In the spring of even-numbered years, we gather for the LWV of Kansas Council.
Members from all nine Leagues, as well as our members at large, come together to conduct League business, learn about what’s going on with our state League, and discuss issues related to current studies or other areas of interest.
Join us on April 28, 2018 in Great Bend! Register today!
ACTION ALERT (March 31, 2018)
Re: House Concurrent Resolution 5029 to amend the state constitution regarding school finance
HCR 5029- Short Title: “A proposition to amend section 6 of article 6 of the constitution of the state of Kansas; declaring the power to appropriate state funds for education to be exclusively a legislative power.” Call your state legislators and let them know you oppose the constitutional amendment on education funding set forth in HCR 5029 and that you are unhappy with the lack of transparency surrounding this amendment.
Read the full Action Alert.
MEDIA ALERT (March 29, 2018)
Read the press release for more information about Fish/League of Women Voters of Kansas v. Kobach.
ACTION ALERT (March 24, 2018)
The House and Senate soon will be voting on bills that would allow employees with concealed carry licenses to carry them during school and act as first responders. A hearing is coming up on Tuesday, March 27 in the Insurance Committee to make this amendment to the large insurance bill. Please call your senator and representative letting them know how you feel about this. Look at HB 2789, Section 5 for the House and at SB 454, also Section 5. (For some background info, here’s the national League position on gun control.)
Think you’re registered to vote?
Tens of thousands of Kansans thought they registered, but failed to complete each overly-complicated step. Those Kansans are on the Secretary of State’s “suspense” list.
LWVK analysis has consistently shown the under-30 age group accounting for a disproportionate percent of suspended voters, and the majority are between 18 to 24 years of age.
With few exceptions, Kansans on the suspense list found the documentary proof of citizenship requirement to be too expensive in time, complexity, and money; or were failed by the state data management systems.
Kansas Coalition for Citizen Participation
The Kansas Coalition for Citizen Participation is mobilizing support for policies that will improve the administration of elections in Kansas, protect democracy, enhance civic health, and dramatically increase the number of citizens who participate in elections and in their communities. As a founding member of the Kansas Coalition for Citizen Participation, LWVK promotes and publicizes their events and training opportunities among its members and encourages everyone to learn more. As new events are planned, LWVK will list them here.
About LWV Kansas
- The League of Women Voters of Kansas is a grassroots, volunteer, political organization with nine local Leagues across the state. For nearly 100 years, LWVK has encouraged the informed and active participation of citizens in government and has influenced public policy through education and advocacy. The League never endorses candidates or political parties.
- You can make a difference! Now is the time to join a local League of Women Voters and start making a difference in your community. League membership is open to all women and men 16 years of age.
What does the League do?
- We educate citizens about issues, legislation and candidates.
- We encourage individual participation in the political process.
- We inform through in-depth, objective study.
- We monitor local, state and national government bodies and activities.
- We register voters.
- We sponsor candidate debates and public issue forums.