Groups give Yoder half a cake for partial immigration celebration

Members of Congressman Kevin Yoder's staff accept the half-a-cake.

Members of Congressman Kevin Yoder’s staff accept the half-a-cake.

In an unannounced visit to Congressman Kevin Yoder’s Overland Park office, representatives from area organizations AIRR (Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation) and MORE² (Metropolitan Organization for Racial and Economic Equality) joined forces with other community leaders to deliver half a cake.

The cake, which was presented to the Congressman’s staff by local ‘DREAMER’ Orlando Gallardo, came with a message. Thursday marked the one year anniversary of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and while advocates say that this is definitely something to celebrate – they believe it is only half the solution to our broken immigration system. Continue reading

Information for first-time Kansas voters

If you’re a first-time voter in Kansas, here is some registration information from the Johnson County Election Office that you need to know before you’re allowed to vote. Not that forms mentioned in this notice are available online at the Johnson County Election Office website.

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, any person registering to vote in Kansas for the first time is required to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship.

If you do not provide a citizenship document when you complete your voter registration application, you must submit it to the county election office. You may submit it by mail, hand delivery, fax or email. Continue reading

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