Get Informed

The first step in making a difference is to get informed. What is your issue? What are you the most passionate about? Learn about the moderate positions below, and read up on recent legislation and proposals. These resources are here to help you get, and stay, informed.

Get Connected

Keep up with what is happening right now! We link relevant news articles with the issues below, but if you're trying to follow the news up to the minute, here are some sources:

Our email updates

Sign up for our email updates. We send one email every week, and action alerts when needed during the legislative session. During elections, we send a step up email with opportunities for doing more than just voting.

Our Twitter List

We maintain a Twitter list (no Twitter account needed!) of reporters, officials, and activists that can give a lot of insight into what is happening in Topeka. Updated on the fly as news happens.

Audio feeds of proceeding in the #ksleg:

This year, live audio streams are available for committee hearings and floor debates. Links to the chamber feeds are below, links to committee feeds are available on those committee pages.

Your Elected Officials

Who represents you? What do they stand for? Are their positions compatible with yours? 

  • Voting scorecards. Mainstream records the votes of Kansas legislators on certain bills, to score them on how close they are to the positions we support. Go here to find their latest scores.

Your Candidates

Who's running to represents you? What do they stand for? Are their positions compatible with yours? There are a number of resources for finding out about the people who make decisions on your behalf.

  • Candidate Ratings. MainPAC, our political action committee, releases annual candidate ratings so you know how likely your candidates are to support Mainstream values.

Watch Our Forums

We hold educational forums every year during the Kansas legislative session. Since 2015, we have been live streaming these forums on the Internet, and making the available for on demand viewing later. Our YouTube channel, where al that happens, is here:

Kansas Legislation

Extreme views and partisan posturing are just so much blather until the legislation is passed. Here are some resources for keeping up with Kansas legislative goings on.