Schedule for Convention

Tentative Schedule

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 FireGloria 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