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Walk the Vote is Back and In Person!

Now, more than ever, your contribution and participation are critical to creating a KS political system that represents all of its constituents. Join Mainstream on June 4th and help us get out the vote before the August Primary. #SaveKansas



Walk the Vote is Mainstream Coalition's bi-annual fundraiser event and your opportunity to show support for the people and causes that matter to you. This year we're walking to #SaveKansas from extremists, outside agendas, and bad policies that would take our state backward and make it a hostile place to call home for so many of us. 
What: Walk the Vote 2022!
When: Saturday, June 4; 8:30 am - Check-in/Registration | 9:30 am - Rally & Program | 10 am - Walk the Vote!
Where: Thompson Park, 8045 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kansas 66204
Who: Mainstream Coalition, local candidates and elected officials, advocacy and community organizations, friends, family, and you!
Why: Because we love Kansans, and we need to get out the vote like never before.
How: Register online. $45 advance / $50 day-of to walk and get an exclusive Walk the Vote t-shirt. $5 discount for Mainstream members.

Vote No Canvass

Come join us after Walk the Vote to talk to voters with the Vote No campaign! We're partnering with Kansans for Constitutional Freedom immediately after our event to educate voters and ask them to vote NO on August 2nd. Help us protect reproductive rights in Kansas. Register here.

Register for the Canvass 


#SaveKansas Rally

We're so lucky to have these amazing Kansas leaders fighting for equality, public education, reproductive rights, and fair maps. Join us on June 4th to hear from them and then walk with your friends and family at Walk the Vote!


Event Sponsors


FAQ

How does the walk work?

We'll gather at Thompson Park the morning of June 4th for a rally and fun, family-friendly activities beginning at 8:30, then as a group will complete an approximately 1 mile route ending back at our starting point. Teams will have opportunities to make signs, create chants, and make other fun ways to showcase the matters to you. View photos of past walks.

What is a 'team,' and do I have to join one?

A team is a fun way to gather your friends and coworkers and get some visibility for your cause. Teams are completely optional and can be as few or as many folks as you'd like. When you register you'll have the opportunity to sign up as a Team Captain and make your own team, register as an individual and join a team, or just register and walk with 500 other like-minded advocates!

I signed up as a Team Captain. Now what do I do?

First, pick a fun name that represents you and your cause - maybe you're walking for public education funding, or to oppose the August vote on the constitutional amendment threatening access to safe and legal abortions. Then, recruit your team members! You can either ask folks to look up your team name when they register, or provide them with the unique Ambassador Code that you'll receive at the end of your registration. Either of these will help us place your people in your team at registration. And finally, start thinking about the signs, chants, and other ways that you want to promote the issues that are important to you.

Is my registration fee or donation tax-deductible?

No. Mainstream is a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization, and therefore your contribution is not tax deductible. Your support is what allows us to be in the statehouse, working directly with elected officials and candidates to stop extremist legislation. If you would rather make a tax-deductible donation, please consider giving to our 501(c)(3) affiliate, The Voter Network.

I'm interested in being a sponsor, how do I sign up and what benefits do I receive?

First, thank you! This is Mainstream's primary fundraiser for the year, so your additional support means a lot to us! We have information about sponsorship here, and your sponsorship includes team registration and unique promotional opportunities. Please contact Jen Lydon for more information at [email protected]

I really love this event, but can't make it this year. How else can I support Mainstream and your priorities?

We're sad you're going to miss out on this event, but Mainstream works year-round to advance our legislative and electoral priorities. We would be honored if you would become a Mainstream member or support our work with a financial contribution. And please make sure to sign up to receive our emails so you can receive updates about ways to get involved, especially as we start planning more in-person events!