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

KDP Weekly Newsletter #130

October 8th, 2021|

Friday, October 8, 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? Laura Kelly, COVID-19, US Senate Candidate, Cyber Security, Medical Marijiauna, #KSLEG, Democrats Care, [...]

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 #124

August 28th, 2021|

Friday, August 27, 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, COVID-19, 2022 Elections, Demofest, Climate Change, John Lewis Voting Act, Kansas Hospitals, Fair [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #123

August 20th, 2021|

Friday, August 20, 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, COVID-19, 2022 Elections, Climate Change, Afghanistan, Kansas Hospitals, Democrats Care, Social Media Updates, [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #122

August 13th, 2021|

Friday, August 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? Redistricting, Platform Committee, COVID-19, Infrastructure, 2022 Elections, Kansas Hospitals, Democrats Care, Social Media Updates, KDP Merch [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #121

August 6th, 2021|

Friday, August 6, 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, Roe v. Wade, CDC Guidelines, Schmidt's Court [...]

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, [...]

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KDP Weekly Newsletter #127

September 17th, 2021|

Friday, September 17, 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? National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2022 Elections, Demofest, Kris Kobach, COVID-19, Voting Rights, Climate Change, Republican Obstruction, 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!     KDP PRESENTS: DIGITAL DEMOFEST 2021 The KDP will be hosting a virtual Demofest Reception online next Saturday, September 18th at 12 p.m. Due to the uptick of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in Kansas, the KDP, in conjunction with the KDP Executive Committee, have decided to pivot this year's event to an online reception. We've secured an exciting lineup of featured speakers and you won't want to miss this year's programming that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home! The Keynote Speaker for Demofest will be former Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) and we'll also be hearing remarks from SGOTUS Doug Emhoff, US Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), with virtual appearances by our very own US Representative Sharice Davids, Governor Laura Kelly and Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple! This is an event you won't want to miss. Get your tickets for Demofest here.   NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH BEGAN THIS WEEK Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! National Hispanic Heritage Month began last Wednesday and will run through October 15th, giving the United States an opportunity to recognize and celebrate members of our communities and their ancestors who hail from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Rather than starting at the beginning of September, Hispanic Heritage Month takes place over 30 days starting on the 15th -- a nod to the anniversaries of national independence for a number of Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, as all recognize September 15 as the date of their independence, while Mexico's independence is celebrated September 16 and Chile celebrates its independence September 18. Read more about Hispanic Heritage Month 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 are listed below: Franklin County Democratic Party  The Franklin County Democratic Party is hosting a Virtual Canvassing Traning on September 25. You can find more information here at the top of their page. To sign up, click 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 [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #126

September 10th, 2021|

Friday, September 10, 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? Suicide Prevention Week, 9/11, Value Them Both, 2022 Elections, Demofest, COVID-19, Voting Rights, Republican Obstruction, Medicaid Expansion, 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!     This September 11th will mark 20 years since the tragedy that shook our nation to its core and taking the lives of so many of our fellow countrymen and women. The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and onboard United Flight 93 cut short the lives of 2,977 innocent people. These attacks tore a hole in the heart of our country and the pain of this tragedy still remains. Today, we honor our friends, family members, and first responders who lost their lives on one of the darkest days in our nation's history. Let us never forget the true heroism demonstrated by first responders, emergency personnel, and ordinary citizens on 9/11. May their legacy live on forever.   KDP PRESENTS: DIGITAL DEMOFEST 2021 The KDP will be hosting a virtual Demofest Reception online next Saturday, September 18th at 12 p.m. Due to the uptick of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in Kansas, the KDP, in conjunction with the KDP Executive Committee, have decided to pivot this year's event to an online reception. We've secured an exciting lineup of featured speakers and you won't want to miss this year's programming that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home! The Keynote Speaker for Demofest will be former Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) and we'll also be hearing remarks from SGOTUS Doug Emhoff, US Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), with virtual appearances by our very own US Representative Sharice Davids, Governor Laura Kelly and Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple! This is an event you won't want to miss. Get your tickets for Demofest here.     TEXAS IMPLEMENTS THE WORST ANTI-ABORTION LAWS IN THE NATION, KANSAS FACES SIMILAR FUTURE  This week, Texas implemented SB8, the most dangerous and draconian ban on our right to abortion in healthcare history. The ban places a bounty on the heads of anyone who receives an abortion after six weeks and has no exceptions for rape or incest -- adding to the horror of the bill that will harm millions. This nightmare law is chillingly similar to the Value Them Both amendment here in Kansas, which was passed by Kansas Republicans and will be on the Primary ballot in August 2022. It is more important now than ever, with reproductive rights on the line in Kansas, that we show up to the ballot boxes and make our voices heard so that no person will have to forfeit the right to their autonomy in our great state. Read more about the news here.   GOVERNOR KELLY DECLARES [...]

KDP Weekly Newsletter #125

September 3rd, 2021|

Friday, September 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? Abortion Laws, COVID-19, 2022 Elections, Demofest, Kansas Schools, Voting Rights, Child Tax Credit, Republican Obstruction, Medicaid Expansion, 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!     On Labor Day, we celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions of American workers. For decades, pioneers across the country have organized to stand up for the dignity of working people. Democrats are continuing that fight today, having passed the American Rescue Plan and working to pass the American Jobs Plan to bridge back our economic recovery and create thousands of good, secure jobs for hard working Americans. This year, we stand proudly with laborers and uphold our commitment to fair wages and benefits, and safe, healthy workspaces free from discrimination for all.   KDP PRESENTS: DIGITAL DEMOFEST 2021 The KDP will be hosting a virtual Demofest Reception online on September 18 at 12 p.m. Due to the uptick of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in Kansas, the KDP, in conjunction with the KDP Executive Committee, have decided to pivot this year's event to an online reception. We've secured an exciting lineup of featured speakers and you won't want to miss this year's programming that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home! The Keynote Speaker for Demofest will be former Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) and we'll also be hearing remarks from SGOTUS Doug Emhoff, US Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), with virtual appearances by our very own US Representative Sharice Davids, Governor Laura Kelly and Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple! This is an event you won't want to miss. Get your tickets for Demofest here.   TEXAS IMPLEMENTS THE WORST ANTI-ABORTION LAWS IN THE NATION, KANSAS FACES SIMILAR FUTURE  This week, Texas implemented SB8, the most dangerous and draconian ban on our right to abortion in healthcare history. The ban places a bounty on the heads of anyone who receives an abortion after six weeks and has no exceptions for rape or incest -- adding to the horror of the bill that will harm millions. This nightmare law is chillingly similar to the Value Them Both amendment here in Kansas, which was passed by Kansas Republicans and will be on the Primary ballot in August 2022. It is more important now than ever, with reproductive rights on the line in Kansas, that we show up to the ballot boxes and make our voices heard so that no person will have to forfeit the right to their autonomy in our great state. Read more about the news 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 [...]

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