Explore some of the challenges surrounding civic participation in Kansas in the Fall 2016 issue of The Journal.
- Opting in by Brian Whepley. About 45 percent of all eligible voters fail to show up to the polls for general elections in Kansas. A diagnosis of what’s wrong with our democracy points the way to more than just technical solutions to the problem.
- A Necessary Dialogue by Ed O’Malley. Exploring how the Kansas Leadership Center should respond to a series of heartrending events gripping our nation.
- How to read a political mailer by Chris Green. The Journal mocks up a mailer and offers tips for using political advertising to become a more informed voter.
- Making the turn by Laura Roddy. Kansans have developed a good reputation for their willingness to volunteer. How do we leverage the state’s spirit of service into more acts of leadership?
- Where’s the leadership by Chapman Rackaway and Michael Smith. The race for U.S. president generates a national conversation on leadership every four years. Two Kansas political scientists examine where candidates are demonstrating the use of Kansas Leadership Center ideas in the efforts – and where they’re not.
- Amplifying the Public’s Voice by Chris Green. The everyday experiences and insights of the public are underutilized resources in addressing our most difficult civic problems.
- Getting Outside the Circle by Jeff Tuttle. A photo essay featuring the Kansas City’s Asian Cultural Festival and the story behind the woman who helped start it.
These articles were originally published in the Fall 2016 issue of The Journal, a publication of the Kansas Leadership Center. To learn more about KLC, visit http://kansasleadershipcenter.org. For a subscription to the printed edition of The Journal, visit klcjr.nl/amzsubscribe