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The Opioid Crisis and its Costs
The September 4 Tuesday Topics will feature a panel discussing the legal, medical and social costs of the opioid crisis. According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, drug poisoning deaths involving heroin increased 71 percent between 2013 and 2015 in Kansas.
Speakers will incude Dr. Valoor Sushmita and Dr. Jay Jani of Midwest Rehab, Dr. William Adelman from Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, and Ed Brancart from the office of the Kansas Attorney General.
The meeting will be at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library at 10th and Lane. An optional lunch will be available for $10 at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning at noon.The public is welcome to attend Tuesday Topics.
Judy Moler, Chapter President
The shift from winter to spring and back again is being termed Sprinter by some. Using that term….I think that Sprinter describes our launch into Spring by the League of Women Voters Topeka- Shawnee County.
A fast start was evidenced by the Annual Meeting with an attendance of 52 members and 3 guests. It was a weighty meeting that dealt with issues including by-law changes to make way for our League to pursue a 501(c)(3) designation. We learned at the meeting that we are blazing the trail for the state League and other local Leagues on this issue.
HELP TURN OUT THE VOTE!
STEP 1: A strong democracy needs every registered voter to participate in the election process. If you are a business or organization, we invite you to download and display one or both of our posters that encourage people to vote. These signs say “I Vote. Do You?” and “We Vote. Do You?” Learn more about how to join the effort to get voters to the polls!
STEP 2: Be informed before you vote. Use www.VOTE411.org to get a nonpartisan voter guide tailored to answer questions posed to candidates in your community. We invite you to display this informational poster in your workplace, too.
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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We do not support nor oppose any political party or candidate.