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Cassi Reimer

Over it? Try again in 2015!

4 years ago | Jan 13, 2015
By: Cassi Reimer, Program Director
How many of you would admit that your eyes glaze over when I say "Legislative Session”?

Well, the session started yesterday.

I would bet that most of you fall into one of three categories:
  1. you read legislative updates, talk to your representative, and even visit the capitol occasionally.
  2. you pay attention to legislative updates when you read the paper or watch the 5 o’clock news each day.
  3. or you don’t pay attention much; you did your job voting.

If you fall into the first category, thank you very much! You are having a huge impact...more than you even know. Please continue to do so! Email us if you want to get more involved.

If you fall into the 2nd or 3rd category, I encourage you to take more of an interest. You just elected someone to represent you. Now they are going to work!

Would you hire someone at your job but not tell them what you find important to work on first? Would you not tell them how satisfied you are with their work?

You just hired (elected) two people to represent you at the Capitol; you shouldn’t just expect them to read your mind and choose what they think you want.

They are people just  like you and me, and they do listen and want to do a good job.

I challenge you this year to 1) like CEP’s Facebook page or the Wind Works for Kansas Facebook page because we post status updates about the session, 2) follow @CEPheartland on Twitter because we tweet during the session using #ksleg, or 3) sign up for email updates on WindWorksForKansas.com (you only get a few during the spring).

Sound simple enough? Too simple? Then, I challenge you to come to the Capitol. Email us (master at climateandenergy.org) and we’ll tell you where to park, what door to enter, setup a meeting with your legislator (if you want), go to the meeting with you and your legislator (if you want), or even take a tour with you of the newly remodeled Capitol.

It’s a new year. Challenge yourself to grow in 2015.

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  1. Bill Dorsett's avatar Bill Dorsett

    Agreed. But can you tell us what energy issues are scheduled to come up this session? Another challenge against RPS? Solar Tariff against net metering customers? Certainly attacks on the EPA definition of CO2 as a pollutant. In what guise are they likely to appear?

    Thanks very much for CEP's commitment and good work.

    Bill

    #1 – 13 January, 2015 at 9:18 pm

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