Partisan Politics are not Mainstream

The Mainstream Coalition was founded over 25 years ago to protect the separation of church and state. It was founded by Republicans and Democrats, and to this day still has both on its Board of Directors. We have always been a nonpartisan organization. It does not matter to us what party anyone belongs to, still, today.

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Kansas to begin hearing LGBTQ discrimination complaints!

In an email on Friday, Ruth Glover, Executive Director of the Kansas Human Rights Commissions, stated that in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, the Commission will "begin accepting complaints based on 'sex' discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations wherein allegations include discrimination based on LGBTQ and all derivatives of 'sex'."

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They are ALL our children

This week, some of the more extreme conservative politicians in Northeast Kansas banded together to push their profits-over-public-safety agenda using children as human shields. Have you seen the hashtag #letthemplay being bandied about? Here's the story.

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Now what? After the 2020 Kansas Primaries

The election last night didn’t exactly go as planned. Extremist conservatives dealt some pretty deep blows in key Kansas races (recap below). And the outcomes seem to signal another four years of an ultra-conservative stronghold in the Kansas Legislature – not to mention another term of inept “leadership” in the White House. With a slurry of Koch-backed candidates and dark money pouring into the 2020 Kansas elections, it may seem like an uphill battle for November.

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Elections Have Consequences, vote!

We woke up this morning to the President of the United States declaring in a tweet that the 2020 General Election should be delayed. We can all agree that the 2016 election has had ground-shaking consequences. But every election does, even the smallest municipal post can have far-reaching effects on the members of that community.

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2020 Primary Candidate Survey

This is the Candidate Survey for the 2020 Primary Election in Kansas, which takes place on August 4th, 2020.

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Five members of the SBOE vote to block school coronavirus safety delay

Today, the Kansas State Board of Education (SBOE) voted 5-5 to block Gov. Laura Kelly’s Executive Order delaying the start of public school three weeks, to just after the Labor Day weekend. The breakdown of the vote is below.

The Mainstream Coalition stands in opposition to this decision.

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Action Alert: Ask the SBOE to delay schools to protect our children and families!

The Kansas State Board of Education (SBOE) will be meeting this week (as early as tomorrow, Wednesday morning) to discuss the question of whether public schools should be delayed to open after Labor Day, as proposed by Governor Laura Kelly.

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2020 Voting Scorecard

This is the voting scorecard of the 2020 Kansas Legislative Session, for all 165 members of the Kansas Legislature.

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Why the Schools are Delayed

Governor Laura Kelly announced yesterday that she will publish an Executive Order next Monday delaying the start of public K-12 schools in Kansas until after Labor Day. You can watch her announcement here (it starts at 7 mins and 30 seconds), or read the press release here.

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