Activism

Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Tuesday January 18, 2011

Education reformer to speak in Kansas. Next week the Kansas Policy Institute hosts education reform expert Dr. Matthew Ladner at several events in Kansas. In Wichita, he will speak at a free breakfast event on Tuesday January 25th. Information on that event and those in Topeka and Overland Park can be found at Kansas Policy Institute Upcoming Events. Ladner, of the Goldwater Institute, will speak on the topic "Good to Great -- Lessons for Kansas from Florida's education revolution." Florida has been at the forefront of education reform in recent years, according to a study by EducationNext. Kansas, on the…
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Rasmussen: Tea party is grassroots, not Astroturf

A new book by national pollsters Scott Rasmussen and Douglas Schoen explains that the Tea Party movement is a genuine grassroots movement, not a corporate-led Astroturf falsehood as critics allege. The book, released just two weeks ago, is titled Mad As Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System. It's based on research and polling conducted by Rasmussen and Schoen. The authors tackle head-on the nature and origins of the Tea Party movement. As to the authenticity of the movement, they write: The question has been asked of whether the Tea Party is an authentic national…
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Panel on political involvement to be in Wichita

This Friday (September 17th) the Wichita Pachyderm Club presents a panel discussion on the topic "How you can become involved in the political process between now and the November 2nd General Election." Panelists: Susan Estes, citizen activist Lynda Tyler, founder of Kansans for Liberty Craig Gabel, local conservative activist Kelly Arnold, Chair, Sedgwick County Republican Party All are welcome to attend Wichita Pachyderm Club meetings. The program costs $10, which includes a delicious buffet lunch including salad, soup, two main dishes, and ice tea and coffee. The meeting starts at noon, although it's recommended to arrive fifteen minutes early to…
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Sedgwick County updates agenda information system

Recently Sedgwick County implemented a new system for making its commission agendas and accompanying background material available online. Previously, only the agenda itself was available online. Agendas contain just a brief description of each item to be handled at meetings. If citizens wanted more information about an item, they had to travel to the courthouse to obtain a printed copy of the agenda report. This document, which might be several hundred pages in length, contains detailed information about each item. It's the type of information that citizens need if they are to be informed about the matters the commission will…
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American Majority activist training in Wichita

A message from American Majority. Our nation was founded by ordinary citizen activists desiring a government that was accountable to the people. Today, ordinary citizens across our nation are tired of the status quo and ready to engage for the betterment of their communities. American Majority is pleased to announce an Activist Training will be conducted on Saturday, September 25 in Wichita, KS to provide citizens with the tools necessary to become effective activists. The training will take place in the meeting room at Mike's Steakhouse located at 2131 S Broadway in Wichita from 10:00am to 2:00 pm. Registration opens…
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Americans for Prosperity summit starts today

Today in Washington, Americans for Prosperity Foundation starts its fourth annual Defending the American Dream summit. The event is expected to be attended by 2,300 citizen grassroots activists from around the country. AFP has recently been criticized by President Barack Obama, which many interpret as evidence of AFP's growing influence and effectiveness. AFP Foundation president Tim Phillips said "never before have grassroots Americans been so interested in the challenges facing our nation. We have a sharp lineup of speakers on the most pressing issues -- energy, spending,net neutrality, to name a few -- and we're excited to give people information…
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Activist training to be held in Wichita

Update: This event has been canceled. A message from my friends at American Majority: Our nation was founded by ordinary citizen activists desiring a government that was accountable to the people. Today, ordinary citizens across our nation are tired of the status quo and ready to engage for the betterment of their communities. American Majority is pleased to announce an Activist Training will be conducted on Saturday, August 21 in Wichita, KS, to provide citizens with the tools necessary to become effective activists. The training will take place in the meeting room at Mike’s Steakhouse located at 2131 S Broadway…
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Why Bell, Calif. matters

The city manager of Bell, Calif., a town of some 38,000, earned $787,637 per year. He quit in the face of citizen uproar when this became public, but he'll retire with a pension of about $600,000 annually. Beka Romm, executive director for American Majority Kansas, explains why citizen activists need to keep focused on local governments. Focus Local: 10 Reasons Why Bell, CA Matters By Beka Romm But when I start talking about the importance of focusing locally (holding your own city council, school district and county commission accountable for their actions), most people do zone off. I get it.…
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RightOnline in Las Vegas this week

Later this week the RightOnline Conference takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the third year for this conference. It's held at the same time -- and in the same city -- as the Netroots Nation. Or NutRoots, take your pick. The event features a lot of training and some great speakers. Michele Bachmann will headline the Friday dinner, and the Saturday general session features speakers like Andrew Napolitano, Mike Pence, Robert McDowell, Herman Cain, Erick Erickson, and John Fund. RightOnline is sponsored by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation. Click on Podcast: Erik Telford Previews the RightOnline Conference to…
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Activist training to be offered in Wichita

American Majority is pleased to announce an Activist Training class will be conducted on Saturday, July 24, in Wichita, Kan., to provide citizens with the tools necessary to become effective activists. The training will take place in the meeting room at Mike’s Steakhouse located at 2131 S Broadway in Wichita from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. Check in begins at 11:45 am. The cost is $25 per attendee and pre-registration is required. Lunch may be purchased at the time of the event, if desired. The training will be conducted by Laurie Skipper, a certified American Majority Mechanic Trainer. Topics to…
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