Monday, July 31, 2006

The Kansas Equality Coalition Voters Guide is now online

By Diane Silver

For Kansas voters and out-of-state political junkies: Check out the new Kansas Equality Coalition Voters Guide.

For some reason known only to Blogger, I can't get the direct link to post. Go to the Equality Coalition's home page and scroll down to News & Events, then click on "read more" under August 1st Primary Voter Resources.

Less than a year old, the Equality Coalition works for fair laws for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Kansans. This is its first attempt at creating a voters guide. It is also the first time a gay-rights group has posted a guide that encompasses all of the contested offices statewide.

The good news is that many candidates did respond to the group's survey. The bad news is that many did not. That will only change as candidates learn that ignoring the Equality Coalition costs them at the polls. That will only change when fair-minded Kansans give money and time to the group.

On a slightly different note ... If you are meandering through the Equality Coalition web site and notice that it looks like there's not much happening in the Lawrence Chapter, don't dispair. The chapter is meeting and at work. They just aren't doing a great job of updating the site.

In the name of full disclosure: I helped form the Equality Coalition and sit on two of its committees.

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