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

KDP Weekly Newsletter #120

July 30th, 2021|

Friday, July 30, 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? CDC Guidelines, KDP Training & Updates, Platform Committee, #KSLEG Updates, 2022 Elections, Medicaid [...]

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 Weekly Newsletter #120

July 30th, 2021|

Friday, July 30, 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? CDC Guidelines, KDP Training & Updates, Platform Committee, #KSLEG Updates, 2022 Elections, Medicaid [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #119

July 23rd, 2021|

Friday, July 23, 2021 Azmain, 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? POTUS's first 6 months, Eid al-Adha, KDP Training & Updates, Platform Committee, #KSLEG Updates, [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #117

July 9th, 2021|

Friday, July 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? Redistricting, KDP Training & Updates, Platform Committee, #KSLEG Updates, 2022 Elections, COVID-19, Voting Rights, DNC Investment, [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #116

July 2nd, 2021|

Friday, July 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? Fourth of July, COVID-19, KDP Training & Updates, Platform Committee, #KSLEG Updates, Infrastructure, Critical Race [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #115

June 25th, 2021|

Friday, June 25, 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? Pride Month, Kansas Dairy Month, Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, KDP Training & Updates, Platform Committee, [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #114

June 18th, 2021|

Friday, June 18, 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?  Juneteenth, The ACA, Pride Month, KDP Training & Updates, Platform Committee, Kansas Economy, COVID-19, Infrastructure, [...]

PREVIOUS RUNDOWNS

KDP Weekly Newsletter #120

July 30th, 2021|

Friday, July 30, 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? CDC Guidelines, KDP Training & Updates, Platform Committee, #KSLEG Updates, 2022 Elections, Medicaid Expansion, Infrastructure, Democrats Care, 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!   UPCOMING KDP 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. 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. The training and its description is listed below: BPI State Party Leadership and Staff Resources  The BPI’s 9-part DEI Training Course is now available for use by County Parties. Learn more about the process for implementing the BPI DEI Training Course in your state HERE. Those interested should email bpi@dnc.org to schedule a call with the BPI team. Canvassing 101 The Franklin County Democratic Party in partnership with the KDP will be holding a Canvassing 101 training on 8/21, Princeton Community Building 1449 US-59 Princeton, KS, starting at 10 am. Join us to learn about the most effective way to reach voters and become a great canvasser! RSVP here Democrats Care Projects Are you working on a community service project in your area? KDP and the DNC would like to amplify your work as part of the new Democrats care project. To learn about the program, you can read more here.   Platform Committee Meetings The Kansas Democratic Party’s Platform Committee will meet in-person on August 14th in Salina to consider changes and updates to the platform and we want your input! All Kansas Democrats are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas with the committee — have your say in shaping Kansas policy by attending a virtual congressional district meeting or filling out the suggestion form below. Come August 14, input on the platform will only be possible by attending the in-person meeting in Salina. You can give your input directly by filling out the platform suggestion form here: https://kansasdems.org/platformcommittee. For individual virtual meeting information, please view this link here.       GOVERNOR KELLY URGING KANSANS TO GET VACCINATED AND RELEASES STATEMENT ON UPDATED CDC GUIDELINES  What's happening? (KSN) - Governor Laura Kelly issued a statement addressing the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on masking. “While we are still reviewing the new guidance and what it means for Kansas, this administration has consistently followed the recommendations from the experts at the CDC – and we don’t intend to stop. Right now Kansas is at a crossroads. The new Delta variant has caused COVID-19 to surge in our communities and some of our hospitals are moving towards capacity. The bad news is that parts of our state fall into the “hot [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #119

