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Kansas Democratic Party's Jason Perkey to Step Down as Executive Director

Perkey to Pursue New Opportunities in Democratic Politics

Kansas Democratic Party Chair Joan Wagnon announced today that Jason Perkey will be stepping down as the KDP Executive Director, a position he has held since January of 2012.

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Democrats Blast Kobach on Immigration

On February 6, 2015, at the request of Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the Senate Committee on Federal and State Affairs introduced Senate Bill 166, an act enacting the rule of law restoration act.

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Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley To Deliver Kansas Democrats Washington Days Keynote Speech

O'Malley To Deliver Washington Days Keynote

TOPEKA - The Kansas Democratic Party proudly announces that Martin O'Malley, former Governor of Maryland, will deliver the keynote speech at the KDP's Washington Days banquet on Saturday, March 7, 2015.  The banquet will be held at the Downtown Topeka Ramada Convention Center Regency Ballroom at a time to be determined.

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KDP CHAIR JOAN WAGNON RESPONDS TO BROWNBACK INAUGURAL ADDRESS

Governing, like raising a family, also takes character and courage, strength to meet obligations and accept responsibilities. Governor, we hope you find the character, courage and strength in your second term you need to meet the largest fiscal and constitutional challenge Kansas has ever faced.

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Analysis: Schools before and after the recession

Between Montoy v. Kansas, the recession and state tax cuts, school finance has been a roller coaster

In 2008, Kansas’ state aid for schools was reaching new heights.

Pushed by a court ruling a few years earlier, the Legislature had raised funding by hundreds of millions of dollars, part of a three-year phase-in.

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Online Petition Takes Aim at Speaker Merrick

Over 1,700 Kansans Sign Petition to Remove House Speaker

Kansas Democrats have launched an online petition to “Fire Ray Merrick” after the Kansas Speaker of the House was quoted recently saying, “Govern-ment employees produce nothing.”

As of Wednesday afternoon, 1,546 people had gone to changekansas.org/top_petitions and signed the petition. The goal is to reach 3,600 – or about one-tenth of the over 36,000 Kansas state employees.

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CLEAVER/REARDON/DOCKING TO HEADLINE GET OUT THE VOTE RALLY

KANSAS CITY - U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-5), former Kansas City, Kansas Mayor Joe Reardon and Democratic Lt. Gov. candidate Jill Docking will headline a Get Out the Vote Rally in Kansas City this SATURDAY, November 1st from 11 am to 1 pm.  Cleaver, Reardon and Docking will join other local and statewide candidates as they speak with Democrats about the importance of voting in next week’s election.

WHO: U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II; Former KCK Mayor Joe Reardon; Jill Docking

WHAT: Get Out the Vote Rally

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NEW POLL SHOWS DAVIS LEADING BROWNBACK BY 7 POINTS

TOPEKA - KDP Executive Director Jason Perkey issued the following statement regarding the latest Rasmussen Reports poll released today showing Paul Davis leading Sam Brownback in the race for governor by 7 points, 52/45. 

Today’s poll is the latest piece of evidence showing that Kansans are ready to restore common sense to Kansas.  Working and middle-class families want to hold Brownback accountable for offering tax breaks to his friends while cutting funding for our schools.


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KANSAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY LAUNCHES ELECTION CENTER

With early voting under way, the Kansas Democratic Party launched an online Election Center today to provide citizens with information they will need to vote in the upcoming election.

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Statement from Chair Joan Wagnon on Dakota Loomis's Southeast Kansas comments

Please find below a statement regarding Kansas Democratic Party employee Dakota Loomis and his inappropriate comments regarding Southeast Kansas:

"I was horrified to find that Dakota Loomis, one of our hardest working employees, in a lapse of judgment made insulting comments disparaging Southeast Kansas.

His action in no way reflects the attitude or feelings of the Kansas Democratic Party or myself. I have made many enjoyable trips to Southeast Kansas and deeply value the contributions made by the people of Southeast Kansas.

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