The Great Plains United Methodist Women participate in two legislative days that educate and engage members of the faith community on issues that are being addressed within the state legislatures. The purpose of the legislative days are to provide a forum of education on social justice issues, create a context for how the issues intersect with faith and prompt ways that the faith community can respond in advocacy. Great Plains United Methodist Women are encouraged to use the legislative days as platforms to learn more about issues on the local and state levels and identify ways to add a voice as a faith community. Both events are ecumenical and open to all.
This year, we will meet together on Zoom. Topics in 2021 will include Breaking News, Climate Change, Education, Immigration, Gerrymandering, Racial Justice, Taxation & Budget, and Workplace Rights. Presenters will upload their presentations to a private YouTube channel which will be accessible to registrants only by mid-January. Registrants will choose two workshop Q&A sessions, during which they may address questions to the presenters. There is NO fee this year, however, we welcome donations to continue our work.
To register, click on the link below to view the topics, or go to www.nelegisbrief.org.
"The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." - Psalm 24:1 (NIV)
This year's event will be online due to COVID concerns. Keynote speaker is Lynn Rogers, Expert Panel: Crisis Management for the Average Kansan with Dr. Lee Norman, Dr. Randy Watson, and Rev. Dee Williamston, plus workshops on Climate + Energy, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, League of Women voters, Kansas Interfaith Action, The Kansas Children's Cabinet, Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, and "White Fragility" and other Reading.