Jul 11, 2024

🎙King in the Community — Lori Trow, president of Salina League of Women Voters

Posted Jul 11, 2024 8:04 AM

Click the play button above to listen to Nate's interview with Lori Trow.


In this episode of King in the Community, Salina Post News Director Nate King interviews Lori Trow, president of the Salina League of Women Voters. Lori discusses the League's mission to protect and expand voting rights and ensure everyone is represented. She explains how the local chapter empowers voters through advocacy, education, and litigation.

Lori also shares the need-to-know information for the upcoming Salina League of Women Voters "Speed Dating with the Candidate" event scheduled to take place on Sunday July 14 at from 3-5 p.m. at Sunrise Presbyterian Church, 825 East Beloit. Primary candidates with opponents on the August 6 primary ballot are invited to the two-hour event. 

They are: U.S. House District 1, Kansas House District 107, Saline County Commission Districts 2 and 3, Saline County Register of Deeds and Saline County Attorney.

The program will follow the speed dating format, which offers candidates and voters the opportunity to quickly meet, ask questions and exchange ideas. Candidates will answer questions with those sitting at a table for 10 minutes, then move to the next table, and the next, until they meet with people at all tables in the room. They will also make opening and closing statements and may meet individually with citizens afterwards.

Trow said the local league chose to repeat the Speed Dating with the Candidates format based on favorable comments for a similar event last October. 

Refreshments will be served at the program, which is free and open to all.

Listen in for reminders of crucial dates and deadlines for the 2024 primary and general elections in Salina, Kansas. Additionally, Lori addresses recent changes in local government proclamation procedures and shares her perspective on the impact these changes may have on citizen participation in meetings.

Tune in for an informative discussion on voter involvement and local government.

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