Stand Up, Speak Out 2018

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The MainStream Education Foundation invites you to attend our annual Stand Up, Speak Out dinner, celebrating MainStream's 25th Anniversary on October 21, 2018.

MainStream's 25th Anniversary

Few people expected the small group founded by six dedicated individuals in 1993 to still be around a quarter century later, but few also expected there would still be a need. Yet we find ourselves today, still working to educate and inform, to get voters engaged to advocate for their families, their schools, and their communities.


Van JonesWe are excited to announce that this year’s keynote will be delivered by Van Jones, author, political contributor to CNN, former White House advisor, and one of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World." His remarks will underscore those shared in his book “Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart - How We Come Together.” MainStream will be providing each guest with a copy of this 2018 best seller.


Resolute Defenders: Ann and Kenneth Baum • Donna Gould Cohen • Renee and Barry Grissom • Priscilla Wilson

Resolute Advocates: Bert Berkley • Sen. Barbara and Dr. René Bollier • Jean Hiersteiner • Dr. Joy Koesten • Rabbi Mark Levin and Kacy Childs Levin • Eleanor Lowe • Cathy and Terry Matlack • Janis McMillen • Jill and Jim Quigley • Rep. Melissa Rooker and Phillip Brown • Marla and Gideon Stein

Patrons: ACLU of Kansas • Ruth and Al Biggs • Karole Bradford and Evan Zarchan • Stevi and Jeff Brick • Rep. Stephanie Clayton and Rep. Nancy Lusk • Jean K. Francisco • Kristen and Dan Fromm • Game On for Kansas Schools • Becky Gunn • Marsha and Ed Herman • Joelsette Hernandez-Jones • Rep. Cindy Holscher and Rep. Patty Markley • Mandi and Brandon Hunter • Stacey Janssen and Lisa Veglahn • Kansas Action for Children • Sally Levitt • David Lillard • Kathy and Bill Musgrave • Barbara Nelson • Lois Orth-Lopes and Steve Lopes • Lesa Patterson-Kinsey and Sue Walton • Brenda and Joel Pelofsky • Norman Scott • Angela Justus Schweller • The Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman Foundation • Sharp Connections • Patty Compton Shupe • Sheryl and Doug Spalding • Dennis Sweeny • Donna and Dr. Harvey Thalblum • Lois and George Tormohlen • Irene and Howard Weiner • Donna and Dr. Dallas Ziegenhorn

Table Hosts: Dr. DeeAnn and Reverend Rick Behrens • Sharon and Jim Borthwick • Nancy Brown • Irene Caudillo and David Smith • Pat and Liz Daniels • Carol and Jeff Ellis • Mary Estrada and Jim Terrones • Tamara Falicov • Brandi Fisher and Greg Raymond • Susan and Mike Fitzgerald • Paffi and Enda Flood • Rep. Linda Gallagher • Joy Ginsburg, Neil Robertson, Jane and Joe Martin • Karen Glickstein • Sally Groves • Johnson County League of Women Voters • Donna and Ward Katz • Julie Lester and Becky White • Karen Loggia and David Spizman • Carol Marinovich • Cindy and Larry Meeker • Liz Meitl and Ryan Lickteig • Roeland Park City Council Members, Michael Poppa and Erin Thompson • Phyllis and Shel Roufa • Carol and Hal Sader • Erika Saleski and Todd Lieberman • Laura Scott and Ed Peterson • Judy Sherry • Mary Sinclair and Doug Huffman • Stand Up Blue Valley • Liz and Aaron Tarjan • Erin and David Woods


Over the past twenty-five years, we have done this work alongside some of the most inspiring people in Kansas. For the last eighteen years, we have given out the Robert H. Meneilly Award to recognize some of them, their dedication to the rights of every individual, their courage in the face of adversity, their willingness to work within the political system to make change happen.

But as we look to the next twenty-five years, we believe our mission is best served by recognizing the incredible work being done by all the activists, all the voters, and all the legislators serving their constituents. This is exemplified by the MainStream Education Foundation’s Voter to Voter project, leveraging the power of personal relationships to up-end traditional get out the vote efforts and drive a new foundation for voter engagement. Because change comes from every vote. Every voter. Every advocate and volunteer. Every legislator and protester. Every one of you.

Won’t you join us as we honor the last twenty-five years, and celebrate the next part of our journey?

Please join us in celebrating our past, and our future.

5 pm Cocktail Reception
6:30 pm Dinner and Program

October 21, 2018 at 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66211
United States
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Lesa Patterson-Kinsey · · (913) 649-3326

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