It’s Not Too Late for Kansans to Fight the Common Core

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Kansans Against Common Core sent me an update over the weekend about efforts to revive HB 2289 that was shot down in the Kansas House Committee on Education back in March.

Senator Susan Wagle, President of the Senate has stated her opposition to Common Core at a presentation she gave on Friday.

This is good news! There is still a possibility of stopping CC in Kansas before the session ends in May, but it is very important that we are calling, writing, emailing and being present at BOE meetings, Town Halls, and other events – at both your local community level and the state level.

PLEASE contact Senator Wagle and the Senate Education Committee members. Ask them to pass HB2289 (even though it didn’t make it out of committee in March, it can be voted on to reconsider) and to defund CC in May.
Here is the contact information:

Senator Susan Wagle, President of the Senate
Phone (785)296-2419 Email susan.wagle@senate.ks.gov

*Aly Rodee, Communications Director
Phone (316)207-8972 Email aly.rodee@senate.ks.gov

*Aly has kindly agreed to compile a list of contacts and present the directly to Sen. Wagle.

Kansas Senate Education Committee Members

Sen. Abrams
Phone (785)296-7381
Email steve.abrams@senate.ks.gov

Sen. Arpke
Phone (785)296-7369
Email tom.arpke@senate.ks.gov

Sen. Hensley
Phone (785)296-3245
Email anthony.hensley@senate.ks.gov

Sen. Kerschen
Phone (785)296-7353
Email dan.kerschen@senate.ks.gov

Sen. Melcher
Phone (785)296-7301
Email jeff.melcher@senate.ks.gov

Sen. Ostmeyer
Phone (785)296-7399
Email ralph.ostmeyer@senate.ks.gov

Sen. Pettey
Phone (785)296-7375
Email pat.pettey@senate.ks.gov

Sen. Pyle
Phone (785)296-7379
Email dennis.pyle@senate.ks.gov

Sen. V. Schmidt
Phone (785)296-7374
Email vicki.schmidt@senate.ks.gov

Sen. Tyson
Phone (785)296-6838
Email caryn.tyson@senate.ks.gov

Sen. Wolf
Phone (785)296-7390
Email kay.wolf@senate.ks.gov

PLEASE contact the House Education Committee. The contact information is listed below, and the three Representatives that are the most important for contacting are marked *.

Rep. Boldra
Phone (785)296-4683
Email sue.boldra@house.ks.gov

Rep. Bradford
Phone (785)296-7653
Email john.bradford@house.ks.gov

Rep. Bridges
Phone (785)296-7646
Email carolyn.bridges@house.ks.gov

*Rep. Cassidy
Phone (785)296-7616 or (785)332-2850
Email ward.cassidy@house.ks.gov or wardmcassidy@gmail.com

Rep. Dierks
Phone (785)296-7642
Email diana.dierks@house.ks.gov

Rep. Dove
Phone (785)296-7670
Email willie.dove@house.ks.gov

Rep. Ewy
Phone (785)296-7105
Email john.ewy@house.ks.gov

Rep. Gandhi
Phone (785)296-7672
Email shanti.gandhi@house.ks.gov

*Rep. Grosserode
Phone (785)296-7659 or (913)438-2870
Email amanda.grosserode@house.ks.gov or amanda@amanda4kansas.com

Rep. Hedke
Phone (785)296-7699
Email dennis.hedke@house.ks.gov

Rep. Highland
Phone (785)296-7310
Email ron.highland@house.ks.gov

Rep. Houston
Phone (785)296-7652
Email roderick.houston@house.ks.gov

Rep. Kelley
Phone (785)296-7671
Email kasha.kelley@house.ks.gov

Rep. Lunn
Phone (785)296-7675
Email jerry.lunn@house.ks.gov

Rep. Lusk
Phone (785)296-7651
Email nancy.lusk@house.ks.gov

*Rep. Meigs or (913)631-3723
Phone (785)296-7656
Email kelly.meigs@house.ks.gov or krmeigs@live.com

Rep. Rooker
Phone (785)296-7686
Email melissa.rooker@house.ks.gov

Rep. Trimmer
Phone (785)296-7686
Email ed.trimmer@house.ks.gov

Rep. Winn
Phone (785)296-7657
Email valdenia.winn@house.ks.gov

They are also having a rally on May 8th at 11:00a at the Kansas Capitol Building.

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