Kansas Democratic Party names Executive Director 

Kansas Democratic Party names Executive Director 

July 20, 2017 - The Kansas Democratic Party has named Kansas native Ethan Corson as Executive Director. He will start on August 1. “I could not be more excited to welcome Ethan to the KDP. His experience will be invaluable in helping Kansas Democrats make significant gains in 2018 and beyond,” Kansas Democratic Party Chairman John Gibson said. Corson was previously the Chief of Staff of the International Trade Administration, a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and a Senior Advisor to former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.  Prior to joining government, he…Read more
Think Global, Act Local

Think Global, Act Local

Think Global, Act Local is the theme of grassroots efforts to change the world. Although the environmental movement, with large, passionate movements, influenced the law of the land with the Environmental Protection Agency, the pendulum has been swinging back right as Trump attempts to dismantle the EPA.  Our generation must struggle to turn our economy towards greener pastures before we reach the point of no return. An important way to clean up the environment is to clean up politics and especially local government. While we may not be able to influence Congress as…Read more
Denying climate change deniers

Denying climate change deniers

By Dan Hoyt Man-made climate change is real. I’m going to say that right up-front and make it quite clear that there is no serious debate about this anymore. So let’s move onto a much less serious debate about what climate change deniers claim and why it’s completely nuts. Before we get into the meat of this article I’m going to reveal is that the main weapon of climate change deniers is something called a Gish Gallop. A Gish Gallop is an argument strategy where someone spouts a torrential flood of individually weak…Read more
Brent Welder for Congress 2018

Brent Welder for Congress 2018

Brent Welder, Labor Lawyer and National Workers' Rights Advocate. President Trump and Kevin Yoder say that they're making America great again.  But we know that America already is great.  It's Washington that's broken - and America is coming to fix it. As Democrats, we need to stand up for our ideals, not run away from them.  I'm running for Congress because billionaires and giant corporations have too much control over our government.  We need to get money out of politics, so I'm not accepting any corporate PAC money.  I believe in working across party…Read more
Everyone has a “litmus test.”  A reality-based approach to working in a big tent.

Everyone has a “litmus test.”  A reality-based approach to working in a big tent.

We’re in that relative lull between general election cycles in which passionate people sometimes fill their time with overly heated intra-party feuding.  It’s normal.  Most of it is pure noise.  It will pass. Once the 2018 cycle starts in earnest, *most* Democratic activists will be too busy trying to win elections to feud over party doctrine, leadership, past elections, or their personal beefs with others in the party. That said, while most of the intra-party bickering you’ll see during this time period is not much more than grand-standing, there are some legitimate issues…Read more
Life without Government environmental protections

Life without Government environmental protections

by Bill Lapadat There’s an old adage in sports that goes, “if you don’t notice the referee that means they are doing a great job.” The same can be said for the Environmental Protection Agency, created at the same time as the Clean Water, Clean Air, and Endangered Species’ Acts. Signed into law in 1970 by President Richard M. Nixon, the regulations and rules that protect our air, land, and water have worked so well that many people who weren’t around in the 1960s or 1970s often wonder, “Why do we need all…Read more
Chris Haulmark for Congress 2018

Chris Haulmark for Congress 2018

Chris Haulmark - Olathe, Kansas 1. First I need your job title, if any, and your city of residence. I hail from Olathe, Kansas, and departed as Director of IT of sComm to have a clean full-time focus on Kansas’s 3rd Congressional District contest. This way, I would not be viewed as a corporate crony by the voters. 2. Why are you running? Why should the democratic party consider you to be our best chance of winning back this seat? I choose to run for Congress because WE the People are being ignored. There are…Read more
Andrea Ramsey for Congress 2018

Andrea Ramsey for Congress 2018

Job title, if any, and city of residence I am former president and board chair of Turner House Children's Clinic in Kansas City, Kan., and a retired business executive and attorney.  I live in Leawood with my husband, retired US Army Col. Will Ramsey and my children, who are in college. Why are you running? Why should the Democratic Party consider you to be our best chance to take back this seat? I'm running for Congress because this is personal -- we can and we must do better. For too long, our elected…Read more
Reginald Marselus for Congress 2018

Reginald Marselus for Congress 2018

Reginald Marselus – Retired Construction Electrician, Lenexa. He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 124 in Kansas City. Currently, he is the President of the Retirees Club of Local 124. My candidacy and issue positions are in line with all the Democratic groups I am aware of as to: education, equal rights, pro-choice, equal treatment, governmental protections, medical and social interests, access to government, etc. I will represent the issues that make me a progressive liberal to the core. If Democrats want a “dyed-in-the-wool” Democrat, I’m the…Read more
Tom Niermann for Congress 2018

Tom Niermann for Congress 2018

Tom Niermann  High School History Teacher, Prairie Village  I’m running for Congress for the same reason I chose to become a teacher -- to help improve the lives of the people in my community. I’ve been a teacher for 26 years, and I’ve taught in many kinds of classrooms -- in a juvenile detention center, a psychiatric hospital, community colleges, and public high schools among others.  During my career I’ve seen just about every possible scenario.  I’ve had students who, after graduation, attended their dream colleges, others entered the workforce, and others enlisted…Read more