In April 2013, a group of women began meeting to develop a plan that could change the downward path of our home state. From the outset, it was clear that the vision – the power of the idea – would depend on the efforts of informed, energized women.
While many issues and ideas were considered, it was unanimously decided that the removal of Governor Brownback and Secretary of State Kobach from office would have the greatest positive impact on the future of Kansas. It was also decided that an event that would entice 1,000 Kansas women to come together to hear the opposition candidates, learn about the issues, and what to do when they got home would invigorate them to work to Take Back Kansas.
This ambitious idea was inspired by the powerful image of the suffragists marching en masse in the early 1900s. If these courageous women could come together by the hundreds without the aid of computers and fancy ad campaigns, this determined, 21st-century group could surely bring together a thousand Kansas women, who, like us, are determined to reverse the policies of the our current legislation, Secretary of State and Governor.
The statewide Women’s Convention was successful but our efforts to oust Brownback and Kobach were not. We are working on a new plan to capture Kansas women’s energy, educate our members, and provide them with the tools to take back to their communities to engage in the political process. If you and your friends are serious about changing the backward direction of our state, we urge you to join us.