Apr 05, 2024

🎙 Final 2024 Legislative Coffee Series event set for Saturday

Posted Apr 05, 2024 2:08 PM
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The Chamber in Hays is pleased to announce the third and final Legislative Coffee of the year is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hays Public Library, 1205 Main.

This event offers community members a valuable opportunity to engage directly with their local legislators and gain insights into key legislative issues.

"The Legislative Coffee series provides a platform for our community to hear updates from our area's legislators and to address their questions and concerns directly,” said Chamber President and CEO Sarah Wasinger. “It's an essential forum for fostering dialogue and understanding between our elected officials and the constituents they serve."

During the event, along with area legislators, attendees will have the chance to hear updates from U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kansas.

Kansas Sen. Rick Billinger, R-Goodland; Kansas Rep. Ken Rahjes, R-Agra; and Kansas Rep. Barb Wasinger, R-Hays, also plan on attending.

"We are grateful to our legislative premier sponsors, Midwest Energy and The Hays Daily News, for their support in making this event possible," Wasinger said. "Their commitment to fostering civic engagement is commendable, and we appreciate their dedication to our community."

The format of the Legislative Coffee allows attendees to address questions to individual legislators or the panel as a whole. To ensure that all questions are considered for inclusion in the event, attendees are encouraged to email their inquiries by 5 p.m. Thursday to [email protected].

"We encourage community members to take advantage of this opportunity to engage with their elected officials, voice their concerns, and participate in the democratic process," Wasinger said. "By facilitating open dialogue and communication, we can work together to address the issues that matter most to our community."

The Chamber in Hays extends its gratitude to the Hays Public Library for graciously hosting this event and providing a welcoming space for civic engagement. They also thank Breathe Coffee House and Cathy’s Breads for providing coffee and baked goods for the event.

For more information about the Legislative Coffee or to submit questions in advance, contact the Chamber at 785-628-8201 or visit hayschamber.com.