Event Videos

Candidate Conversation with Tom Holland

Tom Holland has represented the 3rd Senate District since January 2009. He is the ranking minority member on both the Senate Assessment and Taxation and Senate Commerce committees. The event was held on Zoom at 4p.m. on October 17.


Candidates Conversation with Shannon Portillo and Shannon Reids

Candidates Shannon Portillo, District 3, and Shannon Reid, District 2, spoke speak about their goals and priorities for Douglas County. This was a Zoom event, held on October 14, at 7 p.m.


Jamie Shew speaks about voting in Douglas County, Kansas

Jamie Shew, Douglas County Clerk and Election Officer, spoke with us via Zoom about voting in the upcoming election. He answered many of our questions about voting and addressed concerns we have been hearing. The event was moderated by Amii Castle and Ononna Ononna Rahman and held on Zoom on October 12.


Treasurer & Register of Deeds Forum

Our Conversations with Candidates series will feature a forum with the candidates for Douglas County Treasurer and Register of Deeds. It will be a Zoom Webinar event on Tuesday, July 14, 7 p.m. All of the candidates for both races will be in attendance. There are no Republican candidates for these races, so the Primary Election could decide our representatives.
Special Thanks to our moderator Will Averill!


Michelle De La Isla Campaign Update

Michelle De La Isla is the current Mayor of Topeka and Democratic candidate for Congressional District 2. She has received national endorsements, including Emily’s List. She previously served on the Topeka City Council from 2013-2018. Michelle is the city’s first Latina, first single mother, and second female to serve as mayor. Join us to learn more about her campaign and platform. Michelle will also speak about Health Care issues.

Special Thanks to our moderator, Lynzee Flores!


Candidate Forum: KS House District 10

Our Conversations with Candidates series will feature a forum with the candidates for KS House District 10. The incumbent, Eileen Horn, is not be seeking re-election and no Republican candidates filed to run in this race.

Special thanks to our moderator, Carol Cadue-Blackwood!


Candidate Forum: Douglas County Sheriff

Our Conversations with Candidates series will feature a forum with the candidates for Douglas County Sheriff. All of the candidates for Douglas County Sheriff were in attendance. There are no Republican candidates for Sheriff — therefore, this may be the deciding election.

Special Thanks to our moderator, Kwam Dowdell!


Conversation with Democratic Candidates for District Attorney

Our Conversations with Candidates series featured a forum with the candidates for District Attorney. It was a Zoom Webinar event with all three 2020 Candidates for District Attorney: Suzanne Valdez, Cooper Overstreet and Charles Branson.

A special thank you to our moderator Gina Spade.


Conversation with Democratic Candidates for Douglas County Commissioner

This was our first virtual forum using the Zoom Webinar application and the video did not record as expected. It shows all candidates regardless of who is speaking as well as a frustrated timer (whose chime was not being heard). We felt that it was more important to release the video than to judge it for its imperfection — we hope that you agree.

Conversation Michelle De La Isla, candidate for Kansas Congressional District 2.


Election Reform Efforts in Kansas


Focus on Immigration – At the Border and at Home


What’s The Buzz About Marijuana?

Panel Members: Lisa Larsen, Mayor, City of Lawrence – Chris Morrow, Director, Kansas Chapter of NORML – Nancy Jo Kepple, Assistant Professor, Social Welfare, University of Kansas – Caleb Stephens, Black Lives Matter-LFK chapter leader, therapist and addictions counselor – Jason Dye, Clinical social worker and medical cannabis advocate – Moderator, Brooklynne Mosley


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