid expansion would provide affordable healthcare services for up to 150,000 Kansans below the federal poverty threshold, fill coverage gaps and enhance critical healthcare access in rural communities and spur Kansas’s economy statewide. During the worst public health crisis in a century, Republican leadership in the Kansas legislature refused to bring a bipartisan Medicaid expansion bill to the floor for debate. In contrast, Democratic leaders in Kansans are championing our state’s need for Medicaid expansion to overcome the economic and public health consequences posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and to improve the lives of hardworking Kansans across the Sunflower State. Where can I learn more? Democratic leaders call for Medicaid expansion in Kansas. Kansas Democratic Party, July 1, 2020. GOVERNOR KELLY ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER REQUIRING MASKS TO PROTECT KANSANS What's happening? (KCUR) - Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said she will issue a new executive order later this week requiring masks. While the State Finance Council will review the order — a Republican-majority panel of legislators that she has clashed with during the pandemic — they cannot revoke it. Only the full Legislature has the ability to do that with a concurrent resolution Kelly's office said. "If they care about keeping the businesses in their district open, they won't fight this one," Kelly said at a news conference Monday. Where can I learn more? Kansas Will Require Masks In Public Spaces Statewide Starting [...]

Weekly Rundown #66

June 26th, 2020|

Friday, June 26, 2020 Welcome to the KDP Weekly Rundown – 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? New KDP Merchandise, Sunflower Showcase update, Kansas GOP to feature noted hate group at Republican Expo tomorrow, Trump administration pushes on in Affordable Care Act Lawsuit, Governor Kelly announces Commission on Racial Equity and Justice, Statewide COVID-19 updates, and Kansas campaign updates. 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! NEW IN THE KDP STORE: HATS, MASKS, AND SHIRTS! Our new masks, hats, and shirts will get you ready for summer and remind your friends and family to elect Democrats up and down the ballot, all while showing your Democratic pride. PLUS, all purchases will help elect Kansas Democrats across the state! Check out our new gear here! SUNFLOWER SHOWCASE: THIS WEEK Last week marked our highest-attended Sunflower Showcase, KDP's weekly forum with several of Kansas's exciting 2020 candidates! Join us this Wednesday as we host Topeka Mayor and KS-02 Candidate Michelle de la Isla for our weekly virtual meet-and-greet event. We’re offering a limited time deal for the remaining five events – if you sign up now, you’ll receive access to every Sunflower Showcase event for a discounted price of $40. You can sign up for the Sunflower Showcase HERE. We hope to see you there! Check out coverage of this week's Sunflower Showcase below! Democratic candidates hold Sunflower Showcase event. Leavenworth Times, June 25, 2020. KANSAS GOP TO FEATURE NOTED HATE GROUP AT REPUBLICAN EXPO What's happening? Tomorrow's Dodge City Republican Expo organized by the Kansas Republican Party’s First Congressional District will feature the Vice President of Understanding the Threat, a noted anti-Islamic extremist hate group, as its keynote speaker. Scheduled guests include U.S. Senate candidates Roger Marshall, Kris Kobach and Dave Lindstrom, along with KS-01 candidates Bill Clifford and Tracey Mann. In response to the Kansas GOP featuring hateful, inflammatory and Islamophobic rhetoric, Kansas Democratic Party officials released the following statement. Sign our petition against Islamophobia and discrimination of any kind here.  Where can I learn more? Kansas Republican group defends decision to invite speaker who compared Islam to cancer. The Wichita Eagle, June 15, 2020. Dodge City Republican Expo criticized for guest speaker. Dodge City Daily Globe, June 15, 2020. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PUSHES ON IN AFFORDABLE CARE ACT LAWSUIT What's happening? In spite of the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Trump and the Republicans are showing their true colors, fighting to rip away healthcare from 92,000 Kansans and 23 million Americans, while putting 133 million Americans with preexisting conditions at risk. The contrast is clear: while Republicans attempt to make life even tougher for Kansans, Democrats will fight for families and expand healthcare access. (CNBC) - “They would live their lives caught in a vise between Donald Trump’s twin legacies: his failure to protect the American people from the coronavirus, and his heartless crusade to take health-care protections away from American families,” Biden said of [...]

Weekly Rundown #65

June 19th, 2020|

Friday, June 19, 2020 Welcome to the KDP Weekly Rundown – 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 commemoration, Sunflower Showcase update, Kansas GOP to feature noted hate group at Republican Expo, SCOTUS protects LGBTQIA, Transgender workers and Dreamers, Statewide COVID-19 updates, Kansas campaign updates, Trump's inadequate response to COVID-19, and an training resource. 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! KDP STATEMENT IN COMMEMORATION OF JUNETEENTH Right now, our communities are demanding an end to the systemic racism that has plagued our nation since its founding. Juneteenth is a day of commemoration and reflection for all of us to consider how far we've come and how far we must go to create a society that is equal and just for all. Instead, Donald Trump has co-opted Juneteenth by scheduling a campaign rally this weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma - the site of one of our nation’s most horrific racial injustices. Throughout his four years in office, Donald Trump has sown racial division and discord across our nation. In the last several weeks, he has ordered violence against protestors while failing to condemn the racial violence that catalyzed calls for change. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, he has failed to protect communities of color from disproportionately suffering from this horrible virus. Our nation needs real, systemic change to follow through on its promise of liberty and justice for all. The GOP has shown time and time again that they are not equipped for the task at hand, which is why Kansas voters will initiate change by electing Democrats up and down the ballot who will fight for a better tomorrow in 2020. SUNFLOWER SHOWCASE: THIS WEEK Join us this Wednesday as we host “Big First” Congressional Candidate Kali Barnett (KS-01), State Senate Candidate Edgar Pando (SD-38), State House Candidate Jan Scoggins (HD-119), and Ford County Clerk Candidate Angie Gonzalez for our weekly virtual meet-and-greet event. We’re offering a limited time deal for the remaining seven events – if you sign up now, you’ll receive access to every Sunflower Showcase event for a discounted price of $50. You can sign up for the Sunflower Showcase HERE. We hope to see you there! KANSAS GOP TO FEATURE NOTED HATE GROUP AT REPUBLICAN EXPO What's happening? The Dodge City Republican Expo organized by the Kansas Republican Party’s First Congressional District will feature the Vice President of Understanding the Threat, a noted anti-Islamic extremist hate group, as its keynote speaker later this month. Scheduled guests include U.S. Senate candidates Roger Marshall, Kris Kobach and Dave Lindstrom, along with KS-01 candidates Bill Clifford and Tracey Mann. In response to the Kansas GOP featuring hateful, inflammatory and Islamophobic rhetoric, Kansas Democratic Party officials released the following statement. Sign our petition against Islamophobia and discrimination of any kind here.  Where can I learn more? Kansas Republican group defends decision to invite speaker who compared Islam [...]

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