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2024 Candidate Questionnaire

As voters have increasingly asked us for clarity and guidance in their decision processes in elections over the years, the ACLU of Kansas has answered the call to provide this resource in the state through seeding a new PAC, Kansans United for Civil Liberties. We will continue to value and honor the trust placed in us.

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ONE
MORE
TOOL

Just as litigation provides a tool for accountability, developing a political arm for the civil liberties movement adds an additional tool to our arsenal for accountability, voter education, and our ultimate mission to defend and expand civil rights and civil liberties.

NO CANDIDATES,
JUST THE ISSUES

We still do not endorse candidates, and the expansion of our political activity and the formation of Kansans United for Civil Liberties does not change that. Rather, we seek to broaden our ability to inform voters on the issues that matter to them and ensure civil rights and civil liberties are not buried in the noise of the campaign season.

ENOUGH IS
ENOUGH

In an increasingly challenging environment of misinformation and extremist views, voters have had enough. They see the need for truthful, reliable, and accurate sources that are in line with the values of civil liberties and civil rights.

The democratic process provides an upstream solution for voters to hold officials accountable for policy choices and campaign priorities that fail to preserve civil rights and civil liberties. By reinforcing the democratic process, we seek to ensure that the power remains where it always should – with the people.

Candidate Questionnaire 2024
Kansas House District 35

Kimberly
DeWitt
Wanda
Brownlee Paige
Michele
Watley
Marvin
Robinson
In August 2022, 59% of Kansans voted NOT to remove the right to an abortion from the Kansas constitution. If elected, will you vote NO on any further attempts to remove abortion protections under the state constitution?
Yes
Yes
No
Response
No
Response
Abortion in Kansas is currently heavily restricted, with numerous restrictions applied to patients, providers, facilities, and payment options. During the 2023-2024 session, the Kansas Legislature adopted even more new restrictions on abortion care, including HB 2749 which requires providers to interrogate patients about their reasons for seeking an abortion. If elected, will you vote NO on further restrictions on abortion?
Yes
Yes
No
Response
No
Response
The state’s top election officials have stated that Kansas elections are safe. Despite this, bills limiting Kansans’ access to voting are introduced every year based on false theories about wide-spread voter fraud. If elected, will you vote NO on any bill that limits voter access?
Yes
Yes
No
Response
No
Response
In Kansas, ballots mailed on or before election day are counted up to three days after the election. In 2020, over 30,000 ballots were received during this timeframe. In 2023 and again in 2024, the Kansas Legislature attempted to eliminate this three-day grace period via SB 365. If elected, will you vote NO on any bill that eliminates the three-day grace period?
Yes
Yes
No
Response
No
Response
Kansas is one of only a handful of states that has no provisions for the legal use of medicinal marijuana, which can be used to effectively treat a variety of medical issues. If elected, will you vote YES on a bill decriminalizing medical marijuana?
Yes
Yes
No
Response
No
Response
The enforcement of marijuana laws generates some of the justice system’s starkest racial disparities. Ending arrest and conviction for small amounts of marijuana for personal use will address these racial disparities. If elected, will you vote YES on legislation decriminalizing marijuana?
Yes
Yes
No
Response
No
Response
Kansas kids are charged numerous fines and fees during their interactions with the criminal justice system–from their first interaction with police to their final probation or parole meeting. These costs do not assist with rehabilitation, prolong engagement with the criminal justice system, and can carry lifelong consequences for juveniles. In 2024, a Kansas Senate committee considered SB 416, which would have eliminated these fines and fees. If elected, will you vote YES on legislation like SB416 to eliminate fines and fees in the juvenile justice system?
Yes
Yes
No
Response
No
Response
The rights of transgender Kansans have come under attack from the Legislature for several years in a row. SB 233, which was defeated in 2024, is among the discriminatory bills that would have prohibited transgender youth across Kansas from accessing needed healthcare, impinge on medical privacy, and deprive parents of the right to make decisions about their children’s healthcare. If elected, will you vote NO on bills that would discriminate against transgender Kansans or limit access to gender-affirming care?
Yes
Yes
No
Response
No
Response

Candidate Questionnaire 2024
Kansas House District 60

Will Spencer
Mark Schreiber
In August 2022, 59% of Kansans voted NOT to remove the right to an abortion from the Kansas constitution. If elected, will you vote NO on any further attempts to remove abortion protections under the state constitution?
No
Response
No
Response
Abortion in Kansas is currently heavily restricted, with numerous restrictions applied to patients, providers, facilities, and payment options. During the 2023-2024 session, the Kansas Legislature adopted even more new restrictions on abortion care, including HB 2749 which requires providers to interrogate patients about their reasons for seeking an abortion. If elected, will you vote NO on further restrictions on abortion?
No
Response
No
Response
The state’s top election officials have stated that Kansas elections are safe. Despite this, bills limiting Kansans’ access to voting are introduced every year based on false theories about wide-spread voter fraud. If elected, will you vote NO on any bill that limits voter access?
No
Response
No
Response
In Kansas, ballots mailed on or before election day are counted up to three days after the election. In 2020, over 30,000 ballots were received during this timeframe. In 2023 and again in 2024, the Kansas Legislature attempted to eliminate this three-day grace period via SB 365. If elected, will you vote NO on any bill that eliminates the three-day grace period?
No
Response
No
Response
Kansas is one of only a handful of states that has no provisions for the legal use of medicinal marijuana, which can be used to effectively treat a variety of medical issues. If elected, will you vote YES on a bill decriminalizing medical marijuana?
No
Response
No
Response
The enforcement of marijuana laws generates some of the justice system’s starkest racial disparities. Ending arrest and conviction for small amounts of marijuana for personal use will address these racial disparities. If elected, will you vote YES on legislation decriminalizing marijuana?
No
Response
No
Response
Kansas kids are charged numerous fines and fees during their interactions with the criminal justice system–from their first interaction with police to their final probation or parole meeting. These costs do not assist with rehabilitation, prolong engagement with the criminal justice system, and can carry lifelong consequences for juveniles. In 2024, a Kansas Senate committee considered SB 416, which would have eliminated these fines and fees. If elected, will you vote YES on legislation like SB416 to eliminate fines and fees in the juvenile justice system?
No
Response
No
Response
The rights of transgender Kansans have come under attack from the Legislature for several years in a row. SB 233, which was defeated in 2024, is among the discriminatory bills that would have prohibited transgender youth across Kansas from accessing needed healthcare, impinge on medical privacy, and deprive parents of the right to make decisions about their children’s healthcare. If elected, will you vote NO on bills that would discriminate against transgender Kansans or limit access to gender-affirming care?
No
Response
No
Response

Paid for by Kansans United for Civil Liberties

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