Promoting Safe Neighborhoods
Kansas Democrats believe all Kansans have a right to be safe in their homes, schools, offices, places of worship, and communities. We recognize our safety is due to the hard work and sacrifice of law enforcement officers and the men and women of our armed forces.
Law enforcement must be given the resources to accomplish its mission. Kansas Democrats have been leaders in cracking down on methamphetamine producers, sex offenders, stalkers and other threats to our public safety. We believe in aggressively dealing with crime, developing long-term strategies to prevent crime and providing alternatives to prison when appropriate.
We support the election of an Attorney General who has experience in providing consumer protection, promoting public safety and prosecuting criminals.
Just as we support law enforcement officers, Kansas Democrats also support the men and women of our armed forces as they defend our state and nation. Kansas Democrats led the way in the creation of a Military Bill of Rights to help ease the financial burden of military service. Because our military personnel remain eternally vigilant, always ready to defend our democracy, Kansas Democrats pledge to always stand with them as they serve as well as when they return home. We support additional help for Kansas veterans as a way to honor their service to our nation.
Kansas Democrats recognize the role both of these groups play in our homeland security efforts. We strongly support providing these brave men and women with the tools, training and support they need to defend our state from man-made and natural threats.