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

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 [...]

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 #98

February 26th, 2021|

Friday, February 26, 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? Washington Days 2021, The Equality Act, Reproductive rights, Social Media Updates, KDP Swag [...]

Weekly Rundown #96

February 12th, 2021|

Friday, February 12, 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? Black History Month, Washington Days 2021, Weekly Rundown, Social Media Updates, and [...]

Weekly Rundown #94

January 29th, 2021|

  Friday, January 29, 2021 Friend, 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? Kansas Day, Value Them Both amendment, Marshall's 1st Senate Bill, Rep. Davids [...]

KDP Weekly Rundown #92

January 15th, 2021|

Friday, January 15, 2021 Friend, 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? #ksleg back in session, Gov. Kelly's SotS Speech, KS GOP obstruction in [...]

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 [...]

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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 Rescue Plan, Vaccination efforts, 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! Generation after generation, women have moved the dial on our most important issues & fought for a better world. This month, we celebrate all women leaders who have inspired progress across Kansas, including Governor Laura Kelly, Congresswoman Sharice Davids and Kansas Senate Minority Leader Dinah Sykes. We also offer our gratitude to women here at home and across the globe who lead the way in forging stronger communities — from saving lives on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 to advocating for equity and the rights afforded to us all. This women's history month, be sure to view KDP Merch at the Kansas Dems Online Store. Make your voice heard by picking up our new shirt from the KDP Store. And remember each purchase includes a donation to the party to help elect Democrats across the state. SENATOR SANDERS IS (VIRTUALLY) COMING BACK TO KANSAS Join us on Saturday, 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. Updates to the KDP Bylaws At our recent Washington Days meeting, four amendments were approved and added to the KDP Bylaws. These amendments will ensure business meetings will be run according to the most recent version of Roberts Rules of Order, update the rules for the Platform Committee to give the committee more time to do its work, provide more time for notice of changes, and allow members of Congress and statewide elected officials to designate a representative rather than participate in person. They also provide for remote participation and voting in future business meetings if and when it’s necessary - such as in the midst of a pandemic. And finally, the amendments change the language of the bylaws to better reflect gender diversity, including provisions for gender self-identification and gender-non-binary individuals, among others. 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 March 20 and March 23 for potential candidates considering running for office in 2021 and beyond. In addition, KDP will also host a VoteBuilder training this upcoming Thursday, March 25 to better familiarize our participants with the critical tools they will need to win their election. To sign up, please reach out to info@kansasdems.org signaling [...]

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, 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! This week we celebrated International Women's Day! Generation after generation, women have moved the dial on our most important issues & fought for a better world. Today, we celebrate all women leaders who have inspired progress across Kansas, including Governor Laura Kelly, Congresswoman Sharice Davids and Kansas Senate Minority Leader Dinah Sykes. We also offer our gratitude to women here at home and across the globe who lead the way in forging stronger communities — from saving lives on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 to advocating for equity and the rights afforded to us all. We also recognize that there's still much work ahead of our nation to fully ensure women's equality. We need to come together and move the state of Kansas forward, defend the right to safe and affordable reproductive healthcare, and work to put an end to gender discrimination. This women's history month, be sure to view KDP Merch at the Kansas Dems Online Store. Make your voice heard by picking up our new shirt from the KDP Store. And remember each purchase includes a donation to the party to help elect Democrats across the state. SENATOR SANDERS IS (VIRTUALLY) COMING BACK TO KANSAS Join us on Saturday, 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. KDP PRESS RELEASES KDP Statement on Derek Schmidt's 2022 Campaign Announcement  UPCOMING TRAININGS T3 Deadline Sunday! The 2021 Train the Trainer (T3) program deadline is coming up THIS Sunday, March 14! The T3 webinar training program is a free, six-week, twelve-part course, covering several aspects of grassroots campaigning. T3 trainings are targeted towards volunteers and activists. Please click here for the State Party T3 Launch Kit to help promote T3 sign-ups in your own state! KDP Trainings:  March 20: KDP Candidate Training March 23: KDP Candidate Training March 25: VoteBuilder Training KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL DEREK SCHMIDT ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR What's happening? (WIBW) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt ended speculation about his political future, announcing early Tuesday he will run for governor. “Today I’m announcing my campaign for governor with a mission to be your common sense, conservative voice and to fight every day for your family and our way of life,” Schmidt said in an online video announcing his campaign. Schmidt, a Republican, was elected Attorney General in 2010, defeating incumbent Democrat Steve Six. He [...]

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 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!   The KDP is sending our condolences to the friends and family of Jack Glaves, a former Kansas State legislator and our Party's former Chair, who passed away this morning. Jack was a dedicated Democrat and a champion of hardworking Kansans. The KDP is proud to have benefited from his leadership and know his memory will live on through his friends, family, and our organization. Happy Women's History Month! Let us take this time to express gratitude to the women who fought bravely for equality over the years. While the KDP celebrates all that women have accomplished throughout our nations' history, Kansas Republicans are busy dismantling reproductive rights and attempting to send women's progress back decades. This women's history month, be sure to view KDP Merch at the Kansas Dems Online Store. Make your voice heard by picking up our new shirt from the KDP Store. And remember each purchase includes a donation to the party to help elect Democrats across the state. We are excited to announce the results of our 2021 officer election!                                  CHAIR VICKI HIATT VICE-CHAIR EDGAR PANDO TREASURER YOLANDA TAYLOR SECRETARY FRANCES JACKSON KDP PRESS RELEASES Medicaid Expansion Is Rejected By Ks Senate Republicans Kansas Republicans Looks To Use Federal Relief Funds To Pay For Tax Cuts For The Wealthy  Kansas Democratic Party Elects New Officers At Annual Washington Days Convention KDP Welcomes Katie Sullivan as Finance & Communications Assistant UPCOMING 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. All trainings and their description are listed below. 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. Train 2 Win (T2W) Webinar Program  T2W webinars are tailored towards State Party staff and leadership. All T2W webinars occur at 4:00 pm ET, unless otherwise stated. See below for upcoming T2W offerings, and sign-up today! Thursday, March 11: Conducting Party Business in a Virtual World pt.2 Train the Trainer (T3) Launch T3 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 trainings are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET, from March 16, through April 22. The deadline to register is Sunday, March 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET. CLICK HERE to submit your registration for [...]

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