Published on January 9, 2008
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”: “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Welcome to KDPAACKansas Democratic Party Asian American CaucusSaturday, March 4, 2006: Welcome to KDPAAC Kansas Democratic Party Asian American Caucus Saturday, March 4, 2006 Presented by RABIUL KARIM Today’s Agenda: Today’s Agenda Introduction to KDPAAC (Kansas Democratic Party Asian-American Caucus) KDPAAC’s Mission and Goals History of KDPAAC Some Facts About Kansas Kansas Election Information – Candidates Ensuring Representation of all communities Our Constituency Educating ourselves Getting People Involved Fundraising Activities Contact Information Introduction: Introduction Formally accepted into KDPAAC at 2004 State Convention KDPAAC Executive Committee Members Rehan Reza, President (Email:firstname.lastname@example.org) Ishtiak Khan, Vice-President (Email:email@example.com) Rabiul Karim, Secretary (Email:firstname.lastname@example.org) Ashraf Sufi, Treasurer (Email:email@example.com) Golam Sarwar, Rules (Email:firstname.lastname@example.org) Dewan Jamir, Communications (Email:email@example.com) Hasibul Hasan, Web Designer (Email:firstname.lastname@example.org) KDPAAC’s VISION: KDPAAC’s VISION Through political involvement we will effect POLICY at every level of Government KDPAAC’s Mission & Goal: KDPAAC’s Mission & Goal Increase awareness about Asian-American citizens’ rights & responsibilities Promote the KDPAAC in the various Asian Communities Increase the number of Asian-American Voters Get more people involved in the political process at… Local/County/State/…/Federal levels Who are we …: Who are we … We are Asian American Citizens in Kansas From many different countries Comes from many different professions Doctors, Engineers, Entrepreneurs, other Professionals We have two things that we all should be aware of: RIGHTS RESPONSIBILTIES How we started …: How we started … Started with three persons Studied the American Political Process Debated and Discussed during many different settings and occasions. Became part of the Democratic National Convention in Boston - 2004 Became active in major political parties in local and national campaigns Conducted Voter registration drives and recruited more than 1000 new voters Developed a comprehensive Community Database Developed an “approach” for 2004 and beyond…. Some Facts about KANSAS: Some Facts about KANSAS Governor: Kathleen Sebelius Capital City: Topeka State Nickname: The Sunflower State State Song: Home on the Range State Motto: Ad Astra per Aspera (To the stars through difficulties) Statehood Date: January 29, 1861 State Order: 34th Kansas Population: Kansas Population 2004 resident population est.: 2,735,502 2000 resident census population (rank): 2,688,418 (32). Male: 1,328,474 (49.4%); Female: 1,359,944 (50.6%). White: 2,313,944 (86.1%); Black: 154,198 (5.7%); American Indian: 24,936 (0.9%); Asian: 46,806 (1.7%); Other race: 90,725 (3.4%); Two or more races: 56,496 (2.1%); Hispanic/Latino: 188,252 (7.0%). 2000 percent population 18 and over: 73.5; 65 and over: 13.3; median age: 35.2. KANSAS SYMBOLS: KANSAS SYMBOLS State Capitol Building, Topeka State Flag State Seal State Flower State Bird State Tree Candidate for Kansas Governor: Candidate for Kansas Governor Contact the Governor Office of the Governor Capitol, 300 SW 10th Ave., Ste. 212S Topeka, KS 66612-1590 Voice 1-877-KSWORKS (1-877-579-6757) Local 785-296-3232 For the Hearing Impaired 1-800-766-3777 Governor's Office of Constituent Services Toll-Free 1-877-KSWORKS (1-877-579-6757) Local 785-296-6240 Fax 785-368-8788 Governor's Office of Government Affairs Voice 785-368-8500 Fax 785-368-8788 Governor's Office of Communications Voice 785-368-8500 Fax 785-368-8788 Governor's Federal Grants Program Voice 785-291-3205 Fax 785-291-3204 Kathleen Sebelius: Kathleen Sebelius Kathleen Sebelius was sworn in as the 44th Governor of Kansas in January 2003, and just under three years later, Time magazine named her one of the nation’s top five governors, citing her work to cut waste in government and bridge the partisan divide. Job creation is a priority of her administration, as is promoting the safety and security of Kansas families at home and in the community. Governor Sebelius also has initiated audits of school districts to ensure every child has