Last night a partisan town hall smack down offered middle-class white ladies a way to atone for being so mean in high school.
To wit . . .
JOHNSON COUNTY PACKED A TOWN HALL AND PUSHED BACK AGAINST ALLEGED KANSAS REPUBLICAN GERRYMANDERING!!!
More to the point . . .
THE FIGHT TO KEEP REP. SHARICE DAVIDS STARTS WITH INTENSE SPEECHES ABOUT DEMOCRACY FROM JOCO WHITE LADIES!!!
Our KICK-ASS TKC READERS have reminded us that the rule change is legal and one of the benefits of holding a SUPER MAJORITY in the state house. Meanwhile, the rules seem unfair to critics who argue that that a sparse collection of rural voters hold undue influence over population centers.
In turn, TKC reminds everybody that NONE OF THIS WILL BE SETTLED BY VOTERS and the lines will likely be redrawn amid an inevitable court battle.
Accordingly, here's a quick www.TonysKansasCity.com news collection of relevant links about last night . . .
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - This week, Kansas lawmakers are touring the state, asking for feedback on how they'll redraw the lines of legislative voting districts. The redistricting joint committee will host 14 town hall-style listening sessions across the state from August 9-13.
At packed Johnson County redistricting forum, residents raise concerns about transparency, gerrymandering
Dozens of Johnson County residents spoke at a packed town hall Thursday in Overland Park aimed at gathering public input ahead of the pr ocess to redraw state legislative and Congressional district boundaries in Kansas.
Democrats just missed a crucial deadline in the fight against gerrymandering - and experts say very soon we will be witnessing the consequences. On Wednesday, just before the Senate adjourned for its August recess, Republicans blocked an effort by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, to get the chamber to consider pared-down versions of the party's voting rights and democracy reform legislation.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Ten years later, could Kansas have another redistricting mess? Some say yes, but others believe even with the time constraints they will be able to make it work. Johnson County residents filled the Matt Ross Community Center on Thursday to give testimony to the 2021 House and Senate Redistricting Committee.
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - Without a single new boundary line drawn for the congressional and legislative districts, Republicans running redistricting in Kansas find themselves under fire. Democrats argue that 14 town halls scattered across the state came with too little advance notice - 10 days - while people who crammed into one of those meetings in Johnson County worried that the fix is in.
The redistricting process in Kansas has already gotten off to a shaky start. Let's review: Fourteen town hall meetings were set up in cities across the state but crammed into a near-impossible five-day schedule. When the meetings were last held in 2011, they spanned July to October.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Voters packed a room inside the Matt Ross Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas, on Thursday to express their concerns to lawmakers over redistricting. Residents were concerned about lawmakers drawing new boundaries for the third congressional district currently occupied by Representative Sharice Davids.
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