To the editor:
Gov. Brownback will travel to Texas to attend an Aug. 6 rally advocating fasting and prayer in response to national crises. But on Aug. 2, he would not meet with Rep. Paul Davis to discuss the closing of Lawrence’s SRS office. Making time for the Texas rally while neglecting the plight of some of the least fortunate Kansans is shameful.
After he returns, the governor should atone by honoring his commitment to Davis and by coming to Lawrence to meet with SRS clients and their family members. He needs to look into the eyes of these people and listen to their voices. They have a right to know why he thinks that closing our SRS office is beneficial.
The governor’s priorities and character are questionable. His constituents must expect and demand accountability from him, now and in the future — a future that his decisions make more bleak.