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

KDP Newsletter #105

April 16th, 2021|

Friday, April 16, 2021 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 Updates, Black Maternal Health Week, Child Abuse Awareness Month, 2022 Elections, COVID-19 Vaccines, Social Media [...]

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 Newsletter #105

April 16th, 2021|

Friday, April 16, 2021 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 Updates, Black Maternal Health Week, Child Abuse Awareness Month, 2022 Elections, COVID-19 Vaccines, Social Media [...]

KDP Newsletter #104

April 9th, 2021|

Friday, April 9, 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 Updates & Trainings, 2022 Elections, American Rescue Plan, COVID-19 Vaccines, Social Media [...]

Weekly Newsletter #103

April 2nd, 2021|

Friday, April 2, 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? April Reception with Senator Sanders, KDP Updates & Trainings, 2022 Gubernatorial Race, American Rescue [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #101

March 19th, 2021|

Friday, March 19, 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? Women's History Month, April Reception with Senator Sanders, 2022 Gubernatorial Race, American [...]

Weekly Rundown #100

March 12th, 2021|

Friday, March 13, 2021 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? International Women's Day, 2022 Gubernatorial Race, American Rescue Plan, Vaccination efforts, Social Media Updates, [...]

Weekly Rundown #99

March 5th, 2021|

Friday, March 5, 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? Women's History Month, Medical Marijuana legalization, Medicaid Expansion, Vaccination efforts, Social Media Updates, KDP Merch and [...]

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KDP Newsletter #105

April 16th, 2021|

Friday, April 16, 2021 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 Updates, Black Maternal Health Week, Child Abuse Awareness Month, 2022 Elections, COVID-19 Vaccines, 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! Black Maternal Health Week This past week was Black Maternal Health Week. In the United States of America, a person’s race should never determine their health outcomes, and pregnancy and childbirth should be safe for all. However, for far too many Black women, safety and equity have been tragically denied. America’s maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the developed world, and they are especially high among Black mothers, who die from complications related to pregnancy at roughly two to three times the rate of white, Hispanic, Asian American, and Pacific Islander women — regardless of their income or education levels. This past week, we looked to recognize the importance of addressing the crisis of Black maternal mortality and morbidity in this country. Learn more and how you can help here. GOVERNOR KELLY COINS APRIL AS CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH Governor Laura Kelly has proclaimed April as Child Abuse Awareness Month in Kansas. This proclamation recognizes the importance of building safe, healthy, thriving communities to support the wellbeing of Kansas children and families. “The future of our state depends on the wellbeing of our children,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “It's up to us to protect our youngest and most vulnerable Kansans. During April, I urge all Kansans to familiarize themselves with the signs of abuse and the Kansas Protection Report Center's resources.” Read the full story here: Governor Laura Kelly proclaims April Child Abuse Awareness Month . KDP Press Releases KDP Statement on Governor Laura Kelly vetoing SB 50 KDP Statement on anti-transgender sports discrimination bill ICYMI: Kansas continues to Break major milestones in vaccines administered, with over 1/3rd of Kansans having received their first dose ICYMI: Kansas is at an extreme risk of being gerrymandered to favor Republicans KANSAS PERFORMING WELL AS COVID VARIANTS SURGE ELSEWHERE What's happening? (Wichita Eagle) - Kansas continues to have mostly improving pandemic indicators, even as coronavirus variants have fueled surges in other areas of the country. The latest report from the White House COVID-19 Task Force, dated Friday but released on Tuesday, showed Kansas having “moderate” community spread. That is an improvement from “substantial” transmission a week before. The state’s four primary pandemic indicators are all in green or yellow zones, and three of the four improved week-over-week. Kansas has the sixth-best rate of new cases, the 11th-best positivity rate, the second-best hospital admission rate and the 12th-best death rate. The rankings include the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Where can I learn more? Kansas has among the best COVID indicators in the US as variants [...]

