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Tuesday Topics–

Health Care for Kansans is August Topic

April Holman with the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas will update attendees  on Medicaid Expansion and other topics at the League of Women Voters’ Aug. 6 Tuesday Topics at Faith Lutheran Church, 1716 Gage Blvd., beginning at noon.

The Alliance for a Healthy Kansas was formed in 2016 to educate Kansas policy leaders and citizens about the health and economic benefits of expanding KanCare. Holman has been a fiscal analyst and research analyst for the Kansas Legislative Research Department; director of policy and research for Kansas Action for Children, and executive director for the Kansas Adult Care Executives Association.

The League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County is a non-partisan political organization with the goal of empowering citizens to actively participate in their government at the local, state and national levels. Both men and women are welcome to join the League to participate in its volunteer activities.

The meeting is free and open to the public. An optional lunch will be available at 11:30 for $10.

 


Vicki Arnett, President

 

 August 2019 

The President’s Perspective

Vicki Arnett, Chapter President

Note: No August Primary in Shawnee County

As many LWVTSC members know by now, for the first time in forty years, there will be no primary election in Topeka/Shawnee County in August of this year. In order to have a primary in a local non-partisan election, no less than three candidates must file for the office. There will be races on the ballot in November. There are several offices which have no candidate. When no candidates file, the governing body must appoint someone to the office. Appointments erode the electoral process, negatively impacting public trust in the democratic process. This, in turn, diminishes voter turnout.  Read more about other league activities and news from our President


 

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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.