July 23rd, 2021|

Friday, July 23, 2021 Azmain, 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? POTUS's first 6 months, Eid al-Adha, KDP Training & Updates, Platform Committee, #KSLEG Updates, The Big Lie, Frito-Lays Strike, Medicaid Expansion, Climate Change, Infrastructure, 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! PRESIDENT BIDEN'S FIRST SIX MONTHS IN OFFICE  On Tuesday, President Biden reached the six month mark of his time in office. Thanks to President Biden's historic agenda, Democrats are delivering for American families and building our country back better than ever. With checks in pockets, shots in arms, and huge middle-class tax cuts, hardworking American families are optimistic about the future and overwhelmingly support the President’s plan to continue building America back, with over 60% of Americans approving of President Biden’s job in office after his first six months. Learn more about President Biden's first six months below: 6 Months in Office, How Biden's Approval Rating Stacks Up Against Trump's. Newsweek. EID AL-ADHA  Happy Eid! This week, Muslim Americans joined Muslims worldwide in celebrating Eid Al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice. This holiday is a time of prayer, community, celebration and service to the poor. At a time where divisive political rhetoric towards Muslim Americans and Islam worldwide is at a high, it is especially important to welcome people of all faiths into our communities. From the entire KDP staff, we would like to send our warm regards to all Kansans who celebrated Eid Al-Adha this week. Eid Mubarak!   UPCOMING KDP 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. 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. The training and its description is listed below: BPI State Party Leadership and Staff Resources  The BPI’s 9-part DEI Training Course is now available for use by County Parties. Learn more about the process for implementing the BPI DEI Training Course in your state HERE. Those interested should email bpi@dnc.org to schedule a call with the BPI team. Canvassing 101 The Franklin County Democratic Party in partnership with the KDP will be holding a Canvassing 101 training on 8/21, Princeton Community Building 1449 US-59 Princeton, KS, starting at 10 am. Join us to learn about the most effective way to reach voters and become a great canvasser! RSVP here Platform Committee Meetings The Kansas Democratic Party’s Platform Committee will meet in-person on August 14th in Salina to consider changes and updates to the platform and we want your input! All Kansas Democrats are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas with the committee — have your say in shaping Kansas policy by attending a virtual congressional district meeting or filling out the suggestion form below. Come [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #117

July 9th, 2021|

Friday, July 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? Redistricting, KDP Training & Updates, Platform Committee, #KSLEG Updates, 2022 Elections, COVID-19, Voting Rights, DNC Investment, 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!   REDISTRICTING  Kansas Legislators have agreed to hold 14 public hearings across Kansas on the redistricting process. The meetings will be open to the public as well as streamed virtually. Transparency during this process is the only way to rebuild public confidence following statements by top state GOP leaders advocating for political gerrymandering. During this process, it is incredibly important that we preserve the core of Kansas's congressional districts in order to protect communities of interest who benefit from cohesive representation in congress. Any major changes to the current congressional districts will disproportionately impact minority communities who already struggle for representation. Learn more about the redistricting process below: Despite Kansas Census delays, lawmakers to hold redistricting hearings. The Topeka Capital Journal.     DNC VOTING CAMPAIGN  Yesterday, Vice President Kamala Harris announced an expansion of the Democratic National Committee's 'I Will Vote' initiative to address and overcome Republican efforts across the country to to make voting more difficult and burdensome. The DNC will invest $25 million in voter education, voter protection, voter registration, and improved technology to make voting more accessible for all Americans and fight back against Republicans' unprecedented voter suppression efforts. With these investments, it’s clear the DNC is going to be the party’s lead organization on matters of voting rights, and that President Biden, Vice President Harris and Chair Jaime Harrison are putting every available resource into combatting Republican attacks. Learn more about this historic investment here: Harris announces $25 million expansion of voting campaig. Politico.  UPCOMING KDP 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. 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. The training and its description is listed below: Train 2 Win (T2W) T2W webinars are tailored towards State Party staff and leadership. All T2W webinars occur at 4:00 pm ET, unless otherwise stated. Those interested can sign up for the July session on Thursday, July 15 HERE. BPI State Party Leadership and Staff Resources  The BPI’s 9-part DEI Training Course is now available for use by County Parties. Learn more about the process for implementing the BPI DEI Training Course in your state HERE. Those interested should email bpi@dnc.org to schedule a call with the BPI team.     Platform Committee Meetings The Kansas Democratic Party’s Platform Committee will meet in-person on August 14th in Salina to consider changes and updates to the platform and we want your input! All [...]

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