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Kansas Progressives

Reclaim the Righteousness

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This is a community of restless discontent. For years the people of Kansas have believed the lies of the Republican majority. My friends, I am here to tell you, they falsely represent themselves as the party of the people, a workers' party, a righteous foot hold.

They are none of these things. They cater to big business, cut the wages of the working people, and plaster over cities with offensive billboards of dead fetuses. What have they done?

They have grown ever wealthier on our backs, convinced the working folks their lot will improve given hard work and prayer. These so-called pious give themselves tax cuts and encourage the common man to budget, use time wisely and get a second job if ends don't meet.

The time for favoring big business is over. Kansas has catered to big businesses long enough. In Wichita, Boeing is the most horrible example yet. After we paid our tax dollars to the tune of $500 million to this hulking corporate monster, it announced a return to business as usual. This corporate bully is leaving town. We will hold the bag of lost jobs, lost taxes, and dropping property values. Kansas City is familiar with the Sprint fiasco.

This community is inspired by Thomas Frank's book What's the Matter with Kansas? We are passionate and we are liberal. We are spiritual and righteous folks who believe in a woman's right to choose, our children's right to an excellent public school education, and the worker's right to get ahead. Furthermore, we heartily resent the fact that big business has co-opted the moral issues of the heartland and used them deceive voters into passing economic legislation that benefits fewer than the top one percent of the wealthy elite.

It is time to reclaim our heartland starting with our county seats, our citys and the surrounding rural areas. We need to gather as a community.

If you find these opinions distasteful, this is not the community for you. If you troll, tromp or stomp, you are most unwelcome.

This is a place for those who have felt unempowered, been laid off, or feared the struggle to earn a living would never cease. We are here to strengthen each other and return to Kansas' Populist roots.

Useful Contacts:

Register to Vote
http://www.sedgwickcounty.org/elections/applications/voter_registration.pdf -- Kansas Voter Application

Sedgwick County Election Officer Address:
510 N. Main
Wichita, KS 67203-3798

For people outside of Kansas, this is a good site:
www.justvote.org


Sedgwick County Democratic Headquarters
1048 N. Waco
Wichita, KS 67203
(316) 262-7534
Jason Dilts, Executive Director

Kansas Democratic Party
http://www.ksdp.org/

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