Diversity and Inclusion Reading List

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The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee has developed a reading list for members interested in continued learning and appreciation of DEI issues. This list was compiled based on critic reviews and other online booklists. Although it contains a variety of diverse groups and topics, it is not intended to convey every experience or issue… Read more »

Past Virtual Events

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While COVID-19 disrupted our event schedule, we adapted by holding many events virtually. Here’s the info with links for anyone interested in watching the recordings. Expanding KanCare Q&A Expanding KanCare would bring hundreds of millions of federal tax dollars back home, insure more than 150,000 Kansans, cover unpaid health care costs that are hurting our… Read more »

Are we ready to serve our planet?

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Lots of U.S. Leagues already are! Non-partisan Leaguers have been hearing about the ultimate non-partisan issue: “climate change,” but what exactly is it? Climate change is THE story everyone needs to understand. If you watch the short videos below, explore the websites, and/or see what the city of Elgin IL (population 108,000) did, you will… Read more »

Observer Corps Reports

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Government transparency is a vital part of the League’s mission since our founding in 1920. The Observer Corps is one way that Leagues promote open government on a local level. Our efforts in government transparency reinforce our reputation of fairness, nonpartisanship and trust. League members attend government meetings to learn what their government is doing… Read more »

League Fundraiser Launches with Matching Funds

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Imagine, every eligible Kansan registered to vote and informed on the issues! Impossible you say? Like Susan B. Anthony before us, the League of Women Voters Wichita-Metro believes “failure is impossible.” While we have made some great strides, like the record-setting turnout for the 2020 elections, we still have much we hope to accomplish. Kansas has… Read more »

Who decides how to spend our transportation money?

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In Kansas, transportation planners, elected officials and other decision-makers do not appear to consider changing needs of current and future residents; preferred modes of transportation; changing climate; or quality of life. Kansas is changing: Generation Zs and Millennials will soon comprise over 50% of our population; and aging Baby Boomers will soon make up almost… Read more »

Rides to the Polls 2020

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We’ve collected some info about rides for voters. While it’s best to call 24 hours ahead, if you want to vote Friday and need a ride, try one of these options. Maybe they can help! If you know of other options, please share in the comments. 🔸 Paseos a las Urnas – Rides to the… Read more »

Tool Tips Webinar: How COVID-19 Impacts Our Lives

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While there are many facets of disruption to COVID-19 and we all have challenges, knowing tips and tricks for effective searches on data.census.gov as well as how to download, customize, and map data is a valuable resource & skill. On Wednesday, September 16, at 5:30 p.m. (CT) Toni Pitchford, Data Dissemination Specialist for the U.S. Department of… Read more »