It’s time to say thank you to our legislators! This photograph was taken after our last 60-mile walk to Topeka on March 14, 2016. At that time, our state was moving in the wrong direction, and too many legislators weren’t listening to their constituents. The 2016 primary and general elections resulted in about 1/3 of our legislators being replaced, and they went to Topeka in January knowing they had a tough job to do. In the end, they passed comprehensive tax reform and a new school funding formula. Are they perfect? No, but they are a dramatic improvement over what came out of the past several legislative sessions. Those who voted to restore essential tax revenue and to increase funding our schools will be attacked in the coming months. They need to hear from you, too. Please thank them for doing the right thing, and casting some politically difficult votes. Tell them you will remember that they did what we asked them to do and you are grateful for their efforts.
If you don’t know who your legislators are, click here: https://ksleglookup.org. For contact information, click here for the House: http://www.kslegislature.org/…/chamber/house/roster/ and here for the Senate: http://www.kslegislature.org/…/chamber/senate/roster/.
Originally posted on Facebook 7/2/17.