Credit where it's due, our 2nd favorite JoCo blog shares a worthwhile politico newsletter attempting to offer a bit of redistricting persuasion using the campy language of television "reality" shows.
Here's the pitch and a glimpse at the progressive chatter more artfully expressed than all of the mean-spirited garbage clogging most social media feeds . . .
"It is of utmost importance for us to explain our communities to the Redistricting committee members. The anti-Johnson County sentiment in the Kansas legislature is strong, and was clearly evidenced by an irritated attitude from some legislators regarding our high turnout, our advocacy and our strong demands for fair representation.
"Democracy is meant to be representative of people, as opposed to empty land, and a push to dilute population centers by drawing districts that stretch out into rural areas still persists. Johnson Countians may appear “extra” to our rural cousins, but if we stand up for ourselves, we will get the representation that we deserve."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Each week during the 2022 Kansas legislative session, we will provide Shawnee Mission area legislators the opportunity to share their thoughts about what's happening in the state capitol. Below is this week's submission from Democratic State Rep. Stephanie Clayton of Kansas House District 19, covering parts of Leawood, Overland Park and Prairie Village.