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Several hundred people are rallying at the Kansas Statehouse in opposition to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and in favor of liberal causes.
The organizers called Wednesday’s event the People’s Agenda rally, and it covers a wide range of issues, including LGBT and voting rights, expanded access to health care and lessening the influence of special-interest group money in elections.
The rally came a day after Brownback gave his annual State of the State address. He declared, “By many measures, Kansas is the envy of the world.”
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Rally organizer Davis Hammett said the event represented “the people’s State of the State.” He is president of the Topeka-based advocacy group Loud Light.
Hammett said rally organizers want to put the state’s most vulnerable and marginalized citizens first in policy.