The convention is one of the few places in the state where these candidates will all appear on the same stage: Paul Davis for Governor, Jill Docking for Lt. Governor, Jean Schodorf for Secretary of State, and Greg Orman for U.S. Senate. We have scheduled a diverse group of speakers with expertise and stories that we find compelling.
Friday, Aug. 29
|Begins at 3 p.m.||Registration at Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview|
|5:30 p.m.||Convention attendees leave hotel for rally across the street from the hotel, led by drum line|
|5:45 p.m.||Rally welcome at A. Price Woodard park|
|6 – 7 p.m.||Cherokee Maidens perform at rally|
|7 – 8 p.m.||Speakers & other entertainment at rally|
|8:15 – 9 p.m.||Convention registration continues
Cash bar and appetizers
|8:45 – 10 p.m.||Kansas Women’s Voices: Statewide Round Table Discussions with convention attendees at Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview|
Saturday, Aug. 30
|8:45 – 9 a.m.||Morning Moderator — Kaye Monk-Morgan, Director of the TRIO Upward Bound Math Science Center at Wichita State University|
|9 – 9:45 a.m.||Why the Income Tax Cuts Hurt More Than They Help — Bernie Koch, Director of the Kansas Economic Progress Council|
|10 – 10:45 a.m.||The ACA and Medicaid Expansion: Why They’re Important to Kansas — Jim Ward, State Representative (District 86)|
|11 – 11:45 a.m.||Voting Rights Under Assault—How Do We Fight Back? — Doug Bonney, Chief Counsel & Legal Director for American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Kansas, Lawrence|
|Noon – 1:20 p.m.||Lunch & Learning How to Get Out the Vote
What’s the Matter with Kansas? And, what do we do about it? — Ryan Wright, Kansas Values Institute
Taking Back Kansas! Building a Movement — Evan Gates, Kansas Grassroots, Lawrence
Women for Kansas Get Out the Vote — Laura Dungan
Afternoon Moderator — Miranda Allen, CEO, Radiofrequency Safety International Corp.
|1:40 – 2:30 p.m.||Get in the Game and Protect Kansas Schools — Judith Deedy, founding member and Executive Director of Game on for Kansas Schools
Kevin McWhorter, Member Board of Education, Goddard USD 265
|2:45 – 3:30 p.m.||Kansas Courts: Don’t Fix What Isn’t Broken
Kansas Judiciary Under Fire — Gloria Farha Flentje, former general counsel for Boeing Wichita and Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
Merit Selection of Appellate Judges — Anne Burke, Chair of the Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission and practicing attorney at Manson Karbank Burke in Overland Park
|3:45 – 4:30 p.m.||Why Don’t They Just Get in Line?
10 Myths About Immigration — Emira Palacios, Seed House Co-Founder, Educator/Facilitator
Benefits of Investing in KS Education — Dora Herrera, WSU student and DACA recipient
Economic Contributions of Immigrants — Armando Minjarez, Seed House Co-Founder, Cultural Educator & Artist in Residence
|6:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Meet the Candidates reception with cash bar|
|7:00 – 10:00 p.m.||Banquet with speakers — Jill Docking, Paul Davis, Jean Schodorf & Greg Orman
Emcee Rochelle Chronister, former Chair of the Kansas Republican Party