FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
June 24, 2019
 
CONTACT: Mark McCormick, Director of Strategic Communications, 913-490-4105, mmccormick@aclukansas.org
 
OVERLAND PARK - As Americans prepare to celebrate their freedoms this July Fourth holiday, grassroots community leaders will be pressing Senate President Susan Wagle to support Election Day Registration (EDR) legislation next session as “the most patriotic thing a legislator could do.”
 
At noon, Thursday June 27th, a group that includes a retired social worker, a retired pastor, and a U.S. Air National Guard veteran, will convene a press conference at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Wichita supporting EDR as a necessary safeguard for a free and fair democracy.
 
Our country was founded on one voice, one vote, and the fact that every voice should count, the grassroots leaders said.
 
Several other states have passed this common sense, bi-partisan-supported legislation and it has boosted citizen participation by at least 10 percent. Still, Wagle has ignored every call, email and meeting request from constituents for more than a year to discuss EDR.
 
The press conference is the result of constituents being snubbed by Wagle, a public official sworn to represent them. This press conference was the only way the grassroots leaders felt they could be heard.
 
So, they will speak publicly Thursday, and hope Sen. Wagle finally responds.
 
Please support their efforts simply to be heard.
 
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