When we look outside, we see that the seasons are changing. Trees are leafing out, spring flowers are blooming and lawns too are growing.
It’s a season of political changes too. The Legislature has ended and the next season—Candidate season—is already evident too.
In the elections this year Kansans will choose new statewide leaders as well as new members for the House of Representatives. Candidates have until 12 noon on June 1st to file for the primary election cycle. A review of the current candidate list shows that 2018 may well be a time of serious campaign activity in Kansas. Already there are PRIMARY challenges in 17 districts where at least 2 Republicans or 2 Democrats are seeking the same seat.
The work of abolition does not stop when we enter “Candidate season”. KCADP does not engage in partisan activity so we don’t endorse or give campaign donations. What we do is educate and dialogue. We will be doing work from our end to make sure that candidates have up to date information on the death penalty so that they are informed candidates.
We need our members to do education and dialogue too. When candidates come knocking at your door, engage with them about why you oppose the death penalty. It’s important they hear from you, while on the campaign trail, that support for abolition exists in the district the candidate hopes to represent.
Let us know if you need additional information as “Candidate season” moves forward. We can be reached by email via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 785-235-2237. And by all means, let us know what you are hearing from the candidates seeking your vote!