Indivisible KC's Kansas Take Action: Week of September 25
Hello, fellow Kansans!
Northeast Kansas got an advanced class in the importance of local politics and the power of activism this week. After massive public outcry from residents of Tonganoxie, Leavenworth County, and concerned neighbors, the County Commission backed off on the promised bond incentives for the proposed Tyson chicken plant, and Tyson is now looking elsewhere for their development location.
Nationally, another attempt to rollback the protections and guarantees of the Affordable Care Act is underway, and we're out this week to show area opposition to Cassidy-Graham. And while the Senate worked to find ways to cut healthcare, Trump spent the week speaking at the UN Summit in New York and trading barbs with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il while ratcheting up sanctions. And Betsy DeVos' Department of Education ended a partnership with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (whom we rallied to support last week) to act as a watchdog over student loans. This leaves student loan holders more vulnerable to infringements on their rights.
Here's what we've got planned this week.
Tuesday, September 26th
Join us for an afternoon rally on Tuesday to hold Senator Moran to his word - healthcare bills that are bad for Kansas don't get his vote. Cassidy-Graham has a real chance of upending the Affordable Care Act. It's time to fight back. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Wednesday, September 27th
Local elections matter, and the candidates who will represent you are most accessible at this level. Join us Wednesday evening for a Olathe City Council Meet & Greet, co-sponsored by Indivisible KC and MainPAC. Click here for more information.
Thursday, September 28th
Join us for our regular office visit at Representative Yoder's. We'll be refreshing his memory on the importance of affordable, accessible care. With Cassidy-Graham in the works, and anything else on the horizon, it's go time. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Sunday, October 1st
We're proud to join with the ACLU of Kansas in The Kansas Coaltion for Citizen Participation, fighting back against voter suppression and going on the offensive. On Sunday evening, the coalition is launching the national initiative "Let People Vote." Click here to find out more and RSVP.
From voter suppression to stripping health care, the opposition isn't letting up, and we can't either. Keep calling, keep writing, and keep telling your friends.
We'll see you out there -