Nov. 4, 2015
National Committeewoman Responds to Kobach’s Speech at White Nationalist Group
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, author of the “Your Papers Please” law has crossed the line once again. Last week, while in DC, Kobach spoke at an event hosted by the known hate group, The Social Contract Press. The Social Contract Press, a designated hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is known for publishing race-baiting articles from several noted nationalists, amongst which are published articles claiming that Latino activists want to “reclaim” the American Southwest. I know hundreds of Latino activists across the country, and all would find that statement as absurd as it is offensive.
If there was ever any question about the racist underpinnings of Kobach’s anti-immigrant activism, his association with white nationalists certainly clarifies things. Kobach’s attendance at this event is unacceptable and should cause all Kansans to be very concerned about who we’ve elected to represent us in statewide office.
Over the years, Kansans have had to endure Kobach’s penchant for anti-immigrant activism in Kansas and beyond. Kobach has initiated policies that will separate families across the country and his actions have cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
His harsh voter suppression tactics have removed thousands of legitimate voters from Kansas’ voting rolls. All of this has been in the misguided pursuit of demonizing immigrants and attempting to advance an agenda of hate, an agenda that is inconsistent with that of well meaning Kansas Republicans, Democrats and Independents.
It is time for Kansas to say enough is enough. We don’t have room for an elected official who would use his own position of authority to support a group whose sole purpose is to ostracize segments of our communities based solely on the color of their skin or their country of origin.
Teresa Garcia Krusor
National Committeewoman, Kansas Democratic Party