The 2022 Kansas Legislative Session is in full swing. Johnson County Library and the League of Women Voters are partnering to present a series of Legislative Coffees featuring Kansas State representatives and senators from Johnson County. Johnson County Library and the League of Women Voters are non-partisan organizations dedicated to educating voters and connecting citizens with their elected representatives.
Legislators will discuss current events and issues happening in Topeka, as well as their respective committee work. Ample time will also be included for questions from constituents, offering citizens an opportunity to connect with local senators and reps from the convenience of their own home. When you attend the Legislative Coffee series online, you give voice to the issues that affect and matter to you and your community.
State and local government are more intimately involved in daily life than national government, directly impacting the education our children receive, our healthcare options, the roads we drive upon and much more. In fact, Congressional Quarterly found that when compared to Congress, state legislatures passed 6 times more proposed bills and resolutions, most passed more bills overall, and states pass bills at a faster rate on average. Yet studies repeatedly indicate that Americans are increasingly uninvolved in local/state politics as compared with the national scene. It is essential that citizens participate in the political process and voice their needs and concerns to ensure the Kansas government is responsive to their wishes and needs.