Indivisible KC's Week in Action - Kansas, March 5th
Hello, fellow Kansans!
It was great to see so many of you out at our event focusing on transparency in Kansas Government, co-hosted with Mainstream Coalition. We know they're feeling the pressure in Topeka, and even if bills don't pass this session, the momentum is swinging the right way.
Unfortunately, while some things are moving, others are staying just the same. Governor Colyer was asked this week if he would reinstate an executive order protecting LGBT state workers that was rescinded by Governor Brownback. Although he says that discrimination and harassment will have no place in his administration, he declined to say that he would reinstate the order, leaving LGBT state workers vulnerable.
As always, for the full rundown of state news, we invite you to watch the short weekly recaps produced by Loud Light.
At the national level, Trump's clown show hit new lows, even by the low standards of the administration. The president instituted tariffs on steel and aluminum, tweeting that trade wars are good and easy to win. Mueller's investigation advances, and Hope Hicks left the White House.
While it's easy to get overwhelmed, it's also easy to take action.
Calls to Action
Ready to make some calls to your Senators? Here are this week's top issues.
Call Senator Moran, a member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works and tell him to oppose the nomination of Peter Wright, a Dow Chemical lawyer, for a regulatory position within the EPA. Get more information about this nomination, and start calling!
A bill enabling Concealed Carry Reciprocity has already passed the House and the Senate is expected to bring it up this year. Read Indivisible National's resource on the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act and contact your Senators before this bill comes up for a vote.
Republicans and Democrats are teaming up… to deregulate Wall Street. In a follow-up to the #GOPTaxScam, the Senate is trying to deregulate Wall Street in the form of S. 2155. This “Bank Lobbyist Act” will make it easier for discrimination in home lending to go unnoticed, end key consumer protections for home buyers, and put us at risk of another financial crisis. You can use this guide and call script from Indivisible National to call your Senator and tell them to vote no on S. 2155.
Tuesday, March 6
We have made appointments to talk to the Chair, Senator Rick Wilborn, and the Vice-Chair, Senator Julia Lynn, of the Senate Judiciary Committee to urge them to give this bill a hearing. If you are interested, please RSVP here to help us coordinate attendees.
Join other voting rights advocates to pack the courthouse for Fish v. Kobach, as the ACLU takes on unnecessary and disenfranchising voting regulations. Kobach himself is expected to be there. If you haven't yet RSVP'd, please do so here. We're expecting an overflow crowd!
March for our Lives is coming to Kansas City on March 24th. This work is being planned by young area leaders. To stay updated, follow the planning team on Twitter and the event on Facebook. If you're a speaker, musician, or artist interested in performing, submit this form. And if you're interested in financially supporting the cause, check out their GoFundMe page.
When we stand together, we are unstoppable. Go forth - be Indivisible!
Yours, shoulder to shoulder,