Kansas black leaders agree on legislative, election agenda at statewide conference

Kansas black leaders agree on legislative, election agenda at statewide conference

Nov 21, 2015 – 5:12pm

Peter Hancock

Topeka ? Almost 75 black colored community leaders from throughout Kansas collected at a historic black church in Topeka on Saturday to consider their first-ever statewide legislative agenda, calling for expanding Medicaid, repealing restrictive voting rules, reforming criminal sentencing, and placing more limitations on payday lenders, among other measures.

Members of the Kansas Ebony Leadership Council — who originated in Kansas City, Wichita, Salina, Junction City and many other communities in Kansas — said their objective is always to influence legislation into the session that is upcoming of Kansas Legislature. Nevertheless they additionally stated they intend to forward carry the agenda to the 2016 elections.

“I see it being a motivator to have individuals out to vote,” said Bonita Gooch, KBLC president and publisher for the Community Voice, A african-american magazine in Wichita. They effect you, you’re more prone to vote.“If you recognize just what the problems are, and how”

People of the Kansas Black Leadership Council vote in Topeka to consider their first statewide legislative agenda calling for expanding Medicaid, repealing restrictive voting regulations, unlawful justice reform and a number of other measures.

Saturday’s meeting represented the time that is first delegates have actually come together to look at a unified, statewide governmental agenda for an upcoming legislative session together with elections to adhere to. Continuer la lecture de « Kansas black leaders agree on legislative, election agenda at statewide conference »