Kansas organizations will present two educational events this Sunday, July 10, in hopes of spreading awareness around voting rights and laws.
Vote No Kansas will be at 3 p.m. at Arizona Trading Company, 736 Massachusetts St. Loud Light and the ACLU of Kansas are teaming up to host a Zoom event at 7 p.m.
Vote No Kansas, a Lawrence-based organization led by Melinda Lavon and Jasmine Bates, is dedicated to encouraging Kansans to vote “no” to the constitutional amendment on the Aug. 2 primary ballot that would allow legislators to enact a statewide abortion ban. Lavon, who is Vote No Kansas’ chairperson and a certified professional midwife, will lead a discussion on why the upcoming election is important and how to help.
Loud Light is a Kansas organization committed to increasing youth voter turnout and empowering young people, especially those who are underrepresented, to participate more in civics.
Loud Light will partner with the ACLU of Kansas in a “Know Your Voting Rights” online training to combat voter suppression and keep people updated on recent election laws ahead of the Aug. 2 primary.