18 December 2020 |

KAC update: This season, a critical opportunity to help Kansas kids

John Wilson
Dec. 18, 2020

In just a few weeks, Kansas lawmakers will gather in Topeka for the 2021 legislative session. It’s a critical opportunity for officials to set aside partisan differences and focus on helping kids and families recover from the devastating effects of the pandemic.

It's not going to be easy, and we need your help. All of us can keep Kansas children front and center during this difficult time.

We believe that many lawmakers being sworn in this January will be less sympathetic to the policy ideas we know can help children thrive. They’ve spoken out against expanding health insurance coverage. They’ve opposed making taxes more equitable. And they’ve opposed programs proven to help families meet their basic needs.

That’s why Kansas Action for Children is asking for your support this holiday season.

I wanted to let you know how our team is preparing for the Legislative session and how your support will ensure that the voices of all Kansas children are heard in the Statehouse.

  • We will be tracking every bill as it winds its way through the process. If it harms kids, we’ll do everything we can to stop it. If it helps, we’ll do all we can to get it to the Governor’s desk.
  • We will use data and compelling storytelling to educate lawmakers about the ideas that can improve the health and well-being of kids.
  • When the time is right, we will mobilize our supporters and partners to put pressure on lawmakers to do the right thing.
  • We will elevate the voices and lived experiences of Kansans of color who aren’t being heard by lawmakers.

We are the eyes and ears in Topeka for a network of partners - local charities, community groups, and cultural organizations - whose focus is on serving their communities, but who also understand that state lawmakers can play a critical role for kids and families.

With your help, we can make a stand for Kansas children and families. Together, we can make a difference.