Wyandotte County is nothing like rural Kansas. Don’t redistrict urban needs away
21 Jan 2022
On Aug. 11, 2021, the Health Equity Action Transformation Community Action Board in Kansas City, Kansas, submitted the following letter as testimony to the Kansas Redistricting Committee. Members of our advisory board also spoke in person when the committee made its stop at Kansas City Kansas Community College. Of the folks who spoke at that event, 100% were in favor of keeping Johnson and Wyandotte counties together in the 3rd Congressional District, and against breaking Wyandotte County into separate districts. As the 2022 Kansas legislative session gets underway, there is some evidence that Wyandotte County voices are not going to be taken into account. The silencing of Black and brown voices by members of the Kansas Legislature is unacceptable and should be called out in the strongest terms. At this point, it seems appropriate to take this fight into the media sphere, since the Legislature refuses to act in good faith.