Today, Congressman Yoder announced the Women for Yoder coalition. The coalition consists of more than 100 women leaders in the 3rd District. Their support exemplifies Congressman Yoder's broad appeal across the district and validation of his focus to put Kansans ahead of politics as usual in Washington, D.C. Congressman Yoder has supported several bi-partisan, women focused bills since being elected, including the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
Congressman Kevin Yoder said the following about the Women for Yoder Coalition:
"From my 103-year-old grandmother, to my wife, Brooke and beautiful baby daughter, I understand and appreciate the strong role women play in our communities and families. They keep me focused on what matters most: good jobs, great schools and strong families. I am honored to have the support of so many influential women in the 3rd District. These women are true leaders in our community and their efforts have made Kansas a better place to live, work and raise a family."
"As former Congresswoman of this district, I know the tough job Kevin Yoder faces. His record on women's issues and his focus on making our state better for all Kansas families makes me proud to support him for his re-election this year. Congressman Yoder is grounded in the district, and his efforts to reign in government spending, to safeguard our privacy rights and protect Kansas children are further proof that he holds Kansas' future as his top priority," said former Congresswoman Jan Meyers, Honorary Chair of the Women for Yoder Coalition.
"Congressman Yoder has been a strong voice for Kansan Women in Washington. He has a great record of bringing our values to the nation's capital by working to change politics as usual. I encourage all women and men of the Third Congressional District to support Congressman Yoder for re-election this year," said Karin Brownlee, Co-Chair of the Women for Yoder Coalition.
"Since being elected, Kevin Yoder has done an excellent job improving education for the children of the 3rd District. He was named a champion of Head Start for his work fighting for early childhood education, and has worked tirelessly to return local control of our schools to the teachers and parents of Kansas. I am proud to support Kevin Yoder once again for re-election," said Mary Birch, Co-Chair of the Women for Yoder Coalition.
Fmr. Congresswoman Jan Meyers, Honorary Chair
Mary Birch, Co-Chair
Fmr. State Sen. Karin Brownlee, Co-Chair
Mary Kay Culp
State Rep. Amanda Grosserode
Diana Ewy Sharp
Donna May Nebel
State Rep. Erin Davis
State Sen. Julia Lynn
Fmr. State Rep. Kelly Meigs
Mary Ann Powell
Mary Ann Waldenmeyer
Mary Trotter Woodridge
Leawood Mayor Peggy Dunn
Fmr. State Sen. Terrie Huntington
State Sen. Molly Baumgardner
Wyandotte County Commissioner Angela Markley
State Sen. Kay Wolf