June 28, 2017
Jason Kander to Appear with Kansas Democrats
Topeka, KS – Former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander will headline the Kansas Democratic Party’s fundraiser on July 26 in Lawrence, Kansas.
Kander, who gained national name recognition during his closely contested 2016 bid for the United States Senate, is the founder and president of Let America Vote, an organization dedicated to fighting voter suppression laws. “Having served as a captain in the U.S. Army, Mr. Kander passionately defended our freedom abroad. Today he is continuing that commitment by fighting to preserve voting rights for all Americans, regardless of race or ethnicity, gender, age or income,” said Kansas Democratic Party Chairman John Gibson.
“He is the embodiment of our values as Democrats and as Americans. It is no wonder he has emerged as a rising leader in the Democratic Party,” Gibson said of Kander, who was recently appointed by the Democratic National Committee to serve as chair of the Commission on Protecting American Democracy from the Trump Administration. Kander’s appearance will come weeks after Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a close advisor to President Trump on voter suppression and immigration, announced his gubernatorial campaign.
Kander has been one of Kobach’s most vocal critics. “Secretary Kobach has been the architect of some of our nation’s most egregious voting laws, including those in Kansas that have disenfranchised nearly 170,000 Kansas citizens,” Kander said. “His aim is to change the election landscape in our country so that voting becomes a privilege for certain Americans and not a right for all of us,” Kander said.
Information for the event can be found at www.kansasdems.org/kander.