Sign the Open Letter to Sam Brownback
To Governor Sam Brownback:
Look around your state right now. Take a look at your fellow Kansans. We are your neighbors, your elders with the wisdom of ages and your future with the world at our feet. Now imagine where we will be 10 years from today.
Leaving rural Kansas? Clinging to our dignity in unfamiliar places? Choosing between careers our schools couldn't afford to prepare us for or college we can't afford?
It's time for you to stop.
Stop telling us your tax plan is a tax cut when we are paying more for less. Stop telling us our teachers are the problem when you cut schools deeper than ever before in our history.
Stop keeping secrets. Stop making decisions for us instead of with us. Stop blaming our poor and sick when you're stripping away the supports they need to survive. Stop attacking employees and working families when your priorities are corporations and the wealthy.
If you keep forcing Kansas down this path, we won't recognize our state anymore. But we are done letting you divide us and pit us against our friends and neighbors. We still believe in a Kansas where we can do so much more together than we can apart.
Where communities large and small are thriving and support healthy and happy families, growing businesses, churches and schools, parks, music and art. Where our passion to explore and preserve this life-giving land that God blessed us with is supported and rewarded.
And where Kansas children claim their birthright: a world-class education filling them with the courage to chase their hopes and dreams.
We are destined for the stars. We will make it there together. You can't stop us.
But if you keep tearing apart our state, we will stop you.
The people of Kansas