an effective and efficient school, and is working to reduce the cost of health care for businesses and families. Governor Sebelius serves on the National Governors Association’s Executive Committee. She is chair of the Governor’s Ethanol Coalition and chair-elect of the Education Commission of the States. Sebelius served four terms in the Kansas House of Representatives and two terms as the state’s Insurance Commissioner, and is the first daughter of a U. S. governor to serve in that same position. Kathleen has been married to her husband, Gary, a federal magistrate judge, for 31 years, and they have two sons: Ned, a law student, and John, a college senior. Candidate for Attorney General: Candidate for Attorney General Paul Morrison for Attorney General Post Office Box 4028 Topeka, KS 66604 Phone: (913) 488-5872 Candidates for Congress: Candidates for Congress Moore for Congress 3rd Congressional District Post Office Box 14631 Shawnee Mission, KS 66285-4631 Phone: (913) 888-4838 Fax: (913) 894-0903 John Doll for Congress 1st Congressional District 302 Fleming, Suite 4D Garden City, KS 67846 Phone: (620) 275-9304 Fax: (620) 275-0852 Nancy Boyda for Congress 2nd Congressional District 510 SW 10th Topeka, KS 66612 Contributions: PO Box 1474, Topeka, KS 66601 Phone: (785) 234-2251 State Representatives: State Representatives District 1 *Rep. Doug Gatewood 411 S Florida Columbus, KS. 66725 District 2 *Rep. Robert Grant 407 W Magnolia Cherokee, KS. 66724 District 3 *Rep. Julie Menghini 1207 E. Quincy Pittsburg, KS. 66762 District 5 *Rep. Bill Feuerborn 1600 Park Road Garnett, KS. 66032 District 8 *Rep. Jerry Williams 21225 Kiowa Road Chanute, KS. 66720 District 10 *Rep. Tom Holland 961 E 1600 Road Baldwin City, KS. 66006 District 12 James A. George P.O. Box 653 Independence, KS 67301-0653 (620)331-5938 District 22 *Rep. Sue Storm 8145 Mackey Overland Park, KS. 66204 District 31 *Rep. Bonnie Sharp 4218 Dixie Court Kansas City, KS. 66106 District 32 *Rep. Louis Ruiz 2914 W. 46th Ave. Kansas City, KS. 66103 District 33 *Rep. Tom Burroughs 3131 S 73rd Terr. Kansas City, KS. 66106 District 34 *Rep. Valdenia Winn 1044 Washington Blvd. Kansas City, KS. 66102 District 35 *Rep. Broderick Henderson 2710 North 8th St Kansas City, KS. 66101 District 36 *Rep. Margaret Long 1801 North 126th Street Kansas City, KS. 66109 District 37 *Rep. Michael Peterson 450 N 17th Kansas City, KS. 66102 District 40 *Rep. L. ("Candy") Ruff 321 Arch Leavenworth, KS. 66048 State Representatives: State Representatives District 41 *Rep. Marti Crow--Democratic Agenda Chair 1200 South Broadway Leavenworth, KS. 66048 District 44 *Rep. Barbara Ballard--Democratic Caucus Chair 1532 Alvamar Drive Lawrence, KS. 66047 District 46 *Rep. Paul Davis 1731 Indiana Lawrence, KS. 66044 District 53 *Rep. Ann Mah 3351 SE Meadwoview Dr. Topeka, KS. 66605 District 55 *Rep. Annie Kuether 1346 SW Wayne Avenue Topeka, KS. 66604 District 56 *Rep. Nancy Kirk 932 Frazier Topeka, KS. 66606 District 57 *Rep. Vaughn Flora 431 S.E. Woodland Ave. Topeka, KS. 66607 District 58 *Rep. Harold Lane 1308 S Kansas Ave Topeka, KS. 66612 District 62 *Rep. Bruce Larkin RR 1 Box 11 Baileyville, KS. 66404 District 63 *Rep. Jerry Henry 3515 Neosho Road Cummings, KS. 66016 District 66 *Rep. Sydney Carlin 1650 Sunny Slope Lane Manhattan, KS. 66502 District 67 *Rep. Tom Hawk 3115 Harahey Ridge Manhattan, KS. 66502 District 72 *Rep. Tom Thull 300 Campus Ct. North Newton, KS. 67117 District 78 Ed Trimmer 1402 E 9th Winfield, KS. 67156 District 84 2641 E. 8th St. N. Wichita, KS. 67214 District 86 215 S. Erie Wichita, KS. 67211 District 88 *Rep. Jim Ward--Assistant House Democratic Leader 3100 E. Clark Wichita, KS. 67211 State Representatives: State Representatives District 89 *Rep. Melody McCray-Miller 2121 E. 53rd N. Wichita, KS. 67219 District 92 *Rep. Nile Dillmore 1102 Jefferson Wichita, KS. 67203 District 95 *Rep. Tom Sawyer 1041 S. Elizabeth St. Wichita, KS. 67213 District 98 *Rep. Geraldine Flaharty 1816 E. Fernwood Wichita, KS. 67216 District 101 *Rep. Mark Treaster 8908 W Fountain Green Rd. Pretty Prairie, KS. 67570 District 102 *Rep. Janice Pauls 1634 N. Baker Hutchinson, KS. 67501 District 103 *Rep. Delia Garcia PO Box 48283 Wichita, KS 67201 phone: 316-371-2242 District 108 *Rep. Joshua Svaty 1355 Highway 156 Ellsworth, KS. 67439 District 111 *Rep. Eber Phelps--Democratic