Actions

On this page, the MainStream Coalition will present actions, either email, or otherwise, that members and supporters could take to further advocacy for issues important to them. These actions may come and go, but we always recommend that constituents stay in touch with their representatives, and so offer a few default actions.


Current Actions!

Take these actions now! (as of 4/7/2019)

Today! Health Care Expansion - Ask your Senator, and Leadership, to allow a vote to expand KanCare! Medicaid expansion was passed in the Kansas House, and sits in the Kansas Senate, waiting for Leadership to bring it up for a vote. With 77% of Kansans in favor of expansion, and a majority of Kansas lawmakers ready to pass it. Senate lawmakers in favor of expansion have scheduled a vote on May 1, 2019 to bring this bill out of committee and schedule it for a vote. Send email to your Senator and Senate Leadership to ask them to make that happen!


Actions you can always take

  • Email your KS Representative: Thank your Representative for their public service, and let them know you are a constituent and are paying attention. You can change the text to let them know what is important to you.

  • Email your KS Senator: Thank your Senator for their public service, and let them know you are a constituent and are paying attention. You can change the text to let them know what is important to you.

Past Actions

  • Taxes - Thank you! You sent hundreds of emails in response to this call! We simply can't return to the days when the Kansas budget failed to invest in needed services. We can't afford the further cuts and desperation. We can't risk another Brownback-style tax experiment, less than two years after ending the first one. Gov. Kelly vetoed SB 2 on Monday, March 25, 2019, and Legislative Leadership could not secure enough votes to override it!

  • Education - Thank you! You sent hundreds of emails in response to this call! Your legislators heard you (as did Leadership, who got each one of those hundreds of emails) and the Kansas Legislature passed H Sub for SB16, which contains the Governor's plan for meeting the Court's funding requirement. This plan was arrived at with the collaboration of the State Board of Education and the Kansas State Department of Education, in consultation with the Gannon plaintiffs.

  • Reproductive Health - Thank you for sending emails in response to this action. HB2274 (in the end bundled with other bills as SB67) will require doctors to tell women that the so-called "abortion pill" may be reversible, when this is not proven. Despite your actions, the Legislature passed this and sent it on to the Governor.

  • Gun Safety - Thank you for sending emails in response to this action. HB2326, passed by the Kansas House, did not receive a vote in the Kansas Senate. It would lower the age at which concealed handguns could be carried to 18. A high school teenager could legally carry a hidden, loaded handgun. We will keep an eye on this bill, as it will likely rise again, certainly next year, maybe later this year.

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