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Contact:
Jane Moore
jane@kansasdems.org
May 16, 2022

 

ROUNDUP: KC AREA RESIDENTS DEMAND ANSWERS FROM THEIR REPRESENTATIVES ON WHERE THEY STAND ON ROE

Topeka, KS – This weekend, State Representatives Stephanie Clayton, Susan Ruiz and Christina Haswood were joined by Johnson County community leader Jennifer Day and Kansas City area residents to rally in support of reproductive freedoms, and call on Amanda Adkins, Republican candidate for U.S. House, to state her position on these rights once and for all.

The National Weekend of Action included a canvassing launch by Kansans for Constitutional Freedom, the organization leading the “Vote No” campaign for the August 2nd ballot amendment, and demonstrations across the country demanding reproductive freedom.

Watch from KMBC.

Read key quotes from the weekend below:

  • KMBC: Planned Rally for Abortion Rights
    • State Representative Christina Haswood: “With Roe v. Wade being overturned, not only is that jeopardizing the reproductive freedom choice of abortion, but [there is] also the possibility of other court cases getting overturned as well.”
  • KCUR: Kansas Citians share their own abortion stories at ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ protest
    • “Over the weekend, reproduction rights supporters began canvassing for a campaign asking Kansas residents to “Vote no” on the anti-abortion constitutional amendment. Kansans for Constitutional Freedom, a bipartisan reproductive rights coalition, said they had reached capacity with over 900 volunteers spread out across Johnson and Sedgwick counties.”
  • The Kansas City Star: Hundreds gather in Kansas City as ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ protests held nationwide
    • “‘Make sure you are staying engaged with us because we’re going to tell you who’s doing the work, we’re going to point you to the right direction,’ said Justice Gatson, one of the speakers. ‘We need to protect what’s going on in Kansas, too.’”
    • “On Aug. 2, Kansas voters will decide whether the right to an abortion can remain in the Kansas Constitution. The ballot measure could be the first vote on reproductive rights held in a state if Roe is overturned this summer.”

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