The League of Women Voters of Kansas issues Action Alerts when elected officials need to hear your voice. If you’ve ever thought, “Somebody should do something,” please remember that YOU are  somebody. LWVK celebrates 97 years of informed activism this year. Join us!

LWVK Action Alert: Health Care

Read what LWVUS President Chris Carson said about House of Representatives passing the American Health Care Act:

“This bill is anything but American — it abandons the American values of fairness, community, and concern for all — and it certainly won’t provide health care for all. This legislation only serves to benefit special interests and provide tax cuts for the rich, while leaving everyday Americans without access to affordable, quality health care.”

We know the Affordable Care Act is not perfect, but it has successfully provided health care coverage to tens of millions of Americans who previously went without. The League of Women Voters is dedicated to ensuring access to affordable, quality health care for all Americans. We urge the Senate to reject this legislation.

It’s your turn to make your voice heard.

The U.S. Senate unveiled their legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act — and it is even worse than the version we saw from the U.S. House.

Here’s how to easily call or email your Senators today to tell them we need a plan that reflects true American values.


 

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.

Think you’re registered to vote? 16,821 Kansans are not!

Chances are, you will find names you know on the June suspense list.

Johnson County had the most incomplete applications with 4,325 names, followed by Sedgwick with 3,021; Wyandotte with 761; Shawnee with 755; Geary with 486; Douglas with 466; Butler with 414; Crawford with 414; Leavenworth with 400; and Lyon with 309. See the entire list of counties.

As LWVK analysis has consistently shown, the under-30 age group has the most suspended voters, with 29.4 percent of the total. Of the 4,888 voters in this group, 3,209 are 18 to 24 years of age; 1,679 are 25 to 30.

Ages 31 to 40 represent 19.2 percent of the total or 3,174; ages 41 to 50 represent 17.9 percent or 2,971; ages 51 to 60 represent 16.3 percent or 2,699; and 60 or older represent 17.1 percent or 2,839.

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.


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.http://www.lwvsalina.org/join.html
  • We register voters.
  • We sponsor candidate debates and public issue forums.