Hot Topic: Rachel Sweet of Planned Parenthood

May 20, 2021

Rachel Sweet is the Regional Director of Public Policy and Organizing with Planned Parenthood of Great Plains. The Kansas Primary in August 2022 will see a constitutional amendment proposal that, if passed, would negate the Kansas Supreme Court ruling in April of 2019 that a woman has bodily autonomy protected by the Kansas Constitution.

Hot Topic: February 18, 2021

Redistricting: How It Works and Implications for Kansas

Patrick R Miller, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science at Kansas University will talk about the redistricting process. What is it? How does it work? What standards drive the process? How could this play out in Kansas? What will the implications be for Kansas elections in the next decade?

Hot Topic January 21, 2021

Criminal Legal Reform, Public Defense and the Death Penalty: It’s All Basic Math

Meryl Carver-Allmond

Just as 1+1=2, there are mathematical realities to what our criminal legal system can deal with. Meryl Carver-Allmond, public defender and Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty board member, takes us through the resources our criminal legal system takes to function and what that means for policy on public defense and the death penalty in Kansas.

Hot Topic: Local Climate Action Plan

Oct 21, 2021

Jasmin Moore, sustainability director for Lawrence and Douglas County, will discuss the area’s Climate Action Plan. A part of Plan 2040, the Climate Action Plan is now in the “Public Input and Community Conversation” phase. Join us to learn how you can help shape this important plan. 

For more information:
Denise Pettengill, 785-3319276,