Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Politics in Kansas

Moore Challenger to speak at KU Republicans meeting:
Kansas University’s College Republicans will host State Rep. Scott Schwab, R-Olathe, at 7 p.m. today in the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union. The meeting is open to the public.
If you prefer to see an out of state Libertarian and a Libertarian candidate for Secretary of State:

Michael Dixon, the national chairman of the Libertarian Party, will be the featured guest tonight at a Lawrence fundraiser.

Dixon, of Charlotte, N.C., will be on hand from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at 521 Durham Court, which is the home of Patrick Wilbur, vice chair of the Kansas Libertarian Party.

The event costs $25 per person, or $10 per student, and proceeds will benefit the Libertarian Party of Kansas.
Then on Saturday, a famed voice of Kansas moderation:

Former U.S. Sen. Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker will speak at a fundraiser at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kansas University.

Baker will speak about the challenge of change. The event, set for the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union, will benefit KU women’s scholarships. Tickets are $25 and a limited number remain.
Baker is one of the moderate voices everyone wishes Kansas saw more of.

Further afield, on April 5, Pedro Irigonegaray of the Kansas Equality Coalition (who also handled the questioning for the science side of the Kansas Kangaroo Court) will debate the Kansas marriage amendment with Joel Oster, Senior Counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund. KSU Professor Bill Rich will moderate. The event is at 7:00 in the Alumni Center Banquet Room on the KSU campus.

If you're all the way out in Hays, you may have to wait until April 19th, when the Take Back Kansas events that has swept Lawrence and Manhattan arrives. At 7 o'clock in the Hays High School Lecture Hall, the Kansas Alliance for Education, MAINstream Coalition and Kansas Families United for Public Education will sponsor a rally on bringing Kansas back to the sensible center.