Friday, July 29, 2016
A Primary Election Voter Guide
From Julie A. Burkhart, Founder and CEO, Trust Women
Now that the so-called "Summer of Justice" is over, it's time to move forward! Right? Pedal to the metal, as I always say.
Our director of advocacy and outreach, Tamber Hepner, put together a 2016 Primary Election Voter Guide. Be informed. Be engaged. Be heard. VOTE!
While some of the candidates' views on choice is not yet known, we hope the guide will be helpful as you prepare for the polls Aug. 2.
We plan to build on the momentum of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision inWhole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt. At the same time, we expect the antis to push for more restrictions on abortion.
So despite some recent victories, voting for pro-choice candidates is as important as ever. Know that we will, as always, testify and lobby against bills that punish women. The photo above is of me testifying against SB 95.
If you're not sure where to vote, visit the Sedgwick County Election Office website. Early voting started July 20.
Never take your right to vote for granted. There are too many people who fought for it.
Finally, I want to thank everyone again for their support during the protests. From the police who safeguarded our patients, staff and neighbors with such professionalism and leadership to those of you with big hearts who sent kind notes and well wishes,everyone at Trust Women and Trust Women South Wind Women's Center felt the love.