KANSAS VALUES: PEOPLE POWER OR CORPORATION POWER
Written by ZenKC on October 4, 2018
Story by Chuck TackettKANSAS VALUES: PEOPLE POWER OR CORPORATION POWER
Back in early August, Democrats in Kansas’s 3rd District elected Sharice Davids in our Primary to run against Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder in the General election in November to take his place in Washington D.C.
Almost immediately Rep. Yoder with the help of big money ran ads against M. Davids claiming that she didn’t have Kansas values. I have been a resident of Kansas for practically 95% of my life, and I have never heard or had any ideas what Kansas values are. I thought of the late actor Gary Coleman who played the character Arnold of “Different Strokes” fame. When Arnold would take issue with what someone would say to him he would famously growl in a lower register in his voice, “Whatchoo talking about?”.If I saw Yoder face to face, I thought that would be the perfect response to his accusation of Sharice Davids.
Shortly after he made that accusation, I contacted his Washington DC office to get some clarification of what he meant. His staff was neither aware of his remark and had no idea of what he meant. I told them I wanted a letter from Yoder telling me SPECIFICALLY what Kansas values are. I received nothing. A few weeks later, I contacted his Washington DC again letting Yoder’s staff I heard nothing from him, and I have not forgotten.
As September was drawing near, this time I called his Overland Park, Kansas office. I let time slip away, and before I knew it, it was too late to call his Washington DC office. They were closed. The staff in his local office had no idea either what he meant. While I was talking to one of Yoder’s staff members, I had heard the postman put mail in my box. When I was finished, I went to retrieve my mail. There was a letter from Rep. Kevin Yoder. I thought to myself, “Well every day is XMAS.” When I opened the letter, the following is what Congressman Yoder said. Recognize, I asked him SPECIFICALLY what Kansas values are. The following is what he said:
September 18, 2018
Dear Mr. Tackett
Thank you for taking the time to contact me and share your concerns. Please know that I will consider your thoughts on the matter and do not take this communication for granted. It is an honor to serve the people of Kansas in the United States Congres, and your communication is vital to my performance as a representative.
I always appreciate hearing your thoughts and concerns facing our country. I hope you and other Kansans will continue to share with me on these important issues. If you have any further specific questions or concerns, please send me an email or call my office (Kansas, 913-621-0832; Washington, 202-225-2865).
My staff and I are dedicated to providing outstanding services to the constituents of our district. One of the ways we do this is by providing constant updates on my work in Kansas and in Washington through social media. To stay connected and follow every vote that I take in Congres, please “Like” my page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/congressmankevinyoder), follow me on Twitter (www.twitter.com/repkevinyoder), and visit my website (www.yoder.house.gov) to sign up for my weekly e-newsletter
Again, I want to thank you for contacting me and sharing your thoughts. Please don’t hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of service.
Member of Congress
Well as you all can see, Rep. Yoder worked EXTREMELY hard for me to answer my question of “What are Kansas values?”
Yoder has jokes. His only concern is corporations that can contribute millions to his campaign. Well Kansas 3rs District voters, it is time to deYoderize Kansas and elect a true breath of fresh air who is TRULY concerned about everyday Kansans and will work and represent us. That is why I am voting for Sharice Davids for Congress in November. I want a Congressional representative who understands and is concerned about the everyday problems we Kansans face in our everyday lives. Dark money is telling vicious lies about Sharice. Go to her website at https://www.shariceforcongress.com/ Educate yourself on where Sharice stands on the issues important to us all. Most importantly, don’t waste your power on November 6th. VOTE !!!
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