Letter to the editor: Solidarity

May 17, 2017


To the editor:

The current political climate has many people looking for new ways to engage in democracy and interact with elected officials beyond simply voting at the ballot box. We’ve established a Lawrence chapter of Solidarity Sundays, a nationwide feminist activism group with over 100 chapters, to meet this need.

This month, the national group focused on reproductive rights, which included writing letters to the editor, postcards to our elected officials and thank-yous to abortion providers in states with limited options. We thanked the remaining two abortion providers in Kansas — in Wichita and Overland Park — and encouraged our representatives to support Planned Parenthood and their critical work in family planning and medical assistance to vulnerable populations.


Ken Lassman 9 months ago

At all of your meetings I suggest that you have a pile of voter registration forms printed out from here: https://www.douglascountyks.org/sites/default/files/media/depts/voting-and-elections/pdf/voter-reg-app.pdf You can also pick up the registration forms at a host of other locations listed here: https://www.douglascountyks.org/depts/voting-and-elections/registering-vote-kansas

and then follow the in-person registration process outlined on that page. I don't know if I trust the Secretary of State online registration web page, but Douglas County has helpful and competent staff to register folks locally.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 9 months ago

Ken's right. Register at the court house, and give him your birth certificate. It might get "lost" at the Secretary of State's office. Do NOT register at the DMV; their stuff is not sent to the county, but to Kobach's office. We have a very honest county clerk, and he will make sure you have your right to vote.

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