Two statewide coalitions representing a broad cross-section of Kansans are sponsoring Town Hall Meetings across the state in November, including on Thursday, November 29 in Wichita. The Big Tent Coalition is an association of organizations and individual advocates who believe in enhancing choices for Kansans with disabilities, seniors and those with mental illness. Kansans for Quality Communities is a coalition of organisations representing education, health care, people with disabilities, and state workers working to keep Kansas communities strong and healthy.
Both coalitions represent Kansans who believe that the quality of our communities is at risk of being lowered if our state budget is
cut any further than it already has been. These groups are urging legislators to value the quality services in our state and develop the budget accordinglyâ€”for both FY 2013 and FY 2014.
As our state moves into an uncertain future, we ask:
- How can we strengthen, and improve upon, our communityâ€™s quality resources for Kansans with disabilities of all ages? This includes but is not limited to developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health challenges, the frail elderly, traumatic brain injuries and children with severe emotional disturbances.
- How can we strengthen, and improve upon, our communityâ€™s investment in quality public education?
- How can we best protect, and improve upon, our communityâ€™s investment in both a quality public workforce and quality infrastructure?
November 29th at 3:30pm -Â Aley Park Clubhouse, 1803 South Seneca, Wichita
We urge everyone who cares about maintaining strong public education and quality of life for all Kansans to attend and make their voice heard!