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Tuesday Topics

July 5 | Noon | Zoom

Dr. Sharon Sullivan, Washburn University Professor and Theater Department Chair, will discuss women’s reproductive rights and the constitutional amendment on the August ballot regarding women’s rights to abortion. Zoom Link & Instructions July_Aug 2022

The June Tuesday Topics Community Connections Librarian Lissa Staley, Topeka and Shawnee County Public library, shared insights and experiences with the “Reframing Topeka” project, a local issue guide created with the Topeka and Shawnee County community to encourage and support deliberative conversations on the question of “How We Should Improve Topeka.” Read the full summary of Tuesday Topics May 3, 2022.

Other Important Upcoming Events

June – August: Kansas Coalition for Constitutional Freedom will be calling and going door-to-door to education voters on the proposed Constitutional Amendment.

June 23-26: League of Women Voters National Convention will be in Denver, Colorado and virtual.

Monday, July 4, 10am: The League has been invited to march in the College Hill Neighborhood Parade. We will begin lining up at 9:30 a.m. at Boswell Park, 13th and Boswell, if you can join us.

Saturday, July 16: YWCA March and Rally for Abortion Rights, 11 a.m. on the South Steps of the Kansas Capitol. Learn more at Reproductive Justice – YWCA Northeast Kansas (ywcaneks.org).

Wednesday, July 20: Panel discussion on reproductive justice, 6 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Topeka.

Tuesday, August 2: Kansas primary election and the vote on the constitutional  amendment abridging reproductive freedom. Read fact sheet.


Carole Jordan, President

July 2022

The President’s Perspective

Carole Jordan, Chapter President

Now we are counting down to what may be the most important primary election in our state’s history, when voters will weigh in on an amendment to the Kansas Constitution that could cancel women’s and families’ rights to privacy and decision-making in matters of reproductive health. What a sad contrast to the progressive constitutional amendment of Nov. 5, 1912, that gave Kansas women the right to vote eight years before most of the rest of the country. Join us at the Kansas Statehouse July 16 at a march and rally for reproductive rights.

Read the full message from our President


 

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