Week of February 7, 2021

Because we live in a representative democracy, keeping those who represent us in making and carrying out policies is of the upmost importance.  Voting is the best way to see that we have on place well qualified, fair-minded, honest and solution oriented individual.  There are other ways to make sure our wishes are heard and considered.  Becoming involved in your chosen political party is a good way of heling individuals work their way to a primary election.  Another way is to support entities that are strong advocates for specific policies like the Arbor Day Foundation or The National Parks foundation.  One of the best ways is to contact individuals directly.  Of course, it is rare that an elected person will personally respond to your correspondence, but all of them have staff that compile information that is directed their way.  Elected official do pay attention to this feedback because it is a signal that they are in or out of favor and serving the needs of the voters who will keep them in their position.  To that end, here is a short list of elected officials and their contact information:
                                                         NATIONAL OFFICIALS
PRESIDENT JOSEPH R. BIDEN—The White House, 1600 Penn. Ave., HW, Washington, D.C. 20500-switchboard # 202-456-1414.  To get to the website go to https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-biden
VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA D. HARRIS—The same address and phone number as above.  To get to her website go to https://www.whitehouse.gove/administration/vice-president-harris
US REPRESENTATIVE JANE La TURNER-His DC office is 1630 Longworth House, Office Building, Washington, DC 20515.  His Topeka office is Topeka District Office, 3550 SW 5th St., Topeka, Kansas 66606. Phone # is 785-234-5966. (DC # is 202-225-6601). To get his website, go to https://www.laturner.house.gov
US SENATOR JERRY MORAN—His address is Dirksen Senate Office building, room 521, Washington, DC  20510.  His website can be accessed by going to https://www.moran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/connect .  His # in DD is 202-224-6521
US SENATOR ROGER MARSHALL-His address is Senate Russell Building, Suite B 33, Washington, DC 20510.  His phone # is 202-224-4774.
GOVERNOR LAURA KELLY—Kansas State Capitol Building, 300 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66612.  Her phone number is 785-296-3232 or 1-877-579-6757 (toll free).  To get her website, go to https://www.governor.kansas.gov
ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR KANSAS==His address is 2022 Memorial Hall, Second Floor, 120 SW 10th, Topeka, Kansas 66612.  To go to his webpage go to Https://www.ag.ks,org . His # is 785-295-2215.  Or go to 1-888-428-8436 (toll free)
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR KANSAS—Scott Schwab.  His address is 2022 Memorial Hall, 1st. floor,
120 SW 10th, Topeka Kansas 66612.  His number is 785-296-4564.  To get to his webpage go to https://www.kssos.gov
EARTH STEWARD ACTION:  Be sure and save this guide and be active in communicating with your elected officials.  Take advantage of this basic right of citizenship
Sources>  A member of our TEST Team, Paul Jefferson, supplied this list for you ease in communication.