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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:31 PM

 

Kansas Women Unite In Bipartisan Effort To Defeat Brownback, Kobach, Roberts

There’s a group of women in Kansas who are fed up.

They’ve formed Women for Kansas, a bipartisan, grass-roots initiative aimed at unseating conservative Republicans in the upcoming election: Gov. Sam Brownback, Secretary of State Kris Kobach and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts.

These women have found inspiration from their Suffragette ancestors by organizing the “Taking Back Kansas Convention: A Weekend with Purpose.” Five hundred women from 88 towns and cities across the state — from tiny Kensington (population 461) to Kansas City suburb Overland Park are gathering in Wichita on Friday and Saturday to learn how to effect the changes they want.

“If the Suffragettes could rally through word-of-mouth and letters, then think of what we can do with our 21st century technology,” Lynn Stephan, a retired advertising executive chairing the Women for Kansas convention, told me.

One of the founding members of Women for Kansas, Stephan said she and other “like-minded” women (moderate, independent and progressive) started discussing what they could do back in April 2013.

“Women in this state are scared,” Stephan said. “We’re going broke” under the leadership of Brownback’s tea-party fiscal ideas. Schools and hospitals in some small towns may have to close, she said, and then “the town will dry up and blow away.”

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2014/08/29/kansas-women-unite-in-bipartisan-effort-to-defeat-brownback-kobach-roberts/

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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:43 PM

1. Good for them. nt

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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:11 PM

2. I sure hope this changes the course of the election..k and r.

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Thu Sep 4, 2014, 03:45 AM

3. I wish they would meet closer to where I live. nt

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