KDP Newsletter #104

April 9th, 2021|

Friday, April 9, 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 Updates & Trainings, 2022 Elections, American Rescue Plan, COVID-19 Vaccines, 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! LOOK BACK: VICKI HIATT: DEMOCRATS DELIVER FOR KANSAS WHILE REPUBLICANS PASS THE BUCK  As of this month, Americans have endured a year-long unprecedented global health crisis. For the most part, Americans and Kansans have endured these challenging times together, watching in awe as our hospital workers, first responders, and front-line workers became superheroes. Last month, with the help of Representative Sharice Davids and Democrats nationwide, Congress passed one of the most consequential pieces of legislation of all time, President Biden's American Rescue Plan. The ARP is a historic response to the current moment and will make a real difference in the lives of Kansans by creating jobs, cutting child poverty in half, and ultimately saving lives and livelihoods. Help is here! Read last week's full op-ed from KDP Chairwoman Vicki Hiatt here: On COVID, Democrats deliver to Kansans and Republicans block.   GOVERNOR KELLY COINS APRIL AS CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH Governor Laura Kelly has proclaimed April as Child Abuse Awareness Month in Kansas. This proclamation recognizes the importance of building safe, healthy, thriving communities to support the wellbeing of Kansas children and families. “The future of our state depends on the wellbeing of our children,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “It's up to us to protect our youngest and most vulnerable Kansans. During April, I urge all Kansans to familiarize themselves with the signs of abuse and the Kansas Protection Report Center's resources.” Read the full story here: Governor Laura Kelly proclaims April Child Abuse Awareness Month .     Upcoming KDP Trainings Have you ever considered running for office? Do you know individuals in your community who would make outstanding candidates? Take a minute and complete our candidate recruitment form. The KDP will offer candidate trainings on April 14 for potential candidates considering running for office in 2021 and beyond. To sign up, register here. If you'd like to have further input in the Kansas Dems Party Platform, please fill out the form here Interested in writing an op-ed or following your local news? Use our press list to find your nearest news outlet and get connected.       KANSAS REPUBLICANS PURSUE VOTER SUPPRESSION BILLS What's happening? (Kansas City Star) - Last week, the Kansas Senate approved two bills designed to solve problems that don’t exist. One bill prohibits the governor, or others in the executive branch, or the courts, from modifying state election laws through executive orders or judicial fiat. That one is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Another measure would make it a felony for someone to deliver more than five advance ballots cast by others. It requires signature matching for advance ballots. [...]

Weekly Newsletter #103

April 2nd, 2021|

Friday, April 2, 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? April Reception with Senator Sanders, KDP Updates & Trainings, 2022 Gubernatorial Race, American Rescue Plan, COVID-19 Vaccines, 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! VICKI HIATT: DEMOCRATS DELIVER FOR KANSAS WHILE REPUBLICANS PASS THE BUCK  As of this month, Americans have endured a year-long unprecedented global health crisis. For the most part, Americans and Kansans have endured these challenging times together, watching in awe as our hospital workers, first responders, and front-line workers became superheroes. Last month, with the help of Representative Sharice Davids and Democrats nationwide, Congress passed one of the most consequential pieces of legislation of all time, President Biden's American Rescue Plan. The ARP is a historic response to the current moment and will make a real difference in the lives of Kansans by creating jobs, cutting child poverty in half, and ultimately saving lives and livelihoods. Help is here! Read the full op-ed from Vicki Hiatt here: On COVID, Democrats deliver to Kansans and Republicans block.   SENATOR SANDERS IS (VIRTUALLY) COMING TO KANSAS TOMORROW Join us next tomorrow, April 3rd at 3:00p.m. CT as we host Senator Bernie Sanders for a virtual reception with Kansas Democrats. You'll hear from the KDP Chair, Vicki Hiatt, and Senator Bernie Sanders, former Presidential candidate and the Chair of the Senate Budget Committee! This is an event you won't want to miss, and tickets start at only $27.00. VOTER SUPPRESSION RAPID RESPONSE PLAN  This week, legislation has been passed restricting voting rights with no public comment, no support by our election administrators, and no transparency in the legislative process. Some elected officials are breaking our legislature in order to break our democracy. Upcoming KDP Trainings Have you ever considered running for office? Do you know individuals in your community who would make outstanding candidates? Take a minute and provide names by completing our candidate recruitment form. The KDP will offer candidate trainings on April 14 for potential candidates considering running for office in 2021 and beyond. To sign up, register here. If you'd like to have further input in the Kansas Dems Party Platform, please fill out the form here KDP Press Releases KDP’s Statement on Kansas Transitioning to Phase Five of Vaccination Efforts Kansas GOP Looks to Turn the Dial Back on Progress Vicki Hiatt: Dems Deliver for Kansas, While GOP Passes the Buck   A Reflection on Women's History Month     ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, IT’S TIME FOR REPUBLICANS TO REJECT ANTI-VACCNATION LEGISLATION What's happening? (WIBW) - The Kansas Democratic Party is calling on Kansas Republicans to condemn and reject anti-vaccination legislation proposed in the Senate. The Kansas Democratic Party says it is calling on Republican Leadership in the Kansas Legislature to condemn an anti-vaccination bill promoted by Senator Mark Steffen (R-Hutchinson), who has previously made false [...]

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