scottcriqui (Scott Criqui)


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Italian dessert shop coming to Massachusetts Street; Lawrence gets ranking from LGBT civil rights group

And, thank you Chad for bring attention to this report card. I appreciate it.

December 19, 2015 at 1:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Italian dessert shop coming to Massachusetts Street; Lawrence gets ranking from LGBT civil rights group

I am happy that Lawrence received an above score on the HRC rating. And, I agree Lawrence is ahead of our peer cities in Kansas.

Five additional points to consider:
1) The city has several openly LGBTQ appointed officials - the card does not recognize.
2) We have elected officials that are LGBT advocates despite oppressive State laws - which the card does not recognize.
3) Lawrence police do track hate crimes, but this is tracking is subjective and some in the LGBTQ community feel that the police don't accurate report hate crimes.
4) Various minority groups have reached out to the city and/or commissioners about having a liaisons system in place.
5) Just because we have boxs checked, doesn't mean much in a day-to-day life of an LGBTQ person. Fairness and equity takes a lot of work.

December 19, 2015 at 1:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fallout from Farmer allegations may create questions at City Hall; process to find City Commission replacement gets going tonight

If you have questions for candidates at the Sept 24th forum, please e-mail the Voter Education Coalition at You can also follow the happenings at

-Scott Criqui,
Co-Chair of the Voter Education Coalition

September 17, 2015 at 1:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Additional forums scheduled for school board, City Commission candidates

The public will be able to submit questions at both events.

March 6, 2015 at 8:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Operator of The Cave admits liquor violations, but state drops fine to $2,000 as part of settlement; dates set for city and school board forums

Thanks for sharing the dates of the Voter Education Coalition's up coming events! I really appreciate it, Chad!

February 21, 2015 at 2:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Candidate forums scheduled in advance of city commission, school board primaries

LJWorld - Thanks so much for running an article about these upcoming events. LJWorld does a great at building interest and increase turn out. I do have a small correction. The event on Monday will be a meet and greet AND a City Commission candidate forum. The meet and greet will feature all candidate (school board and city commission).

Cillie - Thanks for mentioning our website. It is the most compressive website out there for local elections.

-Scott Criqui
VEC Co-Chair

February 21, 2015 at 2:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas city bans sexual orientation discrimination

For clarity, Topeka's ordinance only protects city employees.

August 5, 2014 at 12:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas city bans sexual orientation discrimination

Great new! Another step in the right direction. However, Roeland Park makes the third city. Topeka, KS was the second - May of this year.

August 5, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: How does tie to ‘crazies’ impact Lawrence’s image?

Interesting observations. However, I always thought, and said, "Lawrence is an oasis for logic in a State of illogic." Awe, the power of perspective!

February 22, 2014 at 10:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Disheartening bill

Thanks for the support Richard and Leslie! I appreciate it!

February 15, 2014 at 7:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )