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Melissa Stiehler

Melissa Stiehler

Melissa Stiehler is the advocacy director of Loud Light Action, a Kansas-based advocacy organization focused on voting rights, government transparency and increasing civic engagement. She also serves on the board of directors for Kansas Interfaith Action and the Cross Border Network. Melissa is a resident of Topeka.

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Sen. Rob Olson, R-Olathe, and Sen. Cindy Holscher, D-Overland Park, were on opposite sides of a bill banning "sanctuary cities" in Kansas. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

In Kansas, some elected officials seem to be democracy’s own worst enemy

By: - April 11, 2022

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. Melissa Stiehler is the advocacy director of Loud Light Action, a Kansas-based advocacy organization focused on voting rights, government transparency and increasing civic engagement. The Kansas Legislature […]