How we as a society collect and spend our common resources, and whether and how we care for the less fortunate, are issues with profound moral significance. Voting itself is an act of faith - a belief that the actions we take can change the world for the better.
This year KIFA will again be holding a series of "Faith and Public Policy" Forums around the state in the weeks leading up to the 2018 elections. These nonpartisan panels are intended to give good, solid, factual information on issues of vital importance to voters of faith and conscience.
The panel will include advocates and activists who work daily on the vital issues facing voters in Kansas: the imperative of Medicaid expansion in Kansas; the current state of Kansas' budget and its effect on anti-poverty efforts in the state; voting rights; justice reform; and more. The panel will be moderated by Rabbi Moti Rieber of KIFA, who will also give remarks about the moral implications of public policy. Each presenter will speak for 15 minutes, and there will be time for questions.
Panelists (subject to change):
April Holman - Alliance for a Healthy Kansas
Annie McKay - Kansas Action for Children
Mark McCormick - ACLU of Kansas
This series is supported in part by a generous donation from James Horlacher of First Affirmative Financial Network, Lenexa.
5311 W 75th St
Prairie Village, KS 66208
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