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Commit to Public Education

posted Nov 26, 2018, 12:14 PM by Google Apps   [ updated Nov 26, 2018, 12:18 PM ]


November 6, 2018 is the general election in Kansas.  Do you have 15 minutes to look up your ballot? How many times have you gone to the ballot and really not known much about a candidate, probably too many, if you are like many of us? Consider this, democracy is like a garden. “If we don’t work in the garden, the weeds and insects take over”from theLeague of Women Voters. It is very easy not to vote. Much easier than taking time to gain more information about those who are running for office. However, if we do not vote for the candidate that we believe has our interests in mind, who will make the decision about public education, gun control, immigration, and health care? 


If you’d like to be more informed, log into This site was created by the League of Women Voters and asks specific questions of the candidates from the role of public education to gun control. You can actually see who responded and what their stance is on these issues. If you go to www.ballotpedia.comthere is more information on candidates. Both sites will load an example ballot like the one that you will receive when you vote. You can click on each individual candidate. This will take you to that candidate’s information. You will see previous election results, who they previously have run against, if anyone, how many people voted for that person, and campaign themes. 


I urge you to take a few minutes out of your schedule. Look up these sites, become an informed voter. Your voice does matter. There are 41,243 teachers in public schools across Kansas. Do they all vote? If not, why not start now?  Remember, a non-voter is silent. Your voice cannot be heard.  Be a part of the solution and vote on November 6!