Whip 3103 Olympic Lane Hays, KS. 67601 District 116 *Rep. Dennis McKinney--House Democratic Leader 612 S. Spruce Greensburg, KS. 67054 email@example.com Kansas Election Districts: Kansas Election Districts Slide20: Who Governs us? We vote for ~50+ people … and each of them impact policy and OUR lives Slide21: …irrelevant minority ..affect policy!! How? How? Policy making: Policy making We, the People The Parties matter…. Laws & Policies Party Organization: Party Organization Permanent Temporary* Precinct chairs Delegates Committees Committees County chair State chair *election cycle The Political Races: The Political Races Republicans Democrats ….Primaries matter Selecting Chairs and Delegates: Selecting Chairs and Delegates …it starts at the Primaries Summary Democracy – American style: Summary Democracy – American style Government policies at every level impacts us The Parties drive Policy Chairs and Delegates make the Party Primaries matter: Primary voters matter (10% vs 50%) Selects Chairs, delegates KANSAS 2006: KANSAS 2006 Strategy: Educate – develop leaders Focus on Primaries and influence Parties Grassroots approach: Promote Community Precinct Chairs …and Delegates Get out the Vote in the Primaries. Growth of an American Community: Chairs Delegates Develop new LEADERS Influence Parties Growth of an American Community 2006 beyond…. Primary Votes 2006 targets 100 chairs 1000+ delegates 10,000 primary voters KDPAAC’s Constituency: KDPAAC’s Constituency Bangladeshi Cambodian Chinese Gulf States Indian Indonesian Iranian Japanese Jordanian Korean Laotian Lebanese Malaysian Nepalian Pakistani Palestinians Soviet Union State Sri Lanka Syrian Taiwanese Thai Vietnamese How do we ensure representationof all communities?: How do we ensure representation of all communities? Need to form a bridge between local community leaders/candidates and Asian American voters Educate and Motivate Voters Meet with community members, initiate discussions on citizens’ rights Identify important political and social issues that impact our communities Prepare an action plan for moving community interests at the forefront of state and national political agenda Reaching Out to our Constituency: Reaching Out to our Constituency Advertise in community newspapers Conduct Voter Registration Drive at ethnic grocers/stores? Collect names and addresses of Asian-American community members Mail membership form, information brochure, by-laws, mission statement, etc. Publicize KDPAAC’s missions & goals Getting People Involved: Getting People Involved Provide Motivation politics and political process vs. individual’s daily life and his/her long term plans First Generation Immigrants: Taxation without Representation? Provide examples for grassroots involvement PTA; School Board; Voter Registration Fundraising Activities: Fundraising Activities In 2004 - For Nancy Boyda (2nd Congressional District), at Dr. Ashraf Sufi’s residence (~$10,000) For Dennis Moore (3rd Congressional District) September 26th, Dr. Sofia Khan, Kansas City (~8,000) October 2, Rehan Reza, Topeka (~10,000) In Wichita at MCC (Candidates Open Forum) October 2004 (~4,000) What should YOU do next… some thoughts: What should YOU do next … some thoughts Join / start a committee Outreach programs (Youth, others…) Voter registration Work in local Campaigns April 13th; May 15th; September 11th ; November 2nd Work in your Party Volunteer for committees Get active in Area clubs Contribute ($s) Important Links: Important Links Kansas Voters Information http://www.voteks.org/ Kansas Secretary of State http://www.kssos.org/main.html Kansas State Constitution http://skyways.lib.ks.us/KSL/ref/constitution/index.html Office of the Governor http://www.ksgovernor.org/ KDPAAC (Kansas Democratic Party Asian American Caucus) http://www.kdpaac.org/ Our Contact: Our Contact Rehan Reza, President (Email:firstname.lastname@example.org) Ishtiak Khan, Vice-President (Email:email@example.com) Rabiul Karim, Secretary (Email:firstname.lastname@example.org) Ashraf Sufi, Treasurer (Email:email@example.com) Golam Sarwar, Rules (Email:firstname.lastname@example.org) Dewan Jamir, Communications (Email:email@example.com) Hasibul Hasan, Web Designer (Email:firstname.lastname@example.org) WebSite: http://www.kdpaac.org/ Thank You!: Thank You! 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