Kansas Democrats Gather For Washington Days Banquet

By: Ariana Cohen
By: Ariana Cohen

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-President Obama supporters expressed their views to promote change in our current government and for 2014.

Democrats say they disagree with Governor Brownback's actions and that teachers are negatively affected,while Republicans say quite the opposite.

"The bottom line is we're going to turn Kansas a little more blue rather than red and we're going to try to make sure that Mr. Brownback is a one-term Governor," said Chair of State from the Democratic Party, Joan Wagnon.

"They also want to cut back on their ability to organize collectively bargain. They're also seeing budget cuts in education overall," said Hilda Solis, Democratic Former Secretary of Labor.

However, Republicans disagree. Clay Barker, the Executive Director from Kansas Republican party, says, "Governor Brownback is popular and got 62% of the vote. So, Democrats are going to have a hard time making that happen. He's actually not cutting back on education spending. The amount per pupil is going up. I'm not exactly sure why they're complaining."

The banquet concluded with a speech by Hilda Solis. She says a solution can be made by both parties coming together.

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