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John Wilson

John Wilson

John Wilson joined Kansas Action for Children in September 2017 as vice president. He became president and CEO of KAC in 2019, after leading the group’s work in early education, health policy and family supports. Before his time at KAC, Wilson worked at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. As a Kansas State Representative, he worked to redefine the culture of the Legislature to make it more open and collaborative. The best parts of his day are when he’s spending time with his wife, Jami, and their two sons, Parker and Henry.

OPINION

Expanded child tax credit could transform lives — but we have to make it permanent

By: - August 3, 2021

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. John Wilson is president of Kansas Action for Children. We’re standing on the edge of a transformational moment, not just in Kansas, but in all of the […]

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How Kansas kids – and their families – could benefit from the American Rescue Plan

By: - April 11, 2021

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. John Wilson is president of Kansas Action for Children. The American Rescue Plan is more than stimulus checks. Indeed, the legislation signed last month by President Joe […]

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The unemployment rate in Kansas declined by 0.1% in March to 3.7%, which was far below the COVID-19 peak of 11.9% in April 2020 but above the 3.2% rate in March 2020. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

To make big changes in Kansas, look beyond Election Day

By: - October 22, 2020

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. John Wilson is president of Kansas Action for Children. All eyes are on Election Day. The local, state and national races decided Nov. 3 will shape our […]

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A child at a Douglas county child care center pauses to have their temperature taken at the front door. (Submitted by Kansas Action for Children)

Kansans must ask leaders to support child care

By: - July 28, 2020

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. John Wilson is president of Kansas Action for Children. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across Kansas and the nation, all eyes are on the K-12 education […]