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!
In accordance with the national League position on gun control, HB2145 Needs Our Help!
HB2145 (Short Title: Prohibiting the possession of a firearm by certain individuals) has passed the House, passed out of the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee, and is on the calendar for debate and vote in the Senate. But (and it’s a big but) it’s so far “down on the calendar” that unless something changes it won’t get a vote.
Testimony from law enforcement supports the bill and explains why it is necessary:
Call Senator Jim Denning, Majority Leader Capitol Office 785-296-2497
Call Senator Susan Wagle, President of Senate Capitol Office 785-296-2419
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.