With less than two weeks until the local general election on November 7th, developing a plan of action is key to a successful turnout. Local elections have the most immediate and direct impact on your daily life, with candidates usually living in your neighborhoods, since our communities are so tight knit.
Every voter in Johnson County will have the ability to cast their ballots on Nov. 7th due to the JCCC Board of Trustees race, covering every Johnson County household.
Much of my district is in Overland Park, which has been receiving so much positive press and recognition throughout the state and nationwide. Mayor Carl Gerlach has worked tirelessly to lead the way in making Overland Park what it is today. Not only has he been a balanced and sound leader for Overland Park and our community, but he has also been an excellent partner for the legislative delegation. I ask for your vote for Carl Gerlach for Mayor on November 7th!
It’s easy to get down hearted with all that is going on in the news. Our hearts go out to all of those affected by the mass shooting in Las Vegas and all of those in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico who are still struggling from the devastation of recent hurricanes. It’s so easy to send our “prayers” and so much harder to act for change. Coming off the heels of the Jewish High Holy days it begs the question: "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?" (Hillel, Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14).It’s time to act. And, one of the best ways to “act” is to support leaders who aren’t afraid to legislate sound public policies, even when they are unpopular (at least to well-funded outside interest groups).
A second round of postcards from Americans for [their own] Prosperity (AFP, aka Koch Brothers) have now landed in the districts of such leaders. In fact, most Kansas legislators who voted to override the Governor’s veto last session on comprehensive tax reform are receiving these mailers in their districts – and, we’re still 9 months away from the primary election!!
Joy has blogged extensively about her experience and activities in the legislature and beyond.