Kansas Victory and the Future of Abortion

Kansas Victory and the Future of Abortion

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Saturday, Aug. 20 2:00 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Saturday, Aug. 20 3:00 PM (Eastern)

Room: 302

Kansas is the first state in the country since the fall of Roe to put the question of abortion directly to voters. The result was not even close. Ballot measures about abortion continue to proliferate around the country. Hear directly from the winning coalition in Kansas that delivered this huge victory. How did Kansans defeat an anti-abortion ballot measure? What resources, research, messaging, polling, and organizing went into building this coalition?

Panelists

Helena Buchmann

Helena Buchmann (she/her) is a fifth-generation Kansan who has worked on political campaigns in her home state for the past six years. She currently serves as the Communications Director for the Kansas Senate Democrats and as Field Director for Kansans for Constitutional Freedom, the coalition that defeated a constitutional amendment that would have allowed the KS Legislature to ban abortion.